Kaleidoscope Gala

The Kaleidoscope Gala is Ratner Montessori School's annual event that raises funds to help offset the cost of tuition, enrichment programs, and professional development opportunities for our students and faculty.

This year's Kaleidoscope Gala theme was to be Casino Royale and we were deep into planning for what would have been an evening filled with fun and excitement. While we are disappointed that we will not be able to gather in person, we remain committed to the goal of this signature event - sustaining the school community that makes Ratner so special.



  • Growing our ability to offer tuition assistance to current/prospective students to build the fabric of our school community
  • Providing industry-leading professional development for teachers, allowing our academics to continue to be a differentiator in Northeast Ohio's independent school offerings
  • Elevating enrichment activities/experiences for students
  • And supporting the various ways that we continue to bring our school into its next chapter of excellence 


It is no secret that Ratner Montessori has faced a challenging year between the Brainard Circle gas line explosion, multiple water breaks and a global pandemic that has impacted all of our families, near and far. In such unprecedented times, we are grateful for your support of our community - and for the way in which each of you is a part of making it so special.


If you are able, we ask that you donate to our CrowdRise campaign in lieu of attending our 2020 Gala.


Your critical contribution, now more than ever, helps us make a difference in the lives of our wonderful students and sustain our ability to provide financial assistance to our families that call Ratner home. We imagine this next school year will look quite different for all of us but we take comfort knowing we are all in this together.


On behalf of all of us at Ratner, we can’t wait to see you (whenever that may be).







Dick and Doreen Cahoon

Abe and Barb Miller

Gabrielle Miller/Ruth Miller Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland


LADY LUCK $5,000

Ruth G. and Sam H. Sampliner Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Tawani Foundation

Tawani Fdn



Cohen & Co



Adam and Stacey Berebitsky
Linda Bloomfield
The Chia Family
Jon and Nancy Clough
College Now
Susan Stephens and Ronald Holman
Don Isenstadt
Doug and Karen Katz
Frank and Lynn Piunno
Jennifer Pritzker
Jon Statler, in honor of Barbara Rudolph
Mark Tepsich
Harriet Wallach
Spine Institute
Thank you to the Institute for Spine, Inc., for purchasing an ad in what would have been our Gala program book. Thank you for your support!
Photo Slideshow: 2019 Kaleidoscope Gala - "We're Off To The Races!"
#RatnerTogether Donors
Jessica Cahoon and Scott Adair
Sherree, Eric ('08), Kendall ('12), and Christian ('19) Anderson 
Joanna and Josh Barney
Linda Bloomfield
Nadia Vinogradov and Rick Carek
Jack Decker
Bruce and Andrea Geier
Anna, Mike and Daniel Griffith
Sarah Mowry and Paul Poommipanit
Deborah and Ronald Ratner
Terry and Peggy Rock
The Roth Family
Becky Bash and Dan Schneider
David Steinweg
Cindy Stull
Gunner and Ginny Wagh