On February 12, 2015 the Apollo held its fifth annual Dining with the Divas luncheon, celebrating extraordinary women. This was our most successful luncheon to date and we truly appreciate all of the Divas who generously supported this event.

Thank you to our incredible luncheon speakers: film and television producer Debra Martin Chase; Lisa Garcia Quiroz, President, Time Warner Foundation and Senior Vice President at Time Warner Inc., Chief Diversity Officer; and actress Tamara Tunie of NBC’s Law and Order SVU, for joining us and sharing their inspiring words of wisdom.

We are so grateful for the Dining with the Divas Co-Chairs Michelle Gadsden-Williams, Carolyn Minick Mason, and Jacqueline Nickelberry, and to our Host Committee, Joannie Danielides, Joan Haffenreffer, Rita Jammet, and Adrienne Johnson. Their time and dedication were instrumental to the success of the luncheon.

For more information about this event and how you can support the Apollo’s world-class performances, innovative education initiatives, and community programs, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support:





Catering by Great Performances
Champagne by La Caravelle
Desserts by Magnolia Bakery
Event Design by Ferrell-Brown Design


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