2024 SHINE! Gala

The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts

This event has concluded. Thank you for your support of Celebrity Series of Boston!

The 2024 SHINE! Gala on Saturday, April 27th celebrated the power of the performing arts to unite, delight, and inspire our communities, the future of live performance, and Celebrity Series of Boston’s contributions to the Greater Boston cultural experience. The event was co-chaired by Nathan & Jacqueline Kono and Drs. Margaret & Michael Simon.

Celebrity Series of Boston thanks all of our attendees and supporters for their generous support of the SHINE! Gala, listed below.

Friday, May 2, 2025

Thank you to our 2024 SHINE! Gala Supporters

Anonymous (13); AAFCPAs; Akiba Abaka; John Alam & Sylvie Gregoire; Dorothy Altman Weber; Jill & David Altshuler; In honor of The Altshuler Family; Jacquie & Stuart Arbuckle; AVFX; Liliana & Hillel Bachrach; Gary Bailey, DHL, MSW, ACSW; Paula & Peter Bentinck-Smith; BioStrategics Consulting and Michael & Brenda Silverman; Ann Bitetti; Dr. Cheryl Blanchard & Mr. Ramsey Railsback; Jessica & Marc Blaustein; Amy & Joshua Boger; Emily Borababy & Adam Einhorn; George Borababy & Sharon Zarozny; Boston Common Asset Management; Jeff & Alicia Bowman; Sara & Matt Brookner; Karen Brown & Michael Plum; Stephanie L. Brown; Courtney Burke & Benjamin Summers; C. Butts; Adrianne & Michael Canning; In memory of Elizabeth Casey; The Catered Affair; Joanne & Larry Cheng; Denella Clark; Heather Clark & Jeremy Bellion; The Clarke Family; Debra & Joseph Corrado; Jolyon Cowan & Vanessa Trien; Tom & Lisa Croswell in honor of Joshua & Amy Boger; William Curry & Rebecca Nordhaus; David Czesniuk; Amy & Ethan d'Ablemont Burnes; In honor of Amy & Ethan d’Ablemont Burnes; Jeanna Disney & Sohail Nasir; Anne Doremus; Anne & Gary Dunning; Margaret Eagle; Ken Field; Gail Flatto; Mark & Judy Fleming; Jeffrey Flier & Eleftheria Maratos-Flier; Angela Grace Flores; Joe & Leslie Foley; Susan Y. Friedman & Norm Appel; Alexandra Fuchs & Gideon Argov; Ric Fulop & Jane Chen-Fulop; Kathleen & Chris Gaffney; Rosalind Gorin & Matthew Budd; Garth & Lindsay Greimann; Teri Groome & Paul Belanger; Ryan Gunther; Kevin & Luisa Harris; Stephen Harrison & Tomas Kirchhausen; Paul & Kay Hartung; Randolph Hawthorne & Carliss Baldwin; Dr. Joan Helpern Goldberg; Laura Henderson; Yvette & Lawrence Hochberg; Andrea & Fred Hoff; Holly & Charles Housman; Ilisa Hurowitz & Nicholas Alexander; Heidi Hutton; Virginia & Eric Jacobsen; Maurice Peter Joffe; Sakurako Kanemitsu; Roberta & Steven Keenholtz in honor of Michael & Brenda Silverman; Rachel V. Kemp; Lisa Kirk Colburn; Anna & Peter Kolchinsky; Julia Kono; Nathan & Jacqueline Kono; Sophie Kornowski; Zuzanna Kozicka; Kate & Tom Kush; Dr. John & Randi Lapidus; Stephen Leonard; Julia LeStrange Stern; Becky & Mark Levin; Lydia Light; The Lina Fund; Valeria Lowe-Barehmi; Joelle Lurie; Dr. Ivana Magovčević-Liebisch & Lars Liebisch; Jenny & Kendra Margulies; Matt Martin; Jim McGuire & Stephen Coy; Sean Meyers & Saralyn Klepaczyk; Yiannis & Jamie Monovoukas; Gordon & Charlotte Moore; Jodie & Ken Morrison; Mr. & Mrs. Mark Namchuk; Diana Navarrete-Rackauckas; Norman & Eleanor Nicholson; Sally & Marc O'Brien; Samara Oster & Chad Rose; Chrissie & Rich Parker, MD; John D. Patterson, Jr. & Michele Demarest; PEAK Event Services; Rebecca Pearson Lo & York Lo; Stephen C. Perry & Oliver Radford; Beth Pinals & Bill Jewett; Kate Plunkett-Tobin & John Tobin; Charlie Popper in memory of Leland Perry; Port Lighting Systems; Kristin Qian, PhD; Melinda & James Rabb; Rafanelli Events; Michael & Debra Raizman; Bart & Carly Reidy; Reuben Reynolds; Julian & Meryl Rich; Mitchell & Jill Roberts; Carl Rodrigues; Jonathan Rosand & Judy Polacheck; Carol Rose & Tom Harrington; Gordon & Barbara Russell; Paul & Carmela Ryan; Genevieve Sabin & Marcello Panagia; Ido Sagi & Amir Tadmor; Christine & Eric Savage; Sandra Shapiro & John Kirsch; Dr. Samuel & Gretchen Shubrooks; Jeremy Silverman & Mary Sutherland; Drs. Margaret & Michael Simon; Corey Smentek; Sherri Snow; Sarah Spinella; Blair Spotswood Hollis; Jim & Robin Staley; Marylen R. Sternweiler; Dr. Lawrence Stifler & Mary McFadden; Larry & Molly Stifler; Ryan Suleiman; Emily Sullivan; Shannon Sweeney; Mary Elisabeth Swerz & Robert Sherman; Table & Tulip; Victoria & Clifford Thompson; Susan & Michael Thonis; In honor of Mike & Susie Thonis; Nathan Troup; Yukiko Ueno & Eran Egozy; Eric & Sarah Ward; Lecolion Washington; Carolyn Watson; Charles & Carolyn Wood in honor of Andrea & Fred Hoff; Ann Wu; Elizabeth Zachos; Mary Zanor; Karen Zorn; Janet & Ron Zwanziger

Support of the 2024 SHINE! Gala

  • supports Celebrity Series’ acclaimed Arts for All! Community programs, including our Neighborhood Arts performances, that provide vital employment opportunities for local Boston-based artists in communities that have been historically under-resourced by the arts;
  • encourages Celebrity Series’ ongoing efforts to center equity, diversity, and inclusion in our mission and invest in partnerships with diverse vendors, artists, and community partners;
  • underwrites Celebrity Series’ work on the live performance stage, and contributions to Greater Boston cultural experiences;
  • and ensures that Celebrity Series remains strong and resilient in our changed and ever-changing environment.

Non-Attending Donations and Paddle Bid Support

Non-Attending Gala Donations

Celebrity Series gladly accepts fully tax-deductible donations in support of the event. Please click the Non-Attending Donation button below.

Paddle Bid Donations

If you would like to make a donation in support of the April 27th evening's fundraising efforts, please click the below Paddle Bid Donation button.

Please reference Fidelity Charitable's Donor Advised Fund guidelines for charitable gala and fundraising events to understand restrictions on using your Donor Advised Funds to support the SHINE! Gala.

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For more information, please contact

Anya Hess

Senior Manager of Events and Advancement Operations