Trinity Rep’s 2019 Pell Awards Gala
Join Rhode Island’s Tony Award-winning theater for a celebration of the impact and importance of the arts in our lives.
Monday, June 3, 2019
VIP Reception: 6:00pm | Dinner: 7:15 pm | Ceremony: 8:15 pm
WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley St., Providence, Rhode Island
Co-chaired by Sally Lapides & Art Solomon and Alison & Larry Eichler
Catered by Russell Morin Fine Catering (event menu here)
creative black tie – view a PDF of the event invitation here
The 2019 Pell Award honorees are…
Indigo Girls, Amy Ray & Emily Saliers, Grammy Award-winning folk rock duo, Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts
Valerie Tutson, executive director of Rhode Island Black Storytellers, Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts
Rosanne Somerson, president of Rhode Island School of Design, Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts
Deloris Davis Grant, educator at Central Falls High School, Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts
Learn more about the 2019 local honorees here.
Read more about the Lifetime Award recipients, the Indigo Girls, here.
Tickets, Sponsorships & Ads
Click here to purchase tickets, sponsor, or advertise in the 2019 Pell Awards gala program book. To purchase tickets by phone, call David Azulay, manager of VIP services & special events, at (401) 453-9237.
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 sponsor inquiries.
Proceeds benefit artistic programs at Trinity Rep.
co-chairs: Alison & Larry Eichler and Sally Lapides & Art Solomon
honorary co-chairs: Clay Pell, Nick & Annie Pell, Tripler Pell & Tawfik Hammoud, Christina Neal Pell, and Eames Yates, Jr.
committee: Charlene Carpenzano; Buff Chace; Johnnie Chace; Liz Chace; John Chan; Joseph Chazan & Vicki Veh; Ann Marie Clarkson; Joan Countryman; Jim DeRentis & Brett Smiley; Martha Douglas-Osmundson; Joe & Sally Dowling; Jon & Julie Duffy; Rebecca Gibel; Phil Gould & Athena Poppas; John & Yvette Harpootian; Laura Harris; Janet Hasson; Mayer & Judy Levitt; Joe Madden; Suzanne & Ira Magaziner; Ronald C. Markoff & Karen Triedman; Heidi Keller Moon; Paul & Jean Moran; Timothy Philbrick; Myrna & Hershey Rosen; Barbara & Larry Schoenfeld; Gretchen Dow Simpson & James Baird; Alec Stais & Elissa Burke; Judith Lynn Stillman; Mindy & Stanley Wachtenheim; and Toots Zynsky
honorary committee: Kate Burton; Len Cabral; Jeannine Chartier; Congressman David Cicilline; Curt Columbus & Nate Watson; Michael Corrente; Ruth Dealy; P. William Hutchinson & Jeri McElroy; Richard & Sharon Jenkins; Congressman James Langevin; Brooke & Eugene Lee; Mary McDonnell; Tom Parrish; Bernadet V. & Ricardo Pitts-Wiley; Senator Jack Reed; Rose Weaver; George Wein; and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
as of 5/17/19
Producers: Brown University; IGT; Jonathan & Maya Nelson; Stenhouse Consulting
VIP Reception Sponsor: The Providence Real Estate Guy
Directors: Adler Pollock & Sheehan; Alison & Larry Eichler; Gilbane; Hayes & Sherry; Hinckley Allen; Sara Shea McConnell; The Murray Family Charitable Foundation; Navigant Credit Union; Sayles Livingston Design; Residential Properties LTD; Barbara & Larry Schoenfeld; Textron
Supporters: Buff Chace; Liz Chace; CVS Health; John & Yvette Harpootian; Suzanne & Ira C. Magaziner; Grandchildren of Claiborne & Nuala Pell; Starkweather & Shepley
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