Kaleidoscope Gala


Since 1963, The Lillian and Betty Ratner School has been dedicated to empowering our diverse community of students to find joy in learning and to become their best selves. Our students are toddlers through 8th graders, from a wide variety of socio-economic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds—a kaleidoscope of individuals. This year, our annual Gala honored our 55 years of providing an “Outside the Box” education, where students are recognized as individuals within our welcoming community. Held on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, the Gala raised funds to advance our curriculum of Creative Thinking and Connectedness, particularly in the areas of Montessori Math, Art/Makerspace, and Science/Robotics. We thank the sponsors and donors listed below, and the many who contributed during the evening to support our remarkable school. (Full donor list to come).






“IT’S MINE” SPONSOR ($1,500)




GOLD ($10,000)
Albert and Audrey Ratner

SILVER ($5,000)
Sergey and Marina Kats
Abe and Barb Miller
Thomas and Sandra Sullivan

BRONZE ($3,500)
Dick and Doreen Cahoon
Michael and Kareen Caputo

VIP ($1,500)
Samuel and Alwyn Chao
Bruce and Debbie Jarosz
Lynn and Frank Piunno
Reginald and Lynn Shiverick
Welty Building Company


Gabrielle Miller

Albert and Audrey Ratner
Abe and Barbara Miller
Ronald and Deborah Ratner, Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner, Mark and Nancy Ratner, and James and Susie Ratner

Dick and Doreen Cahoon

Brian and Gretchen Colleran
Brian and Amanda English
Jewish Community Federation
Kevin Rahilly and Margaret Cohen

Anonymous (staff ticket underwriter)
Dave and Diane Banyard
Bruce Geier

Michael and Kareen Caputo
Dr. Tien-Li Chia and Mrs. Jar-Chi Lee
Larry and Cathy Goldberg
Gerald and Nancy Goldberg
Jacob Miller*
Robert Perry and Amy Stephens
Frank and Lynn Piunno
Greg and Karen Powell
Lee Roth and James Uhlir
Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Barbara Rudolph

Scott Adair and Jessica Cahoon
Joanne Cohen
Dr. Aric Greenfield and
Dr. Nancy Wolf
Arielle Miller*
Tawny Ratner
Steve and Lauren Spilman

Andrew Altman and Amy Lipson
Sherree Anderson
Fred and Harriet Bauer
Doug and Cindy Berkland
Randall and Marcia Bowles
Dr. Samuel and Mrs. Alwyn Chao
Jason and Rachel Downey
Denise Falcon
Lindsay Friedman
Kenneth Fisher
Lee Friedman (staff ticket underwriter)
Rachel Grdina
Fiona Maxwell Green
Michael Griffith
Peter and Debra Guren
Marty and Karen Hiller
Don Isenstadt
Dan Jaffe and Beth Hellerstein
Michael Hirshman
Marc and Karen Jaffe
Dan Kalleres
Larry and Joy Kent
Janet Kirschenbaum
Amy Kirschenbaum Johnson
Jan Lewis
Rabih and Hind Makdessi
Ray and Diana Marvar
Geoffrey and Linda Mendelsohn
Jeff and Sarah Morin
Dave and Michelle Murrell
Emily Pek
Paul Pendleton
Robert Perry
Andy Persanyi
Donna Protts
Chelsea Rolen
Penni-Lynn and Michael Rolen
Ellen Rudolph
Jerrold Scott and Troy Watson
Peter and Trysa Shulman
Mark and Stacey Souther
Tom and Kathy Stellato
Haig and Sydnia Tcheurekdjian
Dan and Marci Ungar
Gunta Usis
Nick and Tricia Vidovic
Nadia Vinogradov-Carek
Gun and Ginny Wagh
Dr. Stephan and Mrs. Ely Whitaker
Warren and Anne Marie Wolfson
Walter Wynne and Kimberly Chapmon-Wynne

 *denotes Ratner School Alumni

Photos from the 2018 Kaleidoscope Gala by Scott Morrison/Discovery Photo and Jodi Richardson

The video below highlights the programs that benefit from funds raised at Ratner’s 2018 Gala. Many thanks to Ratner parent Hugh Bascom for his work on this!