Celebrity Series Gala

The Cyclorama

Susan & Michael Thonis and Kathleen & Chris Gaffney, co-chairs

Celebrity Series is disappointed to announce the cancellation of 2020's SHINE! Gala due to COVID-19 concerns.

Each season, Celebrity Series presents incredible performing artists that inspire and enrich our community. From the roster of renowned and emerging artists, to the vibrant and expanding Arts for All! program with over 200 free or low cost programs and activities, to an engaging public performance project like 2019's Concert for One, Celebrity Series’ impact in our community is deep, broad, and growing. The SHINE! Gala is an important moment to celebrate all that Celebrity Series brings to Boston. We are grateful to our sponsors (listed below) for their commitment and dedication to Celebrity Series during this difficult time.

Important Updates: COVID-19

As of March 13, 2020, the remainder of the Celebrity Series 2019 - 20 Season has been canceled. Please visit our COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Thank you to our sponsors!

SHINE! Sponsors
Amy & Joshua Boger

SPARKLE! Sponsors
Leslie & Howard Appleby
Stephanie L. Brown
Donna & Michael Egan
Kathleen & Chris Gaffney
Susan & Michael Thonis

GLITTER! Sponsors
Michael & Adrianne Canning
Margaret Eagle
Andrea & Frederick Hoff
Reuben Reynolds & Bill Casey
Belinda Termeer
Janet & Ron Zwanziger

SHIMMER! Sponsors
Joanne & Larry Cheng
Melinda & James Rabb
Bryan Rafanelli

GLOW! Sponsors
Anonymous (2), AAFCPAs, James E. Aisner, Meryl Beckingham, Paul Belanger & Teri Groome, Dr. Harris A. Berman & Ruth Nemzoff, Charles & Birgit Blyth, Boston Arts Summer Institute / Outside the Box Act 2, Joseph & Kathleen Cefalu, Selina & Joe Chow, Dr. Mark H. Cooley, Jolyon Cowan & Vanessa Trien, Sally Currier & Saul Pannell, Susan Y. Friedman & Norm Appel, Joan & Francis Gicca, Drs. Joan & Alfred Goldberg, The Goldenheim Family, Garth & Lindsay Greimann, Randolph Hawthorne & Carliss Baldwin, Ilisa Hurowitz & Nicholas Alexander, Maurice Peter Joffe, Valeria Lowe-Barehmi, Marilyn Miller, Charlotte & Gordon Moore, John Patterson & Michele Demarest, Sharon & Howard Rich, Sandra Shapiro & John Kirsch, Samuel & Gretchen Shubrooks, Marylen Sternweiler, Mary Elisabeth Swerz & Robert S. Sherman, Yukiko Ueno & Eran Egozy, Paul & Jennifer Sudduth Walsh, Eric & Sarah Ward, Wendy L. Watson

EVENT Sponsors
Rafanelli Events, The Catered Affair, Port Lighting Systems, AVFX, Inc, GJ Nelson + Co., PEAK Event Services, SGPS/ShowRig Boston, Flagship Press, Inc., Winston Flowers

Fernadina Chan & Albert Wong, Millard Rose & Elizabeth Lacey, Lee & Lorraine Steele


To purchase tickets and learn more, please contact

Emily Eagan

Manager of Events and Engagement