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Light Up the Night | 2023 Annual Gala

Celebrate the opening of dazzling exhibition Glass: Art. Beauty. Design

Join Executive Director Kate Markert and Co-Chairs Kathie Legg, Mark Lowham, Skip Sroka, and Gail Berry West for Light Up the Night, black-tie gala on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 in support of Hillwood's mission to share the cultural treasure that Marjorie Post left for the public's enjoyment. 

Begin the evening with cocktails and tour the special exhibition Glass: Art. Beauty. Design. at 6:30 p.m. At 8 p.m., enjoy a starlit dinner on the magnificent Lunar Lawn.

Your support is vital to Hillwood's continuing work to educate and inspire the public through the legacy of Marjorie Merriweather Post's collections and gardens. Gifts will support the development of innovative new programming, educational opportunities, and special exhibitions.

Dress code is black tie. 

2023 Sponsors

Add your name to this esteemed list of gala sponsors. 

$25,000

Ellen MacNeille Charles 

$20,000

Kathie Legg and Rajib Chanda • William and Donna Roberts • Skip Sroka and John Kammeier • TTR Sotheby's International Realty

$15,000

Kathryn and Peter Hicks • Mary and Ron Slimp • Mrs. Togo D. West, Jr.

$10,000

Joshua Hildreth and Richard Robinson • Ms. Nedenia Rumbough and Mr. Jan Roosenburg 

$5,000

Jacqueline and René Copeland • Gloria Hidalgo • Aon Huntington Block Insurance • Nicole and Jeff Knox • Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott • Amy and Marc Meadows • Rafik and Marsha Muawwad • Genevieve Murphy • Sharon and Michael Nemeroff • Beth Newburger • Renata and Spence Patterson • Marilyn and George Pedersen • Barbara and Charles Rossotti • Chuck and Marilyn Wald 

$3,000

Joshua and Kelly Bonnie • Michael and Charlotte Buxton • Mr. and Mrs. John E. Chapoton • Kenneth and Nina Gradia • John and Lynn Hooff • Walter and Judith Jones • Alison Cady Martin • Kathy and Les Megyeri • Joan and Dan Mulcahy • Ellen and Adam Spiegel • George and Patti White

$1,500

Kristina A. Clark • Lauren and Drew Cummings • Michele Hartlove and Dan Sherman • Melissa McGee Keshishian • Lucy S. Rhame • Ms. Mary Lou Steptoe • Annie Simonian Totah • Shelley Wasserman • Nan Shaver Whalen • Douglas Reid Weimer, Esq.

Sponsorship Benefits

$25,000 Sponsor ($23,000 tax deductible)

  • One table of ten at the gala with preferred location
  • Opportunity to host an event for up to fifty guests at Hillwood with the Executive Director or Chief Curator
  • Opportunity to host a private curator-led tour for up to twenty
  • Logo placement on invitation and website, as well as on the list of sponsors at the gala
  • Recognition in the press release
  • Recognition in Hillwood's monthly e-blast, sent to 36,000+ constituents 
  • Recognition on Hillwood's donor wall
  • Recognition of sponsorship in remarks made at the gala

$20,000 Sponsor ($18,000 tax deductible)

  • One table of ten at the gala with preferred location
  • Opportunity to host a private curator-led tour for up to twenty
  • Recognition on the invitation and website, as well as on the list of sponsors at the gala
  • Recognition in the press release
  • Recognition on Hillwood's donor wall
  • Recognition of sponsorship in remarks made at the gala

$15,000 Sponsor ($13,000 tax deductible)

  • One table of ten at the gala with preferred location
  • Opportunity for a private curator-led tour for up to fifteen
  • Recognition on the invitation and website, as well as on the list of sponsors at the gala
  • Recognition in the press release
  • Recognition on Hillwood's donor wall
  • Recognition of sponsorship in remarks made at the gala

$10,000 Sponsor ($8,400 tax deductible)

  • Gala seating for eight
  • Opportunity for a private curator-led tour for up to ten
  • Recognition on the invitation and website, as well as on the list of sponsors at the gala
  • Recognition on Hillwood's donor wall
  • Recognition of sponsorship in remarks made at the gala

$5,000 Sponsor ($4,200 tax deductible)

  • Gala seating for four
  • Opportunity for a private tour for up to eight
  • Recognition on the invitation and website, as well as on the list of sponsors at the gala
  • Recognition on Hillwood's donor wall

$3,000 Sponsor ($2,600 tax deductible)

  • Gala seating for two
  • Recognition on the invitation and website, as well as on the list of sponsors at the gala
  • Recognition on Hillwood's donor wall

$1,500 Sponsor ($1,300 tax deductible)

  • Gala seating for one
  • Recognition on the invitation and website, as well as on the list of sponsors at the gala

Tickets: $750 

Co-Chairs

Kathie Legg • Mark Lowham • Skip Sroka • Gail Berry West 

Committee

Nathan Briggs • Charlotte Clay Buxton • Jackie Copeland • Elizabeth Emerson • Fizzah Gocke • Kathryn Hanley • Jacqueline Henry • Kathryn Vige Hicks • Nicole Knox • Sharon Leininger Nemeroff • Amy Meadows • Jeff Minett • Marsha Nelms Muawwad • Elizabeth Odom • Sara O'Keefe • Renata Patterson • Sasha Rene • Mary Slimp • Janice Smeallie • Ellen Spiegel • Natalie von Seelen • Marilyn Wald

To support this event through sponsorship, please contact Amy Hill, Special Events Manager, at 202.243.3974 or ahill@hillwoodmuseum.org

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Starry Night Gala, 2021
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Black and White Gala, 2019
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Spectacular Gala, 2017
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Guests at Hillwood gala, photographed by Tony Powell
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