April 14, 2022
Thursday, April 14, 2022
1101 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
- 5:30 pm - Reception
- 6:30 pm - Seated Dinner
- 8:00 pm - Award Presentation and Performance
- Dessert Reception after performance
Join us as we celebrate Arena Stage’s return to the theater! In addition to wonderful company and great food, the evening will feature an exclusive musical performance with television and Broadway star Kristolyn Lloyd and the presentation of the Beth Newburger Schwartz Award to Ambassador Melanne Verveer.
Ambassador Verveer was co-founder, Chair and Co-CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership, an international non-profit founded to invest in emerging women leaders. Her illustrious career includes many other highlights, such as her efforts as a founding partner at Seneca Point Global, her nomination by President Obama to be the first U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, and her service as U.S. Representative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women. She continues to champion women’s rights as the Executive Director of Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security, which seeks to enhance national and global security by documenting the crucial role women play in peace-building and security.
All proceeds support Arena Stage’s award-winning Artistic Productions and Community Engagement Programs.
Space is limited.
The Arena Stage Spring Benefit is presented by Daniel Korengold and Martha Dippell and .
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AMBASSADOR MELANNE VERVEER
In 2009, President Obama nominated Melanne Verveer to be the first U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. In that capacity, she worked with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to coordinate foreign policy issues and activities relating to the political, economic and social advancement of women, traveling to nearly sixty countries. She led efforts to integrate women’s rights and participation into U.S. foreign policy. President Obama also appointed Verveer to serve as U.S. Representative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
Kristolyn Lloyd is a Grammy and Emmy Award Winning Actress. Her directing credits include: Dainty (BOLD Festival, The Garden Workshop) Nick and The Prizefighter (Modern Works Festival), A Patriots Place (B-Street Theatre, BOLD Festival) Acting credits include Broadway; Dear Evan Hansen. Off Broadway; Confederates (Signature Theatre) Fairycakes (Greenwich House), Little Women (Primary Stages), Blue Ridge (Atlantic) Paradise Blue (Signature Theatre), Hamlet (The Public Theatre), Invisible Thread (Second Stage Theatre), Heathers The Musical (New World Stages), Cabin In The Sky (Encores City Center), Selected Regional; Paradise Blue (Williamstown), Witness Uganda (A.R.T.), Hairspray, Rent (Hollywood Bowl). TV includes: "Random Acts of Flyness" (HBO), Elementary, Madam Secretary" (CBS), "ER" (NBC) and "Lie to Me." (FOX) Kevin Can Wait (CBS).