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Gala and Annual


“I had never experienced an evening like this.

What talent. What dedication. What a spirited community I live in.”


CATA’s signature public event, the Gala and Annual Performance is the culmination of hundreds of performing arts workshops and a celebration of the tremendous artistry of people with disabilities. Hosted at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse, the event is a powerful demonstration of community and inclusion —“one of the most joyous and inspiring events of the year.”


Thanks to everyone who made our 25th Anniversary Gala and Annual Performance a huge success. YOU make our CATA artists shine in two SOLD-OUT performances! Watch the performance online:

What’s your CATA story?


It brings joy to our artists to hear how their creativity inspires you. Click here to share your favorite moments from our Gala & Annual Performance.


CATA’s 25th Anniversary Gala Weekend was made possible in part thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Your gift as a Gala Sponsor inspires others to join in supporting CATA’s mission and helps to underwrite 1,300 year-round arts workshops for people with disabilities across Berkshire and Columbia counties. Learn more.


Berkshire Life Charitable Foundation
The Feigenbaum Foundation
Joan & Jim Hunter
Carol F. & Joseph H. Reich Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Leslie & Steve Shatz


Berkshire Bank
Blue Q
Anne Fredericks & Marc Fasteau
Greylock Federal Credit Union
Beverly & David Hosokawa
Joyce Linde
Clara Londoner
Kate & Joel Millonzi
Mary Pope Osborne & Will Osborne
Emily Rechnitz & John Paladino
Dr. Robert C. & Tina Sohn Foundation


Sandy Baron & Gregory Diskant
Berkshire Magazine
Lisa Atkin & Tony Kiser
Jami & Ira Grossman
Anne Schnesel
Liz & Mark Williams


Jeannene Booher • Cindy & Jeff Caminiti • Kathleen & Neil Chrisman • Lois & John George • Eve & Brett Goldberg • Heather Wells Heim & Matthew Heim • Ann & Peter Herbst • Marisa Labozzetta & Martin Wohl • Taryn & Mark Leavitt • Eleanor Lord & Margaret Wheeler • Hillery & Neal Maxymillian • Natalie & David Neubert • Mary Ann & Bruno Quinson • Elaine & Bernard Roberts • Barbara & Michael Rosenbaum • Linda & Frank Russell • Martha Sauer & David Rosenthal • Elaine & Ben Silberstein • Maria Sirois • David & Robin Slick • Ana & Tim Suffish • Shirley & Ira Yohalem • Kathleen & John Zutter


Alexandra Dest Capital Management • Annie Selke Companies • Apella Capital • Berkshire Mountain Distillers • Brava • Canyon Ranch • Donald C. McGraw Foundation/Black Rock Foundation Fund • Hillcrest Educational Centers • Iredale Mineral Cosmetics • Lee Bank • Sharon A. Mozian, M.D., P.C. • Dr. William O’Donnell • Park Square Financial Advisors of Raymond James • Scarafoni Financial Group • TD Bank • Trimeath Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region • United Personnel


Thank you to our CATA Business Friends who support this powerful celebration of artistry and inclusion. Your generosity brings life-changing arts experiences to hundreds of people with disabilities this year. Business Friends support not just this event, but 1,300 year-round arts workshops for people with disabilities across Berkshire and Columbia counties. Learn more.

49 Main Law • AJA Risk Management • Alander Construction • Arista Advisory Group • Barnbrook Realty • Berkshire Baby • Berkshire International Film Festival • Berkshire Property Agents • Body & Soul Day Spa • Cain Hibbard & Myers PC • Campo de Fiori • Dana Audia Event Planning • Drury, Patz & Citrin • Elixir • Flynn Volkswagen Audi BMW • Gorham & Norton Inc • High Spirit Community Farm • J. Harwood Architect • J.H. Maxymillian, Inc. • Jacob’s Pillow • Lee Wash & Dry • Lenox Wash & Dry • Main Street Hospitality • Methuselah Bar & Lounge • Montessori School of the Berkshires • Old Mill • Piretti Real Estate • Salisbury Bank & Trust Company • Seven Salon Spa • Shakespeare & Company • Stone House Properties • The Floor Store • WAM • Windy Hill Farm