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2023 A.R.T. Gala

2023 American Repertory Theater at Harvard University Gala

  • MON, MAY 8 6PM

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Honoring
Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow & Adele Fleet Bacow

Gala Co-Chairs
David E. & Stacey L. Goel
Linda Hammett Ory & Andrew Ory

Gala Committee
Katie & Paul Buttenwieser
Priscilla H. Douglas
Ann & Graham Gund
Barbara & Amos Hostetter
Jeannie & Jonathan Lavine

Bill & Leslie Lee
Penny Pritzker & Bryan Traubert

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 to imagine collective pathways forward.

Our 2023 Gala honors President Lawrence S. Bacow and Adele Fleet Bacow for their inspiring impact on the arts at Harvard and beyond.

We hope you will join us as we celebrate President Bacow and Adele Fleet Bacow along with A.R.T.’s commitment to the research and development of groundbreaking theatrical experiences that catalyze dialogue and transformation. Exact location on the campus of Harvard University to be announced at a later date.

Unable to Attend?
Honor President Lawrence S. Bacow and Adele Fleet Bacow 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.

 

Anti-Racism Commitment

A.R.T. is unequivocally opposed to hate and centers anti-racism as a core value. We expect everyone in the A.R.T. community to uphold these values and will not tolerate racism or intolerance at our events.

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President Lawrence S. Bacow & Adele Fleet Bacow

Adele Fleet Bacow

Adele Fleet Bacow is the President and Founder of Community Partners Consultants.

As President of Community Partners Consultants, Adele Fleet Bacow offered extensive expertise in community cultural development, urban planning, economic development, design, and the arts. She brought the public and private sectors together in unlikely collaborations to revitalize communities. Many of these lessons are presented in her book, Designing the City: A Guide for Advocates and Public Officials. Previously she was Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Government Land Bank and served as Director of Design and Development at the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, receiving a Federal Design Achievement Award for her work.

Adele Fleet Bacow is the President and Founder of Community Partners Consultants.

As President of Community Partners Consultants, Adele Fleet Bacow offered extensive expertise in community cultural development, urban planning, economic development, design, and the arts. She brought the public and private sectors together in unlikely collaborations to revitalize communities. Many of these lessons are presented in her book, Designing the City: A Guide for Advocates and Public Officials. Previously she was Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Government Land Bank and served as Director of Design and Development at the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, receiving a Federal Design Achievement Award for her work.

Lawrence S. Bacow

Lawrence S. Bacow is the 29th President of Harvard University.

Widely regarded as one of the nation’s pre-eminent higher education leaders, President Bacow has devoted his tenure to advancing Harvard’s academic mission and to encouraging interdisciplinary efforts to tackle complex global challenges such as the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. He is a passionate advocate for the free exchange of ideas, for the interests of international students and scholars, and for the promise of a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive University that considers its future in the context of its past. Under his leadership, the Allston campus has changed and grown in important ways, including steps to bring the American Repertory Theater to the neighborhood.

From 2001 to 2011, President Bacow served as president of Tufts University following 24 years on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he held the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professorship of Environmental Studies and served as Chair of the Faculty (1995-97) and as Chancellor (1998-2001). He received an S.B. in economics from MIT, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Ph.D. in public policy from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Prior to his election to the Harvard presidency in February 2018, he served as a member of the Harvard Corporation (2011-18), a Hauser Leader-in-Residence at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2014-18), and a President-in-Residence at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (2011-14).

Lawrence S. Bacow is the 29th President of Harvard University.

Widely regarded as one of the nation’s pre-eminent higher education leaders, President Bacow has devoted his tenure to advancing Harvard’s academic mission and to encouraging interdisciplinary efforts to tackle complex global challenges such as the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. He is a passionate advocate for the free exchange of ideas, for the interests of international students and scholars, and for the promise of a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive University that considers its future in the context of its past. Under his leadership, the Allston campus has changed and grown in important ways, including steps to bring the American Repertory Theater to the neighborhood.

From 2001 to 2011, President Bacow served as president of Tufts University following 24 years on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he held the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professorship of Environmental Studies and served as Chair of the Faculty (1995-97) and as Chancellor (1998-2001). He received an S.B. in economics from MIT, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Ph.D. in public policy from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Prior to his election to the Harvard presidency in February 2018, he served as a member of the Harvard Corporation (2011-18), a Hauser Leader-in-Residence at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2014-18), and a President-in-Residence at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (2011-14).

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
  • Sponsorship name or logo prominently displayed on screens and signage at the Gala
  • 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 2023/24 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 2023/24 programming
  • Access to concierge ticketing services for A.R.T. productions through 2023/24 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 2023/24 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 2023/24 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 2023/24 programming

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

Silver Table

$20,000 – Table of 10

  • Invitations for table host(s) to 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 2023/24 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 2023/24 programming

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

Bronze Table

$15,000 – Table of 8

  • Invitations for table host(s) to 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 2023/24 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 2023/24 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 2023/24 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 2023/24 programming

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

Patron Pair

$4,000 – 2 Tickets

  • Invitations to select receptions and special events through 2023/24 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 2023/24 programming

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

Friend Ticket

$1,500 – 1 Ticket

  • Invitations to select receptions and special events through 2023/24 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 2023/24 programming

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

* If received by Wednesday, February 22, 2023 for inclusion in invitation.
If received by Monday, April 24, 2023 for inclusion in program.
 2023/24 Programming will occur through July 1, 2024

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 Monday, April 24, 2023.