(For Immediate Release—June 16, 2021) Celebrity Series of Boston announces the appointment of Sara Brookner as the new Associate Director of Institutional Giving. In this role, Ms. Brookner will oversee securing contributed income from corporate, foundation, and government entities in support of the artistic and community programs of the Celebrity Series of Boston.   

Emily Borababy, Chief Advancement Officer at the Celebrity Series, says, “Sara is a skilled communicator and relationship builder, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome her to the Celebrity Series Advancement team.”

Sara Brookner spent nearly five years as the Foundation Relations Manager at Emerson College's Office of the Arts, primarily fundraising for their professional presenting and producing arm, ArtsEmerson, and HowlRound Theatre Commons. Prior to this role, she was the Director of Engagement for the Jewish Arts Collaborative, building community partnerships and raising funds in support of JArts’ programs. 

A dramaturg by training, Sara has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance from Dickinson College and a Masters in Fine Arts in Dramaturgy from the Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University/Moscow Art Theatre School. She proudly serves on the board of StageSource and on MASSCreative’s leadership council.

About Celebrity Series of Boston 

Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond. The Celebrity Series has been bringing the very best performers–from orchestras and chamber ensembles, vocal and piano music, to dance companies, jazz, and more–to Boston’s major concert halls for 83 years. The Celebrity Series of Boston believes in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experiences, transform lives and build better communities. Through its education initiatives, the Celebrity Series seeks to build a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience—on stages, on streets, in neighborhoods–everywhere. 

Celebrity Series of Boston is grateful to our 2020-21 Season Sponsors Amy & Joshua Boger and to the many individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies whose support helps fulfill our mission to present performing artists who inspire and enrich our community. Individual and Institutional supporters include the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative, Leslie & Howard Appleby, Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, The Catered Affair, Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, D.L. Saunders Real Estate Corp., First Republic Bank, Foley & Lardner LLP, Liberty Mutual Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Outside the Box: A Production of the Boston Arts Summer Institute, Cynthia & John S. Reed Foundation, Royal Little Family Foundation, Stifler Family Foundation, Anonymous, and many others. 


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