The Yaddo National Benefit

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Hosted by acclaimed actor Michael Potts, the evening will bring us together for cocktails outdoors with surprise guests and a live performance by Yaddo’s singer-songwriter Shaina Taub. Reserve early! To keep us all safe, this will be a smaller affair than our traditional Galas, with an intimate seated dinner open to an airy, verdant terrace. It’s our most important fundraiser of the year. Whether you can be there in person or in spirit, please consider becoming a sponsor of Art Saved Us, Let’s Save Art!—making so much possible for so many talented artists.  

Our dazzling lineup includes stars such as Steve Buscemi and Michael Urie, and Yaddo artists Jonathan Ames, Amitava Kumar, Alison Kobayashi, Boots Riley, and Doug Wright. Reserve your tickets now to help creative artists persevere, and to secure your spot! Seating will be strictly limited.

** Proof of vaccination is required for all guests.

2021 National Benefit Silent Auction

Don’t want to miss out? Just bid early! Please contact ­­Abigail Hebert at

Our Generous Supporters

Lead Sponsor 

Janice Y. K. Lee and Joseph Bae

Champion’s Circle

Stacie and Michael Arpey

Ann and Paul Chen



Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee

Patron’s Circle 

Mimi Brown

Bridget Fawcett

Amy and David J. Sorkin

Jill Viney


Karla Radke

Richard Howe


Zibby Owens

Matthew S. Santirocco

We extend thanks to generous event donor Glenfiddich, to all our auction contributors, and to our talented featured artists.

The Yaddo National Benefit is dedicated to supporting Yaddo, where emerging and established artists come to create works enjoyed by millions of people around the globe. Yaddo artists produced the books, music, films, television series, visual art and performances we all turn to for hope, humor and solace. Artists saved us, now they need saving!