Art of the Possible: A Benefit Celebrating 50 Years of Gateway Arts

On October 18, 2023, over 500 of Gateway Arts’ supporters, friends, artists, and staff gathered at the Museum of Fine Arts to celebrate our 50th Anniversary in style.

Event Program

6:30pm Cocktails and conversations with Gateway Artists
7:30pm Formal Program

  • Welcome address from Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director,Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Gateway Arts video
  • Remarks from Gregory Liakos, Director, Gateway Arts and Jean Yang, President & CEO, Vinfen Co.
  • Remarks by Kim Driscoll, 73rd Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Reading of works written by Gateway Artists by author Tom Perrotta and actor Amy Brenneman
  • Remarks from event Co-Chairs Lorri Berenberg and Cheryl Katz
  • Acknowledgment of artists and staff

8:15pm Guests receive special access to tour the Art of the Americas wing
9:30pm Event concludes

Art of the Possible Honorary Committee

Camilo Alvarez
The Hon. Jake Auchincloss, Member, US Congress
Judith Belzer and Michael Pollan
Jared Bowen
Amy Brenneman and Brad Silberling
Joanne Chang and Christopher Myers
Chris Cooper and Marianne Leone
The Hon. Cynthia Creem,
Massachusetts Senate Majority Leader
Kathleen Hobson and Atul Gawande
Joseph Kennedy and Lauren Kennedy
Tom Perrotta and Mary Granfield
Ana Sortun and Chris Kurth
Aba Taylor
Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director,
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Lisa Tung and Spencer Glendon
The Hon. Tommy Vitolo, Massachusetts State Representative
Jean Yang, President & CEO, Vinfen Co.

Event Sponsors

  • The Family of Donna Jean Johnson in Honor of Rae Edelson’s Leadership and in Memory of Donna Jean Johnson
  • Wendy and Marty Kaplan, Lis Tarlow and Steve Kay
  • Patti and Jonathan Kraft

  • The Aronson Family

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Lorri Berenberg and Robert Wilstein
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Rae Edelson and Bruce Dow
  • Amanda MacMullan
  • The Linda Hammett Ory and Andrew Ory Charitable Trust
  • Martha Siegel and Adam Elsesser

  • Anonymous
  • Bechtel Frank Erickson Architects
  • Beverly and Bob Bernson
  • Julie Bernson and Sergio Bautista
  • The Boston Foundation
  • Edmund and Betsy Cabot Charitable Foundation in Honor of Yasmin Arshad
  • Steve Corkin and Dan Maddalena
  • The Family of Leah Dunn
  • Martha Field in Honor of Maria Field
  • Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz
  • Marc Plonskier and Heni Koenigsberg

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous in Honor of Yasmin Arshad
  • The Arc of Massachusetts
  • Brookline Community Foundation
  • Division of Digital Psychiatry, BIDMC
  • Sarah, Laura, and Andrew Eisenmann
  • Jim and Audrey Foster
  • Alice Friedman and Cameran Mason
  • Joe Geller and Maria Benet in Memory of
  • Marvin and Virginia Geller
  • Barbara Ito and Jonathan Katz
  • Beth Kantrowitz and Ben Scheindlin
  • Gregory Liakos
  • The Mast Family in Memory of Linda Carlisle
  • Mongan Institute
  • Faith and Glenn Parker in Honor of Lorri Berenberg
  • Eleanor Peters and Stephen Chaletzly
  • Point 32 Health
  • Virginia Pye and John Ravenal
  • Cynthia and Scott Randall
  • Jake Randall
  • Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation
  • Martha Richardson and Avrum Belzer
  • Marla and Clifford Robinson in Honor of Beverly Bernson
  • Kathy and Gary Sharpless in Honor of Cheryl Katz
  • The Greater Yarmolinskys in Celebration of Yasmin Arshad
  • Jean Yang

Special Thanks to

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Julie Banda, MPH, Vice President Communications & Development, Vinfen
  • Chris Ciotoli, Event Producer
  • Colossus Creative Co.
  • Tanya Doran, Senior Graphic Designer, Vinfen
  • High Output
  • Sarah Lopez, Events Manager, Vinfen
  • Adam Schaff, Development Manager, Vinfen
  • Kim Shellenberger, Chief Strategy Officer, Vinfen
  • Chuck Smith, Graphicsmith Printing & Mailing
  • Gateway artists who selected the music heard during the celebration