04.27.2024 – MVHM&G Anniversaries Celebration Gala

04.27.2024 – MVHM&G Anniversaries Celebration Gala


The Colonial Dames of America is excited to announce a white-tie gala will be held Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the Colony Club in New York City, and will feature The Bob Hardwick Sound. This event is the first such gathering of the Society since 2019 and will mark the official kick-off of the yearlong MVHM&G Anniversaries Fundraising Campaign. All proceeds from the gala will benefit the campaign.

As part of the CDA Annual Weekend activities, the gala is more than a fundraiser. It is a celebration of our Society, of all that we mean to each other, all we have accomplished in the past, and all we hope to accomplish together in the future. We hope that you will join us for this special evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, and fun.

If you are unable to attend, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Anniversaries Fundraising Campaign. Contributions of $475 and greater will be recognized in the gala program. Chapters or individuals wishing to support the gala may want to consider underwriting a portion of the festivities. Please email gala chairman Anna Rich at [email protected] to learn more about underwriting opportunities.


Gala Ticket Levels

Centennial Benefactor: $15,000

  • Table for 10, recognition in all printed materials, premium seating


Benefactor: $1,500

  • One ticket, recognition in all printed materials, premium seating


Patron: $1,000

  • One ticket, recognition in all printed materials, preferred seating


Supporter: $750

  • One ticket, recognition in gala program, preferred seating


Friend: $475

  • One ticket


Junior Dame: $375

  • One ticket, two ticket maximum per Junior Dame



Please note: For recognition in the event program, ticket purchases, donations, and pledges MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 10, 2024


Click Here to Purchase Tickets Online


To purchase tickets by check: Please download and fill out this form to mail with your check. Mail to:

Colonial Dames of America

417 East 61st Street

New York, NY 10065


**We STRONGLY RECOMMEND emailing Jack at [email protected] to let the office know your registration is on the way so that, in the event of a postal delay, Centennial Benefactors, Benefactors, Patrons, Supporters, Donors, and Underwriters may still be recognized in the event program.**


The tax-deductible portion of each ticket purchased will be any amount over $200.


MVHM&G Anniversaries Celebrations Committee

Brantley Knowles, Honorary Chairman

Anna Rich, Chairman

Renee Anderson

Ashley Bernhard

Katherine Johnson

Angela Masand


Thank you to those who already donated.


Brantley & Peter Knowles

Rebecca & Stephen Madsen



Laurie & Thomas Aldinger

Renee & Sumner Anderson

Evelyn Aucoin

Jane Campbell

Chapter XXIV-Atlanta

Kathi Hobbs Chulick

Jennifer Wallace Dobbs & Bill Dobbs

Anne Farley & Peter C. Hein

Ashley & Steven Ganz

Sharon Hare

Pegi Karsner Ivancevich

Ann Robinson King

Angela & Prakash Masand

Anne & Charles Nemetz

Sandra Pearl

Pamela Pate

Laura Dean Ramsay

Anna & David Rich

Dianne Alley Robinson

Cynthia Smith Speake

Kathleen Elizabeth Springhorn

Judy Grace Howell Taylor

Rachel & Grant Tribble



Ashley & Jason Bernhard

Mary Lynne Bird

Leigh Chapman Harman

Katherine Ann Johnson

Elbrun & Peter Kimmelman

Melissa Gaffney

Susan Trau Johnson

Suzanne Atkinson Lake

Louella Jane Mitakides

Elaine Oldham

Lisa Pennington & David Furlow

Terry L. Rakolta

Priscilla Bruce Roberts

Kathryn Elizabeth Turnage

Bee Tilney

Sharon & Jaan Vaino



Catherine & Robert Brawer

Deborah & Mark Kopinski

Melissa Levesque

Amy & Ronald Rickman

Rebecca Rogers

Alexandra & Louis Rose

Franklin Stone Wenk & David Wenk




Suzanne Boone Katz

Chapter XXXVIII-Santa Barbara

Chapter XIV-Chicago

Chapter XXXIII-Georgia Piedmont

Suzie Walters




Ashley & Jason Bernhard

Pegi Karsner Ivancevich

Anna & David Rich



Donated by Pegi Karsner Ivancevich in honor of Past Presidents General Mrs. Henry P. Loomis, Mrs. William Warner Hoppin and Mrs. Robert C. Evans, Jr. for their vision in the acquisition, preservation and development of the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden

* Donor list as of April 10, 2024