2020 Pell Awards Gala postponed
Originally scheduled for June 8, 2020. New date to be announced.
Co-Chaired by: Kibbe & Tom Reilly and Richard & Sharon Jenkins
The Pell Awards Gala celebrates national and local excellence in the arts. Guests will enjoy mixing and mingling with artists, business, political, and social leaders; dinner by Russell Morin Fine Catering; and unforgettable moments as the theater honors individuals who are committed to bettering the world through art. All proceeds benefit artistic programming at Trinity Rep.
2020 Pell Award Recipients
Suzanne Magaziner, Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts
Trudy Coxe, Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts
Barnaby Evans, Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts
Marta V. Martínez, Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts
Lifetime Achievement Award recipients will be announced at a later date.
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
Indigo Girls (Amy Ray & Emily Saliers)
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
Deloris Davis Grant
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