ANNUAL celebration of craft

This year, your sponsorship of the Annual Celebration of Craft will support a three-week-long exhibit that promotes the appreciation of craft across a variety of disciplines. The School is committed to ensuring a quality education is accessible to all who want to learn, and to grow the craft community in Boston and beyond.  

Exhibit, dinner, and reception details provided below. All events take place at North Bennet Street School's Windgate Gallery, located at 150 North Street in Boston.

 Click here for reception tickets.



Annual Student & Alumni Exhibit 
Monday, May 16 to Thursday, June 2, 2016* 

The Student & Alumni exhibit features work from our talented community and includes furniture, jewelry, books and publications, accessories, a grand piano, and more! Visit the School's Windgate Gallery at 150 North Street to view the work in person, and to purchase select items from the show or our gallery store.

*Exhibit open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 to 5:00 pm, or during our extended hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 to 8:00 pm. Closed May 17, 26, and 30.


Annual Evening of Craft Dinner
Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Guests enjoyed a wonderful and rich evening that included a progressive tour of our program spaces followed by an intimate dinner in Windgate Gallery. Click here to view photos of this fun and lively event.

Annual Evening of Craft Reception
Thursday, May 26, 2016

All sponsors and ticket buyers are invited to a cocktail reception at North Bennet Street School to view and purchase works from the Student & Alumni Exhibit, meet the makers, and tour the School's workshops.


Sponsorship Levels

Presenting Sponsor $10,000

Underwriter $5,000

Benefactor $2,500

Patron $1,000

Sponsor $500

Individual Reception Ticket $150

Seating and tickets are limited. Sponsors at levels above $500 receive tickets to the Annual Evening Reception on Thursday, May 26, a listing in the 2017 Annual Report, and several other benefits. For more details about becoming a Sponsor, please review our Individual and Corporate benefits.

All proceeds from the Annual Celebration of Craft support the School’s mission to train students for careers in traditional trades that use hand skills in concert with evolving technology. In doing so, we can preserve and advance craft traditions while promoting a greater appreciation of craftsmanship.

Please click here to be added to the invitation mailing list.  For any questions please contact Christine Murphy at or 617-227-0155 x170.




2016 Event Committee

Marc Margulies, Chair
Louise Burgin
Brian C. Broderick
H. Nichols B. Clark
Ned Cooke
Bruce Dayton
Robert S. Devens
Janet English
Denise M. Fenoglio
David Firestone
Devens H. Hamlen
Linda Kochman
Charlie Kline
Walter H. McDonald
Lynn C. Osborn
Adrienne N. Rabkin
Peter H. Talbot
Edmund C. Toomey

Click here to support this year's event!

Thank you our 2016 sponsors

(as of 4/15/16)

Presenting Sponsor ($10,000) 
Bruce & Lynn Dayton
Carl & Judy Ferenbach
Marc & Anne Margulies

Underwriter ($5,000) 
Fleur Bresler & The Bresler Foundation, Inc.
William T. & Louise Burgin
Bob & Bobo Devens
Janet & Chris English
Brigid & Jock Gifford
Hemenway & Barnes, LLP | Brian Broderick
Charles & Charlotte Kline

Benefactor ($2,500) 
Anchor Capital Advisors LLC
McKey & Jim Berkman
Firestone & Parson Inc.
Vin & Becky Kennedy
Lynch & Lynch, Attorneys
Tish & Steven Mead
Pasek Corporation | Lewis Alessandrini
The McConnell Family
Pomeroy & Co., Inc.
Steven B. Soppe

Patron ($1,000)
Natalie Q. Albers
Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects
Jeannie & Henry Becton, Jr.
Katharine Colt Boden
Cambridge Trust Company
Richard & Betsy Cheek
H. Nichols B. Clark
Columbia Construction Co.
Columbia Contracting Corp.
Miguel Gomez-Ibanez
Devens Hamlen
Jeri Hamlen & Joe Hammer
Julie & Bayard Henry
Bill Hettinger
Ed & Marianna Howland
Mrs. Walter Hunnewell in memory of Lisa von Clemm
Inland Underwriters Insurance Agency, Inc.
Nicholas Iselin
James J. Jovenivh, M.D.
Linda H. Kaufman
Michael & Claire King
Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers
MaryJane Kubler & Karl Wirka
David W. Lewis, Jr.
Michael & Cynthia Malm
Cynthia & Jim Marsh
Walter McDonald & Carol O'Hare
Nick Offerman
Osborn Studio+
Patrick & Caitlin O'Shaughnessy
Pella Windows & Doors
Adrienne & Mitchell Rabkin
Adam Sholley & Joan Moynagh
Lewis & Toni Surdam
Peter & Jane Talbot
Elizabeth Thomson
Mary & Tim Williams
John & Adrienne Zurick

Sponsor ($500) 
Felix Arroyo
Gier Boger
William & Nannette Braucher
Fenton J. Burke
Burns Tools
Paul C. Combe
William Creelman
Jeremiah & Amy de Rham
Denise M. Fenoglio
Grayson Family Foundation
Deborah Hauser
Nancy Hoffman
Walter & Lila Hunnewell
Barbara R. Kapp & Paul J. Mitarachi
Catherine C. Lastavica
Marvin Lummis
Paul & Carla McDonough
Modern Pastry
Caroline Mortimer & Richard Grubman
David & Elizabeth Powell
Chris Rifkin
Jim & Sandy Righter
Arthur & Jeannette Taylor
Edmund C. Toomey

Attwill Furniture Co. | Ron Trapasso CF ’69
Michael Bentinck-Smith
Ellen Burbank
Ned Cooke
Forbes & Carolyn Dewey
Susan & Michael Goldman
Miguel Gomez-Ibanez
Barbara Halporn
Inland Underwriters Insurance Agency, Inc.
Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers
Alex Krutsky
The McConnell Family
Nick Offerman
Patrick & Caitlin O'Shaughnessy
Lewis & Toni Surdam