The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts

Amy & Ethan d’Ablemont Burnes
and Teri Groome & Paul Belanger, Co-Chairs

Celebrity Series looks forward to another unforgettable SHINE! Gala, taking place on Friday, May 12, 2023.

The 2023 SHINE! Gala will celebrate the power of the performing arts to foster meaningful connection and collaboration in our increasingly divided world. Join us to commemorate Celebrity Series’ vision to connect and inspire through our mission to bring the arts to everyone and everyone to the arts.

Choose your support


Non-Attending Donations and Paddle Bid Support

If you would like to support the SHINE! Gala with a non-attending donation, or a paddle bid in support of the evening's fundraising efforts, please click the below button.

Your support of the 2023 SHINE! Gala will

  • support Celebrity Series’ acclaimed Arts for All! Community programs, including our Neighborhood Arts program that provides vital employment opportunities for local Boston-based artists in communities that have been historically underserved by the arts;
  • encourage Celebrity Series’ ongoing efforts to center equity, diversity, and inclusion in our mission and invest in partnerships with diverse vendors, artists, and community partners;
  • underwrite Celebrity Series’ return to the live performance stage, which remains challenging even three years after the onset of the pandemic;
  • and ensure that Celebrity Series remains strong and resilient in our changed and ever-changing environment.

A recap of the 2022 SHINE! Gala...

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.


For more information, please contact

Anya Hess

Manager of Events and Donor Relations