Wolf Trap Foundation Raises $75 Million; Announced at Ball 

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announced the conclusion of the Campaign for Wolf Trap: Our Next Chapter on Sept. 23 at the Wolf Trap Ball. Inspired by its 50th anniversary, the Campaign went public two years ago with a goal of $50 million for capital projects and endowment to strengthen Wolf Trap for its artists, audiences, and visitors. At the black-tie event, Wolf Trap Ball and Campaign Co-Chairs Hillary Baltimore and Karen Schaufeld announced that the Campaign raised an unprecedented $75 million. The achievement marks the most successful single fundraising initiative in Wolf Trap’s 52-year history. Funds raised through the Campaign will help ensure that Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts continues its mission for generations to come.

“This past weekend, we celebrated the conclusion of an amazing season and a historic period of philanthropic investment,” said Arvind Manocha, president & CEO of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. “The Campaign for Wolf Trap, Our Next Chapter—the largest initiative Wolf Trap has ever undertaken—raised $75 million in donations, and we have immense gratitude for the more than 2,500 donors who stepped forward during this milestone campaign to ensure Wolf Trap is forever.”

Nearly 800 guests celebrated the end of Wolf Trap’s summer season and the historic fundraising achievement at the 2023 Wolf Trap Ball, held onstage at the Filene Center. The theme for this year’s celebration was “The Golden Hour,” inspired by the magical pre-concert moment when the sun sets over the Filene Center.


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