Spring Benefit Update

Dear Board Members and Advisory Committee Members,

My name is Madeline Weinfield and I recently joined the PSA as the new Director of Development. I am thrilled to be here and am looking forward to meeting all of you before long. I have joined the PSA after working in fundraising for an international human rights organization and I am delighted to put my English degree to use!

During my first few weeks at PSA I have jumped into the planning of our Spring Benefit Dinner. From now until the Benefit on June 9th, I will be sending weekly updates on the planning process and fundraising efforts. The invitation is currently being printed and will be mailed out within the next few days. Although the official invitation has yet to go out, as of today we are expecting 153 people and we have already received/been pledged $105,850! Thank you so much to everyone who has already generously purchased tickets.

We are thrilled to announce that our honoree, Jenny Holzer, will be premiering her new installation at our Benefit. This presents a fantastic opportunity for us to attract people in the art world and members of the press. Please spread the word about this exciting news!

Please see below the current list of table purchasers and the Benefit Committee. Please reach out to me if you have questions about the Benefit. I look forward to being in touch!



Benefit Honorary Chairs
Anne Stringfield and Steve Martin

Benefit Chairs
Maxim Thorne
Wendy Williams
Catherine Woodard

Poetry Laureate
Laura and Robert Sillerman

Poetry in Motion
Cheim & Read

Diana and Frederick Elghanayan
Catherine Woodard and Nelson Blitz Jr.

Michael Boyd
Elizabeth Coleman and Bob Stroup
Jennifer Hatch and Judith Woodard--Christopher Street Financial
Ruth Kaplan and Kenneth Cavender
Geraldine Maxwell
Elise Paschen and Stuart Brainerd
Anna and Martin Rabinowitz
Ellen Rachlin
Melissa Salten and Richard Rothman
Josh Sapan
Patti Wheeler and Leo Hindery

Friends of Poetry Society of America
Allison Binns
Agnes Gunn

Benefit Committee
Meena Alexander
Jamie Bennett
Nancy and Ronald Feldman
Kate Gale
Sharon and Jay Garfinkel
Mary Stewart Hammond and Arthur Yorke Allen
Sharon H. Jacquet
Carol and George Minkoff
Jane Otto and Stephan Koplowitz
Marie Ponsot
Renée Price
Tara K. Reddi
Joan and Howard Rothman
Doris Sosin
Lucinda Watson
Susan S. and Robert B. Williams
Andrea Woodner