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A.R.T. Gala

2020 A.R.T. Gala

  • POSTPONED

This event has been postponed to Fall 2020.

This event has been postponed to Fall 2020.

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The 2020 A.R.T. Annual Gala, originally scheduled for Monday, March 30th at the Boch Center Wang Theatre, will now be postponed until the fall of 2020.

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University has continuously monitored the dynamic and rapidly evolving environment around the coronavirus (COVID-19), as the health and safety of our community is of utmost importance.

Although the Gala is postponed, the critical work of our theater is still ongoing as we prepare to mount ambitious productions, like the Broadway-bound 1776, this spring. Gifts made toward our Gala today not only help to fully realize our work but also make it possible for thousands of community members to experience our theater at a deeply subsidized rate.

You can still make a tremendous impact today: Make a gift online which qualifies you for fantastic benefits at the theater, including special invitations to Opening Nights and behind-the-scenes events throughout the upcoming 2020/21 Season.

The A.R.T. is currently in the process of instituting telework procedures for its staff. If you would like to contact a member of the Development team, please email us at donoremails@amrep.org. All emails will receive a response within 1 business day (Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM).

Please note that voicemails on the Donor Services phone line will be checked regularly, but the quickest way to reach the Development team will be through email. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

The American Repertory Theater Gala

Honoring
A.R.T. Angel Award Recipient
Linda Henry

Gala Co-Chairs
Amanda & Sam Kennedy
Maureen & Mike Sheehan

Gala Committee
Katie & Paul Buttenwieser
Kathleen Connor
Priscilla H. Douglas
Julie & Ronald Druker
Anne Finucane & Mike Barnicle
Ann & Graham Gund
Marcia Head
Bryan Rafanelli
Maggie Gold Seelig
Fay & Bill Shutzer
Lisbeth Tarlow & Stephen Kay

Elizabeth Windram

The A.R.T.’s Gala raises critical funds for the theater’s artistic and educational endeavors—from the productions on our stages, to our annual collaborations with more than 14,000 local students and community members. Our 2020 Gala celebrates the achievements of the women actors, directors, designers, producers, and administrators whose passion, dedication, rigor, and risk-taking have been at the heart of the A.R.T.’s programs over the past four decades.

Angel Awardee

Linda Henry

Linda Henry is the Managing Director of Boston Globe Media Partners, which includes The Boston Globe, boston.com, and STAT News. She is a co‑founder and chair of HUBweek, a civic collaboration between The Boston Globe, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, and MIT that explores the future being built at the intersection of art, science, and technology. Linda is also a partner in Fenway Sports Group, a four-time Emmy Award-winning television producer, the founder of GlobeDocs Film Festival, and a Guinness World Record Holder.

Linda serves as a director of the Red Sox Foundation, is a Trustee of the Liverpool Football Club Foundation, Chair of The Boston Globe Foundation, and Chairman of the John W. Henry Family Foundation. In addition, she is a founder of the Boston Public Market, serves on the boards of The Engine at MIT, The Fessenden School, and the BC CEO Club and is on many advisory boards, including MassChallenge, Solve @ MIT, and the Women’s Foundation of Boston.

Linda received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Babson College and her Masters Degree from MIT. She also received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Babson College in 2019.

Table and Ticket Levels

Platinum Sponsor

$50,000 – Table of 12

Become a Platinum Sponsor

  • Opportunity for brief remarks during the speaking program
  • Opportunity to sponsor the VIP cocktail reception and attend with your table guests
  • Recognition in printed invitations and program
  • Sponsor name/logo prominently displayed on screens and signage at gala
  • Two-page spread ad in the program book
  • Hotel package for table hosts for the evening of the gala. Use of this benefit may affect your tax-deductibility.
  • Complimentary valet parking for six (6) vehicles
  • Prominent table placement for dinner
  • Invitations for you, and your table guests, to Opening Nights and special events through the 2020/21 season

Gold Table

$30,000 – Table of 10

Reserve Your Gold Table

  • Recognition in printed invitations and program
  • Invitation for you, and your table guests, to attend the VIP cocktail reception sponsored by the Red Sox Foundation
  • Sponsor name/logo prominently displayed on screens and signage at gala
  • Full-page ad in the program book
  • Complimentary valet parking for five (5) vehicles
  • Prominent table placement for dinner
  • Invitations to Opening Nights and special events through the 2020/21 season

Silver Table

$20,000 – Table of 10

Reserve Your Silver Table

  • Invitation for table hosts to attend the VIP cocktail reception sponsored by the Red Sox Foundation
  • Recognition in printed invitations and program
  • Full-page ad in the program book
  • Complimentary valet parking for five (5) vehicles
  • Premium table placement for dinner
  • Invitations to special events through the 2020/21 season

Bronze Table

$15,000 – Table of 8

Reserve your Bronze Table

  • Recognition in printed invitations and program
  • Half-page ad in the program book
  • Complimentary valet parking for four (4) vehicles
  • Premium table placement for dinner
  • Invitations to receptions and special events through the remainder of the 2019/20 season

Patron Half Table

$7,500 – 4 Tickets

Reserve a Patron Half Table

  • Recognition in printed invitations and program
  • Complimentary valet parking for two (2) vehicles
  • Preferred table placement for dinner
  • Invitations to receptions and special events through the remainder of the 2019/20 season

Patron Pair

$4,000 – 2 Tickets

Reserve a Patron Pair

  • Preferred placement for dinner
  • Invitations to receptions and special events through the remainder of the 2019/20 season

Friend Ticket

$1,500 – 1 Ticket

Reserve a Friend Ticket

  • Invitations to select events through the remainder of the 2019/20 season

Gala Donations

If you are unable to attend the Gala, but would still like to make a donation in support of the event, select Gala donation on our registration page.

Program Ads

Program advertisements are available in the following sizes. After making a reservation, please submit your text or 300dpi image to art_events@harvard.edu.

Quarter Page

$500 – 3.75” x 2.25”

Reserve Ad

 

Half Page

$750 – 3.75” x 4.75”

Reserve Ad

 

Full Page

$1,500 – 7.5” x 4.75”

Reserve Ad

 

For questions or to purchase tables/tickets, please contact Michael Winn at art_events@harvard.edu.

The A.R.T. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Tax ID #: 04-2665867. The non-deductible portion of each gala ticket or table is $150 per guest.

Please note that recent Treasury guidance provides that grants for event sponsorship or tickets from exempt organizations, including Donor Advised Funds may not provide any personal benefit to the donor, and the bifurcation of grants (splitting the deductible portion from the non-deductible portion of the grant) may not be permitted. If you do not attend the event, your sponsorship may be funded 100% through your DAF. The fair market value of goods and services received (non-deductible) is $150 per attending Gala guest. The American Repertory Theater recommends that Gala sponsors and ticket buyers consult their donor-advised fund manager, tax advisor, and legal counsel for definitive tax guidance.