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Starry Night Gala

Join Executive Director Kate Markert and Co-Chairs Kathryn Vigé Hicks, Mark Lowham, and Mary Emerson Slimp for a black tie gala on Tuesday, September 28 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 Roaring Twenties: The Life and Style of Marjorie Merriweather Post 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.

Black Tie (White Tie optional)
1920s-inspired attire encouraged



Ellen MacNeille Charles • Mary and Ron Slimp

Bee’s Knees
Kathryn and Peter Hicks • William and Donna Roberts • TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Cat’s Meow
Yvonne Craver • Ms. Nedenia Rumbough and Mr. Jan Roosenburg • Janice and Ralph Shrader

Big Cheese
Nancy and CG Appleby • Karin Kuhns • Sachiko Kuno Foundation • Total Wine & More

Susan Bollendorf and Robert Broeksmit • Bradley Charitable Fund • Vince Careatti • EagleBank • Gloria Hidalgo • Aon Huntington Block Insurance • Jocelyn Linke • Richard and Nancy Marriott • Joan and Dan Mulcahy • Genevieve Murphy • Sharon and Michael Nemeroff • Beth Newburger • Renata and Spence Patterson • Pedersen Family • Barbara and Charles Rossotti

A La Vieille Russie • Ronald M. Bradley Foundation • Mr. and Mrs. C. Michael Buxton • Mr. and Mrs. John E. Chapoton • Alice and Jerald Clark • Ken and Nina Gradia • Charles O. Graham • Mrs. Monica Lind Greenberg • Donald and Natalie Handelman • Walter and Judith Jones • Luna and Daniel Levinson • Alison Cady Martin • Amy and Marc Meadows • Kathy and Les Megyeri • Charlotte Moss • Steven Oram and Terri Oram • Deborah and Arthur Page • Paul and Renee Skafte • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bland Smith • Peter and Dyson Stockman • Dr. Nickolai Talanin • Mrs. R. Eric Vigé • General and Mrs. Charles F. Wald • Mrs. Togo D. West, Jr. • Patricia and George White • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Individual Benefactor
Ms. Priscilla R. Baker • Amy Ballard • Kyra Cheremeteff and Thomas W. Richardson • Mollie Ann and Dale Church • Diane De Grazia • Michael and Eleanor Fulton • Sophie and Val Hawkins • Mrs. David A. Lefeve • Lucy S. Rhame • Carol O. Roberts • Maggie and Tom Sheedy • Annie Simonian Totah • Susan A. Vallon and R. Andrew Beyer • Mrs. Shelley Wasserman • Douglas Reid Weimer, Esq. • Suzanne and John Whitmore


Kathryn Vigé Hicks • Mark Lowham • Mary Emerson Slimp

Nancy Appleby • Charlotte Clay Buxton • Jackie Copeland • Yvonne Craver • Elizabeth Emerson • Josh Hildreth • Donna Limerick • Amy Meadows • Jeff Minett • Marsha Nelms Muawwad • Sharon Leininger Nemeroff • Elizabeth Odom • Sara O'Keefe • Deborah S. Page • Joseph M. Perta • Marilyn Wald

Contact Allison Kingery at 202.243.3974 or with any questions.

  • Hillwood gala guests
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Tony Powell
  • Hillwood gala guests
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Tony Powell
  • Hillwood gala cocktails
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Tony Powell
  • Hillwood gala guests
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Tony Powell