May 15, 2019

McCarter Theatre Center Thanks Those Who Made May Gala Special

To the Editor,

On behalf of McCarter Theatre Center, we want to thank all who helped to make our Gala on Saturday, May 4, such a tremendous success! This year, Grammy and Tony Award-winning vocalist and actor Leslie Odom, Jr. performed for a packed-to-the-rafters theatre as the centerpiece of the evening. Our guests were treated to an extraordinary performance of beautiful songs and personal stories from one of the country’s biggest stars.

We would also like to thank our corporate sponsors: Bloomberg Philanthropies; City National Bank; Cure Auto Insurance; Glenmeade; Drinker Biddle; Mathematica Policy Research; Bryn Mawr Trust; Community Options, Inc.; McCarter & English, Attorneys at Law; Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design; PNC Bank; Stark & Stark, Attorneys at Law; Wells Fargo; and Saul Ewing, Arnstein, & Lehr.We also wish to thank them for their support in reaching our fundraising goal. McCarter is deeply grateful for their support and for that of many other corporate and individual sponsors who helped to make this event such a wonderful success.

We want to extend a special thanks to our Gala Committee and to Gala Committee Co-Chairpersons: Michelle and Robert Caruso, Andrea and John Forbes, and Debora and John Haines, who orchestrated a glittering evening for our guests. Thank you also to Viburnum Floral Design, Constellation Catering Group, The Jon Lewis Band, Bola Okoya, and Smith + Manning for all their help with the event. The proceeds from this special annual event support McCarter’s artistic, education, and engagement programming throughout our region. McCarter partners with several local school districts to provide curriculum design assistance. In schools from Trenton to New Brunswick, McCarter helps train and support teachers, sends our teaching artists into local classrooms, and creates opportunities for all to participate in our classes and camps and so much more. The Gala is the largest fundraiser of the year for McCarter and is critical for the success and breadth of these extremely worthwhile programs.

Again, our heartfelt thanks to all involved for their support of this great institution. We are so deeply grateful!

Emily Mann
Artistic Director and Resident Playwright

William W. Lockwood, Jr.
Special Programming Director

Michael S. Rosenberg
Managing Director