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2022 A.R.T. Gala

2022 American Repertory Theater at Harvard University Gala

Celebrating the Galvanizing Impact of the Arts
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Honoring
Linda Henry

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

Each year our Gala supports A.R.T.’s artistic productions and educational offerings, which center the theater’s mission and vision of expanding the boundaries of theater through programs that engage our hearts, minds, and bodies and imagine collective pathways forward.

Our 2022 Gala commemorates the achievements of the actors, directors, designers, producers, and administrators whose passion, dedication, rigor, and risk-taking have been at the heart of A.R.T.’s programs over the past four decades.

Unable to Attend?
Honor Linda Henry and the dynamic artists who have invigorated the A.R.T. by making a contribution that will support the A.R.T.’s mission of expanding the boundaries of theater. Make a Gala Donation

For more information, please contact our Development team at ART_Events@harvard.edu.

 

Linda Henry

Linda Henry

Linda Henry is the CEO of Boston Globe Media Partners, which includes The Boston Globe, boston.com and STAT News. She co-founded and chaired HUBweek, a civic collaboration between The Boston Globe, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, and MIT that explored 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 co-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 Chair 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 Women’s Foundation of Boston, The Shorenstein Center, and the BC CEO Club, as well as serving on many advisory boards, including MassChallenge and Solve @ MIT.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Babson College, her Masters degree in Real Estate Development from MIT, and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School. She received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Babson College in 2019.

Guests

Torya Beard Headshot

Director

Torya Beard

Torya Beard Headshot

Director

Torya Beard

Torya Beard is a New York-based director, creative consultant/strategist, choreographer, and producer specializing in dance and theater. Her curvy professional path reflects a deep curiosity about and belief in the boundless possibilities at the intersection of creativity, artistic expression, and social justice. Torya is currently Executive Director at A BroaderWay Foundation, Director of Original Tap House, Artistic Director at Excellence Community Schools, Co-Founder of the artist-led social enterprise tall poPpy, and serves on the boards of Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance and Raja Feather Kelly’s the feath3r theory.

After studying dance at The University of Michigan, she toured with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, David Rousseve/Reality, The Kevin Wynn Collection, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Earl Mosely’s Diversity of Dance, Deeply Rooted Chicago Dance Theatre, and Donald Byrd’s The Harlem Nutcracker, among others. Torya was a featured dancer in the film Idlewild and made her Broadway debut in Disney’s The Lion King.

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Table and Ticket Levels

Platinum Sponsor

$50,000 – Table of 12

  • Invitations for table host(s) and guests to V.I.P. pre-event cocktail reception
  • Prominent table placement at dinner
  • Opportunity to provide Brief remarks during the speaking program
  • Sponsorship of V.I.P. Cocktail reception
  • Name and/or logo prominently displayed on screens and signage
  • Two-page ad in the digital program book
  • Recognition in printed invitations* and programs
  • Opportunity to sponsor an in-person and online auction item
  • Hotel package for table hosts for the evening of the Gala
  • Use of this benefit may impact tax deductibility
  • Opportunity to send a custom text message to gala attendees
  • Opportunity to sponsor a special event during 2022/23 programming
  • Valet parking passes for 6 vehicles
  • Electric and/or hybrid vehicles will not require passes for valet
  • Weekly emails from Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus sharing behind-the-scenes updates from the theater
  • Acknowledgement as a supporter in digital and printed materials for one calendar year
  • Invitations to receptions and special events through the 2022/23 programming
  • Access to concierge ticketing services for A.R.T. Productions through 2022/23 programming

The non-deductible portion of your contribution is $2,160.

