Goodman Theatre "No-Gala" Gala

We respectfully request your absence.

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented acts. As such, we are introducing a new format for our major annual fundraiser, originally scheduled for May 16, that doesn’t require a new dress or tuxedo—only your generous support! With the decision to hold a fictitious party, we’re prioritizing the health and safety of our Goodman family and wider community while engaging those who wish to support Chicago’s flagship not-for-profit theater in a time of need.

Your support is essential—and especially meaningful, because 100% of your gift is a tax-deductible contribution that supports the Goodman’s GoodWork Education and Engagement programs. Your generous contribution directly impacts our students, even during the current circumstances, and we will continue to recognize you on our website and in a future Playbill program.

We have always been proud to offer our Education and Engagement programs free of charge; to do that, we rely on your generosity. In a time of uncharted territory for the arts and education, your support means the world to us and our students.

Thank you again for your generous support of the Goodman Theatre’s “No-Gala” Gala.


Robert Falls
Artistic Director

Roche Schulfer
Executive Director

David W. Fox, Jr.
Chairman, Board of Trustees

Jeffrey W. Hesse
Chair Elect/Vice Chair - Treasurer, Board of Trustees

Joan E. Clifford
Benefit Events Leadership Chair
Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees

Denise Stefan Ginascol
President, Women's Board

Megan McCarthy Hayes
President, Scenemakers Board

Diane Landgen
Nina Owen
Gala Co-Chairs



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