When in Rome
Annual Gala 2017

Join us for a Seriously Entertaining evening of sparkling performances and spirited conversation in support of House of SpeakEasy Foundation’s mission to connect writers and audiences.

Hosted by Michael Friedman

Featuring David Ebershoff, Adam Gopnik, Jay McInerney and Brooke Shields

Dinner and Live Auction
Monday March 6, 2017
6:30 PM Cocktails, 7:30 PM Dinner
The Edison Ballroom
240 West 47th Street
New York City
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Co-CHAIRS
Griff & Rob Fairbairn
Amanda Foreman & Jonathan Barton
Lucy Sykes & Euan Rellie

BRILLIANT SUPPORTER – $20,000

Table of 10 tickets for Dinner and Gala Performance (front row seating)

Listing recognition as Gala Co-Chair on invitation and website

Bespoke song written and performed by Christopher Mason

2 complimentary Sustaining Memberships to House of SpeakEasy

Invitation to annual Patrons’ cocktail party

($18,250 Tax Deductible)

ELECTRIC SUPPORTER – $15,000

Table of 10 tickets for Dinner and Gala Performance (priority seating)

Listing recognition on invitation and website

Complimentary Sustaining Membership to House of SpeakEasy

Invitation to annual Patrons’ cocktail party

($13,250 Tax Deductible)

INSPIRED SUPPORTER – $10,000

Table of 10 tickets for Dinner and Gala Performance

Listing recognition on invitation and website

Complimentary Sustaining Membership to House of SpeakEasy

Invitation to annual Patrons’ cocktail party

($8,250 Tax Deductible)

INVOLVED SUPPORTER – $5,000

Table of 10 tickets for Dinner and Gala Performance

Listing recognition on invitation and website

Invitation to annual Patrons’ cocktail party

($3,250 Tax Deductible)

PREMIUM TICKET – $1000

Ticket to Dinner and Gala Performance (priority seating)

Complimentary Sustaining Membership to House of SpeakEasy

Invitation to annual Patrons’ cocktail party

($825 Tax Deductible)

INDIVIDUAL TICKET – $500

Ticket to Dinner and Gala Performance

Invitation to annual Patrons’ cocktail party

($325 Tax Deductible)

SUPPORTER – $350

Ticket to Dinner and Gala performance

Bar stool & Restricted view tickets

($175 Tax Deductible)

I am unable to attend but would like to make a contribution

For further information & sponsorship opportunities, please contact Victoria Major at [email protected]
House of SpeakEasy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extend allowed by law.

COMMITTEE

Alison Berke
Veronica Bulgari & Stephan Haimo
Jonathan Burnham & Scott Rothkopf
Ariadne & Mario Calvo-Platero
Lea Carpenter
Nicholas DuBrul
David Ebershoff
Michael Friedman
Danielle Ganek
Susie Gilbert
Cathy Graham
Sarah Jones
Jamie Levitt
Carol Mack
Victoria Major & Ben Gore
Camille Massey
Michael J. Meehan, II
Susan Minot
Alexandra Munroe
Caroline & Patrick O’Hara
Gloria Pitagorsky
Daisy Prince & Hugh Chisholm
Salman Rushdie
Peggy Siegal
Gayfryd Steinberg & Michael Shnayerson
Amanda Vaill
Shelley Wanger & David Mortimer
Vicky Ward & Richard Cohen
Lucas Wittmann

Board of Directors

Harold Augenbraum
Jonathan Barton
Hugh Chisholm
Nicholas Dubrul
Amanda Foreman
Danielle Ganek
Camille Massey
Michael J. Meehan, II
Lucy Sykes
Uma Thurman
Elizabeth Wagley
Lucas Wittmann
Chairman

Gala Sponsors




House of SpeakEasy is dedicated to the idea that literature matters, and that the essence of literary culture is the relationship between writers and their readers. To foster that relationship, the Foundation seeks to: 1) Bring authors out from behind the book into direct contact with audiences; 2) Ensure that writers are compensated for their work and their time; 3) Stimulate the students, audiences, and writers of tomorrow by exposing them to the best writing of today.

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