Variations: The Yaddo Benefit
This past May, we celebrated Yaddo artists and their incredible contribution to our cultural life at a series of wonderful private dinners across the nation. Our thanks to all of our generous hosts Patricia Towers, Joseph Keckler, John Kelly, Janice Lee and Joe Bae, Margaret Sundell, Katherine Rosman and Joseph Ehrlich, Joseph and Anya Stiglitz, Susan Unterberg, A.M. Homes, Clara Bingham, Gail Gregg, Ambassador Peter Wittig and Huberta von-Voss Wittig, Mike and Stacie Arpey, Ann and Paul Chen, Meredith Maran and to our inspired artist guests of honor Jennifer Egan, André Aciman, Carol Lipnik, Mike Albo, Gary Shteyngart, Jay McInerney, James Hannaham, Dan Barber, Adam Platt, Ayad Akhtar, Lisa Cortés, Jay Wadley, Thomas Beller, Tarik O’Regan, Molly Haskell, Gish Jen, Lynn Freed, and Susan Orlean. And, of course, thank you to our sponsors and supporters for your generosity.
We hear one thing over and over again from writers and artists at Yaddo: It’s harder than ever to maintain focus and fall into the imaginative space required to produce extraordinary work. Poets, novelists, nonfiction writers, composers, filmmakers, visual artists and performing artists alike have told us that now, more than ever, the sanctuary of Yaddo is essential to them. The power of art and literature to help us make sense of our world has never been more evident or more urgently in need of support.
Special Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors: