On Saturday, November 13, 2021, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts celebrated its 23rd Annual Bacchanal Wine Gala and Auction.

To our sponsors, ticket buyers, committee, and guests, thank you for your support! On behalf of the entire Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts community, we hope you enjoyed a magical night of feasting and celebration. Your support of Bacchanal gives our talented student artists the gift of a lifetime: a PAFA education.


Bacchanal is the only premier wine event in the Philadelphia region, and it is PAFA's largest fundraiser, bringing in over $500,000 annually. Since the event's inception, Bacchanal has raised over $9 million to support student scholarships.

This year, we were pleased to recognize Mark and Madeleine Douglas as this year's philanthropist honorees. Mark has served on the Board of Trustees since 2016.  He and Madeleine have been supporters and friends of PAFA since 2014 when they attended their first Bacchanal gala. Significant support from Madeleine and Mark over the last 7 years has made it possible for many current students and graduates to become accomplished artists throughout the world. During the program, guests also honored PAFA alumnus Arcmanoro Niles (BFA ’13), the recipient of this year's artist award.

The evening included specialty wine tasting, a gourmet menu by celebrity chef Rolando Beramendi, and silent and live auctions.

All proceeds from this evening support PAFA’s student scholarships. With your help, PAFA students will return to their Philadelphia classrooms and studios with newfound creative energy, making the most of world-class art education and emerging as a new generation of talented artists. We hope you will raise a glass with us at Bacchanal 2021.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tina DiSciullo-Acker, Manager of Development Events, at or 215-972-2103.


Presenting Sponsor

Sponsor logos for the 2021 Bacchanal Wine Gala and Auction.

Diamond Sponsor




FMC Logo


Quaker Houghton Logo

Bill and Rosemary Hankowsky

Anne E. McCollum

Hank and June Smith


Platinum Sponsor

PFM Logo


Julia and David Fleischner

Emily and Mike Cavanagh

Gold Sponsor





Silver Sponsor

Wilm Trust Logo


Linda Aversa-Caldwell and Donald R. Caldwell

Brittany and Alexander Cook

Jonathan Hirsch

Additional Support


Aliya and Reginald Browne


AgileCat Logo


IBX Logo


Phila Style






23rd Annual Bacchanal Wine Gala & Auction Committee

Jim and Katharine Link, Co-chairs

Rosemary Hankowsky

Carolyn B. Nagy

Jonathan Hirsch, Co-Chair

William P. Hankowsky

Brad Richards

Jamie Biddle

Dorothy Mather Ix

Bryan Rishforth

Kristin Biddle

Raymond E. Ix, Jr.

Vesna T. Sacks

Sapna Bhatt

Rosemary B. King

Howard J. Sacks

Linda Aversa-Caldwell

LeeAnn Kress

Arlen R. Shenkman

Donald R. Caldwell

Andrew Kress

Stephen G. Somkuti

Emily A. Cavanagh

Anne E. McCollum

John Toates

Brittany Cook

Veronica McKee

Robert Clark Williams, Jr.


John Miller

Sabrina Williams

Sponsors and committee list as of (11/13/21)



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