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2018 Impact Report


FRIENDS AND PARTNERS OF CATA, For 26 years, CATA’s mission has been simple: to create a vibrant and inclusive community through the arts. Through countless workshops, performances, art exhibits and dance solos, one thing has never changed: your support makes CATA possible.

Dominic Williams (Lee High School) with his painting that was sold at the Clark Art Institute.

Your generosity came to life in 2018 in so many ways. Because of you, Katrina, a CATA artists whose disability makes it difficult to hold a paintbrush, created breathtaking paintings using an adaptive technique that lets her bring her ideas to life. Because of you, Jane, a woman with Alzheimer’s at a local nursing home, reconnected with her life stories through poetry and music. And because of you, David, a CATA actor and drummer, had a stage and a spotlight to share his incredible talents with our community. There are hundreds of CATA artists who experience the power of your support every day. CATA’s vision of inclusion takes work. And it wouldn’t be possible without people like you who have stood by us. Whether you’ve been supporting us for 26 year or just gave your first gift, you are making a big impact for hundreds of people with disabilities.

You’re making incredible creativity possible. Through dynamic arts workshops and public events, you’re helping CATA artists with disabilities tap into their potential, explore new talents, and share their unique points of view.

Last year—thanks to you—732 people with disabilities became painters, poets, dancers, drummers, yogis, actors, singers, and jugglers. Because of you, each CATA artist has a place to discover their artistry, to connect with their community, and to know that their contributions are valued. Please enjoy reading about the powerful work you made possible in 2018. Thank you for your support! Warmly,

732

1,346

150

People with disabilities served

Arts workshops provided

Students in CATA school programs

26,000 Art lovers connected with CATA artistry

Margaret and CATA artist Maria Netti (from United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County) with her painting at the Clark Art Institute.

Margaret Keller Executive Director


FRIENDS AND PARTNERS OF CATA, For 26 years, CATA’s mission has been simple: to create a vibrant and inclusive community through the arts. Through countless workshops, performances, art exhibits and dance solos, one thing has never changed: your support makes CATA possible.

Dominic Williams (Lee High School) with his painting that was sold at the Clark Art Institute.

Your generosity came to life in 2018 in so many ways. Because of you, Katrina, a CATA artists whose disability makes it difficult to hold a paintbrush, created breathtaking paintings using an adaptive technique that lets her bring her ideas to life. Because of you, Jane, a woman with Alzheimer’s at a local nursing home, reconnected with her life stories through poetry and music. And because of you, David, a CATA actor and drummer, had a stage and a spotlight to share his incredible talents with our community. There are hundreds of CATA artists who experience the power of your support every day. CATA’s vision of inclusion takes work. And it wouldn’t be possible without people like you who have stood by us. Whether you’ve been supporting us for 26 year or just gave your first gift, you are making a big impact for hundreds of people with disabilities.

You’re making incredible creativity possible. Through dynamic arts workshops and public events, you’re helping CATA artists with disabilities tap into their potential, explore new talents, and share their unique points of view.

Last year—thanks to you—732 people with disabilities became painters, poets, dancers, drummers, yogis, actors, singers, and jugglers. Because of you, each CATA artist has a place to discover their artistry, to connect with their community, and to know that their contributions are valued. Please enjoy reading about the powerful work you made possible in 2018. Thank you for your support! Warmly,

732

1,346

150

People with disabilities served

Arts workshops provided

Students in CATA school programs

26,000 Art lovers connected with CATA artistry

Margaret and CATA artist Maria Netti (from United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County) with her painting at the Clark Art Institute.

Margaret Keller Executive Director


Life-Changing Arts Workshops Because of you, in 2018 CATA reached more people with disabilities than ever before. That means more CATA artists explored their creativity and connected with their community.

You gave Jane Cole (Riverbrook Residence) an opportunity to express her creative spirit in CATA’s visual arts workshop.

732 CATA ARTISTS SERVED

SCHOOL PROGRAMS TRIPLED

From painting, dance, theater, and singing, to drumming, juggling, yoga, and creative writing, you brought life-changing arts workshops to 732 people with disabilities.

Thanks to you, over 150 students with disabilities in area public schools found their creative voice.

MORE TALENTS REVEALED

Photo: Christina Lane

You helped Cory Gagliardi (BCArc) explore new rhythms in CATA’s World Music & Drumming workshop.

You supported over 100 adaptive A.R.T. workshops, allowing CATA artists with significant physical disabilities to reveal talents that might otherwise have remained hidden.

270 ELDERS INSPIRED You gave inspiration to more than 270 elders through transformative encounters with CATA’s Art Cart program in area nursing homes.


Life-Changing Arts Workshops Because of you, in 2018 CATA reached more people with disabilities than ever before. That means more CATA artists explored their creativity and connected with their community.

You gave Jane Cole (Riverbrook Residence) an opportunity to express her creative spirit in CATA’s visual arts workshop.

732 CATA ARTISTS SERVED

SCHOOL PROGRAMS TRIPLED

From painting, dance, theater, and singing, to drumming, juggling, yoga, and creative writing, you brought life-changing arts workshops to 732 people with disabilities.

Thanks to you, over 150 students with disabilities in area public schools found their creative voice.

MORE TALENTS REVEALED

Photo: Christina Lane

You helped Cory Gagliardi (BCArc) explore new rhythms in CATA’s World Music & Drumming workshop.

You supported over 100 adaptive A.R.T. workshops, allowing CATA artists with significant physical disabilities to reveal talents that might otherwise have remained hidden.

270 ELDERS INSPIRED You gave inspiration to more than 270 elders through transformative encounters with CATA’s Art Cart program in area nursing homes.


Extraordinary Performances, Groundbreaking Exhibits You brought CATA artists into the community through sold-out performances and bold new art exhibits, connecting more than 26,000 art lovers with CATA artistry.

Photo: Christina Lane

ANNUAL PERFORMANCE WEEKEND SOLD OUT You put the talents of our CATA artists on stage for two sold-out performances at Shakespeare & Company. And you gave 70 students the chance to experience the power of art and inclusion at our dress rehearsal.

Your support meant that Peter (BCArc) had a chance to see his artwork on display at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts.

ART SALES & EXHIBITS SOARED You gave CATA visual artists a spotlight with major exhibits at the Clark Art Institute and the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, as well as year-round Art on Tour exhibits at Hudson Hall, Good Purpose Gallery, The Mount, and more.

CATA POETS SHINED FROM PAGE TO STAGE

MOVING COMPANY BROKE BARRIERS IN BOSTON

You gave our writers a chance to shine at our third Annual Poetry Reading at The Mount. And you put CATA artists in print by publishing our first-ever art and poetry book!

You took CATA’s Moving Company to the Massachusetts State House to share their original choreography with new audiences.

And because of you, art sales soared with 87 pieces sold. That’s over $19,000 in sales, creating commissions for CATA artists! Teresa Thomas and Natasha Lorrick perform with The Moving Company in CATA’s Annual Performance at Shakespeare & Company.

Photo: Christina Lane


Extraordinary Performances, Groundbreaking Exhibits You brought CATA artists into the community through sold-out performances and bold new art exhibits, connecting more than 26,000 art lovers with CATA artistry.

Photo: Christina Lane

ANNUAL PERFORMANCE WEEKEND SOLD OUT You put the talents of our CATA artists on stage for two sold-out performances at Shakespeare & Company. And you gave 70 students the chance to experience the power of art and inclusion at our dress rehearsal.

Your support meant that Peter (BCArc) had a chance to see his artwork on display at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts.

ART SALES & EXHIBITS SOARED You gave CATA visual artists a spotlight with major exhibits at the Clark Art Institute and the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, as well as year-round Art on Tour exhibits at Hudson Hall, Good Purpose Gallery, The Mount, and more.

CATA POETS SHINED FROM PAGE TO STAGE

MOVING COMPANY BROKE BARRIERS IN BOSTON

You gave our writers a chance to shine at our third Annual Poetry Reading at The Mount. And you put CATA artists in print by publishing our first-ever art and poetry book!

You took CATA’s Moving Company to the Massachusetts State House to share their original choreography with new audiences.

And because of you, art sales soared with 87 pieces sold. That’s over $19,000 in sales, creating commissions for CATA artists! Teresa Thomas and Natasha Lorrick perform with The Moving Company in CATA’s Annual Performance at Shakespeare & Company.

Photo: Christina Lane


Thank You for Bringing Creativity to Life in FY2018! LOYALTY CIRCLE

○ Loyalty Circle

† Deceased

Bronly & Sarah Boyd

○ Maria & Eugene Cleary

Janet Dohoney

Stephanie & Carl Bradford

Karen & Robert Climo

Mindy Domb & Matthew Sadof

Ed Abrahams

Tricia Bragdon

Nina Cobb

Liza Donlon & Bob Tabakin

Carol & Bob Braun

N. Noon Coda

Anne & Kerry Douglas

Trish & Bill Alexander

Jytte & Jock Brooks

N. Noon & Carlina Coda

Jonas & Elizabeth Dovydenas

Paula Almgren

Adriana Brown

Edward & Nadine Cohen

Josh & Helen Alspector

Susan & Duncan Brown

Kate & Scott Anderson

Deborah Buccino & Eric Plakun

Janet Ansbro ○ Frances Anthes & Charles Washburn Gail & Joel Appelbaum Irmgard Schrempp Arruda Whitney Asher Lisa Avery & Robert Henriquez ○ Stephen Ball Robin & Dai Ban Pauline & Richard Banducci Barbara & Benny Barak ○ Sandra Baron & Gregory Diskant Liz & Nate Bartini Leon & Lydia Baukh Ward Belcher Catherine & George Beneke Blair & Alison Benjamin Susan H. Bernardy Elizabeth & Jay Bikofsky Jonathan & Victoria Biller Polly & Steve Birrell John & Melissa Bissell Maggie & Sam Bittman ○ Dana Bixby Joan Dix Blair Renee & Bob Blank Aileen Bliss ○ Mr. & Mrs. Sion A. Boney III ○ Vicki Bonnington & David Schecker Jeannene Booher Cindy & Paul Bowlby

○ Benno Friedman & Stephanie Blumenthal Gerald & Maryjane Fromm John Gadzinski ○ Michael & Kim Gagnon

Jennifer Galvagni Carpenter & Rick Carpenter

Anonymous (13)

○ Dea Angiolillo & Peter von Mertens

Anne Fredericks & Marc Fasteau

○ Peter & Julie Gale

○ Acknowledges donors who have given to CATA for 5 or more fiscal years in a row. Fiscal Year = Sept 1 - Aug 31.

○ David & Kyneret Albert

Elisa Schindler Frankel & Larry Frankel

○ Raymond & Pauline Gagnon

Thank you, loyal supporters!

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS

Andy & Tracy Foster

Jack & Esther Budnick

○ Miriam & Herb Cohen Yuki Cohen ○ William Cohn & Rita Kasky

Lexie & Mike Bullard

W. Kelly & Deborah B. Collins

Donna Bullock-Sherman & Howard Sherman

Judy & Gary Conlen

Kathryn & Sarah Burdsall ○ Joan & Dan Burkhard

Michael Considine & Shawn Leary Considine Lloyd & Jan Constantine

Allyn Burrows & Tamara Hickey

Elizabeth & Frank Contenta

Sandra Burton

Judith & Jeffrey Cook

○ Carolyn Butler

○ Ranny Cooper & David Smith

Joe Cacaci & Carol Schneider

Liz & Tom Costley

Louise Cadigan & David Hagerty

Bonsai Cox

○ Deborah & John Caiola Jeff & Linda Caligari

○ Suzanne Crerar ○ Susan Crofut & Ben Luxon

Mario & Laurel Caluori

Tina & Harvey Crosby

Cindy & Jeff Caminiti

Molly Curletti

Paul & Jennifer Capala

Tracy & Shaun Cusson

Lynne & Jeffrey Carlotto

Kay Cuthbertson & Adam Rosen

Sarah Carpenter

Linda J. Cysz

Kay Castelle

Churchward Davis

Nathan Casto & Terri Chegwidden Michael & Laura Cestone Lisa & Eric Chamberlain

○ Hope Davis & Bob Braddick Lenore & Robert Davis ○ Margery Davis

○ Alan & Roselle Chartock

Ted & Karen Davis

○ Karen Chase & Paul Graubard

Katherine Dean & Frederic Gordon

Alana & Joey Chernila

○ Philip Deely & Hilary Somers Deely

Neil & Kathleen Chrisman

Lara & Jonathan Denmark

Alicia Christoff

Carolyn & Richard Denning

Lester & Pamela Chrostowski

Alexandra Dest

Carol & Rocco Cirigliano Jennifer Clark ○ Neil & Barbara Clarke

○ Mary Lou DeWitt Ruth Dewton Marc & Julie Digrigoli

○ Laura Dubester Laurie & Jay Dubner Claudie & John Duby Mary & Robert Edwards Linda & Tim Egan ○ Janet & John Egelhofer Donald & Cynthia Elitzer ○ Mark & Molly Elliot Jan Elsbach ○ Janet & Bart Elsbach ○ Patricia & Peter Elsbach Keith Emerling Susan Engel & Tom Levin Anne & Art Engelberger Marie Erwin Gloria Escobar & Jose Huertas ○ Val † & Tad Evans

○ Beth & Bruce Gamble Roslyn & Leonard Garfinkle Paul & JoAnn Gavrity Laurie Geiger & Gregg Lane ○ John & Lois George ○ Virginia & James Giddens Ogden Gigli Mary & Alec Gillman Diana Gittelman Corrina & Paul Gitterman Emi Gittleman Marni Gittleman ○ Stephanie & Robert † Gittleman Jen & Ted Glockner Susan Gold Brett & Eve Goldberg Robin & Peter Goldberg Goldman-Price Family ○ Hope & Joseph Goldsmith ○ Jane Goodrich & Jim Youngerman Sherri Gorelick Doug & Sara Goudey Richard & Susan Grausman ○ Vicki Grayson & Alan Thiel Linda Greenhouse & Eugene R. Fidell

Reba & Bruce Evenchik

Christine & Jonathan Grenoble

Gintare S. Everett

Maura Griffin & Joe Carry

○ Dr. Kathleen M. Favaloro & Christopher Vought Sharon & Richard Feldstein John Felton & Marty Gottron ○ Hank & Susan Ferlauto Hilary & Chris Ferrone Crispina ffrench & Chris Swindlehurst Nancy Fitzpatrick & Lincoln Russell Henry & Susan Flint ○ William & Mary Kay Flowers Deborah Flynn ○ Thomas & Anne Flynn

Florence Gross Edmund A. Grossman ○ Ira & Jami Grossman ○ Jo Grossman Jayne & David Gumpel Roberta & Steve Haas Paul & Carmela Haklisch John Halbreich ○ Bobbie Hallig Yehuda & Hannah Hanani Ellen & Scott Hand Mary Hannigan & Crispin Tresp

Nancy & Ron Fontana

Kari Harendorf & Michael Cohen

Roz Forman

Deborah & James Harris ○ Lily Harvitt Elizabeth & Ned Hazen

This list reflect all gifts from Sept 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2018. Please let us know of any errors or omissions. Thank you also to those generous donors who gave between Sept 1 and Dec 31 – you’ll be on our next list in our Gala program!

