Notables from the business, government, philanthropy and entertainment industries unite each spring for the Ford’s Theatre Annual Gala, an exclusive weekend of events.

While offering you a chance to experience the best of Washington, the Ford’s Theatre Annual Gala helps to ensure that generations, both current and future, will find inspiration and encouragement in the legacy of Abraham Lincoln.

As one of Washington’s premier weekends, the Gala provides critical funding to support our artistic performances, arts education programs and outreach initiatives available throughout the year to students and families across the country.

Join us for an unforgettable celebration.

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Celebrating 35 Years of the Lincoln Medal

The presentation of the Ford’s Theatre Lincoln Medal is a highlight of the annual gala performance. The Lincoln Medal is presented to individuals who, through their body of work, accomplishments or personal attributes, exemplify the lasting legacy and character embodied by President Lincoln. Past recipients have included: Dr. Maya Angelou, Julie Andrews, Morgan Freeman, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Hon. John Lewis and Elie Wiesel.