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ANNUAL BENEFIT EVENT.

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Noche de Estrellas benefit celebrates GALA’s artistic vision and commitment to youth education programs and honors the achievement of leaders in the arts, philanthropy, and community. These honorees understand how the arts can forever transform the life of a young person and they inspire GALA to pursue its mission and achieve its dreams. Funds raised will strengthen GALA’s Paso Nuevo youth education program, which provides a creative space where youth can explore their identity and develop artistic and academic skills that help them succeed in life. The celebration features a dinner reception, silent and live auctions, and performances.

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VERIZON

Represented by Mario Acosta-Vélez

Award for Philanthropy

in the Community

2022 HONOREES.

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ANA VILLAFAÑE

Starred as Gloria Estefan in the

Broadway musical On Your Feet!

Award for Artistic Excellence

and Inspiration

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ABEL LÓPEZ

The Abel López Latinos in the Arts Leadership Award

THE ABEL LÓPEZ

LATINOS IN THE ARTS LEADERSHIP AWARD

 

This year GALA has established an annual award recognizing Latinx arts leaders in the Washington Metropolitan Area and beyond. The award’s name is in recognition of the many years of service of Abel López as an arts advocate, leader, and mentor in the area as well as his work with arts organizations of color across the country.

 

For more information on the award and on how to join a “Friends of Abel López table,” click here

2022 AUCTION.

EVENT/AUCTION COMMITTEE

Silvia Thornton Freeman | Art Moran | Teri Gálvez | John Fitzgerald | Sonia Gutiérrez | Lourdes Tinajero

With Heartfelt Thanks To Our Auction Donors

 

Adventure Wine LLC • Arena Stage • Baltimore Center Stage • Bradford Portraits • Café du Parc • Destination DC • Elcielo Restaurant Staff • Embassy of El Salvador • Embassy of Peru in the United States • Everyman Theatre • Green Hat Distillery • Héctor J. Torres • IN Series • Jack Davies and Kay Kendall • Joe & Lynne Horning • John Fitzgerald • Lauriol Plaza • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden • Lori Kaplan • Maria Otero • Mario Garcia Durham & Craig Horness • Mexican Cultural Institute • New York Marriott Marquis • Penny Ojeda • Purple Kitty Designs • Shakespeare Theatre • Signature Theatre • Tapia & Mendez • Teri Galvez• The Choral Arts Society of Washington D.C. • The Jefferson Hotel • The Keegan Theatre • The Phillips Collection • The Theatre Lab • The Washington Ballet • The Washington Chorus • ThinkFoodGroup • Thomas and Kaye Horst • Total Wine & More • Washington Nationals • Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co

HONORARY HOST COMMITTEE.

Ambassador of Argentina to the U.S., His Excellency Jorge Arturo Argüello

Ambassador of El Salvador to the U.S., Her Excellency Milena Mayorga

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, El Salvador to the OAS, His Excellency Agustín Vásquez

Ambassador of Perú to the U.S., His Excellency Oswaldo de Rivero

Ambassador of Spain to the U.S, His Excellency Santiago Cabanas

Embassy of Chile to the U.S.

Mayor of the District of Columbia, Honorable Muriel E. Bowser

Chair, City Council of the District of Columbia, Honorable Phil Mendelson

Ward One Councilmember, City Council of the District of Columbia, Honorable Brianne Nadeau

Amy Austin, theatreWashington

Doug Duncan, President & CEO, Leadership Greater Washington

Janet Farrell, M&T Bank, retired

Carla Hübner, founder InSeries

Dorothy and Bill McSweeny, Arts Patrons

Luis Salgado, Salgado Productions

SPONSORS

(as of 05/12/2022)

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GOLD
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Lynne & Joe Horning

SILVER
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BRONZE
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IN KIND
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