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
Ann and Paul Chen
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
Nanar and Anthony Yoseloff
Daniel and Patrick Lazour
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.
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.