The Yaddo National Benefit

Thank you so much for attending the Yaddo National Benefit last night. Hosted by NPR favorite Mo Rocca, the evening featured an electrifying live performance by Sylver Wallace, Matthew Dean Marsh and Josh Henderson.

We would like to express deepest appreciation to our phenomenal sponsors and contributing artists:

Janice Y.K. Lee and Joseph Bae


Jill Viney


Ann and Paul Chen


Kevin Kimberlin

Daniel Ganek

Terry and Bob Lindsay

Stacie and Michael Arpey

Dow Jones & Wall Street Journal

Marilynn and Willis Goldsmith

Genie and Donald Rice

Elaina Richardson and Isam Salah

Amy and David Sorkin

Candace Weir

Nanar and Anthony Yoseloff

Susan Brynteson

Matthew Santirocco

Margaret Sundell

Laurie Anderson

Rosanna Bruno

Negin Farsad

James Hannaham

Daniel and Patrick Lazour

Mo Rocca

James Siena

Sylver Wallace

Douglas Wright

Photo by Ebru Yildiz

Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most renowned – and daring – creative pioneers. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations, she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist. A recipient of the Yaddo Artist Medal, Anderson is a beloved icon.

CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Maurice Alberto Rocca is a noted writer, humorist, actor and producer.  He has appeared in theater and film as well as on The Daily Show, Larry King Live, Law and Order and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  Mr. Rocca hosts the CBS News podcast Mobituaries and is featured regularly on National Public Radio’s quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!  He hosts My Grandmother’s Ravioli on the Cooking Channel and is the author of two books, Mobituaries and All the Presidents’ Pets: The Story of One Reporter Who Refused to Roll Over

Photo by Johnny Panga

Sylver Wallace is a critically acclaimed vocalist, scholar and interdisciplinary Yaddo artist. Her multifaceted work has been featured nationally at Lincoln Center, The Public Theater and American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, among others.