○ Heather Wells Heim & Matthew Heim Ann & Peter Herbst ○ Jerry & Dassy Herman ○ Eliza Hewat & Susan Weinberg ○ Ann & Weston Hicks ○ Arthur & Louise Hillman ○ Adam Hinds Dr. & Mrs. Bradford Hirsch ○ Arlyn & Owen O. Hoberman Gail Hochman ○ Pat & Dennis Hogan Daniel & Patti Holland Lucy Holland & Charles Schulze Karen Hopenwasser & Merrick Rossein ○ Sarah Horne & Alan Wilken ○ Beverly & David Hosokawa Ralph & Lynn Huber Bruce & Amy Humes ○ Joan & Jim Hunter Mike & Mary Huth ○ Elizabeth & Malcolm Ingram ○ Janis & Charles Iverson ○ Stephanie Iverson & Colin Mathews Katharine & Myron Jaffe Lola Jaffe Patricia Jaouen Jo-Ann Johannemann Jane & Charlie Johnson ○ Ann Jones & Gary Monserud Casey Jones ○ Lisa & Tim Kane Megan Kane & Zohar Lazar Barbara & Ronn Kaplan Nancy & Neal Kaplan Kathryn & Barry Karson Sherry & Dan Kasper Ellen M. Gerlich

○ Tony Kiser & Lisa Atkin Laura Kittross

Mary Linda McManus

○ Susan Klebl

Patricia McQuade

○ Phyllis & Harvey Klein

Margaret McTeigue & Tom Wessel

Yolanda & David Klein

Faith Menken

Sidney & Wendy Kleinman

Leonard & Lucia Meyerson

○ Dawn Kramer & Stephen Buck

Enid Michelman

Thaddeus B. & Maria G. Kubis

Brian Mikesell & John Weinstein

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Kurzweil

Susan & David Millen

Anne & William La Fave

Charlie Miller & Alyson Brandt

Marisa Labozzetta & Martin Wohl

Nancy & Michael Miller

○ James Lamme & Wendy Linscott Alfred & Carol Landess ○ Joan & Dave Lane

Kelly & Dave Milligan ○ Kate & Joel Millonzi Susannah Millonzi & Eric Tucker

Ira & Fran Lapidus

Jamie Minacci

Cynthia LaPier

Nancy & Tim Minkler

○ Evelyn & Frank LaRagione Taryn & Mark Leavitt ○ Vera Lecocq ○ Meagan Ledendecker & Todd Covert ○ Donna Leep & Dan Waite Anne Legene & Larry Wallach ○ Sidney & Helaine Lerner Monte Levin & Gary Lazarus ○ Elaine & Arnold Levine

Melissa Mishcon & Charles Ferris Linda Mitchell & Laurence Cohen Craig & Laurie Norton Moffatt ○ William & Margot Moomaw Diane Moran & Richard LaRhette Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Morse Lita Moses & Bruce Bernstein ○ Judy Moss Sharon & Matthew Mozian

Betty Levinson

○ Liz & Jim Murray

Bernice & Scott Lewis

○ Raymond B. & Holly S. Murray

○ Joyce Linde ○ Laurie Gilden Lindner Nina & John Lipkowitz

Ellen Murtagh ○ Lori & Dave Nadig Donna & Steve Narey

○ Clara Londoner

○ Mitch & Caitlin Nash

○ Eleanor Lord & Margaret Wheeler

○ Seth & Mary Nash

Kim & John Lutz ○ Melissa & Dominic Lydon Maria & Jeff Lynch ○ Elaine & Steve Mack Tracy Mack & Michael Citrin ○ Elizabeth Maher Cindy & Rick Malkin

David Keator & Joanne Sheehan Keator

○ Matt & Catherine Mandel

Frederick & Renee Keator

○ Barbara & Roger Manring

George & Sheila Keator

○ Betsey McKearnan

Marjorie & Hal March

Suzanne F. Nash Rick & Cindy Nasman Michael & Beth Nathan Patricia & Nicholas Navarino, Sr. Anne & Rick Neal ○ Leslie Nelson & Michael Wainwright ○ Lisa Nelson & Steve Alsdorf ○ Katherine G. Ness Natalie & David Neubert Sandra Newman

Matt Keator & Hannah Piretti Keator

○ Charlotte Marden

Susan Bay Nimoy

Kathleen Keller & Daniel Volchok

○ James Marden & Jennifer Press Marden

Robert & Mary Ann Norris

○ Margaret Keller & Brendan Mathews Pat Kennelly & Ed Keon Morgan & Jeff Kent Mike Kern Jennifer & Matt Kerwood ○ Sarah Kessler & David Heberlein Christopher & Kim Ketchen Athena & Richard W. Kimball Amanda King ○ Nancy E. King Marilyn & William Kirby

Judy & Dennis Mareb Dorrie Margolin Ellen & Michael Martin Rebecca & Wayne Marzotto Dawn & Christopher Masiero Devin & Gina Mathews ○ Hillery & Neal Maxymillian Wendy A. McCain David & Julie McCarthy Elizabeth & Robert McGraw ○ Peter & Marie-Louise McHugh

Dr. William O’Donnell Tom & Wendy O’Neil Jessica Oakley & David Logan Gail & William Oberst Arnold & Ellen Offner Linda Olson Philip & Mary Oppenheimer ○ Will Osborne & Mary Pope Osborne ○ Carol Parrish & Paul Clark Barbara D. Pastie Bernadette Patynski & Stephen Bayne


Thank You for Bringing Creativity to Life in FY2018! LOYALTY CIRCLE

○ Loyalty Circle

† Deceased

Bronly & Sarah Boyd

○ Maria & Eugene Cleary

Janet Dohoney

Stephanie & Carl Bradford

Karen & Robert Climo

Mindy Domb & Matthew Sadof

Ed Abrahams

Tricia Bragdon

Nina Cobb

Liza Donlon & Bob Tabakin

Carol & Bob Braun

N. Noon Coda

Anne & Kerry Douglas

Trish & Bill Alexander

Jytte & Jock Brooks

N. Noon & Carlina Coda

Jonas & Elizabeth Dovydenas

Paula Almgren

Adriana Brown

Edward & Nadine Cohen

Josh & Helen Alspector

Susan & Duncan Brown

Kate & Scott Anderson

Deborah Buccino & Eric Plakun

Janet Ansbro ○ Frances Anthes & Charles Washburn Gail & Joel Appelbaum Irmgard Schrempp Arruda Whitney Asher Lisa Avery & Robert Henriquez ○ Stephen Ball Robin & Dai Ban Pauline & Richard Banducci Barbara & Benny Barak ○ Sandra Baron & Gregory Diskant Liz & Nate Bartini Leon & Lydia Baukh Ward Belcher Catherine & George Beneke Blair & Alison Benjamin Susan H. Bernardy Elizabeth & Jay Bikofsky Jonathan & Victoria Biller Polly & Steve Birrell John & Melissa Bissell Maggie & Sam Bittman ○ Dana Bixby Joan Dix Blair Renee & Bob Blank Aileen Bliss ○ Mr. & Mrs. Sion A. Boney III ○ Vicki Bonnington & David Schecker Jeannene Booher Cindy & Paul Bowlby

○ Benno Friedman & Stephanie Blumenthal Gerald & Maryjane Fromm John Gadzinski ○ Michael & Kim Gagnon

Jennifer Galvagni Carpenter & Rick Carpenter

Anonymous (13)

○ Dea Angiolillo & Peter von Mertens

Anne Fredericks & Marc Fasteau

○ Peter & Julie Gale

○ Acknowledges donors who have given to CATA for 5 or more fiscal years in a row. Fiscal Year = Sept 1 - Aug 31.

○ David & Kyneret Albert

Elisa Schindler Frankel & Larry Frankel

○ Raymond & Pauline Gagnon

Thank you, loyal supporters!

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS

Andy & Tracy Foster

Jack & Esther Budnick

○ Miriam & Herb Cohen Yuki Cohen ○ William Cohn & Rita Kasky

Lexie & Mike Bullard

W. Kelly & Deborah B. Collins

Donna Bullock-Sherman & Howard Sherman

Judy & Gary Conlen

Kathryn & Sarah Burdsall ○ Joan & Dan Burkhard

Michael Considine & Shawn Leary Considine Lloyd & Jan Constantine

Allyn Burrows & Tamara Hickey

Elizabeth & Frank Contenta

Sandra Burton

Judith & Jeffrey Cook

○ Carolyn Butler

○ Ranny Cooper & David Smith

Joe Cacaci & Carol Schneider

Liz & Tom Costley

Louise Cadigan & David Hagerty

Bonsai Cox

○ Deborah & John Caiola Jeff & Linda Caligari

○ Suzanne Crerar ○ Susan Crofut & Ben Luxon

Mario & Laurel Caluori

Tina & Harvey Crosby

Cindy & Jeff Caminiti

Molly Curletti

Paul & Jennifer Capala

Tracy & Shaun Cusson

Lynne & Jeffrey Carlotto

Kay Cuthbertson & Adam Rosen

Sarah Carpenter

Linda J. Cysz

Kay Castelle

Churchward Davis

Nathan Casto & Terri Chegwidden Michael & Laura Cestone Lisa & Eric Chamberlain

○ Hope Davis & Bob Braddick Lenore & Robert Davis ○ Margery Davis

○ Alan & Roselle Chartock

Ted & Karen Davis

○ Karen Chase & Paul Graubard

Katherine Dean & Frederic Gordon

Alana & Joey Chernila

○ Philip Deely & Hilary Somers Deely

Neil & Kathleen Chrisman

Lara & Jonathan Denmark

Alicia Christoff

Carolyn & Richard Denning

Lester & Pamela Chrostowski

Alexandra Dest

Carol & Rocco Cirigliano Jennifer Clark ○ Neil & Barbara Clarke

○ Mary Lou DeWitt Ruth Dewton Marc & Julie Digrigoli

○ Laura Dubester Laurie & Jay Dubner Claudie & John Duby Mary & Robert Edwards Linda & Tim Egan ○ Janet & John Egelhofer Donald & Cynthia Elitzer ○ Mark & Molly Elliot Jan Elsbach ○ Janet & Bart Elsbach ○ Patricia & Peter Elsbach Keith Emerling Susan Engel & Tom Levin Anne & Art Engelberger Marie Erwin Gloria Escobar & Jose Huertas ○ Val † & Tad Evans

○ Beth & Bruce Gamble Roslyn & Leonard Garfinkle Paul & JoAnn Gavrity Laurie Geiger & Gregg Lane ○ John & Lois George ○ Virginia & James Giddens Ogden Gigli Mary & Alec Gillman Diana Gittelman Corrina & Paul Gitterman Emi Gittleman Marni Gittleman ○ Stephanie & Robert † Gittleman Jen & Ted Glockner Susan Gold Brett & Eve Goldberg Robin & Peter Goldberg Goldman-Price Family ○ Hope & Joseph Goldsmith ○ Jane Goodrich & Jim Youngerman Sherri Gorelick Doug & Sara Goudey Richard & Susan Grausman ○ Vicki Grayson & Alan Thiel Linda Greenhouse & Eugene R. Fidell

Reba & Bruce Evenchik

Christine & Jonathan Grenoble

Gintare S. Everett

Maura Griffin & Joe Carry

○ Dr. Kathleen M. Favaloro & Christopher Vought Sharon & Richard Feldstein John Felton & Marty Gottron ○ Hank & Susan Ferlauto Hilary & Chris Ferrone Crispina ffrench & Chris Swindlehurst Nancy Fitzpatrick & Lincoln Russell Henry & Susan Flint ○ William & Mary Kay Flowers Deborah Flynn ○ Thomas & Anne Flynn

Florence Gross Edmund A. Grossman ○ Ira & Jami Grossman ○ Jo Grossman Jayne & David Gumpel Roberta & Steve Haas Paul & Carmela Haklisch John Halbreich ○ Bobbie Hallig Yehuda & Hannah Hanani Ellen & Scott Hand Mary Hannigan & Crispin Tresp

Nancy & Ron Fontana

Kari Harendorf & Michael Cohen

Roz Forman

Deborah & James Harris ○ Lily Harvitt Elizabeth & Ned Hazen

This list reflect all gifts from Sept 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2018. Please let us know of any errors or omissions. Thank you also to those generous donors who gave between Sept 1 and Dec 31 – you’ll be on our next list in our Gala program!

○ Heather Wells Heim & Matthew Heim Ann & Peter Herbst ○ Jerry & Dassy Herman ○ Eliza Hewat & Susan Weinberg ○ Ann & Weston Hicks ○ Arthur & Louise Hillman ○ Adam Hinds Dr. & Mrs. Bradford Hirsch ○ Arlyn & Owen O. Hoberman Gail Hochman ○ Pat & Dennis Hogan Daniel & Patti Holland Lucy Holland & Charles Schulze Karen Hopenwasser & Merrick Rossein ○ Sarah Horne & Alan Wilken ○ Beverly & David Hosokawa Ralph & Lynn Huber Bruce & Amy Humes ○ Joan & Jim Hunter Mike & Mary Huth ○ Elizabeth & Malcolm Ingram ○ Janis & Charles Iverson ○ Stephanie Iverson & Colin Mathews Katharine & Myron Jaffe Lola Jaffe Patricia Jaouen Jo-Ann Johannemann Jane & Charlie Johnson ○ Ann Jones & Gary Monserud Casey Jones ○ Lisa & Tim Kane Megan Kane & Zohar Lazar Barbara & Ronn Kaplan Nancy & Neal Kaplan Kathryn & Barry Karson Sherry & Dan Kasper Ellen M. Gerlich

○ Tony Kiser & Lisa Atkin Laura Kittross

Mary Linda McManus

○ Susan Klebl

Patricia McQuade

○ Phyllis & Harvey Klein

Margaret McTeigue & Tom Wessel

Yolanda & David Klein

Faith Menken

Sidney & Wendy Kleinman

Leonard & Lucia Meyerson

○ Dawn Kramer & Stephen Buck

Enid Michelman

Thaddeus B. & Maria G. Kubis

Brian Mikesell & John Weinstein

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Kurzweil

Susan & David Millen

Anne & William La Fave

Charlie Miller & Alyson Brandt

Marisa Labozzetta & Martin Wohl

Nancy & Michael Miller

○ James Lamme & Wendy Linscott Alfred & Carol Landess ○ Joan & Dave Lane

Kelly & Dave Milligan ○ Kate & Joel Millonzi Susannah Millonzi & Eric Tucker

Ira & Fran Lapidus

Jamie Minacci

Cynthia LaPier

Nancy & Tim Minkler

○ Evelyn & Frank LaRagione Taryn & Mark Leavitt ○ Vera Lecocq ○ Meagan Ledendecker & Todd Covert ○ Donna Leep & Dan Waite Anne Legene & Larry Wallach ○ Sidney & Helaine Lerner Monte Levin & Gary Lazarus ○ Elaine & Arnold Levine

Melissa Mishcon & Charles Ferris Linda Mitchell & Laurence Cohen Craig & Laurie Norton Moffatt ○ William & Margot Moomaw Diane Moran & Richard LaRhette Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Morse Lita Moses & Bruce Bernstein ○ Judy Moss Sharon & Matthew Mozian

Betty Levinson

○ Liz & Jim Murray

Bernice & Scott Lewis

○ Raymond B. & Holly S. Murray

○ Joyce Linde ○ Laurie Gilden Lindner Nina & John Lipkowitz

Ellen Murtagh ○ Lori & Dave Nadig Donna & Steve Narey

○ Clara Londoner

○ Mitch & Caitlin Nash

○ Eleanor Lord & Margaret Wheeler

○ Seth & Mary Nash

Kim & John Lutz ○ Melissa & Dominic Lydon Maria & Jeff Lynch ○ Elaine & Steve Mack Tracy Mack & Michael Citrin ○ Elizabeth Maher Cindy & Rick Malkin

David Keator & Joanne Sheehan Keator

○ Matt & Catherine Mandel

Frederick & Renee Keator

○ Barbara & Roger Manring

George & Sheila Keator

○ Betsey McKearnan

Marjorie & Hal March

Suzanne F. Nash Rick & Cindy Nasman Michael & Beth Nathan Patricia & Nicholas Navarino, Sr. Anne & Rick Neal ○ Leslie Nelson & Michael Wainwright ○ Lisa Nelson & Steve Alsdorf ○ Katherine G. Ness Natalie & David Neubert Sandra Newman

Matt Keator & Hannah Piretti Keator

○ Charlotte Marden

Susan Bay Nimoy

Kathleen Keller & Daniel Volchok

○ James Marden & Jennifer Press Marden

Robert & Mary Ann Norris

○ Margaret Keller & Brendan Mathews Pat Kennelly & Ed Keon Morgan & Jeff Kent Mike Kern Jennifer & Matt Kerwood ○ Sarah Kessler & David Heberlein Christopher & Kim Ketchen Athena & Richard W. Kimball Amanda King ○ Nancy E. King Marilyn & William Kirby

Judy & Dennis Mareb Dorrie Margolin Ellen & Michael Martin Rebecca & Wayne Marzotto Dawn & Christopher Masiero Devin & Gina Mathews ○ Hillery & Neal Maxymillian Wendy A. McCain David & Julie McCarthy Elizabeth & Robert McGraw ○ Peter & Marie-Louise McHugh

Dr. William O’Donnell Tom & Wendy O’Neil Jessica Oakley & David Logan Gail & William Oberst Arnold & Ellen Offner Linda Olson Philip & Mary Oppenheimer ○ Will Osborne & Mary Pope Osborne ○ Carol Parrish & Paul Clark Barbara D. Pastie Bernadette Patynski & Stephen Bayne


Vera Pavlisova

Karen & Chuck Schader

○ Jonathan Swartz

○ Christine Wojnar

○ Diane Pearlman & Jeffrey Diamond

Daniel Schaeffer

Patricia & John Tarrant

○ Susan & Arthur Peisner

Margie Schaffel & Peter Belson

Jeanene & Joe Testa

○ Mary & Steve Yarmosky

Pamela Pelkey

Karen Schaller

Audrey Their & Peter Murphy

○ Louise & Nat Yohalem

Alison & Richard Peters

Susan Scheftel & Richard Finkelstein

Patricia Thomas

○ Shirley & Ira † Yohalem

○ Mark & Lee Ann Pettus Catherine Plakun Donald Platt & Dana Brookes Roeser Molly Polk & Peter Low Miles & Marjorie Pollack John Pollock ○ Nancy & Fred Poses in recognition of The Marden Family

Edward Schiffer ○ Anne Schnesel Narain Schroeder ○ Neal Schultz, M.D. ○ Charlotte & Mischa Schwartz Jane & Martin Schwartz Rita & Steven Schwartz

Laurie Posner & Jeffrey Levitsky

John & Carol Sebert

Sally Post

Naomi Seligman & Ernest Von Simson

Marianna Poutasse & Eric Korenman Mary Ann & Bruno Quinson ○ Elaine Radiss & Rich Petrino Donna Rainone

Marcie L. Setlow ○ Jennifer J. Sewall Randy Shapiro & Dan Ripp ○ Stephen & Leslie Shatz

○ Emily Rechnitz & John Paladino

Jane & Terry Shea

○ Robert & Joan Rechnitz

Eva & William Sheridan

○ Roger Reed & Sarah Nicholson

Van Shields & Peggy Rivers

Peggy Reeves Rosalind Mae Reis Donna & David Rempell Amy Renak

Cindy Shogry-Raimer ○ Rachel Siegel & John Dreger Rosemarie D. Siegel ○ Ben & Elaine Silberstein

Pamela Reznick

Marion Simon

David & Ashley Rice

Charles Sims & Nancy Wolf

Tracey & Christopher Richards

○ Warren & Flo Sinsheimer

Carol & Michael Riordan

○ Maria Sirois

Jean Rivlin ○ Elaine & Bernard Roberts Elizabeth Roberts & Garrett Vail Lori & Joe Rose Paula & Andrew Rosen Barbara & Michael Rosenbaum ○ Vlada Rousseff Ellen Rowntree ○ Anne & Joe Roy, Jr. Sue Z. Rudd ○ Amy Rudnick & Ben Hillman ○ John M. Russell Kimberly Russell ○ Linda & Frank Russell Marshall Russell Brendan & Jill Ryan Jane Ryan ○ Jennifer & Peter Salinetti ○ Marty & Pat Salvadore Maureen Salvatore ○ Eva Samo Carol & Merrill Sanderson ○ Martha Sauer & David Rosenthal Diane & Neil Saxton Jed Scala & Paula Wardynski

Ken Sklar David & Robin Slick Craig Smith & Virginia Stanton Smith Dian Smith Elizabeth & Sam Smith Lauren & Michael Smith Marcella Smith & Linda Mironti Carol Smoler Mark & Elisa Snowise ○ Carol & Larry Solomon ○ Aline Sosne ○ Janet Lee Speed ○ Jeffrey & Meghan St. John Danielle & Dan Stern Gaby & Alex Stern Sarah Steven Dorothy Stoneman & John Bell ○ Lorna & David Strassler ○ Toni Strassler Maureen Strype & Sam Crane Jane & Win Stuebner Janice & Rich Sturchio ○ Tim & Ana Suffish Lenore & Paul Sundberg

○ Russ & Sandy Thomas

Carrie & Bill Wright

David Yudkin & Jeana Edelman

Jennifer Thompson

Elaine A. Yudkin

Nan Thompson & David Schwartz

Judy & Manny Yvars

○ Thursday Morning Club

Christine & Ray Zelehoski

Camphill Village

Main Street Hospitality

United Personnel Services

Campo de’ Fiori

McTeigue & McClelland

William Caligari Interiors

Meadow Farm Equipment

Windy Hill Farm

○ Canyon Ranch Custom Business Solutions Dana Audia Event Planning ○ Domaney’s Liquors & Fine Wines, Inc. Drury, Patz & Citrin, LLP ExtraSpecialTeas ○ The Floor Store

○ Merit Methuselah Bar & Lounge Mezze Catering & Events ○ MountainOne Dr. Sharon Mozian, MD, PC Mungy Studios ○ Oakdale Residences

Phil & Sugar Timpane

Cheryl Zellman

Arlene & Frank Tolopko

Barbara Zheutlin & Jonathan Hankin

○ Goodshop

Rena Zurofsky

○ Gorham & Norton Inc.

Kathleen & John Zutter

○ Greylock Federal Credit Union

One Mercantile

○ High Spirit Community Farm

Park Square Financial Advisors of Raymond James

John Toole ○ Liana Toscanini Cheryl Tosk Shari Tosk ○ Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Tosk Diane & John Tracy Kathy Tracy & Bob Doolittle ○ Linda Tucker Michael & Elena Tucker Anamyn Turowski & Eddie Allen ○ John & Holly Valente Suzannah & Pieter Van Schaick Edith Velmans ○ Maria & Vito Vitrano Diane & Bill Vogt Jennifer & Kasey Vorce Marcia Walsh & Eric Block ○ Kellie Ward ○ Nicholas Wardle ○ Cecille Wasserman Chris Watford ○ Karin Watkins Ellen Watson Stacey Gillis Weber & Jeffrey A. Weber ○ Alan & Jacqueline Weinstein Diane I. Weinstein ○ Ruth & William Weinstein Mr. & Mrs. Jay Weintraub ○ Robin Weiser & Peter Bodnar Chris & Tyler Weld ○ Claudia Wells Sue & Pete Wells Laura Wentzel ○ Suky & Tom Werman ○ John Whalan & Katie Gleason Carter White Laird & Reid White Patricia Whitehead Olivia Wilber & Cody Martin Tamera & Todd Wilber ○ Liz & Mark Williams Eric & Evelyn Wilska June Keener Wink Stephen & Sally Wittenberg

GIFTS IN MEMORY OF ROBERT GITTLEMAN Anonymous, in loving memory of Bob Gittleman Mark Beiderman Joan Blessing Kathryn & Henry Gallitano Carol E. Hoffman Esther Kantrowitz Sher Leiman Sharon & Irving Picard Heather Reinhardt Margery & Lewis Steinberg BUSINESS SUPPORTERS

Flynn Volkswagen Audi BMW

○ Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc. Interlaken House Interprint, Inc. Iredale Mineral Cosmetics J. Harwood Architect J.H. Maxymillian, Inc. John Fülöp Associates, Architects ○ Kwik Print ○ Leander House Lee Bank Lee Wash & Dry Lenox Wash & Dry ○ Mahaiwe Tent Company

October Mountain Financial Advisors ○ Old Mill

Piretti Real Estate ○ Salisbury Bank & Trust Company ○ Pamela Sandler Architect LLC

○ Shakespeare & Company Stone House Properties- Suzanne Crerar

Berkshire Hills Fund for Excellence, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic  Community Foundation ○ Berkshire Life Charitable Foundation ○ Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation The Don & Maggie Buchwald Foundation Center for Nonprofit Excellence The Cheswatyr Foundation

Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire ○ The Dobbins Foundation

TD Bank

ExxonMobil Foundation

Toole Insurance

The Feigenbaum Foundation

Tricia McCormack Photography / Berkshire Photo Booth

Fund for Williamstown, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Tunnel City Coffee

Alander Construction Alexandra Dest Capital Management ○ Andrus Power Solutions Annie Selke Companies Apella Capital Arista Advisory Group Balance Rock Investment Group ○ Barnbrook Realty ○ Berkshire Bank ○ Berkshire Chiropractic Services Berkshire County Arc Berkshire Magazine ○ Berkshire Mountain Distillers Berkshire Orthodontics Berkshire Property Agents ○ Berkshire South Regional Community Center BFAIR ○ Blue Q

Your support brought the joy of creativity to CATA artists like Jon Clark (BCArc). Photo: Christina Lane

○ Berkshire Bank

○ Coolidge Hill Foundation

AJA Risk Management Consultants

Cain Hibbard & Myers

Appelbaum-Kahn Foundation

Seven Salon Spa

Adelson & Company PC

○ Brazabra Corporation

AmazonSmile Foundation

○ City of Pittsfield

49 Main Law

Brava

FOUNDATIONS & MUNICIPALITIES

Scarafoni Financial Group

Anonymous

Body & Soul Day Spa

Dr. Jay Wise, DDS & Dr. Casey Jones, DMD

GE Foundation Great Barrington Rotary ○ The Ruth Krauss Foundation Lee Cultural Council Lee Education Enrichment Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation ○ Massachusetts Cultural Council Pittsfield Cultural Council Potter Family Fund, a Fund of Berkshire Taconic  Community Foundation ○ Joseph H. & Carol F. Reich  Fund of Berkshire Taconic  Community Foundation Robert & Ann Stephanie Gittleman Charitable Fund Rotary Club of Pittsfield Seven Towns’ Educational  Enrichment Program ○ Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation T Backer Fund Trimeath Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region William J. & Margery S. Barrett Fund for Adams, Cheshire & Savoy


Vera Pavlisova

Karen & Chuck Schader

○ Jonathan Swartz

○ Christine Wojnar

○ Diane Pearlman & Jeffrey Diamond

Daniel Schaeffer

Patricia & John Tarrant

○ Susan & Arthur Peisner

Margie Schaffel & Peter Belson

Jeanene & Joe Testa

○ Mary & Steve Yarmosky

Pamela Pelkey

Karen Schaller

Audrey Their & Peter Murphy

○ Louise & Nat Yohalem

Alison & Richard Peters

Susan Scheftel & Richard Finkelstein

Patricia Thomas

○ Shirley & Ira † Yohalem

○ Mark & Lee Ann Pettus Catherine Plakun Donald Platt & Dana Brookes Roeser Molly Polk & Peter Low Miles & Marjorie Pollack John Pollock ○ Nancy & Fred Poses in recognition of The Marden Family

Edward Schiffer ○ Anne Schnesel Narain Schroeder ○ Neal Schultz, M.D. ○ Charlotte & Mischa Schwartz Jane & Martin Schwartz Rita & Steven Schwartz

Laurie Posner & Jeffrey Levitsky

John & Carol Sebert

Sally Post

Naomi Seligman & Ernest Von Simson

Marianna Poutasse & Eric Korenman Mary Ann & Bruno Quinson ○ Elaine Radiss & Rich Petrino Donna Rainone

Marcie L. Setlow ○ Jennifer J. Sewall Randy Shapiro & Dan Ripp ○ Stephen & Leslie Shatz

○ Emily Rechnitz & John Paladino

Jane & Terry Shea

○ Robert & Joan Rechnitz

Eva & William Sheridan

○ Roger Reed & Sarah Nicholson

Van Shields & Peggy Rivers

Peggy Reeves Rosalind Mae Reis Donna & David Rempell Amy Renak

Cindy Shogry-Raimer ○ Rachel Siegel & John Dreger Rosemarie D. Siegel ○ Ben & Elaine Silberstein

Pamela Reznick

Marion Simon

David & Ashley Rice

Charles Sims & Nancy Wolf

Tracey & Christopher Richards

○ Warren & Flo Sinsheimer

Carol & Michael Riordan

○ Maria Sirois

Jean Rivlin ○ Elaine & Bernard Roberts Elizabeth Roberts & Garrett Vail Lori & Joe Rose Paula & Andrew Rosen Barbara & Michael Rosenbaum ○ Vlada Rousseff Ellen Rowntree ○ Anne & Joe Roy, Jr. Sue Z. Rudd ○ Amy Rudnick & Ben Hillman ○ John M. Russell Kimberly Russell ○ Linda & Frank Russell Marshall Russell Brendan & Jill Ryan Jane Ryan ○ Jennifer & Peter Salinetti ○ Marty & Pat Salvadore Maureen Salvatore ○ Eva Samo Carol & Merrill Sanderson ○ Martha Sauer & David Rosenthal Diane & Neil Saxton Jed Scala & Paula Wardynski

Ken Sklar David & Robin Slick Craig Smith & Virginia Stanton Smith Dian Smith Elizabeth & Sam Smith Lauren & Michael Smith Marcella Smith & Linda Mironti Carol Smoler Mark & Elisa Snowise ○ Carol & Larry Solomon ○ Aline Sosne ○ Janet Lee Speed ○ Jeffrey & Meghan St. John Danielle & Dan Stern Gaby & Alex Stern Sarah Steven Dorothy Stoneman & John Bell ○ Lorna & David Strassler ○ Toni Strassler Maureen Strype & Sam Crane Jane & Win Stuebner Janice & Rich Sturchio ○ Tim & Ana Suffish Lenore & Paul Sundberg

○ Russ & Sandy Thomas

Carrie & Bill Wright

David Yudkin & Jeana Edelman

Jennifer Thompson

Elaine A. Yudkin

Nan Thompson & David Schwartz

Judy & Manny Yvars

○ Thursday Morning Club

Christine & Ray Zelehoski

Camphill Village

Main Street Hospitality

United Personnel Services

Campo de’ Fiori

McTeigue & McClelland

William Caligari Interiors

Meadow Farm Equipment

Windy Hill Farm

○ Canyon Ranch Custom Business Solutions Dana Audia Event Planning ○ Domaney’s Liquors & Fine Wines, Inc. Drury, Patz & Citrin, LLP ExtraSpecialTeas ○ The Floor Store

○ Merit Methuselah Bar & Lounge Mezze Catering & Events ○ MountainOne Dr. Sharon Mozian, MD, PC Mungy Studios ○ Oakdale Residences

Phil & Sugar Timpane

Cheryl Zellman

Arlene & Frank Tolopko

Barbara Zheutlin & Jonathan Hankin

○ Goodshop

Rena Zurofsky

○ Gorham & Norton Inc.

Kathleen & John Zutter

○ Greylock Federal Credit Union

One Mercantile

○ High Spirit Community Farm

Park Square Financial Advisors of Raymond James

John Toole ○ Liana Toscanini Cheryl Tosk Shari Tosk ○ Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Tosk Diane & John Tracy Kathy Tracy & Bob Doolittle ○ Linda Tucker Michael & Elena Tucker Anamyn Turowski & Eddie Allen ○ John & Holly Valente Suzannah & Pieter Van Schaick Edith Velmans ○ Maria & Vito Vitrano Diane & Bill Vogt Jennifer & Kasey Vorce Marcia Walsh & Eric Block ○ Kellie Ward ○ Nicholas Wardle ○ Cecille Wasserman Chris Watford ○ Karin Watkins Ellen Watson Stacey Gillis Weber & Jeffrey A. Weber ○ Alan & Jacqueline Weinstein Diane I. Weinstein ○ Ruth & William Weinstein Mr. & Mrs. Jay Weintraub ○ Robin Weiser & Peter Bodnar Chris & Tyler Weld ○ Claudia Wells Sue & Pete Wells Laura Wentzel ○ Suky & Tom Werman ○ John Whalan & Katie Gleason Carter White Laird & Reid White Patricia Whitehead Olivia Wilber & Cody Martin Tamera & Todd Wilber ○ Liz & Mark Williams Eric & Evelyn Wilska June Keener Wink Stephen & Sally Wittenberg

GIFTS IN MEMORY OF ROBERT GITTLEMAN Anonymous, in loving memory of Bob Gittleman Mark Beiderman Joan Blessing Kathryn & Henry Gallitano Carol E. Hoffman Esther Kantrowitz Sher Leiman Sharon & Irving Picard Heather Reinhardt Margery & Lewis Steinberg BUSINESS SUPPORTERS

Flynn Volkswagen Audi BMW

○ Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc. Interlaken House Interprint, Inc. Iredale Mineral Cosmetics J. Harwood Architect J.H. Maxymillian, Inc. John Fülöp Associates, Architects ○ Kwik Print ○ Leander House Lee Bank Lee Wash & Dry Lenox Wash & Dry ○ Mahaiwe Tent Company

October Mountain Financial Advisors ○ Old Mill

Piretti Real Estate ○ Salisbury Bank & Trust Company ○ Pamela Sandler Architect LLC

○ Shakespeare & Company Stone House Properties- Suzanne Crerar

Berkshire Hills Fund for Excellence, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic  Community Foundation ○ Berkshire Life Charitable Foundation ○ Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation The Don & Maggie Buchwald Foundation Center for Nonprofit Excellence The Cheswatyr Foundation

Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire ○ The Dobbins Foundation

TD Bank

ExxonMobil Foundation

Toole Insurance

The Feigenbaum Foundation

Tricia McCormack Photography / Berkshire Photo Booth

Fund for Williamstown, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Tunnel City Coffee

Alander Construction Alexandra Dest Capital Management ○ Andrus Power Solutions Annie Selke Companies Apella Capital Arista Advisory Group Balance Rock Investment Group ○ Barnbrook Realty ○ Berkshire Bank ○ Berkshire Chiropractic Services Berkshire County Arc Berkshire Magazine ○ Berkshire Mountain Distillers Berkshire Orthodontics Berkshire Property Agents ○ Berkshire South Regional Community Center BFAIR ○ Blue Q

Your support brought the joy of creativity to CATA artists like Jon Clark (BCArc). Photo: Christina Lane

○ Berkshire Bank

○ Coolidge Hill Foundation

AJA Risk Management Consultants

Cain Hibbard & Myers

Appelbaum-Kahn Foundation

Seven Salon Spa

Adelson & Company PC

○ Brazabra Corporation

AmazonSmile Foundation

○ City of Pittsfield

49 Main Law

Brava

FOUNDATIONS & MUNICIPALITIES

Scarafoni Financial Group

Anonymous

Body & Soul Day Spa

Dr. Jay Wise, DDS & Dr. Casey Jones, DMD

GE Foundation Great Barrington Rotary ○ The Ruth Krauss Foundation Lee Cultural Council Lee Education Enrichment Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation ○ Massachusetts Cultural Council Pittsfield Cultural Council Potter Family Fund, a Fund of Berkshire Taconic  Community Foundation ○ Joseph H. & Carol F. Reich  Fund of Berkshire Taconic  Community Foundation Robert & Ann Stephanie Gittleman Charitable Fund Rotary Club of Pittsfield Seven Towns’ Educational  Enrichment Program ○ Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation T Backer Fund Trimeath Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region William J. & Margery S. Barrett Fund for Adams, Cheshire & Savoy


You Help CATA Flourish Across Our Community

Building Towards CATA’s Future

You brought CATA programs to a whopping 49 partner organizations—residences, day programs, and schools across Berkshire and Columbia counties.

Your support is building a strong and sustainable future for CATA. In 2018, we began an intensive planning process exploring a new home for CATA so we can serve more people with disabilities—supported by you, our donors, and by a competitive grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Cultural Facilities Fund. CATA’s selection by the Barr Foundation and The Klarman Family Foundation for the BarrKlarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative also marks a major turning point for us. It’s a ringing endorsement of CATA’s work and a testament to donors like you who are supporting cutting-edge, inclusive arts programs.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE EXCITING NEWS ABOUT CATA’S PLANS FOR A NEW HOME!

Adams-Cheshire Regional School District • Berkshire County Arc (BCArc) • Berkshire Family & Individual Resources (BFAIR) • Berkshire Hills Regional School District • Berkshire Service Group • Berkshire Healthcare • Blue Q • Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts • Cadmus Lifesharing Association • Camphill Village Copake • Central Berkshire Regional School District • College Internship Program • Columbia County Arc (Coarc) • High Spirit Community Farm • Leander House • Lee Public Schools • Lenox Public Schools • North Berkshire Academy • Oakdale Residences • Oak Lodge • Pittsfield Public Schools • Riverbrook Residence • Southern Berkshire Regional School District • Stanton Home • United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County

CATA artist Cathy Lemay (BFAIR) poses proudly with her artwork at the Clark Art Institute.


You Help CATA Flourish Across Our Community

Building Towards CATA’s Future

You brought CATA programs to a whopping 49 partner organizations—residences, day programs, and schools across Berkshire and Columbia counties.

