CATA Impact Report FY21

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Impact Report


Dear CATA friends,

At CATA, 2021 was a year full of difficulty and challenge, but also resilience, compassion, and beauty.

There’s a wonderful line in the Seamus Heaney poem Postscript about a moment of simple beauty so arresting it can “catch the heart off guard and blow it wide open.”

I think about that phrase a lot these days—how it feels to be struck by a moment and to know you have been changed.

If you want to have your heart blown wide open:

Stand in front of a painting by Katrina, where sweeping brush strokes and bold colors crash and marry into one gorgeous, harmonious whole.

Listen as Ethan gives voice to a Hamlet soliloquy, plunging you into deep human emotions from rage to sorrow to self-scrutiny.

Watch as a roomful of CATA artists write a song that brings their experiences to life through music.

And while you do all that, know that YOU made it happen.

Because of your support, CATA never stopped even when the going got (and stayed) tough. Thanks to you, CATA artists gathered with friends, explored new talents, and created moments of power and beauty.

Your generosity helped us deliver on our mission, day in and day out. In the height of the pandemic, you brought virtual programs to CATA artists who were isolated and hungry for connection. When it became safe to gather, you supported workshops outdoors, in our Great Barrington studios, and at schools, day programs, residences, and nursing homes across our community.

Seeing CATA artists reunite for the first time since the pandemic began was joyful!

Your support has positioned CATA for an exciting period of growth. Our programs have grown dramatically, even during the pandemic. Earlier this year we opened the doors to our first permanent home—a beautiful, fully accessible new headquarters and studios. Also new this year: We transitioned our professional arts faculty from contract workers to part-time employees, recognizing their key role in our mission.

In December, we honored the legacy of Dawn Lane, who retired after a 28-year career as CATA’s Artistic Director. Dawn’s artistry and advocacy for people with disabilities have had a lasting impact here at CATA. In preparation for her retirement, we worked closely with trusted consultants to plan strategically for CATA’s future. We look forward to welcoming a new member to the CATA team soon! We also want to recognize and honor our partners and the caregivers who have worked heroically to keep people with disabilities safe. Working closely with them, we are helping CATA artists recover from one of the most challenging times in their lives. Without you, CATA’s work would not be possible. You have ensured that people with disabilities across our community thrive through the arts. Please enjoy reading about the ways you made a difference for CATA artists in 2021.

With deep gratitude,

Looking ahead: In our ongoing quest to expand opportunities for people with disabilities, we're inviting CATA artists, families, caregivers, and partners to sit with us and share their experiences—and their hopes and dreams for CATA—so we can better understand the needs of our community. This project will lay the groundwork for our next strategic plan and more exciting growth. If you would like to be part of this project and share your feedback on CATA's programs, we'd love to hear from you!

What CATA Artists Love About Programs You Make Possible

"Everyone should have the freedom to express what is on their mind and in their heart."
“At CATA I can make art—and do it the way I like to do it.”
“CATA makes me feel happy inside. I love to make things with my hands and be with my friends.”
“Being an artist makes me feel powerful. CATA helps me bring out my soul and the depth of my personality.” JOHN CHAPDELAINE (BCARC/NU-OPPS)
Photo by Christina Lane
Photo by Christina Lane

Because of YOU, CATA Never Stopped

Your generosity meant that CATA artists could be together and express themselves in life-changing workshops.


You brought more than 1,500 arts workshops to CATA artists across our community: children, teens, and adults with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. With your support, CATA employed 26 teaching artists to lead innovative programs in dance, painting, music, acting, juggling, yoga, writing, and more.


Because of you, CATA reached 224 children and teens with disabilities—more than ever before—bringing arts programs to classrooms across nine school districts.


You brought CATA programs to 50 agencies, schools, and residences serving people with disabilities.


Your generosity helped us launch new pilot programs in portrait painting, photography, hiphop dance, songwriting, and storytelling to nurture the interests of our artists.


You gave elders in nursing homes a way to connect with their talents and share their life stories in CATA’s Art Cart program—helping people with Alzheimer’s and dementia push back against isolation.

Photo by Christina Lane

Your support brought creative opportunities to artists like Richard (BFAIR) in music, acting, juggling, dance, yoga, writing, and painting.

You Put CATA Artists in the Spotlight


More CATA artists than ever performed in a thrilling Virtual Gala & Performance as actors, jugglers, dancers, drummers, singers, painters, and more. Over 2,000 people tuned in—a recordbreaking audience!


I Am a Part of Art, CATA’s Annual Art Show, drew thousands to see the work of CATA artists at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts and the Clark Art Institute. Our online exhibit and vibrant “Meet the Artists” film brought viewers behind the scenes with exciting interviews from CATA artists and curators.

With your support, CATA artists shared their talents in inventive art exhibits and performances.
CATA actors, drummers, dancers, jugglers, singers, and painters shared their talents in our Virtual Gala.

Katrina Couture's painting Lady Liberty, featured in CATA's Virtual Gala, was seen by thousands of art lovers at the Clark Art Institute during our Annual Art show. Your support gives CATA artists the opportunity to share their talents with the wider community.

With Your Support, CATA Can Be Everywhere

Every day, your donations bring CATA programs led by professional faculty to children, teens, and adults with disabilities all across our community.


"Breathe deep and reach for the sky" Young CATA artists in a local school bend and stretch, releasing tension and practicing balance in a yoga class.


"CATA gets my creative juices flowing" Pat shines a laser pointer onto a canvas, moving it up and around. A faculty artist follows her laser with a paintbrush. Soon, in this adaptive painting class, Pat’s creative vision comes to life.


"Up - over - CATCH!" A woman at a day program takes her first juggling class, smiling as she lands a big catch.


"Tell me about growing up in the mountains"

Helen, an elder at a local nursing home, recalls a memory from childhood.

A faculty artist improvises a song inspired by Helen's words, which they sing together.


"FLY like an eagle-til I'm free!"

