Julie Heffernan (MF 2012), detail of Self Portrait as Great Acceleration, 2016
Julie Heffernan (MF 2012), detail of Self Portrait as Great Acceleration, 2016

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The National Benefit in NYC 2017

DATE: May 1, 2017

LOCATION: Capitale, NYC

130 Bowery, New York

Hosted by Michael Chabon

Welcoming Reception 6:30 p.m.

Dinner & Program 7:30 p.m.


Buy your tickets today!

The annual National Benefit in New York City celebrates the wide impact of MacDowell Colony Fellows’ work and raises critical operating support for the residency program by bringing artists together from a variety of disciplines, often leading to exciting new artistic directions and enriching new collaborations. From highly acclaimed films and Broadway productions to world-class choreography and innovative visual art, this event highlights the breadth and imagination of MacDowell artists’ groundbreaking new work that goes on to be performed, published, and exhibited in major art centers and smaller communities across the country and around the world.

All proceeds enable The MacDowell Colony to provide space and time for the more than 275 artists who come to the Colony each year.

MacDowell’s National Benefit on May 18, 2016 was a joyful occasion! As our Chairman Michael Chabon said, “In order to evolve an organism needs exactly the right environment in which to grow. In addition to time it must have nourishment. You are here tonight helping to nourish MacDowell both spiritually and financially.”

Together, we succeeded in raising more than $520,000 for the residency program, surpassing our goal. Our first mobile auction was a huge success, and we made so many new Friends who share our enthusiasm.

Thank you to all those who came out to celebrate MacDowell and for your continued support.

The National Benefit is moving to Capitale on The Bowery!
The National Benefit is moving to Capitale on The Bowery!

HONORARY CHAIRS

TODD HAYNES
STEPHEN KARAM*
GLENN LIGON*
KATHRYN STOCKETT*
TATIANA VON FURSTENBERG
KARA WALKER

*MacDowell Fellow

BENEFIT CO-CHAIRS

CHRISTINE FISHER
ANNE STARK LOCHER

BENEFIT COMMITTEE

JULIE HEFFERNAN
CAROL OSTROW
BARBARA SENCHAK
RINA STONE
WILLIAM N. BANKS
ELEANOR BRIGGS
KIM BRIZZOLARA
MARY CARSWELL
FRED CLARKE & LAURA WEIR-CLARKE
EDMÉE & NICHOLAS FIRTH
CHRISTINE & TODD FISHER
GERALD & TERESA GARTNER
ELIZABETH & RUSSELL GAUDREAU
PETER C. & EILEEN JACHYM
PENNY BRANDT JACKSON & THOMAS CAMPBELL JACKSON
ADELE GRIFFIN & ERICH MAUFF
JOHN HARGRAVES & NANCY NEWCOMB
DIANE POSNAK
ANNE STARK LOCHER & KURT LOCHER
ROBERT M. & STEPHANIE L. OLMSTED
CAROL OSTROW & MICHAEL GRAFF
TOM & BABS PUTNAM
ANDREW & BARBARA SENCHAK
SZILVIA SZMUK-TANENBAUM
HELEN S. TUCKER

NATIONAL BENEFIT PATRONS

SUSAN DAVENPORT AUSTIN & KENNETH AUSTIN

Special Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors: