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Dreamland Summer Cocktails
Friday, August 4, 2017

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The Dreamland’s annual fundraiser will be held  at a private home on Hulbert Avenue on Friday, August 4, 2017.  This year’s event will feature engaging entertainment by special guests and a special presentation by participants in our Children’s Theater Education program.

For tickets, please click on the link below to purchase or call Grace Hull, Director of Development at 508-332-4822 x102 or email grace@nantucketdreamland.org.inside-invite-for-web

 

 


Past Gala Events

Dreamland Summer Cocktails
Friday, July 22, 2016

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The Dreamland’s annual fundraiser was held  at a private home on Hulbert Avenue on Friday, July 22, 2016. This year’s event, the most successful yet for the Dreamland,  featured entertainment by The London Essentials and a special presentation by participants in our Children’s Theater Education program.

Many thanks to our Dreamland Summer Cocktails committee members!

Summer Cocktails Committee

Lindsey Cigarran Axel
Melanie Barnes
Margaret Boasberg
Anne Marie Bratton
Debbie Briggs
Kim Cary
Kate Coe
Carolyn W. Dorros
Sheri Feigen
Regen Fearon
Karen Castles Gray
Leslie King Grenier
Mary Haft
Elin Hilderbrand
Wendy Hudson
Cindy Jones
Sondra Levenson
Jada Loveless, Candy Lottery Sponsor
Ashley McDermott
Liz McDermott
Franci Neely
Kathy Penske
Lulu Powers
Sarah Powers
Debbie Reich
Wendy Schmidt
Janet Sherlund

Thank you to our Patron Ticket Package buyers!

Above and Beyond:

Nancy & Tim Armstrong
The Johnson Family
Carla & Jack McDonald
Martha & Charley Polachi
Charles Ryan
Wendy Schmidt
Kathy & Bob Stansky
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GOLD: $10,000

Linda & Joe Hale
Sondra & Norm Levenson
Amanda & Bill Liddle
Erica & Ted Pappendick
Kathy & Roger Penske
Angela & Seth Raynor

SILVER: $5,000

Margaret Boasberg & Chris Bierly
Ellen & Ron Caplan
Meredith & Dan Doherty
Megan & Mark Dowley
Cathy & Stephen Graham
Leslie & Bart Grenier
Ashley & Jeff McDermott
Bunny & Duff Meyercord
Margaret Anne & Jim Nolen
Nancy & Alan Schwartz
Gwenn & Mark Snider

BRONZE: $1,000

Stephanie Butler
Anita & Delos Cosgrove
Sheri & Marc Feigen
Elizabeth Galvin
Nicole Hadley
Mary & Robert Haft
Rachel Hobart & Ed Toole
Franklin & Linda Levy
Nancy Martin
Courtney & Greg McKechnie
Judy Seinfeld
Susan Florence-Smith


Stage & Screen Gala
Friday, July 11, 2015

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A standout summer event, our annual Stage and Screen Gala highlights our commitment to provide exceptional cinematic and cultural opportunities for Nantucket, year-round, in our downtown theater. Special guests have included Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, and Bill Belichick. Our special guest for 2015 was Geena Davis.

As the event’s headliner, Ms. Davis, who was born in Massachusetts and graduated from Boston University, attended the event and participated in a question and answer session during the Gala’s one-hour program. The program, which took place on the Dreamland stage, also included a performance by the children who were part of the Dreamland’s performing arts program. The evening began at 6 pm with a champagne reception in the lobby followed by the program in the theater at 7 pm and a party on the second floor of the Dreamland at 8 pm.

“We were delighted to welcome Geena Davis to the Dreamland stage this summer,” said Melissa Murphy, the Dreamland Foundation’s executive director. “Her stellar accomplishments as an actor coupled with her work as an advocate for gender equality in media make her the perfect headliner for our third annual gala and a wonderful role model for our young theater students.”

Please enjoy this clip of Geena Davis in the documentary series Makers: Women in Hollywood!

Many thanks to our Dreamland Stage & Screen Gala co-chairs and committee members!

Gala Co-Chairs

Carla McDonald
Phoebe Tudor
Elizabeth Wolff Rogers

Gala Committee

Lindsey Cigarran Axel
Melanie Barnes
Margaret Boasberg
Anne Marie Bratton
Debbie Briggs
Kim Cary
Kate Coe
Carolyn W. Dorros
Sheri Feigen
Regen Fearon
Karen Castles Gray
Leslie King Grenier
Mary Haft
Elin Hilderbrand
Wendy Hudson
Cindy Jones
Sondra Levenson
Jada Loveless, Candy Lottery Sponsor
Ashley McDermott
Liz McDermott
Franci Neely
Kathy Penske
Lulu Powers
Sarah Powers
Debbie Reich
Wendy Schmidt
Janet Sherlund

Thank you to our Patron Ticket Package buyers!

