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.
TATIANA VON FURSTENBERG
ANNE STARK LOCHER
WILLIAM N. BANKS
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
ANNE STARK LOCHER & KURT LOCHER
ROBERT M. & STEPHANIE L. OLMSTED
CAROL OSTROW & MICHAEL GRAFF
TOM & BABS PUTNAM
ANDREW & BARBARA SENCHAK
HELEN S. TUCKER
NATIONAL BENEFIT PATRONS
SUSAN DAVENPORT AUSTIN & KENNETH AUSTIN
Special Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors: