Trinity Rep’s 2019 Pell Awards Gala
Join Rhode Island’s Tony Award-winning theater for a black-tie gala full of fun, festive, and unforgettable moments. Proceeds benefit artistic programs at Trinity Rep.
Monday, June 3, 2019
VIP Reception: 6:00pm | Ceremony and Dinner Reception: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley St., Providence, Rhode Island
Co-chaired by Sally Lapides & Art Solomon and Alison & Larry Eichler
Valerie Tutson, Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts
Rosanne Somerson, Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts
Deloris Davis Grant, Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts
Learn more about our local honorees here.
Additional honorees will be announced soon!
Tickets, Sponsorships & Ads
Click here to read more information about 2019 Pell Awards sponsorship, ticket, and advertising opportunities. Contact Jen Canole, director of development, at (401) 453-9234 or email@example.com with inquiries.
About the Pell Awards
Trinity Rep established the Pell Awards in 1997 to honor artists whose artistic careers exemplify the values of Senator Claiborne Pell, one of the principal founders of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Pell Awards honor Senator Claiborne Pell and recognize artistic excellence in Rhode Island, the New England region and nationally. Throughout his life, Senator Pell worked to support the arts and provide new opportunities for artists. He sponsored the landmark legislation that established the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities in 1965 and chaired the Senate Education and Arts subcommittee. The Pell Awards’ criteria include excellence in the artist’s chosen field, work that significantly advances the art form and contribution to the betterment of the community and the world at large through artistic presence and community service.
All proceeds from the Pell Awards Gala benefit artistic programming at Trinity Rep.
For more information, contact Jen Canole, director of development, at (401) 453-9234 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts
Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis
Oskar & Laurie Eustis
Richard & Sharon Jenkins
Pell Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts
Trinity Rep Resident Acting Company
New England Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts
Pell Award/Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in/to the Arts
Elizabeth Z. Chace
Mayor Vincent A. Cianci, Jr.
Joe & Sally Dowling
Mary Paula Hunter
P. William Hutchinson
Jane S. Nelson
Elaine Foster Perry
Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in Arts Education
Ruth J. Simmons
Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts
Joseph A. Chazan M.D.
Mihailo “Misha” Djuric
Senator Claiborne Pell
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
J.L. “Lynn” Singleton
Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts
Umberto “Bert” Crenca
Ruth Frisch Dealy
Dorothy Jungels & the Everett Dance Theatre
Thomas Sgouros, Sr.
Gretchen Dow Simpson
Judith Lynn Stillman
Chris Van Allsburg
Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop