August 1, 2020

celebrating inclusion

Alicia Walter


Paul Cassidy, Bibhu Mohapatra, Bobby Beard

On August 1, 2020, Shaker Museum will hold its first ever virtual Annual Benefit Gala. The theme of this year’s Gala is inclusion, and the Museum’s honorees, Lacey Schwartz Delgado and Alan Cumming, are individuals whose work embodies and promotes inclusion.

The event will unite numerous supporters of the Shaker Museum in a shared online experience that will include entertainment, remarks from the honorees, and a dance party hosted by Alan Cumming’s Club Cumming in New York City via Instagram Live. The gala is the Museum’s largest annual fundraising event and is critical to the Shaker Museum’s ability to continue to fulfill its mission to tell the story of the Shakers, including their furniture and architecture as well as their values of inclusion, innovation, integrity, and conviction. Read more in the press release


Please join us in celebrating inclusion with our first ever virtual benefit gala. We encourage all to join us, regardless of ability to pay.

Zoom Cocktail Reception | 6:00 PM

Virtual Benefit Gala | 6:30 PM

DJ Dance Party Live from Club Cumming | 8:00 PM


with special appearances by:

The Magnetic Fields

Bright Light Bright Light

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Glenn A. Sims

and more


Honoring Lacey Schwartz Delgado and Alan Cumming, individuals whose work embodies and promotes inclusion.



Kathy Weiser, Chair

Bobby Beard

Tracy Brown

John Campbell

Paul Cassidy

Jonathan Kitt

Suzanne Werner



All Benefit Committee members will be listed in the event program unless otherwise requested. Additionally, Benefit Committee members will receive premium access to the Zoom Cocktail Reception and the Simple Gifts care package, sent to donors at the Individual Supporter level or above with addresses in the continental United States.

I/We will be able to attend the virtual gala to support the work of the museum, but I/we cannot make a donation at this time.

I/We would like to make a donation to support the work of the museum.



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