Gold Table

$30,000 – Table of 10

  • Invitations for table host(s) and guests to V.I.P. pre-event cocktail reception
  • Prominent table placement at dinner
  • Valet parking passes for 5 vehicles
  • Electric and/or hybrid vehicles will not require passes for valet
  • Opportunity to sponsor a special event during 2022/23 programming
  • Opportunity to sponsor an online auction item
  • Recognition in printed invitations* and programs
  • Sponsorship name or logo prominently displayed on screens and signage at the Gala
  • Weekly emails from Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus sharing behind-the-scenes updates from the theater
  • Full-page ad in the digital program book
  • Invitations to receptions and special events through 2022/23 programming
  • Acknowledgement as a supporter in digital and printed materials for one calendar year
  • Access to concierge ticketing services for A.R.T. Productions through 2022/23 programming

The non-deductible portion of your contribution is $1,800.

Silver Table

$20,000 – Table of 10

  • Invitations for table host(s) for V.I.P. pre-event cocktail reception
  • Premium table placement at dinner.
  • Valet parking passes for 5 vehicles
  • Electric and/or hybrid vehicles will not require passes for valet
  • Opportunity to sponsor an online auction item
  • Recognition in printed invitations* and programs
  • Sponsorship name prominently displayed on screens and signage at the Gala
  • Weekly emails from Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus sharing behind-the-scenes updates from the theater
  • Full-page ad in the digital program book
  • Invitations to receptions and special events through 2022/23 programming
  • Acknowledgement as a supporter in digital and printed materials for one calendar year
  • Access to concierge ticketing services for A.R.T. Productions through 2022/23 programming

The non-deductible portion of your contribution is $1,800.

Bronze Table

$15,000 – Table of 8

  • Invitations for table host(s) for V.I.P. pre-event cocktail reception
  • Preferred table placement at dinner
  • Valet parking passes for 4 vehicles
  • Electric and/or hybrid vehicles will not require passes for valet
  • Recognition in printed invitations* and programs
  • Sponsorship name or logo prominently displayed on screens and signage at the Gala
  • Weekly emails from Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus sharing behind-the-scenes updates from the theater
  • Half-page ad in the digital program book
  • Invitations to receptions and special events through 2022/23 programming
  • Acknowledgement as a supporter in digital and printed materials for one calendar year
  • Access to concierge ticketing services for A.R.T. Productions through 2022/23 programming

The non-deductible portion of your contribution is $1,440.

Patron Half Table

$7,500 – 4 Tickets

  • Recognition in printed invitations* and programs
  • Valet parking passes for 2 vehicles
  • Electric and/or hybrid vehicles will not require passes for valet
  • Invitations to receptions and special events through 2022/23 programming
  • Acknowledgement as a supporter in digital and printed materials for one calendar year
  • Access to concierge ticketing services for A.R.T. Productions through 2022/23 programming

The non-deductible portion of your contribution is $720.

Patron Pair

$4,000 – 2 Tickets

  • Invitations to select receptions and special events through 2022/23 programming
  • Acknowledgement as a supporter in digital and printed materials for one calendar year
  • Access to concierge ticketing services for A.R.T. Productions through 2022/23 programming

The non-deductible portion of your contribution is $360.

Friend Ticket

$1,500 – 1 Ticket

  • Invitations to select receptions and special events through 2022/23 programming
  • Acknowledgement as a supporter in digital and printed materials for one calendar year
  • Access to concierge ticketing services for A.R.T. Productions through 2022/23 programming

The non-deductible portion of your contribution is $180.

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.

The A.R.T. embraces regenerative practices that promote the health and vitality of our planet, our organization, and each other. As such best efforts will be made that any printed materials will utilize paper products that are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.

* If received by Thursday, March 3, 2022 for inclusion in invitation.
If received by Friday, May 6, 2022 for inclusion in program.
 2022/23 Programming will occur through July 1, 2023

The A.R.T. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Tax ID #: 04-2665867.

Please note that Treasury guidance provides that grants for event sponsorship or tickets from exempt organizations, including Donor Advised Funds (DAF) 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 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.

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. Program ads must be received by Friday, May 6, 2022.

 

Event Location

Radcliffe Quadrangle, Harvard University

51-53 Shepard Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

The Radcliffe Quadrangle is a residential campus of Harvard University in Cambridge.

Radcliffe Quadrangle, Harvard University

Bertram Hall, 53 Shepard St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA