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Spring Gala

Art & Nature Entwined

Honoring Jennifer McGregor
Thursday, May 20, 2021, 4-8PM
A Virtual & Onsite Celebration

Funds raised provide crucial support for the arts and Wave Hill’s magnificent landscape.​

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A Virtual Celebration

We invite you to wander through the online Gala program to create your own journey. Hear from Jennifer as she shares her stories and insights. Experience sound art by Nina Katchadourian, enjoy a performance by Jazz harpist Brandee Younger, catch a sneak peek of a dance performance by It's Showtime, NYC!, sit down with Zachari Logan as he discusses his site-specific wall drawing in our gallery, and other behind-the-scenes happenings.

Jennifer Mc Gregor

For more than two decades, former Director of Arts and Chief Curator Jennifer McGregor organized and curated indoor and outdoor exhibitions, immersive performances and experimental dance and music. ​By providing opportunities for both artists and audiences to discover and engage with the natural world, Jennifer set Wave Hill apart from museums and gardens across the country. Join us to celebrate Jennifer and art engaged with nature.


Thank you to Gala Co-Chairs Grayson Rueckert & Pamela Fontaine Salvatore, and our friends for supporting Wave Hill, the arts and for underwriting the Gala-inspired arts weekend.

Gala Committee

Grayson Rueckert & Pamela Fontaine Salvatore,​ Co-Chairs​

Robbie Oxnard Bent & David Bent ​
Lisa & Michael Cader​
Sarah Cornog & Christopher Chesney​
Sarah & Geoffrey Gund​
Phyllis King & David Leonard​
Katie Michel​
Samantha & D. Bryce O'Brien​
Cleveland Rueckert​
Michael J. Shannon​
Shoshana & Vladimir Shendelman​
Janet & Gilbert Spitzer​
Cathy & Stephen Weinroth​
Beatrice & Leighton Welch​
Audrey & Richard Zinman​

Agnes Gund ​
Sarah & Geoffrey Gund​
The Goldberg & Mernick Families​
Nancy Foster Perkins​
Jennifer P. Speers​

Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation ​
Katie Michel​
Fleur & William D. Rueckert​
Pamela & Paul Salvatore​
Audrey & Richard Zinman​

Elizabeth Beim ​
Lisa & Michael Cader ​
Sarah Cornog & Christopher Chesney​
Ezra Borut & Lisa Cintron​
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP​
Anne Fredericks & Marc Fasteau​
Samantha & D. Bryce O'Brien​
Jeanne Jang & John Park​
Yehuda & Rebecca Shmidman​
Janet & Gilbert Spitzer​
Cathy & Stephen Weinroth​
Beatrice & Leighton Welch​

American Society of Botanical Artists ​
Frances Beinecke Elston​
Robbie Oxnard Bent & David Bent​
Silvia Spagnoli-Berman & Andrew Berman
Compass New York, LLC​
The Consulate General of Canada in New York​
Council for Canadian American Relations​
Lu Hamlin​
Donna Raftery & Vincent Inconiglios​
Patricia Jonas​
Phyllis King & David Leonard​
Offit Capital​
Lexann & Andrew Richter​
Michele Rossetti​
Grayson & Cleveland Rueckert​
Susan Sarnoff Bram​
Michael J. Shannon​
Carol Woodin​
Elizabeth Yienger​

Rebecca Allan ​
Mary Behrens​
Carrie Beckmann & Edward Brittenham​
Judy Bernstein Bunzl & Nick Bunzl​
Jay E. Cantor​
Susan Hinkson-Carling & Francis Carling​
Timoney Dunlap​
Carrie Sperry Elston​
Olivia & John Farr​
Linda Howitt​
Roswitha Keppler-Junius​
Virginia Millhiser​
Cynthia Hanawalt & Shael Polakow-Suransky​
Karen Meyerhoff & Peter Read​
Wendy Gordon & Laurance Rockefeller​
Adam Rose​
Alicia & Victor Solan-Teglasi​
Linda Stillman​
Sabina & Harlan Stone​
Rita & Marie Stufano​
Ronnie Scharfman & Joseph Youngerman​

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