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2020 “No Gala” Gala

Hillwood’s 2020 gala will not take place. Instead, Executive Director Kate Markert and Co-Chairs Kathryn Vigé Hicks, Mark Lowham, Donna Roberts, and Shannon Stichman invite you to support Hillwood’s first ever “No Gala” Gala. Purchase a “ticket” or become a sponsor and further Hillwood's mission to share the cultural treasure that Marjorie Merriweather Post left for the public's enjoyment.

Proceeds will support work to delight and engage visitors with an experience inspired by the life of founder Marjorie Merriweather Post and her passion for excellence, gracious hospitality, art, history, and gardens.

Hillwood’s 2020 gala has shifted from an in-person evening to a “No Gala” Gala given uncertainty regarding the coronavirus and concerns over a continuation or resurgence in COVID cases throughout this year. While the District of Columbia began Phase 1 reopening on May 29, under current guidelines, gatherings over 250 people are prohibited until the fourth and final phase of reopening, a phase that is contingent on a safe and effective vaccine or cure being widely administered. In light of these circumstances and with the health and safety of gala guests being paramount, we will not hold the 2020 gala as planned. We will instead celebrate Hillwood’s first “No Gala” Gala. 

By donating to the “No Gala” Gala, you are:

  • Supporting the development of innovative new programming, educational opportunities, and special exhibitions
  • Sustaining and enhancing the wonder of Hillwood’s gardens and collections
  • Bringing the legacy of Marjorie Merriweather Post to new audiences

Contact Allison Kingery at akingery@hillwoodmuseum.org with any questions.
 

Sponsors

Diamond
Ellen MacNeille Charles • Kathryn and Peter Hicks • William and Donna Roberts • Ms. Nedenia Rumbough and Mr. Jan Roosenburg • Shannon and Bennett Stichman • TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Champagne
Bernstein Private Wealth Management • Yvonne Craver

Caviar
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Goodwin Bennett • Joshua Hildreth and Richard Robinson • Betsy Scott Kleeblatt • Total Wine & More

Fête
Nancy and CG Appleby • EagleBank • Gloria Hidalgo • Jocelyn and Gordon Linke • Richard and Nancy Marriott • Alison Cady Martin • Genevieve Murphy • Barbara and Charles Rossotti • Stanley and Leah Rumbough • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald N. Slimp II

Flapper
Ms. Maria C. Anderson • David and Sue Beddow • Barbara D. Boggs • Susan Bollendorf and Robert Broeksmit • Bradley Charitable Fund • Mr. and Mrs. C. Michael Buxton • Guy and Laura Cecala • Mr. and Mrs. John E. Chapoton • Alice and Jerald Clark • DOYLE, Auctioneers & Appraisers • Todd Gambill and Timothy Watkins • Linda and Bill Goldman • Charles O. Graham • Monica Lind Greenberg • Julio Heurtematte, Jr. • Nicholas N. Kittrie and Georgette J. Sobel • Mrs. David A. Lefeve • Luna and Daniel Levinson • Amy and Marc Meadows • Kathy and Les Megyeri • Charlotte Moss • Joan and Dan Mulcahy • Byrne and Pamela Murphy • Sharon and Michael Nemeroff • Beth Newburger • Tom O'Donnell and Caroline Fawcett • Deborah and Arthur Page • Kathy and Tom Raffa • Molly and Rick Rolandi • Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Smith • Beverley and John Stinson • Peter and Dyson Stockman • Dr. Nickolai Talanin • General and Mrs. Charles F. Wald • Douglas Reid Weimer, Esq. • Mrs. Togo D. West, Jr. • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company • Jonathan G. Willen

Individual Benefactor
Kyra Cheremeteff and Thomas W. Richardson • Elizabeth L. Elser • Ken and Nina Gradia • Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Handelman • Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Jones • Melissa McGee Keshishian • Lianna L. King • Kristin and David Koehler • Sanda and Jeremiah Lambert • Bonnie Mapelli Foundation • Spence McMunn Patterson • Mr. John H. Pender • Joseph M. Perta • Dr. Margaret A. Reed • Lucy S. Rhame • Carol O. Roberts • Mrs. Elizabeth Roberts • The Hon. Aniko Gaal Schott and Mr. Nash Whitney Schott • Maggie and Tom Sheedy • Ms. Mary Lou Steptoe • Marilyn and Rod Uveges • Jennifer A. Warren • Mrs. Shelley Wasserman • Nan Shaver Whalen • Patricia and George White • Suzanne and John Whitmore • Diane B. Wilsey

 

Co-Chairs
Kathryn Vigé Hicks • Mark Lowham • Donna Roberts • Shannon Stichman

Committee
Nancy Appleby • Brittany Bansak • Rosanah Bennett • Susan Bollendorf • Charlotte Clay Buxton • Colleen Harkins Carter • Yvonne Craver • Joseph Dunn • Todd Gambill • Josh Hildreth • Marianna Huberman • Amy Meadows • Sharon Leininger Nemeroff • Sara O'Keefe • Debbie Page • Joseph Perta • Mary Slimp • Beverley Stinson • Marilyn Wald • Timothy Watkins • Gail Berry West

  • Hillwood logo over autographs
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Tony Powell
  • Gala event guests
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Tony Powell
  • Gala event guests
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Tony Powell
  • Gala cocktails
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Tony Powell
  • Gala event guests
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Tony Powell
  • Gala event guests
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Tony Powell
  • Gala event guests
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Tony Powell
  • Gala event guests
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Tony Powell