‘Campaign for Wolf Trap: Our Next Chapter’ Raises $75 million

By Afton Wooten

Photo credit: Abe Landes

The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announced its “Campaign for Wolf Trap: Our Next Chapter,” raised $75 million at its conclusion.

At the Wolf Trap Ball held on Sept. 23, Hillary Baltimore and Karen Schaufeld the Wolf Trap Ball and Campaign Co-Chairs announced that the campaign overshot its original goal of $50 million with the unexpected final total. Arvind Manocha, President & CEO of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts said in a press release, “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.”

The initiative began two years prior marking Wolf Trap’s 50th anniversary, with the aforementioned goal for “capital projects and endowment to strengthen Wolf Trap for its artists, audiences, and visitors.” This achievement marks the most successful single fundraising initiative in Wolf Trap’s 52-year history.

Soprano and Wolf Trap alum Shannon Jennings (pictured) opened the ball with a medley of “America the Beautiful,” “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee,” and the National Anthem arranged by Dan Brown.