On March 31, 300 friends, artists and supporters gathered to celebrate and honor our beloved Board Chair Jon Dembrow at our annual Gala.

Forty-five minutes into the evening, the beam supporting a second-story balcony at the event venue cracked. The building was deemed unsafe, and all of our guests were evacuated by the FDNY.

Click here and here read more about the evening and the spontaneous street celebration that was instigated by many of the performers and artists who were present.

We look forward to celebrating Jon bigger and better at next year’s Gala.

Our hearty thanks to the entire theater community who has already responded with such love and generosity. We’re especially thankful to those who have made generous gifts to help us recoup our losses.

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David Adjmi
Dan Aibel
Bruce Allardice
Morgan Allen
Lila Allen
Kyle Ancowitz
Barbara Aranalde
Atlantic Theater Company
Daniel Aukin & Emily Jenkins
Shep Barbash
Richard and Robin Camhi Baum
Laurie Beckelman
Andrea Benzacar
Andre Bishop/Lecomte de Nouy Foundation
David Bruin
Maggie & Don Buchwald
Oliver Butler
Mallory Caltett
Terrill Caplan
Polly Carl
Liz Carlson
Nora Sorena Casey
Catherine Castellani
David Chavkin
Rachel Chavkin
Jessica Chollet
Dalton Conley
Madeline Cook
Alexandra Collier
Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska
Marty & Howard Corren
Harriet & Mel Corren
Michael Yates Crowley
Fern Cunningham
Curzon Dobell
Yehuda Duenyas
J.J. El-Far
Linda Emond
Barrack Evans
Paige Evans
Todd Gordon & Susan Feder
Barry Feirstein
Sue Ferzinger & Jason Lampert
Barbara & Jonathan File
Carol Fishman
Allen Frame
Anna Frenkel
Marni & Samuel Gaer
Jill Garland & Andy Loose
Madeline George
Willie Reale & Jenny Gersten
Sam Gonzalez
Adam Greenfield
Mark & Patricia Grobman
John Guare
Todd & Tamar Haimes
Caleb Hammons
Jake Heinrichs
Peter Herdrich & Karen Trott
Heidi J. Holder
Kristen Holfeuer
Nancy Hoving
Alfred Hubay
Sarah Hughes
Kemi Ilesanmi
Joanne Jacobson
Lou Jacob
Claudia & Rick Jensen
Melissa James Gibson & Matt Frey
Lisa Joyce
Cynthia Dembrow Junkin & John Junkin
Abigail Katz
Madelyn Kent
Danielle ML King
Lisa Kron
Judy & Douglas Krupp
Helen Lang
Jessica Layman
Dan LeFranc
Julia Levy
Jerry Lieblich
Nick & Laura Luckenbaugh
Mariah MacCarthy
Gail & Mel Mackler
Michael A. Mantell
Rob Marcato
Leslie Marcus
Christopher Maring
Beth Martin
Richard Maxwell
Belinda Mello
Chris Mills
Dorothy Mitchell & Stanton Green
Robert Moulthrop
National Corporate Theatre Fund
Abbie Van Nostrand
New York Community Trust
Carol Ochs & Bruce MacVittie
Meret Oppenheim
Carol Ostrow
Jiehae Park
John Cedric Pedersen
Ben Pesner
Jim & Luara Pizzo
Playwrights Horizons
Max Posner
Linda Powell
The Public Theater
Amber Reed
Eva A. Rosa
Richenthal Foundation
Joe Robertson
Lynne Marie Rosenberg
Mace Rosenstein & Louise de la Fuentes
Judith O. Rubin
Sarah Ruhl
Laura Ann Russo
Alisa Schierman
Heidi Schreck & Kip Fagan
Jon & NoraLee Sedmak
Liz Selzer
Janice Lee & Stuart Shapiro
Elizabeth Sharpe-Levine
Risa Shoup
Rachel Silverman
Dorothy Slater-Brown
Mike & Janet Slosberg
Robert Davenport & Sonya Sobieski
Sarah Solomon
Besch Solinger Productions
Deborah Stein
Tanya Pollard & William Stenhouse
Julie Stevens
Henry Sussman
Marlene Swartz
Pier Carlo Talenti
Vasileia Terzaki
Jordan Thaler
TheaterMania
Tracy Thorne
Paul Thureen
Eric Ting & Meiyin Wang
Angela & Carl Titolo
Sturgis Warner
Nela Wagman & Steven Wein
Colleen Werthmann
Bruce Whitacre
Sarah Wilke
Carolyn Williams
Harold Wolpert
Casey York
Everett Zabriskie