From the Top Gala

From the Top welcomed almost 260 guests to the 10th annual From the Top Gala, held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Fun was had by all with a musical program that included performances by Kenari Quartet, 18-year-old trumpet player Elmer Churampi, 17-year-old violinist Ariel Horowitz, 14-year-old pianist Mayuki Miyashita, and host Christopher O’Riley. This year’s event raised an unprecedented $420,000 to support From the Top’s mission to celebrate the power of music in the hands of extraordinary young people. Thank you to all who helped make this year’s event such a success!

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Thank you to the From the Top Board of Directors and Gala Committee

Gala Committee 2014
Kory Apton and Phil Griffin
Jane Chen and Dahong Qian
Diane Currier and Bill Mayer
Cynthia and Oliver Curme
Yukiko and Eran Egozy
Janet and Mark Fagan
Marcella Fischer and Jonathan Schwartz
Pam and Guy Forman
Linda and Michael Frieze
Sheila and Irwin Heller
Pamela and John Humphrey
Elizabeth Hunnewell
Susan B. Kaplan
Sara and Dicken Ko
Judy and Richard Lappin
Karen Levy
Nancy and Richard Lubin
Andy Newman and Gregory Maguire
Laura Murray-Tjan and Anthony Tjan
Cecelia and Stephen Roberts
Sue and Joel Sherman
Elizabeth Sikorovsky
Rachael Solem
Salwa and Robert Smith
Hadassah Wagner
Yiyan Zhou and Roger Wu
Board of Directors
Jeffrey Rayport, Chair
John L. Pattillo, Vice Chair & Treasurer
Stephen L. Symchych, Clerk
Deborah Chipman
Susan B. Cohen
David Feigenbaum
Corinne Ferguson
Jennifer Hurley-Wales
Beth S. Klarman
Elaine Lindley LeBuhn
    Chair, Board of Overseers
Marie Pettibone Llewellyn
Gloria Rose
Stephen J. Shapiro
Gerald Slavet
Janet Whitla
Anthony Woodcock
Francis O. Hunnewell, In Memoriam





For more information about the From the Top Gala, please contact Kara O'Keefe at or 617.437.0707 x125.

Learn about the 2013 Gala.