June 4, 2014

McCarter Theatre Center Gala Benefit A Success Thanks to Steadfast Support

To the Editor:

McCarter Theatre Center would like to thank the many individuals and local corporations who helped to make our Annual Gala Benefit on May 17 such a great success! Our guests were entertained by the a cappella group Straight No Chaser the perfect centerpiece for an evening which began with an elegant dinner and ended with a happily packed dance floor.

Special thanks to our Gala Committee and to Committee Co-Chairs Judith Scheide, Timothy Andrews, and Tamera Matteo, who collectively put together a stunning Kentucky Derby-themed event with Joss and Jules Caterers and floral designs by Viburnum.

Seven outstanding local corporations supported this year’s gala at the Gold Level, including Wells Fargo Bank, Bloomberg, CURE/ NJ PURE, Fox Rothschild LLP, The Gould Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Maiden Re, Mathematica Policy Research, and Saul Ewing LLP, who generously underwrote the post-performance party.

We also wish to thank our friends at Princeton University for their steadfast support of this event. From the logistics of raising a tent in an active construction zone to toasting our success inside the tent at the Gala dinner, they were amazing partners at every stage.

We could never contemplate an event of this magnitude and complexity without our superb team at McCarter. The entire staff had a role in creating this spectacular event and did so with great professionalism and grace. Thank you!

Finally, we are honored by this magnificent show of community support for McCarter. In addition to offering inspiring, world-class entertainment, McCarter offers educational opportunities to people of all ages in our region. Our annual Gala helps to support this work, and we’re profoundly grateful to all who participated.

Timothy J. Shields

Managing Director

Emily Mann

Artistic Director