ANNUAL BENEFIT EVENT.
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.
Noche de Estrellas 2023 will be held on May 8, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, at St. Francis Hall (11340 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017). Free parking available.
Executive Director, Harman
Family Foundation; Founder,
Catalogue for Philanthropy
Award for Philanthropy
in the Community
PIERRE JEAN GONZALEZ
Starring in the national tour of
Award for Artistic Excellence
advocate for the
Abel López Leadership Award
in Latino Arts
Learn about the 2023 Honorees here (coming soon)
THE ABEL LÓPEZ
LEADERSHIP AWARD IN LATINO ARTS.
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
EVENT & AUCTION COMMITTEE
Silvia Thornton-Freeman | Art Moran
Teri Gálvez | John Fitzgerald López
Sonia Gutiérrez | Syddia Lee-Chee Murillo
Jason León | Andreina Cavallotti
With Heartfelt Thanks To Our Auction Donors
Arena Stage | ArtecHouse DC | Bradford Portraits | Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast | Embassy of Colombia to the U.S. | Dorothy McSweeny | Dr. Juan Gabriel Medrano | Eaton DC | Edwin Aparicio | Embassy of Nicaragua to the U.S. | Farar Elliott | GALA Hispanic Theatre | Gran Cata | Héctor J. Torres | IN Series | Jack Davies & Kay Kendall | John Fitzgerald López | Lauriol Plaza | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | Lord Baltimore Hotel | Lori Kaplan | María Otero | Mario Garcia Durham & Craig Horness | Mexican Cultural Institute | New York Marriott Marquis | Philomena Ojeda | Roberto Lemaitre | Shakespeare Theatre | Sheyla Vie Collections | Signature Theatre | Sonia Gutiérrez | Taberna del Alabardero | Teri Gálvez | Tía Pepa | The Choral Arts Society of Washington D.C. | The Jefferson Hotel | The Keegan Theatre | The Phillips Collection | The Theatre Lab | The Washington Ballet | Think Food Group | Total Wine & More | Trader Joe's | Washington Performing Arts | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
HONORARY HOST COMMITTEE.
Ambassador of Argentina to the U.S., His Excellency Jorge Arturo Argüello
Ambassador of Chile to the U.S., His Excellency Juan Gabriel Valdés
Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the U.S., Her Excellency Sonia Guzmán
Ambassador of El Salvador to the U.S., Her Excellency Milena Mayorga
Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S., His Excellency Esteban Moctezuma
Ambassador of Spain to the U.S., His Excellency Santiago Cabanas
Ambassador of Uruguay to the U.S., His Excellency Andrés Durán Hareau
Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, Executive Director, Carmen Feliciano
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, Theatre Washington
Janet Farrell, M&T Bank, retired
Dorothy and Bill McSweeny, Arts Patrons
(as of 04/11/2023)