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Save the date for Washington Performing Arts' 2020 Annual Gala, a fabulous evening of artistry—and more—to benefit our main stage and education programs!

Gala Honoree: Sheila Johnson

Featured Artists:
J'Nai Bridges • The String QueensWashington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir

Gala Co-Chairs: Gary Mather & Christina Co Mather • Reginald Van Lee
Junior Board Gala Co-Chairs: Tiffany Lancaster • Benjamin Martin • Toam Rubenstein • Manasi Tirodkar
Women's Committee Gala Chair: Ruth Reed Hodges

Women's Committee Auction Chair: Dianne McRae

Gala Committee: 
H.E. Shaikha Aisha AlKhalifa • Rochelle Carroll • Kelly King Dibble • Tom Gallagher & Barbara Myers* 
Jay & Robin Hammer* • Susan Hepner* • Ami Scott & Lucius Outlaw • Peter Shields & Ace Werner
and the Washington Performing Arts Junior Board Philanthropy Committee & Women's Committee

Sponsorship opportunities begin at $5,000 with a range of benefits.
Individual tickets for the event begin at $750 per person.
Young Patron tickets available at $200 per person (available to guests ages 40 and under). 
Online sales are available now.


The 2020 Gala will support Washington Performing Arts far-reaching arts education initiatives and presentation of phenomenal artists at ten different venues each season. Learn more.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Racheva at (202) 533-1862 or email

*Past Gala Chairs