Royal Box Patron $25,000 | View Ticket Package

Nancy & Tim Armstrong
Cindy & Evan Jones
Carla & Jack McDonald
Franci Neely
Kim & Jim Pallotta
Kathy & Roger Penske
Wendy & Eric Schmidt
Mimi & Barry Sternlicht

Grand Circle Patron $15,000 | View Ticket Package

Johnson Family Foundations
Martha & Charley Polachi
Elizabeth & Rob Rogers
Charles Ryan
Kathy & Bob Stansky
Phoebe & Bobby Tudor
Mary & David Wolff

Parterre Patron $5,000 | View Ticket Package

The Honorable Elizabeth Bagley
Margaret Boasberg & Chris Bierly
Anne Marie & Doug Bratton
Meredith & Dan Doherty
Catherine & Michael Farello
Sheri & Marc Feigen
Nancy & Carl Gewirz
Leslie King & Bart Grenier
Mary & Robert Haft
Sondra & Norman Levenson
Gary McBournie & Bill Richards
Ashley & Jeff McDermott
Liz McDermott
Betsey & John Moller
Catherine Oppenheimer & Garrett Thornburg
Debbie & Jeff Reich
Robin & Mark Rubenstein
Janet & Rick Sherlund
Gwenn & Mark Snider
Daniel Stobie & Charles Dorsett
Amber & Bill Sweedler


Second Annual Gala
Friday, July 11, 2014

DL-Gala-Logo-Square-2014 srtokeThe Nantucket Dreamland Foundation was honored to welcome academy award nominee Sharon Stone and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on Friday, July 11, 2014 for the Second Annual Gala.

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Academy Award Nominee Sharon Stone and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick Photo credit: Kris Kinsley Hancock

The two iconic personalities took the stage for a question and answer hosted by award winning print and broadcast journalist Mike Barnicle. Sponsors of this year’s gala attended an exclusive party aboard Kathy and Roger Penske’s yacht Lime Light beginning at 5pm before heading to the Dreamland. All Ticket holders were treated to a magical evening including cocktails, program in the main theater, and then dinner, dessert and music by the Matthew Hutchinson Quartet upstairs.

Nantucket Dreamland Foundation executive director Melissa Murphy, NDF Board president Bill Liddle, and Gala committee member Army Bernstein spoke on stage and the audience enjoyed a brief presentation by children enrolled in the Dreamland Children’s Theater Education programs, celebrating the fifth year anniversary of the children’s programs. An intimate interview of Bill Belichick and Sharon Stone by Mike Barnicle followed.

Co-chaired by Lesley King and Kathy Penske, this year’s event was another success.

Our Generous Sponsors

Gold

Christine Meleo Bernstein &
Armyan Bernstein
Cindy & Evan Jones
Kim & Jim Pallotta
Kathy & Roger Penske
Charles Ryan
Wendy & Eric Schmidt
Mimi & Barry Sternlicht

Silver

Nancy & Tim Armstrong
Lynn & John Bogle
Meredith & Dan Doherty
Susan & John Johnson
Cecelia & Seward Johnson
Carla & Jack McDonald
Laura & Bob Reynolds
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Marion & Robert Rosenthal
Kathleen & Bob Stansky

Bronze

Katherine Alden
Peter Barresi & Bob Gease
Margaret Boasberg & Chris Bierly
Stephanie Butler
Barbara & Michael Eisenson
Nancy & Carl Gewirz
Lesley King & Bart Grenier
Joan & Gene Hill
Sonda & Norman Levenson
Kathleen & Chris Matthews
Elizabeth Von Summer Moller & John Moller
The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
Martha & Charley Polachi
Gary McBournie & Bill Richards
Robin & Mark Rubenstein
Molly & Patrick Ryan
Judy Seinfeld

A special appreciation for the following individuals whose hard work made this event possible:

Armyan Bernstein
Mike Barnicle
Amy Baxter
Carol Evens
Captain Marc Greichen &
the crew of M/Y Lime Light
Dreamland Staff & Volunteers
Nathan Coe
Kathy & Roger Penske
Leanne Woodruff

A special appreciation for the following vendors whose hard work made this event possible:

Chuck Binder, Binder Associates
C Wonder
Cranberry Transportation
David M. Handy Events
Don Allen Auto Center
Horizon Beverages
Image Design Studio
Moet Hennessey, USA
MSNBC
Nantucket Boat Basin
Nantucket Event Media
Nantucket Tents
New England Patriots
Ocean Wings
PMK BNC Public Relations
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Susan M. Warner Catering/Nantucket Clambake Co.
White Elephant Residences

Event Committee and NDF Board Members:

