RITA GOLDBERG has been a longtime supporter of The Lark and a Trustee since 2003. In 2015, she was recognized for her generosity by the naming of a flagship program in her honor: The Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop Program. Her love of theater and dramatic writing began when she was a Hunter College student enthralled with the work of Eugene O’Neill. After getting married and raising four children - Andrew, Suzan, Josh and Mitchell - she embarked on a 25-year career as an independent education counselor for at-risk children and founding member of Independent Educational Consultants Association and its regional division. Because of her passion for theater and dramatic writing, Rita and her husband Burton established the Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Rita and Burton Goldberg MFA in Playwriting at Hunter College. She has followed The Lark’s growth from its infancy and supported its progress through her patronage.