Michael Klein

Michael Klein

Aspen Institute Trustee , Board of Trustees, Shakespeare Theatre Company

Michael Klein joined the Shakespeare Theatre Company Board of Trustees in 2007. He and his wife, Joan Fabry, have been loyal subscribers and patrons of the Company since the late 1990s. In 2004, they made a major commitment to the Campaign for the Harman Center, providing essential early support needed to give momentum for major fundraising campaigns. The following year, they were the principal underwriters of the Company’s tour to Aspen, Colorado, and in 2006, they provided a significant financial guarantee to complete the final phase of financing for the construction of Sidney Harman Hall. Last year, Mr. Klein started the Artistic Leadership Fund and made a challenge grant to jumpstart it; the fund provides annual support for the Company’s ambitious programming. Mr. Klein also serves as: chairman of the board of CoStar Group, Inc., a public company that he cofounded; chairman of the board of Zenith Gallery, Inc.; vice chairman of the board of Perini Corporation; lead director of SRA, International; and director and co-owner of Astar Air Cargo, Inc. Mr. Klein co-founded the public interest Sunlight Foundation, and serves as its chairman. He is also director of the American Himalayan Foundation; a trustee of the University of Miami; a member of the Committee on University Resources for Harvard University; and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Law School.  Past positions include president of the PEN Faulkner Foundation and partner with Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering (now Wilmer Hale).