Lesley King & Bart Grenier
Kathy & Roger Penske
Nancy Armstrong
Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley
Bridget Baratta
Christine & Army Bernstein
Lynn & John Bogle
Debbie Briggs
Jonathan Burkhart
Steven Cohen
Bob Crowe
Meredith & Doherty
Dan Driscoll
Rachel Hobart
Cindy & Evan Jones
John Johnson
Carla McDonald
Thomas Kershaw
Sondra & Norman Levenson
Amanda & Bill Liddle
Kathleen & Chris Matthews
Bob Monahan, Charley Polachi
Kim & Jim Pallotta
Angela Raynor
Charles Ryan
Wendy & Eric Schmidt
Mimi & Barry Sternlicht
Jamie & David Tashjian


Inaugural Gala:  Evening with the Stars
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Dreamland Gala 2013 LogoThe Nantucket Dreamland Foundation was honored to welcome Oscar winners Michael Douglas and Robert De Niro at their sold-out inaugural gala on Saturday, July 13, 2013. The two Hollywood legends took the stage for a question and answer session with CBS senior correspondent Rita Braver. Ticket holders were treated to a magical evening starting including cocktails, program in the main theater, and then dinner, dessert and dancing upstairs. Two local musical groups, Matthew Hutchinson Trio and Coq Au Vin, provided guests with intimate musical experiences throughout the night.

Rita Braver interviews Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas at The Nantucket Dreamland’s Evening with the Stars Gala 2013. Photo credit: Lisa Frey / Nantucket Event Media
Rita Braver interviews Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas at The Nantucket Dreamland’s Evening with the Stars Gala 2013.
Photo credit: Lisa Frey / Nantucket Event Media

Nantucket Dreamland Foundation executive director Melissa Murphy, NDF Board President Wendy Schmidt, and Gala committee member Army Bernstein spoke on stage and the audience viewed a short film about The Dreamland’s first year, as well as film retrospectives of both Douglas and De Niro and a trailer for their upcoming movie together, Last Vegas (CBS Pictures). An intimate interview of the special guests by CBS senior correspondent Rita Braver followed.

Co-chaired by Jim Pallotta (NDF board member and chairman/managing director of Raptor Group) and Tim Armstrong (chairman/CEO of AOL), the first annual fundraising event set the bar high for years to come.

Our Generous Sponsors

Gold

Christine Meleo Bernstein & Armyan Bernstein
Cindy & Evan Jones
Kim & Jim Pallotta
Kathy & Roger Penske
Charles Ryan
Wendy & Eric Schmidt
Mimi & Barry Sternlicht

Silver

Lynn & John Bogle
Meredith & Dan Doherty
Ana & Philippe Laffont
Gary McBournie & Bill Richards
Kathy & Roger Penske
Susan R. Short & John S. Johnson III
Martha & Charley Polachi
Marion & Robert Rosenthal
Gwenn & Mark Snider

Bronze

The Honorable Elizabeth Bagley
Kay & Peter Bernon
Margaret Boasberg & Chris Bierly
Franci & Jim Crane
Carl & Nancy Gewirz
India Blake Foundation
Cecilia Joyce & Seward Johnson
Cindy & Evan Jones
Kelley Laurel & Dan Brownell
Sondra & Norman Levenson
Kathleen & Chris Matthews
Elizabeth Von Summer Moller & John Moller
Marianne & Richard Moscicki
Bob Pollack
Terry Shubach & Larry Gelb
Dr. Daniel Stobie & Charles Dorsett
Beth Wilkinson & David Gregory
Kelly & Paul Verrochi

A special appreciation for the following individuals whose hard work made this event possible:

Armyan Bernstein
Rita Braver
Allen Burry
Carol Evens
Leslie King Grenier
Josh Lieberman
Bill Liddle
Greg McKechnie
Devon Murphy
Angela Raynor
Leanne Woodruff

A special appreciation for the following vendors whose hard work made this event possible:

American Film Institute
Arrowhead Nursery
Cranberry Transportation
Creative Artists Agency
David M. Handy Events
Don Allen Ford
Flowers on Chestnut
Great Point Properties
Image Design Studio
Inquirer & Mirror
Island Antiques
L.I.T.E.S.
Moet Hennessey, USA
N Magazine
Nantucket Event Media
The Nantucket Hotel
Nantucket Party Rentals
Nantucket Tents
Ocean Wings
Pi Pizzeria
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Susan M. Warner Catering & Nantucket Clambake Co.
JP3 Productions

Event Committee and NDF Board Members:

Jim & Kim Pallotta
Nancy & Tim Armstrong
Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley
Bridget Baratta
Army & Christine Bernstein
Lynn & John Bogle
Jonathan Burkhart
Bob Crowe
Dan & Meredith Doherty
David Gregory
Thomas Kershaw
John Johnson
Leslie King & Bart Grenier
Philippe Laffont
Sondra & Norman Levenson
Bill Liddle
Kathleen & Chris Matthews
Michael Molinar
Lurie & Bob Monahan
Kathy & Roger Penske
Elizabeth & Bruce Percelay
Charley Polachi
Angela Raynor
Mark & Robin Rubenstein
Charles Ryan
Wendy Schmidt
Burwell Schorr
Mimi & Barry Sternlicht
Jamie & David Tashjian.

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