Erik sings and keeps rhythm on a drum with his fellow CATA musicians, jamming together to a favorite song.


“The best part of the week!”

Teresa moves her brush back and forth on her palette, mixing colors to match her skin tone in a portrait painting workshop.


“My moving statue"

Esther takes a deep breath and acts out a scene from a big moment in her life. When she takes a bow, her fellow actors cheer: “Way to go, Esther!”


“Share your signature move!”

A high school student who used to watch from the sidelines now jumps to the front of his classroom to share his favorite dance move.


“I am a tree, with roots growing into the floor...”

Michela and her fellow poets in the Writer’s Workshop brainstorm “juicy” words for a new poem.


You help CATA partner with 50 residences, day programs, schools, and nursing homes to bring arts to people with disabilities across Berkshire and Columbia counties.

Berkshire County Arc (BCArc)

Berkshire Family & Individual Resources (BFAIR)

Berkshire Service Group

Berkshire Healthcare

Berkshire Hills Regional School District

Blue Q

Cadmus Lifesharing Association

Central Berkshire Regional School District

College Internship Program

Columbia County Arc

Dalton CRA


High Spirit Community Farm

Hoosac Valley Regional School District

Leander House

Lee Public Schools

Lenox Public Schools

Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc.

North Adams Public Schools

Oakdale Residences

Oak Lodge

Pittsfield Public Schools

Riverbrook Residence


Southern Berkshire Regional School District

Stanton Home

Taconic Hills Central School District

United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County

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Thank You for Bringing Creativity to Life in 2021!




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Ed Abrahams & Penni Greene

Andrea & Gary Abramowitz

Christine Mitchell Adams

Samarth Agnihotri

Nicole Agois

Tom Ahern

David & Chris Allen

Jane & John Allen

Elizabeth Allyn

Paula Almgren

Josh & Helen Alspector

David & Jeanne Van Alstyne

Benjamin Anderson

● Kate & Scott Anderson

● Dea Angiolillo & Peter von Mertens

Diane Angotti-Rawson

Carolynn Anklam

● Janet Ansbro

● Frances Anthes & Charles Washburn

Gail & Joel Appelbaum

Carol Appleton

Irene Aquino

Sue & Howard Arkans

Joanna Arkema

Pamela & Richard Armstrong

Glynis Arnold

Susie Arnold

Nina Aronoff

Kevin Ashe

● Whitney Asher

Rebecca Augur

Adriana R. Avila

Katie Aviv

Richard Baim

Joe Baker & Bonner McAllester

Kim & Gary Baker

James & Shelley Balfanz

● Stephen Ball Selina Bank

Nerissa Bardfeld & Brendan Burns

● Sandra Baron & Gregory Diskant

Tyler Baronas

Ann B. Barrett

Peter & Peggy Barrett

Tina Bartini

Rachael Bashkoff

Leon & Lydia Baukh

Simon Baukh

Robert Baum

Susanna & Jonathan Baum

Rachael Baumann

Darby Bayne

James & Margaret Beauregard

Samantha Becker

Rachel & Andrew Beckwith

Ward Belcher

Jennifer Bell

Mark & Nancy Belsky

Catherine & George Beneke

Wendy Benjamin & Mayra Rodriguez

Rhianne Berardi

Rosalie & Craig Berger

Stephanie Bergman Jenn Berkley

● Susan H. Bernardy

Joyce Bernstein & Larry Rosenthal

Donna A. Bernstein

Monique Bernstein

Nancy & Steven Bernstein

Mark Biederman & Pam Levit Biederman

Michelle Bienvenue & Dennis Carr

Elizabeth & Jay Bikofsky

Cindie Birdwell

Bob & Nancy Bishop Marilyn & Ronald Bisiewicz

● John & Melissa Bissell

Maggie & Sam Bittman

● Dana Bixby

Maria Black & Bernie Plishtin

Andrea & Dave Blacklow

Robbin Blaine & Jeffrey Livingston

Joan Dix Blair

Kimberly & Timothy Blair

Susan Blauner

Suzanne Blezard

Marilyn Ann Bloch

Glenna & Marty Bloom

● Demarest & Sion Boney

● Vicki Bonnington & David Schecker

● Jeannene Booher

Judy & Tim Boomer Elizabeth Borden

Thomas & Lorita Bosworth

Paul Bowlby

Laurie & Stacy Boxer

Ellen & Steve Boyd

● Sarah & Bronly Boyd

Stephanie & Carl Bradford Mia Branco & Eric Snyder

John Branigan & Laura Klein Pamela & Andrew Breslin

Alison Brigham Patty Bromberg

Amy & Steve Bronstein

Jytte & Jock Brooks

Kristen Brouker-Botelho & Kevin Botelho

Brittany Brouker

● Susan & Duncan Brown

Erik Bruun

Deborah Buccino & Eric Plakun Susan Buchholz

Maggie & Don Buchwald

Toni & Wes Buckley

Esther & Jack Budnick

Donna Bullock-Sherman & Howard Sherman

Stu & Julie Burdsall

● Kathryn & Sarah Burdsall

Pam Burger

Judith Burke

Joan & Dan Burkhard

Gary & Jody Burkle

Joan B Burns

Lisa & Roger Burr

Allyn Burrows & Tamara Hickey

Deborah Bush

Joyce Butler & Rick Wilcox

● Carolyn Butler

Natalia Bystrianyk

Louise Cadigan & David Hagerty

● Deborah & John Caiola

Mario & Laurel Caluori

● Cindy & Jeff Caminiti Jill Cancellieri

Lynne & Jeffrey Carlotto

Jennifer Galvagni Carpenter & Rick Carpenter

Jamie Carr

Dan & Deb Carter

Alison Carter-Cady

Anthony & Elizabeth Cassano Emily Grace Cassano

Lucie Castaldo Shannon Amidon Castille

• Loyalty Circle † Deceased

● Nathan Casto & Terri Chegwidden

Michael & Laura Cestone

● Lisa & Eric Chamberlain

Sharyl & Michael Chamberlain

● Alan & Roselle Chartock

Leslie & Paul Chesloff

Floyd & Sheri Cheung

● Neil & Kathleen Chrisman Gary Christenson

Lester & Pamela Chrostowski

● Carol & Rocco Cirigliano

Linda Cirigliano

Ina Clark

Jennifer Clark

Michael & Marion Clark

Terry Clark

● Neil & Barbara Clarke

Richard & Pam Clarke

Kathy & Robert Clausen

● Maria & Eugene Cleary

Walter & Ursula Cliff

● N. Noon Coda

Phyllis F Cohen & Jeffrey Lazarus

Cynthia Cohen

● Edward Cohen & Nadine Habousha Cohen

Hillary & Jay Cohen

Lisa & Clemente Cohen

● Miriam & Herb Cohen

● William Cohn & Rita Kasky

Marion Cole

Linda Benedict Colvin

● Judy & Gary Conlen

Emily Conlon

Lee & Jim Conlon

Michael Considine & Shawn Leary


Sandra Constantine Linda G. Conway

Jen Cook-Ortiz

Andrew & Lisa Cook

● Ranny Cooper & David Smith

Linda & Reggie Cooper Peter Cormier

● Liz & Tom Costley, in memory of Abbie Terri & Terry Coughlin

Bonsai Cox

● Suzanne Crerar

● Susan Crofut & Ben Luxon

Anni Crofut & Mel Maliki

Tina & Harvey Crosby

Tom & Lisa Croswell

Deborah Curran

Bill Curtis Maureen Cushing

Kay Cuthbertson & Adam Rosen

Linda J. Cysz

Robyn Czarnecki

Andreya Dalianis

Susan & Ned Dana

Katharine Daugherty

John & Jeanne Davidson

Richard Davies

● Hope Davis & Bob Braddick

Carol Davis & Joel Marcus M.D.

Alyn Davis

● Lenore & Robert Davis

Margery Davis

you, loyal supporters! • Acknowledges donors who have given to CATA for 5 or more fiscal years in a row.
Please let us know of any errors or omissions. Thank you also to those generous donors who gave between Sept 1 and Dec 31, 2021 – you’ll be on our list next year! This list includes supporters who gave to CATA from September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021.

● Ted & Karen Davis

Katherine Dean & Frederic Gordon

Sherry DeCelle

● Philip Deely & Hilary Somers Deely

Gene Dellea

● Lara & Jonathan Denmark

Kathleen & Mike DeVarennes

John Dias

Susan Dibble & Michael Hammond

Jennifer DiMarco

John & Donella DiPasquale

Janet Dohoney

Donald & Jean Donahue

James Donkin

Nynke Dorhout

Jennifer Dowley

Amy Drown & Gloria Grant

● Laura Dubester

Laurie & Jay Dubner

Abby DuBow

● John Duby

Patricia Duckworth

Mr. & Mrs. Carl Dunham

Valle Dwight Debbie Dwyer

Marsha & David Edell

Stewart & Lynn Edelstein

● Mary & Robert Edwards

● Linda & Tim Egan

Kelly Egarian

● Janet & John Egelhofer

● Mark & Molly Elliot

Amy Ellis

Janet Reich Elsbach

● Patricia Elsbach

● Keith Emerling

Angel Emerson

Natalie Emmer

Anne & Art Engelberger

Brian Epstein Samuel Ernst

Henry Ervin

● Marie Erwin

Sarah & Tim Eustis

Joan Evans

● Tad Evans Gintare S. Everett

Barbara Fabiani

Patrick Fabry-Autreaux

Timothy & Kathleen Face

Sonia Faig

Renee & Don Far

Scott Farber

● Dr. Kathleen M. Favaloro

& Christopher Vought

Laura & Marc Feller

Veronica & Christopher Fenton

Lesley Fera-Mochel

Rhoda Ferat

Hank & Susan Ferlauto

Christine Ferrari

Dawn & Don Fillio

Phylis Fink

● Joe & Tracy Finnegan

Melinda Finnerty

Farrah Fitzgibbons

Nancy Fitzpatrick & Lincoln Russell

Jill Fleming & Steven Bankert

● Henry & Susan Flint

Bette Flood

● William & Mary Kay Flowers

Deborah Flynn

Eammon Flynn

Terence & Joanne Flynn

● Thomas & Anne Flynn

● Nancy & Ron Fontana

Sarah Ford

Roz Forman

Andy & Tracy Foster

Rochelle Fox

Liana Fraenkel & David Oelberg

Eve Frederick

Anne G. Fredericks & Marc Fasteau

Danielle Freiberg

● Vicki Fremont

Wendy Frenkel

Elsie & Steven Friedman

Ruth Friendly

Maryjane & Jerry Fromm

Toni Front

Jeff Gagnon

● Michael & Kim Gagnon

● Raymond & Pauline Gagnon

Sherry L Galbraith

● Peter & Julie Gale

Deborah C Gallagher

Amanda Galvagni

Kelly Galvin & Ryan Winkles

● Beth & Bruce Gamble

Chris Gardner

Nina & Peter Garlington

● Paul & JoAnn Gavrity

Roxanne Gawthorp

Joana Genova-Rudiakov

Ron & Linda Giancola

Rene Gibson

Priscilla & Graham Gichiengo

● Virginia & James Giddens

Mary & Alec Gillman

● Corrina & Paul Gitterman

Emi Gittleman

● Marni Gittleman

● Stephanie Gittleman

Marita & David Glodt

Marian Godfrey & Tom Gardner

Kathy Gogel

Mark Gold & Ellen Kennedy Susan Gold

Robin & Peter Goldberg

Goldman-Price Family

● Jane Goodrich & Jim Youngerman

Virginia Goodwin

Sherri Gorelick

Jon R. Gotterer & Nina Molin

Roger Gottlieb & Miriam Greenspan Doug & Sara Goudey

Dianne Gozonsky

Kim & Tom Graham

Stephanie Graham

Frank & Denise Grant

● Karen Chase Graubard & Paul Graubard

● Vicki Grayson & Alan Thiel

Stephan Green

John P. Greene

● Linda Greenhouse & Eugene R. Fidell

Christine & Jonathan Grenoble

Madelyn Bonnot Griffin & Curt Griffin

Maura Griffin & Joe Carry

Freda Grim & Dan Courchaine Brian & Karen Grossman

● Ira & Jami Grossman

● Jo Grossman

Lindsay Grossman

Mitch & Linda Grossman

Melissa Guyer

● Roberta & Steve Haas

George & Shari Haddad Henry & Anne Hagenah

Paul & Carmela Haklisch

John Halbreich

Kathleen Haldeman-Fromme Bobbie Hallig

Charles & Mary Hamilton

● Ellen & Scott Hand

Mary Hannigan & Crispin Tresp

Philip & John Hannigan Rob & Louise Harding

Deborah & James Harris Helen Harrison

● Lily Harvitt

Laura Hauschild

James Hausman

Paul Hawkins

Alexandra Heddinger & Marc Warren Ellen Heffan

Betsy Heilmann

Anne Marie & G. Michael Heim

● Heather Wells Heim & Matthew Heim Sonya & Shaun Heimann Blair Heitmann

Shari Helene

● Ann & Peter Herbst Heather Herman

● Jerry & Dassy Herman

● Eliza Hewat & Susan Weinberg Mary Anne & Drew Hicks Kirsten Hilgendorf

David Hillman & Michelle Hensel

● Arthur & Louise Hillman Christine & Gary Hinsch

● Pat & Dennis Hogan Carrie Holland & Sam Russo Daniel & Patti Holland Brece V Honeycutt & Martin C Mitsoff Karen Hopenwasser & Merrick Rossein

● Sarah Horne & Alan Wilken

Dawn & Michael Horton

● Beverly & David Hosokawa Beth & John Howard Bart & Olivia Howe Matt & Sandy Howe

Ralph & Lynn Huber

Laurie & Robert Hug Susan & Jim Hunnewell Aeron Hunt & Andrew Schrank

● Joan & Jim Hunter Sarah Hunter

● Mike & Mary Huth Allen & Valerie Hyman Ames Ingham

● Elizabeth & Malcolm Ingram Jane Iredale & Robert Montgomery Carole & Sol Israel

● Janis & Charles Iverson Hillary Jacobs Jennie & David Jadow Sandra & Michael Jamrog