Your support is building a strong and sustainable future for CATA. In 2018, we began an intensive planning process exploring a new home for CATA so we can serve more people with disabilities—supported by you, our donors, and by a competitive grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Cultural Facilities Fund. CATA’s selection by the Barr Foundation and The Klarman Family Foundation for the BarrKlarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative also marks a major turning point for us. It’s a ringing endorsement of CATA’s work and a testament to donors like you who are supporting cutting-edge, inclusive arts programs.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE EXCITING NEWS ABOUT CATA’S PLANS FOR A NEW HOME!

Adams-Cheshire Regional School District • Berkshire County Arc (BCArc) • Berkshire Family & Individual Resources (BFAIR) • Berkshire Hills Regional School District • Berkshire Service Group • Berkshire Healthcare • Blue Q • Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts • Cadmus Lifesharing Association • Camphill Village Copake • Central Berkshire Regional School District • College Internship Program • Columbia County Arc (Coarc) • High Spirit Community Farm • Leander House • Lee Public Schools • Lenox Public Schools • North Berkshire Academy • Oakdale Residences • Oak Lodge • Pittsfield Public Schools • Riverbrook Residence • Southern Berkshire Regional School District • Stanton Home • United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County

CATA artist Cathy Lemay (BFAIR) poses proudly with her artwork at the Clark Art Institute.


Donor Spotlight: Linda Greenhouse & Eugene Fidell

Fiscal Year 2018: Financial Overview

The first time Linda Greenhouse and Eugene Fidell went to CATA’s Annual Performance, they had no idea what to expect. “The spirit of everyone there was so engaging,” Linda remembers. “Seeing what the CATA artists had achieved—we were charmed and inspired. And we were educated, too.”

To every CATA supporter and partner — thank you! You have transformed our community and brought creative expression to hundreds of people with disabilities. In 2018, we celebrated 25 years of a balanced budget, and either met or exceeded targets in all income categories. Because so many of the people we serve have limited incomes, CATA turns to donors to support our work: contributed income makes up 74% of our budget. Support for CATA grew in 2018, with 678 donors contributing.

What inspires Linda, a Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist, is how CATA connects our community. “The fact that CATA brings you up close and personal with people—it’s not an abstraction. These are our neighbors, our children, our community. This kind of human encounter is so important in a world that’s full of slogans and invective. Here’s an organization that’s finding value in every human life.”

“I’m involved with a number of very large organizations. But the notion of a small, hands-on organization where a gift like mine can make a difference to the bottom line is very meaningful to me.”

The vast majority of CATA’s expenses are directed to our programs serving artists with disabilities. Your contributions are critical to sustaining the workshops, exhibits, and performances that provide life-changing opportunities for CATA artists. CATA deliberately worked to create a surplus in 2018 in order to jump-start funding on an intensive facilities project that will be announced soon.

INCOME

Photo: Christina Lane

And giving through Linda’s IRA was an easy way to make a big impact. “I had a required minimum distribution I needed to take,” says Linda, “but I didn‘t need it to live on since I’m still working. We just talked to our financial advisor and filled out a form. It wasn’t hard! And I was able to donate it without paying any taxes on it. It’s a win-win for everyone.” Thinking back on her first experience with CATA makes her proud to be a supporter. “CATA emphasizes the dignity of every human being. I remember seeing this one particular CATA artist who was telling jokes on stage. I just thought, ‘Wow—that’s gutsy! He’s digging deeply to show us the best he’s got. And he’s really good!’ I wish that everyone could see what we saw.”

Contributed: $728,707 Individual: $569,050 Corporations: $78,907 Grants /Foundations: $80,750 Earned*: $260,905 *(including program fees, art sales, CATAdirect sales)

Total Income:

$989,612

EXPENSES Program Services: $699,723 Management and General: $51,836 Fundraising: $171,508 Total Expenses:

$923,067

BE PART OF THE CATA MOVEMENT. VISIT CATAARTS.ORG TO DONATE NOW. (Fiscal Year 2018 = September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018)


Donor Spotlight: Linda Greenhouse & Eugene Fidell

Fiscal Year 2018: Financial Overview

The first time Linda Greenhouse and Eugene Fidell went to CATA’s Annual Performance, they had no idea what to expect. “The spirit of everyone there was so engaging,” Linda remembers. “Seeing what the CATA artists had achieved—we were charmed and inspired. And we were educated, too.”

To every CATA supporter and partner — thank you! You have transformed our community and brought creative expression to hundreds of people with disabilities. In 2018, we celebrated 25 years of a balanced budget, and either met or exceeded targets in all income categories. Because so many of the people we serve have limited incomes, CATA turns to donors to support our work: contributed income makes up 74% of our budget. Support for CATA grew in 2018, with 678 donors contributing.

What inspires Linda, a Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist, is how CATA connects our community. “The fact that CATA brings you up close and personal with people—it’s not an abstraction. These are our neighbors, our children, our community. This kind of human encounter is so important in a world that’s full of slogans and invective. Here’s an organization that’s finding value in every human life.”

“I’m involved with a number of very large organizations. But the notion of a small, hands-on organization where a gift like mine can make a difference to the bottom line is very meaningful to me.”

The vast majority of CATA’s expenses are directed to our programs serving artists with disabilities. Your contributions are critical to sustaining the workshops, exhibits, and performances that provide life-changing opportunities for CATA artists. CATA deliberately worked to create a surplus in 2018 in order to jump-start funding on an intensive facilities project that will be announced soon.

INCOME

Photo: Christina Lane

And giving through Linda’s IRA was an easy way to make a big impact. “I had a required minimum distribution I needed to take,” says Linda, “but I didn‘t need it to live on since I’m still working. We just talked to our financial advisor and filled out a form. It wasn’t hard! And I was able to donate it without paying any taxes on it. It’s a win-win for everyone.” Thinking back on her first experience with CATA makes her proud to be a supporter. “CATA emphasizes the dignity of every human being. I remember seeing this one particular CATA artist who was telling jokes on stage. I just thought, ‘Wow—that’s gutsy! He’s digging deeply to show us the best he’s got. And he’s really good!’ I wish that everyone could see what we saw.”

Contributed: $728,707 Individual: $569,050 Corporations: $78,907 Grants /Foundations: $80,750 Earned*: $260,905 *(including program fees, art sales, CATAdirect sales)

Total Income:

$989,612

EXPENSES Program Services: $699,723 Management and General: $51,836 Fundraising: $171,508 Total Expenses:

$923,067

BE PART OF THE CATA MOVEMENT. VISIT CATAARTS.ORG TO DONATE NOW. (Fiscal Year 2018 = September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018)


Painting: David Gardner

BOARD Stephen Shatz, President

Beverly Hosokawa

Emily Rechnitz, Vice President

Melissa Lydon

Heather Wells Heim, Vice President

Sharon Mozian

Ira Grossman, Treasurer

David Hosokawa Neal Maxymillian Rich Petrino David Rice

Elaine Radiss, Secretary

Linda Russell

Sandra Baron

John Whalan

Kathryn Burdsall Debbie Caiola

Ben Silberstein

STAFF Margaret Keller, Executive Director Dawn Lane, Program & Artistic Director Katie Clarke, Administrative Director Jeff Gagnon, Program Manager

Sarah Carpenter, Development Manager Chris Watford, Communications Coordinator JD Logan, Administrative Associate Sandra Newman, Founder

Kara Smith, Program Coordinator Bianca Gigli, Program Associate

Community Access to the Arts 40 Railroad Street, Suite 6 Great Barrington, MA 01230 margaret@CATAarts.org 413-528-5485 CATAarts.org Front cover: Zach Van Wort works with CATA artist Sarah Vannah (BCArc) in the CATAdirect Crafts Cooperative.

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