San José Museum of Art 2024 Gala + Auction

In honor of Chitra Ganesh
and SJMA visionary award winner Glenda Dorchak

Saturday, September 21, 5:30pm–midnight

Art + Cocktails • Dinner + Auction • Music + Dancing

Join us for a dazzling evening and help celebrate the San José Museum of Art as a borderless museum—essential to creative life throughout the diverse communities of San José and Silicon Valley.

This not-to-be-missed event features an elegant dinner under the Circle of Palms, a live auction of cutting-edge contemporary art, and late-night dancing and drinks throughout the Museum.

All proceeds from the 2024 Gala + Auction will support the Museum’s acclaimed exhibitions and critical role as the largest provider of arts education in Santa Clara County.

Invitations coming soon. For information or to sponsor, please contact Chief Philanthropy Officer Jennifer Sime at jsime@sjmusart.org or 408.271.6885.

 

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Gala Co-Chairs

Nadia Ahmad
Tammy Kiely

Auction Co-Chairs

Daniela Barone
Geraldine Magarelli

Gala Committee

Toby Fernald
Lys House
Robert S. Lindo
Suzette Mahr
Yvonne Nevens

Auction Committee

Mr. Cole Harrell
Lys House
Kimberly Lin
Suzette Mahr
Elizabeth Ryono

Host Committee

Nadia + Faisal Ahmad
Leela de Souza Bransten + Peter Bransten
Elaine Cardinale
Glenda + Gary Dorchak
Anneke + David Dury
Elizabeth Economy + David Wah
Toby + Barry Fernald
Mr. Cole Harrell + Dr. Tai-Heng Cheng
Brook Hartzell + Tad Freese
Lorri Kershner
Tammy + Tom Kiely
Wanda Kownacki
Catherine Pierson Lego
Peter + Beverly Lipman
Hung Liu Estate
Geraldine + Marco Magarelli
Dipti + Rakesh Mathur
Yvonne + Mike Nevens
Gallery Wendi Norris
Hildy Shandell
Jessica Silverman
Gayla + Walt Wood

About the Honorees

Chitra Ganesh

Across a twenty-five-year practice that spans South Asia, North America, and Europe, Chitra Ganesh has developed an expansive body of work rooted in drawing and painting, encompassing comics, animation, wall murals, collage, video, and sculpture.

SJMA Visionary Award Winner:
Glenda Dorchak

With immense appreciation for her leadership and dedication to the Museum, it is our privilege to present Glenda Dorchak with the inaugural SJMA Visionary Award at the 2024 Gala + Auction.

Sponsors

As of June 12, 2024

Luminary

Glenda + Gary Dorchak
Tammy + Tom Kiely
Peter + Beverly Lipman
Yvonne + Mike Nevens

Champion

Casino M8trix
Brook Hartzell + Tad Freese
Qatalyst Partners

Benefactor

Ansys
Leela de Souza Bransten + Peter Bransten
Elaine Cardinale
Deloitte
Anneke + David Dury
Elizabeth Economy + David Wah
Evercore
Toby + Barry Fernald
Mr. Cole Harrell + Dr. Tai-Heng Cheng
Lorri Kershner
Wanda Kownacki
KPMG
Latham & Watkins
Catherine Pierson Lego
Hung Liu Estate
Geraldine + Marco Magarelli
Dipti + Rakesh Mathur
McManis Faulkner
Gallery Wendi Norris
Hildy Shandell
Synopsys
Jessican Silverman
The Werner Family Fund
Gayla and Walt Wood

Additional Support

Nadia + Faisal Ahmad
Melanie + Peter Cross
Eng-Caulfield Family Fund 
Schweinsberg Pereira Fund

Special thanks to our corporate sponsors

Casino M8trix, Qatalyst logos

Ansys, Deloitte, Evercore, KPMG, Latham & Watkins LLP, McManis Faulkner, Gallery Wendi Norris, Jessica Silverman, Synopsys logos

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Your 2024 Gala + Auction contribution will support the San José Museum of Art's mission to nurture empathy and connection by engaging communities with socially relevant contemporary art.

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San José Museum of Art 2024 Gala + Auction