● Patricia Jaouen

Jo-Ann G & John P Johannemann

● Jane & Charlie Johnson Finn Jolly

● Ann Jones & Gary Monserud Michelle Joyner & Robert Egan

Merle & Leo Kailas

Kelly & William Kaiser

Erik & Emma-Kate Kallevik

Megan Kane & Zohar Lazar

Monica Kane Herb Kantor

● Barbara & Ronn Kaplan

Leslie Kaplan

Erik Karas Megan Karlen

Danialle Karmanos

Kathryn & Barry Karson

● Sherry & Dan Kasper

Emily Kasten & Ben Corbett

Lisa & Steven Katchman

Barbara E. Kaufer

Erin Kaufman

Robert & Mary Kavanaugh

Stephen Kay & Lisbeth Tarlow

Linda Kaye-Moses & Evan J. Soldinger

Sheila Keator

● Margaret Keller & Brendan Mathews

● Kathleen Keller & Daniel Volchok

Maureen Keller-Wood & Charles Wood

Paul Keller

Ken & Carol Kelly

Kristin Kennedy

● Pat Kennelly & Ed Keon

Morgan & Jeff Kent

Mary Lou & Chris Kersten

Lauren Kettler

Marybeth & Gerry Ketz

Timothy Kiely & Lori Gazzillo Kiely

Sue Killam

Kathy Killeen

● Athena & Richard W. Kimball

Harvey & Vivian Kimmelman

● Nancy E. King

Jon Kirchhoff

Gina Kirchner

● Tony Kiser & Lisa Atkin

● Susan Klebl Deborah Klein

● Phyllis Patti Klein

Yolanda & David Klein

Sue & Phil Knoll

Debra & Rich Koch

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kohan Kiki Koroshetz

Kathleen Kraft

● Dawn Kramer & Stephen Buck Kathy Krein & Paul Fedorko Konrad Kruger

Thaddeus B. & Maria G. Kubis

Mariana Kuperman

Raymond & Sonya Kurzweil

Lisa Kuznick & Hal Belodoff

● Marisa Labozzetta & Martin Wohl

Duff Lambros

● James Lamme† & Wendy Linscott

● Alfred & Carol Landess

Barbara & Ed Lane

Christina Lane

Edward & Robin Lane Gregg Lane Joan Lane

Christina LaPatin

● The LaRagione Family

Matt Larkin & Elaine Grant

Jeff & Margie Laurin

● Taryn & Mark Leavitt

Sheryl Lechner

Chris & Adele Lee

Ginny Lee

● Donna Leep & Dan Waite

Kim Lehmbeck

William & Tim Leibham

● Sidney† & Helaine Lerner

Rosemarie Leroy

Monte Levin & Gary Lazarus

Pam & Josh Levine

Adele Levine

● Elaine & Arnold Levine

Laurie Levine

Betty Levinson

Deborah Levinson

● Joyce Linde

● Laurie Gilden Lindner

● Nina & John Lipkowitz

David Lloyd & Meg Mortimer

Jessica Long

● Eleanor Lord

Mark & Karen Losardo

Marie Lowe

Jenise Lucey

Barbara Macecsko

Mike Macik

● Elaine & Steve Mack

Bobby & Sue MacVeety

Durga Madala

Rennie Maguire

● Elizabeth Maher

● Catherine & Matt Mandel

● Roger & Barbara Manring

Marjorie & Hal March

Charlotte Marden

● James Marden & Jennifer Press Marden

Judy & Dennis Mareb

Dorrie Margolin

Amy Margolis

Laura Margolis

Heather Mari

Janis Martinson & Stephen Sagarin

Dawn & Christopher Masiero

James Massery

Jon & Rosemary Masters

Adele Mattern & Daniel Elihu Kramer

Kate & Gary Mayne

Clare & Scott Mazur

Maria Mazzocco

Zach McCain & Wendy Brown

Christina & James McCarthy

● David & Julie McCarthy

Jesse Tobin McCauley & Joe McCauley

James & Suzanne McElroy

Kathryn & John McGhee

Alice & Brian McGowan

Brian McGrath

Jennelle McGrath

Elizabeth & Robert McGraw

Emma Mchugh

Nancy McIntire

● Betsey McKearnan

Mary Linda McManus

Laura McNeal

● Patricia McQuade

JoAnne Bell McTavish & Doug McTavish

Richard† & Patrice Melluzzo

Julia Melnick

● Faith A Menken MD

Justine Merrimen

Kim Michael

Linda Michaels & Cynthia Krainin

Julie Michaels

Enid Michelman

Lindsay Mike

● Brian Mikesell & John Weinstein

Susan & David Millen

Annette & Michael Miller

Brenda & Martin Miller

D. Lee Miller

Elizabeth Miller

● Nancy & Michael Miller

Trudy Weaver Miller

Kelly & Dave Milligan

● Kate & Joel Millonzi

Katharine Millonzi & Steffan Hyder

● Jamie Minacci

● Nancy & Tim Minkler

George Minkoff & Carol Spero-Minkoff

Melissa Mishcon & Charles Ferris

Linda Mitchell & Laurence D. Cohen

Chalice Mitchell

John Mitchell

Aubrey & Joe Mobilia

Laurie Norton Moffatt & Craig Moffatt

Julie Monico

Bob & Reenie Monteleone

● William & Margot Moomaw

Matt Moore

● Diane Moran & Richard† LaRhette

Greg Moran

Peter Morgan

● Mindi Morin & Max Scherff

Katherine Morris & Larry Siegel

Ben Morris-Siegel

Leslie Morris

Jeffrey & Jen Morse

● Lita Moses & Bruce Bernstein

Elizabeth Mosian

● Judy Moss Hank & Pat Most

Mary Mott Laurie Deutsch Mozian

● Sharon & Matthew Mozian Gail Mullen

Joan Goldberg Munch & Bob Munch

Christine Murphy

Erin Murphy

● Raymond Murray & Daru Maer

Ellen Murtagh

Geoff Nader

The Nadig Family

Maureen & Suk Namkoong

● Mitch & Caitlin Nash

● Seth & Mary Nash

● Suzanne F. Nash

● Rick & Cindy Nasman

Michael & Beth Nathan

● Anne & Rick Neal

Chelsea & Ricky Neal Paul Neely & Susan Street

Michelle Neier

Josie NeJame

● Leslie Nelson & Michael Wainwright

● Lisa Nelson & Steve Alsdorf

Susan Nelson Diane Nerwen & Stuart Lawrence

● Katherine G. Ness

● Natalie & David Neubert

Eli & Carolyn Newberger

● Sandra Newman

Angie Niles

Kenneth P Norwick & Helen Baldassare Mike & Suzi Noyes

Chris & Jean Nye

● Linda P. O'Connell

Mary Beth O'Donovan

Brian O'Hagan

Katherine O'Neil & Brooks Sherman

Jessica Oakley & David Logan

Gail & William Oberst

Maggie Oetgen

Arnold & Ellen Offner

● Linda Olson

Nancy Olson

Philip & Mary Oppenheimer

Paige & John Orloff

David & Phyllis Orth

● Will Osborne & Mary Pope Osborne

Carmela & Serge Paccaud

Jack & Jane Pace

Maria Paduano

Mark Palardy

Danielle & Peter Palleschi

Sarah Palleschi

Brad Palmer

Gillian Panchy

Cynthia Pansing

Sandy & Brandon Pantorno

Andy & Brenda Papadatos

Jillian Parkhurst

Kendra Parkinson

● Carol Parrish & Paul Clark

Risa & Jack Paskoff

Barbara D. Pastie

Bernadette Patynski & Stephen Bayne

Barbara Paul

Seth & Jenny Peck

Janet & Bruce Peeples

● Susan & Arthur Peisner

Matt Pendergist

Virginia Peniuk

Claudia Perles & Gerry Fultz

Natasha Perlis & Louis Juska Marjorie Pero

● Alison & Richard Peters

● Stephen & Patricia Peters Eleana Peterson

Kenneth & Russelyn Peterson Ralph Peterson

Randy & Diane Peterson

Jane Peth

● Mark & Lee Ann Pettus

Bernard & Nancy Picchi

Gregg & Carol Piperno

Pert Pivirotto & Tom Merriman

Billy & Beckie Pivirotto

Donald Platt

Andrew Pleat

Robert Plumaker

Bert & Letty Pogrebin

● Nancy & Fred Poses in recognition of The Marden Family Angela Possemato

The Potter Family

● Marianna Poutasse & Eric Korenman

● Colleen Powers

Amy & Eric Pressman

Laurie & Gerard Puiia

Robert & Ellen Quinn

Mary Ann & Bruno Quinson

● Elaine Radiss & Rich Petrino

Rosina Rand

Jackie & Ed Rausch

Cris Raymond Mark & Amy Rayner

● Emily Rechnitz

● Joan Rechnitz

● Roger Reed & Sarah Nicholson

Bennett & Rosy Reed

Nancy Reeves

Judith Reichert

Rosalind Mae Reis

Senta Reis

Melissa Renwick

Pamela Reznick

Maria Scalamoni-Rica & Fred Rica

● David & Ashley Rice

Thomas & Pamela Rich

Tracey & Christopher Richards

Phyllis Ricketts

Carol & Michael Riordan

Rachel Rivin & Corinne Heyes

Elizabeth Rivlin

● Jean Rivlin

Anna Robbins

Thomas Rockinger

Charlotte & Don Rodgers

Sophia Romeu

Annie & Brendan Ronayne

Laura Rongione

Paula & Andrew Rosen

Ann Rosewater & Robert Kronley

Claudia Roux

Elizabeth Roy-Norton

● Anne & Joe Roy, Jr.

