Gala 2022

On Thursday, April 7, 2022, the Norton Museum of Art held its annual Gala in celebration of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection–an extraordinary exhibition that accounted for the largest grouping of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera works ever to be on view at the Norton. The evening also honored Howard and Judie Ganek, whose transformative gift of contemporary art is featured in a special exhibition currently on view, The Howard and Judie Ganek Collection. The Gala raised more than $2 million for Museum education programs and exhibitions. 

Gala goers were treated to cocktails in the garden, dinner, and late-night dancing to soulful music by The Millennials band. The Museum’s Benefit Auction coincided with this year’s Gala. A work by contemporary American painter Will Cotton was auctioned live by Sotheby’s. Cotton’s commission work sold for $140,000.

CHAIRS
Lori Gendelman
Lorna James
Anne Reyes

HONOREES
Howard and Judie Ganek

Proceeds from this event benefit the Museum’s exhibitions and public programs and makes it possible for the Norton to fulfill its artistic and educational mission.

THANK YOU / SPONSORS

GRAND VISIONARY

Audrey and Martin D. Gruss

VISIONARY

Veronica Atkins

Jane Carroll and Leo Arnaboldi

Bruce and Lori Gendelman / Bruce Gendelman Insurance

Lugano Diamonds

The John A Moran Charitable Trust

GRAND BENEFACTOR

Ruth Baum

Andrew Boszhardt, Jr.

Candia Fisher

James and Audrey Foster

Howard and Judie Ganek

Bruce and Lori Gendelman

Audrey and Martin D. Gruss

Nicki and J. Ira* Harris

Ronnie F. Heyman

Michelle and Joseph Jacobs

Ann and Tom Johnson

Elizabeth L. Johnson

Michele and Howard Kessler

Dorothy and Sidney Kohl

Betty and John Levin

Jeff and Nicola Marcus

Gilbert C. Maurer

Sydell L. Miller

Hilarie and Mitchell Morgan

Spencer and Myrna Partrich

Joey Pearson

Amy and John Phelan

The Postage Stamp Farm Foundation

Anne and Chris Reyes

Pam and Duke Reyes

May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc. / Beth Rudin DeWoody and Firooz Zahedi /

Madeleine K. Rudin

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Salomon

John and Diane Sculley

Tad Smith and Caroline Fitzgibbons

Martin and Toni Sosnoff / Nancy Goodes

Sotheby’s

Bob and Christine Stiller

Robbi and Bruce Toll

Kerry and Simone Vickar

Jane and Mark Wilf

Sue and Beau Wrigley


BENEFACTOR

Eleanor Acquavella

Bacardi Limited

Judy and Ron Baron

Judy and Howard B. Bernick

Jill and Jay Bernstein

Rita and Charles Bronfman

Howard and Wendy Cox

Alexandra Loeb Driscoll

Fifth Third Bank

Margie and Stephen Fiverson

Barbara and Peter Georgescu

Gilbane Building Company

Pam and Bob Goergen

Harry and Barbara Howell

Kathy and Mitchell Jacobson

Belinda Buck Kielland and Walter Glennon

Leonard Korman

Gary and Linda Lachman / Lachman Family Foundation

William and Phyllis Mack

Arthur and Elizabeth Martinez

Heidi and John Niblack

Nancy Lou Oelbaum

Jill and Matt Schecter

Jean Sharf / Irene and Jim Karp

Daisy Soros

Larry and Ellen Sosnow / Tom and Judy Iovino

Debbie and Craig Stapleton

Susan and Dom Telesco

Janice Savin Williams and Christopher J. Williams

Kelly Williams and Andrew Forsyth

PATRON

Ann Ames

Mrs. Christina Baker

Tina Bilotti

Roberta and Stanley Bogen

Nancy Carter and Stephen Lapidus

Mary Cirillo-Goldberg

Marjie and Jeff Coopersmith

Peter and Julie Cummings

Gail and Al Engelberg

Sara and Charles Fabrikant

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr and Annette L. Nazareth

Linda and Gregory Fischbach

Ann and Robert Fromer

Joan and David Genser

Marvin A. Goldenberg

Victoria Hagan and Michael Berman

Ashley and Harriet Hoffman

Reuben and Robin Jeffery

Francine Kittredge

Roberta and Paul Kozloff

Bonnie Lautenberg

Thomas H. Lee and Ann Tenenbaum

Fran and Jack Levy

H. Irwin and Ellen Levy

Sondra and David S. Mack

Susan and Morris Mark

Joan and Ken Miller

William and Elaine Miller

Pamela and Edward Pantzer

Pauline B. Pitt / William H. Pitt Foundation

Ronnie N. Potter

Mrs. Stephanie Ribakoff

Joyce and Russell Robinson

Harriet and Eric Rothfeld

Michael and Lisa Rome

Thomas A. and Leslie Rosin

Lyn Ross

Susan and Darrell Ross

Barbara and Richard Rothschild

Joan and Alan Safir

Heidi and Scott Schuster

Jill and Sandy Sirulnick

Judy and Bob Snyder

Robin and Mark Tebbe

CORPORATE SPONSORS

Sponsorships

$100,000 Grand Visionary
(Minimum Tax Deductibility of $74,000)

  • Recognition during event remarks, and on the invitation, program, and website; as well as listing in the annual thank you ad, in Museum Member publications, and one-year on the Museum's Donor Wall*
  • Two Gala tables - guaranteed front-row seating for 24 guests (two tables of 12)
  • Personal concierge service during cocktails and dinner, including champagne bottle service
  • Facility rental fee waived for private event in the Jane and Leonard Korman Special Event Room and/or the Ruth and Carl Shapiro Great Hall at the Museum** (up to 250 guests, valued at up to $20,000)
  • Private tour of a special exhibition with the Museum Director or a Curator for you and up to 20 guests***
  • Invitation to private pre-events

$50,000 Visionary
(Minimum Tax Deductibility of $37,000)

  • Recognition during event remarks, and on the invitation, program, and website; as well as listing in the annual thank you ad, in Museum Member publications, and one-year on the Museum's Donor Wall*
  • Two Gala tables - premium seating for 20 guests (two tables of 10)
  • Personal concierge service during cocktails and dinner
  • Facility rental fee waived for private event in the Jane and Leonard Korman Special Event Room at the Museum** (up to 150 guests, valued at up to $8,000)
  • Private tour of a special exhibition with the Museum Director or a Curator for you and up to 15 guests***
  • Invitation to private pre-events

$25,000 Grand Benefactor
(Minimum Tax Deductibility of $17,000)

  • Recognition on the invitation, program, and website; as well as listing in the annual thank you ad, in Museum Member publications, and one-year on the Museum's Donor Wall*
  • One Gala table - preferred seating for 12
  • Discounted facility rental fee for a private event at the Museum** (25% discount on total rental fee when the Museum is closed, or 50% discount on total rental fee when Museum is open to the public; discount valued at up to $5,000)
  • Private tour of a special exhibition with the Museum Director or a Curator for you and up to 10 guests***
  • Invitation to private pre-events

$15,000 Benefactor
($12,500 Tax-Deductible)

  • Recognition on the event invitation, program, and website; as well as listing in the annual thank you ad, in the Museum Member publications, and one-year on the Museum's Donor Wall*
  • One Gala table - seating for 10

$7,500 Patron
($7,000 Tax-Deductible)

  • Recognition on the event invitation, program, and website; as well as listing in the annual thank you ad, in the Museum Member publications, and one-year on the Museum's Donor Wall*
  • Gala seating for two

$1,500 Tickets
($1,250 Tax Deductible)

  • Admission for 1

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