Dick Cavett to Receive "Spirit of Katharine Hepburn" Award

Old Saybrook, CT (May 20, 2016) – Legendary interviewer and author Dick Cavett has been chosen to receive the inaugural Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award. The award, given by the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, will be bestowed yearly upon an individual who embodies the spirit, independence, and character of the legendary actress. Dick Cavett Katharine Hepburn

The award itself is a graceful statuette sculpted in the likeness of Katharine Hepburn by Kimberly Monson, an artist and faculty member of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.  It will be presented to Cavett at the organization’s annual Summer Gala on Saturday August 27th.

Cavett is best known for his eponymous talk show “The Dick Cavett Show,” and his in-depth and sophisticated interviews with fascinating people. His television program boasts one of the most famous conversations with Katharine Hepburn, who rarely agreed to interviews.

The August 27th Gala will take place on the historic Old Saybrook Town Green. The event begins at 6 pm with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails under the tent.  Dinner and dessert will be complemented by live and silent auctions as well as remarks celebrating Mr. Cavett and another tremendous year of arts and culture at “The Kate.“ The Eturnity Band, which headlined Time Magazine’s 75th anniversary at Radio City Music Hall, will then turn the party up a notch, filling the dance floor with current tunes and crowd favorites.  Dancers/instructors from the Arthur Murray Dance School will perform and join the party.

Numerous sponsorship levels are available, which include a variety of benefits and visibility. The event’s top Partner Sponsor may participate in the awarding of the Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award to Dick Cavett among other great benefits.  Executive Producer Sponsors receive preferred seating for 10, branding on various printed and web materials, and an ad in the program.  Presenter Sponsors receive 4 tickets, branding on various printed and web materials, and an ad in the program.  Producer Sponsors receive 2 tickets with preferred seating, branding on various printed and web materials, and an ad in the program.  Director Sponsors receive branding on various printed and web materials, and an ad in the program. 

Visit http://thekate.org/events/2016KateGala/ for sponsorship details or to purchase tickets.  For more information contact Dana Foster at dana.foster@thekate.org

About the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center is a non-profit performing arts organization located in an historic theatre/town hall on Main Street in Old Saybrook. Originally opened in 1911 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Center has been renovated with public funds from the Town of Old Saybrook and donations raised by the Trustees of the Center. It includes a 250-seat theatre and a small museum honoring Katharine Hepburn, Old Saybrook’s most celebrated resident. As befits an organization born of such a public/private partnership, programming is eclectic, offering something for all ages and income levels on the Connecticut shore and in the lower river valley.