Carol J. Rucinski

● Sue Z. Rudd

Debra & Eric Ruder

● Amy Rudnick & Ben Hillman

Kim & Tom Ruffing

Antoinette Russell & Louis Bailey

James & Brittany Russell

● Linda & Frank Russell

Karen Rutschmann & Jack McKeon

Brendan & Jill Ryan Deborah & Bill Ryan

● Jane K. Ryan Beth Sack

● Jennifer & Peter Salinetti

Vicki & Scott Saltzman

● Marty & Pat Salvadore

Lawrence & Maureen Salvatore

Jenifer & Mark Salzberg

Jill Samale & Matt Lenehan

● Eva Samo

Carol & Merrill Sanderson

● Pamela Sandler, AIA Architect Richard Sands

● Martha Sauer & David Rosenthal

Dale Saul

Ginny Scarlet

● Karen & Chuck Schader

Margie Schaffel & Peter Belson

● Suzannah & Pieter Van Schaick

Susan Scheftel & Richard Finkelstein

Marjorie Scherer

Tony & Cory Schifano

Gary & Arlene Schiff

Edward Schiffer

Elliot Schildkrout & Terry Rosenberg

Gary Schiro & Robert Burns

Will & Katie Schmidt

Robin Schmitt

Carol Schneider & Joe Cacaci

● The Schnesel Family Fund

● Neal Schultz, M.D.

● Charles Schulze & Lucy Holland

● Charlotte & Mischa Schwartz

Harriet & Stu Schweitzer

Amy Schwendenmann & Rosemary Cota

Christine & Mike Scott

The Scully Peretsman Foundation

Tracy & Benjy Seckler

The Seed

Carol & Richard Seltzer

Mark Sena & Linda Saul-Sena

Amy Sequenzia

Marcie L. Setlow & David Scribner

● Jennifer J. Sewall

Randy Shapiro & Dan Ripp

Harvey Shapiro

Shirley & Howard Shapiro

Adam Shatz

● Leslie & Stephen Shatz

● Eva & William Sheridan

Molly Sheriff

● Cindy Shogry-Raimer

Rachel Siegel & John Dreger

● Rosemarie D. Siegel

● Ben & Elaine Silberstein

Roberta Silman

Charles Sims & Nancy Wolf

Robert & Christine Sinopoli

● Warren & Flo Sinsheimer

● Maria Sirois

Kenneth Sklar

Lisa Sloane

Allyse & Josh Slocum

Gail Smallridge

Larry Smallwood

Turbi & Paul Smilow

Jerca Smit

Kara Smith & Brian Kantor

Elwood Smith & Janice Kittner

Anne Smith & John Goodhue

Andrea & John Smith

Craig Smith & Virginia† Stanton Smith

● Dian Smith

● Elizabeth & Samuel Smith

Karen Smith

Lauren & Michael Smith

Noah Smith

Rick Smith

Carol Smoler

Linda Smothers & Richard Gregg

Janine Sniezek

Lauren Solittle

● Aline Sosne

● Janet Lee Speed

Chelsea Spellman

Sandy Sperou

JoAnne Spies

Jonathan Spiller

Kelly Baxter Spitz & Ken Spitz

Cynthia Stack & Bernard Haan

Darcy Stall

Bill & Val Standifer

Rob & Holly Stavert

Margery & Lewis Steinberg

Betty Stephens

Ann E. Sterlin

● Danielle & Dan Stern

Donald & Erica Stern

Sara Stern

Sarah Steven

Deborah Hill Stevens, Esq.

