Imagination Stage 2014 Annual Gala

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6:30 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Performance
Reception to follow courtesy of Ridgewells Catering, Posh & Luxe: Event Furniture & Décor Rental, and Total Wine & More
11:00 p.m. After Party

T. Barron
Katie Rost


Russell Simmons, recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of “Hollywood’s Most Influential Celebrities.” USA Today named Russell Simmons one of the “Top 25 Most Influential People of the Past 25 Years,” calling him a “hip-hop pioneer” for his  groundbreaking vision that has influenced music, fshion, finance, the jewelry industry,  television and film, as well as the face of modern philanthropy. Read his complete bio here.

David Harrison
Rynthia Rost

Sponsorships begin at $1,000
Tickets are $250 per person

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To sponsor or purchase tickets for the 2014 Annual Gala, click here.

Proceeds from the Gala benefit Imagination Stage's theatre and arts education programs, which reach over 100,000 children and families in the Washington, D.C. region each year. 

2014 Annual Gala Sponsors

Ridgewells Catering
RUSH Philanthropic/Russell Simmons

Abramson Family Foundation
The Jane Fairweather Team
The Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Foundation
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Posh & Luxe Event Furniture + Decor Rental
Radio One

Bernard Family Foundation
The Blair Family
The Nelson and Michele Carbonell Family Foundation
The Floyd E. Davis Foundation
David Harrison and Tena Nauheim
Camille Jackson and Garnette Wilkins/ It Works! Global
The Jacobs Family
Diane and Arnold Polinger
Rocksprings Foundation
George and Theresa Schu
Matt Stanton and Katie Sanson
Total Wine & More

Robert G. Brewer, Jr & Constance B. Lohse
BuckleySandler LLP
Elizabeth Cho-Fertikh and Djamil Fertikh
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
The Fernandez Foundation
J.J. and Linda Finkelstein
Gigi and Jeff Godwin
Sylvia Greenberg
Heyman Mailing Services
Shari and Davor Kapelina
Hanan and Kristin Kivett
Lockton Companies/ Robert & Evonne Connolly
Tina Martin and Mita Schaffer
Ory Custom Florals and Decor
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan
Katie Rost and Andrew Martin
Unipark Valet and Parking Services

ACTORS $1,000
Kim and Pedro Alfonso
Montez Anderson
Bank of Georgetown
Ray Benton
Mitch Berliner and Debra Moser
Darren Braude, LUTCF/ Blue Kamen Benefits
Jennifer and Michael DeSimone
Morgan Dowe
Drape Kings
Dynamic Concepts
Darren Farber
Bonnie Fogel
Ryan Foster
Sally and John Freeman
Cynthia Friedman Design
Marilyn and Michael Glosserman
Barbara and Thomas Gottschalk
Odile Granter
Nancy T. Greenspan
Karen Grissen
Richard and Rebecca Kay
Brian and Lauren Lang
Catherine S. Leggett
Linowes and Blocher, LLP
George and Bethany Little
Melissa and Scott Lesmes
Marshall B. Coyne Foundation
Michele Manatt and Wolfram Anders and Imagination Stage alums Victoria and Patrick Anders
Monte and Todd Monash
Sally Rosenberg and Bruce Charendoff
Rynthia Rost/ The Ronald F. Rost Foundation
Sachs Capital
Terry Sherman
Mari Snyder
Patti and Jerome Sowalsky
Janet Stanford and Leo Stone
Victor Shargai & Craig Pascal

*As of October 13, 2014

Imagination Stage's programs are informed by a core belief in making the arts inclusive and accessible to all children, regardless of their physical or cognitive ability, or economic status.


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Bethesda, MD 20814
Info: 301-961-6060
Box Office: 301-280-1660

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The Annual Children’s Ball
Private School Partner Form
Silent Auction Donation
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