Annual Gala

The Phillips Collection

Support the Phillips Education Programs

The Annual Gala raises critical resources for the museum’s award-winning educational programs that forward K-12 education reform, art and wellness, and lifelong learning in the Washington, DC, community, across the country, and globally.

Join us for the 2018 Phillips Annual Gala on May 4, 2018
Marks Made: Ancestral Lands under Australian Skies


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2018 Annual Gala supporters

His Excellency the Honorable Joe Hockey, Australian Ambassador to the United States,
and Ms. Melissa Babbage
Kay and Sonny Kapoor
GALA HOnorees
Debra and Dennis Scholl
congressional honorees
The Honorable Roy Blunt
The Honorable Ed Markey
GALA HOnorary chair
Mirella Levinas
Presenting sponsor of Marking the Infinite & Gala Co-Chair
Chevron | Maria Pica Karp
GALA committee
Lisa Barry
Marcy Cohen 
Barbara Hall
Barbara Hawthorn
Lori Jenkins
Jessica Marventano
John Mason
The Honorable Ann Stock 
Kay and Sonny Kapoor
Altria Group
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Chevron | Maria Pica Karp
Lockheed Martin Corporation | Nancy Ziuzin Schlegel
University of Maryland
George Vradenburg and the Vradenburg Foundation
Julie and Jon Garcia | Lisa Barry and James Gale
iHeartMedia, Inc. | Jessica Marventano
Total Wine & More
Arent Fox LLP and JM Zell Partners, LTD
Capital One Bank | George Swygert and Lori Jenkins
Kiddar Capital | Todd Hitt
Occidental Petroleum
Dr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Paul
Embassy of the State of Qatar
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Rutherfoord, Jr.
Mildred B. Smith, PhD
Andrea and Steve Strawn
Wardman Tower
WC Smith


The Phillips Collection and the Embassy of Australia invite you to the 2018 Contemporaries Bash: Bondi Beach on May 4.

Inspired by Sydney’s world-famous beach, the 2018 Contemporaries Bash brings the Australian waterfront city’s surf culture to Dock 5 in one sensational night of cocktails, music, food, fashion, and dancing. Come connect with The Phillips Collection’s dynamic community of art-lovers, creative thinkers, and philanthropists.

More information on the 2018 Contemporaries Bash.