The 2020 Chairman’s Awards Gala, honoring Bruce E. Whitacre and Kelli O’Hara, originally scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2020 at The Edison Ballroom, was canceled in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and to support citywide efforts to reduce the spread of the virus.
The public safety and health of our community is our top priority. Like our 19 theatres across the country, we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and like them, we rely on the generosity of our community. We hope you will join us in supporting America’s great theatres now. Gifts made toward our gala today help us create access and opportunity in our theatres across the country.
In this extraordinary time, performing arts organizations are facing unprecedented challenges. Theatre matters all the time, and especially in times of uncertainty.
Theatre Forward Chairman’s Awards Gala
All proceeds benefit Theatre Forward’s founding theatres, 10 leading regional theatres across America and the education programs at all 19 of our member theatres.
Kelli O’Hara | Theatre Artist Award
Bruce E. Whitacre | Theatre Forward Leadership Award
Richard K. Greene, Citi
As of April 2020
$ 25,000 AND ABOVE Pamela Farr & Buford Alexander Kimberlee & Mitchell Auslander Citi Paula A. Dominick The Schloss Family Foundation
$15,000 – $24,999 American Express Dell EY KLDiscovery Dr. Boaz Salik Daniel Simkowitz & Mari Nakachi
$10,000 – $14,999 Aetna Joy & Steven Bunson Gretchen Shugart & Jonathan Maurer Pamela & George Smith
$2,500 – $9,999 Tracey & Bruce Ewing Jennifer & Alan Freedman Roe Green Foundation Bonnie & Frank Orlowski Raja Sengupta
Southwest Evelyn Mack Truitt
UP TO $2,499
Jay Bryant Cathy Dantchik Dramatists Play Service Christ Economos Debi Feinman
William D. Latza
Maier Foundation Inc.
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