Shannon Stevenson

Dorothy Stoneman & John Bell

Abbie Strassler

● David & Lorna† Strassler

Peter & Joanna Strauss

Betsy Strickler

Maureen Strype & Sam Crane

Jane & Win Stuebner

Janice & Rich Sturchio

Lauren Suero

● Tim & Ana Suffish

Dennis & Jennie Suler

Lenore & Paul Sundberg

Sally & Michael Sussman

Bob & Ginny Swain

● Jonathan Swartz

Richard & Deborah Swiatek

Patricia Tarrant

Thomas Taylor & Karen Erickson

Amy & Jeff Taylor

Joanie Taylor

Susan Tenbroek

Marja & Robert Tepper

Nina Thayer

Audrey Their & Peter Murphy

June A. Thomas

Patricia Thomas

● Russ & Sandy Thomas

Scott R. Thomas

Nan Thompson & David Schwartz

Jamie & Missy Thompson

Sheila & Randy Thunfors

Emily Tibbetts

Gary & Karen Tibbetts

Matthew Tibbit

Melissa Tirone

Amanda Tobin

● John Toole

● Liana Toscanini

Cheryl Tosk

● Dr. Stephen & Terri Tosk

● Katherine Tracy & Robert Doolittle

Laura Travisano Alice Truax Lauran & Justin Tuck

● Linda Tucker Jennifer Turano-Dandrea

Mary Ann Turney

Anamyn Turowski & Eddie Allen John Umlauf

Judy & Mark Usow

John & Holly Valente

● Georgianne Valli-Harwood & Jim Harwood

Adrian & Judith Van Zon Sandy Van Hilary VanWright

Ryan VanWright

Vicky VanWright

Karen Varney

Robert Vaughan & Kate McNulty-Vaughan

Edith Velmans

Sue & Lou Ventura

Judith & Larry Vitelli

Diane & Bill Vogt

Bridget Donoghue Vornholt Eileen Ward

Jan Milne Ward

Kellie Ward

● Nicholas Wardle

● Paula Wardynski & Jed Scala

Marjorie Waters & Myles Gordon

Tim & Ashlea Waters

Chris Watford & Aaron Likness

● Karin Watkins

Ellen & Richard Watson

Stacey Gillis Weber & Jeffrey A. Weber

Stefanie Weber

Cornelia & Ben Webster

Sophie Wedd & Josh Rawson

Susan Weiner

● Alan & Jacqueline Weinstein

Diane I. Weinstein

● Ruth & William Weinstein

● Susan & Jay Weintraub

Molly Welch

● Chris & Tyler Weld

● Claudia E. Wells

Maureen & Daren Wells

Sue & Pete Wells

Suky & Tom Werman

Laurie & Jan Werner

Bridget & Mark West

● John Whalan & Katie Gleason

Danny Wheeler

Sandy Whipple & Rob Garfield Michael Wilcox & Pat Carney

Kim Wilder†

Carol & Rob Williams

Diana & Timothy Williams

Elizabeth & Richard Williams

● Liz & Mark Williams

Pat Williamson

Eric & Evelyn Wilska

Caroline Wilson Tracy Wilson

Janet & Jim Windham

Mark & Debbie Windover

Kimberly & David Winger

E.E. Winters & Chris White

Jay & Terry Wise

Charles Wohl & Alba Passerini

Lisa & Frank Wohl

● Christine Wojnar

June & Jim Wolfe

Ingrid Joy Wolfson & Larry Raskin

Tom & Valerie Wolzien

Jackie Wong & Paul Marshall

Rene Wood & Dennis Sears

Suzanne Wool

William Wormstead

Diane Wortis & Joe Bozza

Roberta Wrubel

Natalya & Sergey Yantovsky

● Mary & Steve Yarmosky

● Louise & Nat Yohalem

● Shirley Friedman Yohalem

Robyn Youkilis

Elaine A. Yudkin

Paula & Stuart Yurman

Melissa Zdziarski

Ziggy Zegarek

● Christine & Ray Zelehoski

Barbara Zheutlin & Jonathan Hankin

Michael Zinchuk

Lucy Zinick

Iva Zugic

Randy Zultowsky

● Kathleen & John Zutter


Adelson & Company PC

AJA Risk Management Consultants

Allegrone Companies

Paula K. Almgren Attorney at Law PC

Apella Capital

Balance Rock Investment Group

The Benevity Community Impact Fund


● Berkshire Bank

● Berkshire Chiropractic Services

Berkshire Co-op Market

Berkshire County Arc

Berkshire Health Systems

Berkshire Magazine

Berkshire Net Results

Berkshire Regional Art Guild

Berkshire South Regional Community Center

Berkshire Welco / The Pass


● Black Ice, LLC

● Blue Q Blue Spark Financial

The Bookstore

Brainspiral Technologies

● Brava

● Brazabra Corporation

Cain Hibbard & Myers PC

Caligari's Hardware

Chris May Builders, Inc.

Christ Trinity Church

Clark + Green, Inc.

Cohen Kinne Valicenti & Cook LLP

Coarc Community Television for the Southern


Crystal Essence

Dana Bixby Architecture

Dermatology Center in the Berkshires

● Domaney's Liquors

Fallon Health

The Floor Store

Granville House LLC

● Greylock Federal Credit Union

Guido's Fresh Marketplace

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

● High Spirit Community Farm

Interprint, Inc.

Keator Group LLC

Kenver Ltd.

L.P. Adams Co., Inc.

● Leander House

● Lee Bank

Lee Wash & Dry

Lenox Dale Fire Co.

Lenox Fire Co. Inc.

Lenox Wash & Dry Mallard Video

Martin & Oliveira, LLP

Martino Glass

● Merit

● Montessori School of the Berkshires

Dr. Sharon Mozian, MD, PC


Nature Works Land Care, Inc.

Neenah Technical Materials Inc.

Network For Good

No. Six Depot

Oak Lodge

● Oakdale Residences

● October Mountain Financial Advisors

Old Mill

● One Mercantile

Otis Ridge Ski Area LLC

PayPal Giving Fund

Proper Connections, LLC

Ray Murray, Inc.

Salisbury Bank & Trust Company

Scarafoni Financial Group

● Shakespeare & Company

The Soundry

Stone House Properties

Technical Development

Corporation (TDC)

Timpane Construction

Tom's Toys

● Toole Insurance

UMASS Fine Arts Center

Wheeler & Taylor, Inc.

William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty

Wingate Ltd


Sandra Baron & Gregory Diskant

Hannah Belson

Eve Brown-Waite

Carol & Rocco Cirigliano

Petie Dodrill

Tracy Dodrill Foster

Kelsey Fontana

Kari Giordano

Emi Gittleman

Stephanie Gittleman

Esther Greenspan

Colin Grossman

Ira Grossman

Katie Harding Alex Heddinger

Heather Wells Heim & Matthew Heim

Pat Hogan

Beverly & David Hosokawa

Joan & Jim Hunter

Jane Johnson

Margaret Keller

Dawn Lane

Frank LaRagione

Natasha Lorick

Helen Mathews & Sam Graziano

Louisa, Kate & Joel Millonzi

Sandy Newman

Keira Nicholls

Elaine Radiss & Rich Petrino

Janet Reich Elsbach

The Riverbrook Women

Beth Rodgers

Marshall Russell

Ben Saul

Houry Schmeizl

Eric Schumann

Leslie & Stephen Shatz

Janice Shields

Pauline Smith

Janet Speed

Danielle Stern

Scott R. Thomas

Hilary VanWright

Chris Watford Mike Weber

Matt Weinstein

Liz & Mark Williams


Kelly Carney Gallagher Uncle Corky

Claudie Duby

Frederic B. Freyer

CATA Supporters Buzz and Robin McGraw: "CATA is All About Community Togetherness"

Buzz and Robin McGraw are driven to make their community a better place for every person.

“A friend invited us to a CATA performance, and immediately we were blown away. We thought: this is something everyone should see. Now, we encourage everyone to engage with CATA."

“Every time we get to be involved with CATA and with their artists, we’re truly awed,” says Buzz. “The creativity, the sense of togetherness and inclusion—it’s why we gravitate to CATA.”

