The Yaddo National Benefit

Don’t miss our fall party downtown at the Bowery Hotel! Join Laurie Anderson, Willem Dafoe, Sylver Wallace, other superb artists and major benefactors at our National Benefit on October 18 to celebrate the comeback of the arts. Become a sponsor now, and receive invitations to exclusive talks with established artists and rising stars in the vanguard of culture today. Sponsorships start at $7500 and offer an array of benefits to thank you for supporting the arts. Please contact Lisa Dierbeck, Director of Development at to secure your table at our much-anticipated National Benefit!

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.

Willem Dafoe is an Oscar-nominated film, stage and voice actor, and a founding member of the experimental theatre company The Wooster Group. Named “one of the greatest actors of the 21st century” by The New York Times, Dafoe has made over 100 films in his expansive career. His most recent films include The Northman, French Dispatch, The Lighthouse, The Florida Project, Spider-Man: No Way Home and At Eternity’s Gate.

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.

Our Generous 2022 Sponsors

Janice Y.K. Lee and Joseph Bae


Jill Viney


Ann and Paul Chen


Kevin Kimberlin

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

Susan Brynteson

Matthew Santirocco