Since its inception in 1970 by The Honorable C. William Verity, Jr., the Board of Governors has celebrated the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and supported the exploration of the American experience through theatre and education. Today, under the leadership of its inaugural Chairman, Maria Pica Karp of Chevron, the Board of Governors comprises 80 corporations and associations who support and advance the mission of Ford's Theatre through a variety of activities, including production underwriting, education program underwriting and general operating support.

Board of Governors Membership Levels
  • Executive Chairman’s Circle: $250,000+
  • Chairman’s Circle: $150,000
  • Vice Chairman’s Circle: $100,000
  • President's Circle: $75,000
  • Vice President's Circle: $50,000
  • Director’s Circle: $25,000
  • Associate Members: $10,000

We thank our Board of Governors members for their commitment to this living memorial and historic theatre, and invite you to join us today. For more information, please contact Aubrie Willaert, Associate Director of Development for Corporate Relations, at (202) 639-1587 or awillaert@fords.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We will work closely with you to develop a tailored sponsorship package with access, recognition and hospitality benefits to meet your company’s needs.

Current Board of Governors

We appreciate our Board of Governors members. Together, they help support the historic theatre and carry on Lincoln’s legacy and love of theatre.