40th Anniversary Concert & Celebration
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Evening Program Book
4:30 pm – Opportunity to privately access The JFK Library & Museum*
5:00 pm – Suite Prosecco Reception*
5:15 pm – Guest Welcome Reception
6:00 pm – Concert & Program
7:00 pm – Celebration Reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Silent Auction and friends!
*check your ticket/sponsorship level to see if this opportunity is included with your support.
Join us for an unforgettable evening to celebrate Project STEP‘s forty years of championing equity in classical music. Listen to a concert from our student musicians and alumni, including 2023 Sphinx Competition Senior Division Winner, Njioma Grevious; acclaimed violinist, STEP alumna, and Project STEP Artistic Advisor, Mariana Green-Hill; guest artist-activist Zakiyyah; and keynote speaker; Michael J. Bobbitt, Executive Director, Mass Cultural Council.
Relax with friends post-concert for a special outdoor reception overlooking the Boston skyline. Project STEP is hosting an online auction with unique vacations, art, concert tickets, and more!
All proceeds from this event directly support our students and program and make you an ambassador who values the diverse cultures and ethnicities of our communities. Thank you.
Video Messages from Partners & Friends:
40th Anniversary Honorary Committee: Diana and Nat Alpert; The Honorable Levin H. Campbell; Nina Doggett; The Honorable Maura Healey, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Barbara and Amos Hostetter; Segun Idowu, Chief of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion, City of Boston; Yo-Yo Ma; William and Betsy Moyer; Kara Elliot-Ortega, Chief of Arts and Culture, City of Boston; Myran Parker-Brass; Ann Hobson Pilot and Prentice Pilot; Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07); Marcus Thompson
40th Anniversary Host Committee: David and Holly Ambler, Dr. William Banfield, John Barros, Gregory E. Bulger, Stephanie Harriston-Diggs, Goetz Eaton, Joyce Linehan, Richard MacMillan, Michael Maso, Alison Nolan, Kathleen Fitzgerald, Graham Robinson, Malik Williams
40th Anniversary Event Committee: Diane M. Austin, co-chair; Meghan K. Jasani, co-chair; Melinda K. Cheston, Audley H. Fuller, Josué González, Carla Haith, Mary S. Jaffee, Jodie McMenamin, Elisa Pepe
40th Anniversary Support
As of May 25, 2023
Nina and Gene Doggett
John and Tchintcia Barros
Barbara and Amos Hostetter
Meghan K. Jasani and Adam Margolin
Jess and Doug Fenton
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
David and Holly Ambler
Diane M. Austin and Aaron J. Nurick
Boston Society of the New Jerusalem
Goetz Eaton and Ted Davis
Joseph L. Faber
Alex McCray and Richard MacMillan
Kenneth and Myran Parker-Brass
Gregory E. Bulger and Richard Dix
Melinda K. Cheston
Stephanie Harriston-Diggs and Randolph Diggs
The Family of the late Daniel Palant
Ivy Alphonse-Crean and Rachel Ratchford
The Honorable Levin H. Campbell
Carolyn Colby and Carlos Calixto
Maria Farias and John O’Hara
Susan R. Fedo
Dr. Carla Haith
Mary and Ben Jaffee
Jodie and Paul McMenamin
William and Betsy Moyer
Joy Cline Phinney and Chip Phinney
Stephen Saudek and JJ Durham
Javier Caballero, Sarah Caggiano, Jessica and Douglas Fenton, Ali Fessler and Kai Hsu, Betty Gibson, Njeri Grevious, Barbara Hanson, Joi Harper, Dr. Michael J. Hoyle, Johnson String Instruments | Carriage House Violins, Leigh and Chris Kelter, Karen Kennedy, Judith H. Kidd, The Honorable Antoinette Leoney, Joyce Linehan, Christopher Mackey, Elizabeth O’Heaney, Palaver Strings, William and Kathleen H. Rousseau, Paula Silva, John and Lynn Trevor, Maureen Wall, Margaret William-DeCelles
Learn more about becoming a sponsor for our 40th Anniversary
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ONLINE AUCTION – biddingowl.com/ProjectSTEP
BEGINS, Friday, May 19th at 8 pm
ENDS Friday, June 9th at 8 pm
Art – Gift Baskets – A Far Cry Concert Tickets – Celebrity Series Tickets – Vacation to Boothbay Harbor, ME. – Red Sox Tickets – Celtics Tickets – Stephen Sanchez Concert Tickets – Autographed Sports Items – VIP SkinLab Facial – Level99 Passes – Family Photo Session – Starbucks Basket – Urban Grape Membership – Tea Tree Bath Set – Somerton Summers Spa Set – Petsi Pies – Authentic Ghanian Kente Wax Block Print Cloth – Kate Spade Purse and Wallet – Concord Chamber Music Society Subscription – American Repertory Theatre Tickets – Harvard Art Museums – Restaurant Gift Cards – Boston Harbor Distillery VIP tasting for Two – Items for your Home – Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Package – The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Nintendo Switch – Pokémon Elite Trainer Box – Family Membership to The Trustees of Reservations – Roll-up Piano – Coffee and Crime Combo Package – Collectibles – AND MORE!
IN-PERSON SILENT AUCTION – Available at the event ONLY. Closes at 8 pm on June 7, 2023.
Original art by Jodie Baehre, Rahim Gray, and Merk Aveli.