“Everyone should have the opportunity to express themselves,” adds Robin. “CATA artists are a part of our community. Celebrating and supporting the great things that the artists are doing—it makes a difference for all of us.”

When COVID hit, people with disabilities counted on CATA more than ever. As supporters, the McGraws are proud to know those programs never stopped. "CATA reached over 700 people with disabilities last year--even in a time of COVID. That's a BIG number!

Abby Gibson

Bob Gittleman

Ken Gogel

Charlotte Goodhue

Carol Hepper

Bert Hochman

Dave Lane

Todd Lane

Diane McManus

Michael Platt

Robert Rechnitz

Carol Reich Kate Ryan

Virginia Stanton Smith

Jan Tresp

Cece Wasserman

Nancy Weber

Marisa Yudkin


Howard & Katherine Aibel Foundation

● AmazonSmile Foundation

Appelbaum-Kahn Foundation

Arts Build Community Initiative

through Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation with funding from Barr Foundation

Barr Foundation and the Klarman Family Foundation through the Barr-Klarman

Massachusetts Arts Initiative

● Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Hills Fund for Excellence, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

● Berkshire Life Charitable Foundation

● Berkshire Taconic

Community Foundation

Black Rock Foundation

Campbell Family Foundation

Central Berkshire Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

The Cheswatyr Foundation

● City of Pittsfield

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Coolidge Hill Foundation

Crane Fund for Widows & Children

● The Dobbins Foundation

● The Feigenbaum Foundation

The Jane & Jack Fitzpatrick Trust

The Green Foundation

● Great Barrington Rotary

The James & Robert Hardman Fund for North Adams

Edward H. Harvitt Family Foundation

Irene & James Hunter Charitable Fund

Rita J. & Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc.

● The Ruth Krauss Foundation

Lee Bank Foundation

● Massachusetts Cultural Council

The Donald C. McGraw Foundation

● MountainOne

● Pumpkin Foundation / Joseph H. Reich as trustee

● Sheehan Keator Foundation

● Dr. Robert C. & Tina Sohn Foundation

It shows how essential CATA is. If you took CATA out of the picture, I don't know who would fill that void."

As donors, Buzz and Robin know that their support makes a big impact at CATA—and across the Berkshires.

“I have a passion for education as well as the arts,” says Buzz. “CATA easily ticks off both boxes. They’re providing amazing opportunities for our community to interact and come together through the arts.”

“CATA is all about community togetherness. Why wouldn’t you want to support that?” say Buzz and Robin. “To know that we can do something to make a difference in someone’s life, and to create opportunities for people to do the things they love— we want to be part of that. CATA is making that possible.”

Fiscal Year 2021: Financial Overview

To every CATA supporter and partner—thank you! You kept arts programs going for hundreds of people with disabilities.

Throughout our 2021 fiscal year, CATA held true to our core mission and principles: Fueled by your support, we worked tirelessly to meet the needs of our community, with robust, innovative programs and careful stewardship of CATA’s finances.

Many CATA artists have faced isolation and loss during the pandemic. As a result, demand for CATA programs has been at an all-time high. Your donations made it possible for us to be nimble, tenacious, and creative to engage artists with disabilities in a year rife with challenges.

Your gifts directly support programs for lowincome CATA artists who crave and deserve creative outlets.

COVID's challenges caused earned income in 2021 to fall behind pre-pandemic numbers by 25%— even while CATA provided more programs than ever. Generous donors like you stepped forward to make up the gap: contributed income rose to almost 90% of our annual budget.

As always, programs serving artists with disabilities were our primary expense. At a time when CATA artists needed us most, an outpouring of support from a record 1,087 individuals, businesses, and foundations made the difference. Your generosity sustained workshops, exhibits, and performances that provide life-changing opportunities for CATA artists.

of the surplus from FY 2021 was used to launch robust programs for CATA artists in FY 2022

INCOME Contributed: $1,340,848 Individual: $947,974 Corporations: $81,946 Grants /Foundations: $310,928 Total: $1,340,848 Earned: $195,626 (Including program fees and art sales) Total Income: *$1,536,474 FISCAL YEAR 2021: SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 - AUGUST 31, 2021 EXPENSES Program Services: $1,157,204 Fundraising & Events: $194,035 Management & General: $89,336 Total Expenses: $1,440,575 *100%


Margaret Keller, Executive Director

Jeff Gagnon, Program Director

Kara Smith, Program Director Norma Stobbe, Program Associate

Alex Heddinger, Development Director Kate Harding, Development Associate



Wes Buckley

JoAnne Spies


Greg Boover

Kelly Galvin

Allison Lerman-Gluck

Diane Prusha


Janet Reich Elsbach

Chris Watford, Communications Director Katie Clark, Administrative Director David Dashiell, Administrative Associate Sandra Newman, Founder


Heather Wells Heim, President Sharon Mozian, Vice President Emily Rechnitz, Vice President Ira Grossman, Treasurer David Rice, Secretary Sandra Baron Liz Costley

Beverly Hosokawa

Sarah Hunter

Mindi Morin

Rich Petrino

Elaine Radiss Carol Riordan Linda Russell

Stephen Shatz Eva Sheridan Ben Silberstein John Whalan


Stefanie Weber

Olivia Martin


Jill Fleming

Roger Reed


Wes Buckley

Dan Cohen

Aimée Gelinas

Terence Murren


Selina Bank

Jeff Gagnon

Pat Hogan Elizabeth Kick

Thad Kubis

Marlene Marshall

Chalice Mitchell

Janice Shields

Kara Smith

Hilary VanWright


Paula Boyajian


Pat Hogan Stefanie Weber


COMMUNITY ACCESS TO THE ARTS 420 Stockbridge Road, Suite 2 Great Barrington, MA 01230

CONTACT 413-528-5485

Painting above: Corinne Morrison (2021)

Cover photo of CATA artist Margaret by Christina Lane.

All photos by CATA unless otherwise noted.

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