Save the Date for Masquerade

Friday, May 7 & Saturday, May 8, 2021

Masked in mystery and draped in decadence, a masquerade is nothing short of magical. Dating back to the 15th century in Venice, Italy, masquerades were popular during the beginning of the Renaissance movement when art, beauty, and the imagination reigned. Equal parts refined and revelrous, there’s something truly enchanting about a masquerade - an opportunity to wear a mask and transform into someone else, even for just a weekend!

Inspired by the art, beauty, and imagination of Brownell Talbot, Masquerade will be a truly historic event. Gala will feature an online auction paired with two in-person events: an intimate black-tie ball on Friday evening and an outdoor adults-only carnival on Saturday. Holding two events on gala weekend will give us the opportunity to control crowd size while also ensuring every member of the BT community has a chance to participate. 

More details about gala can be found at

2021 Steering Committee

Honorary Chairs - Debbie and Brian Wood
Chairs - Fatima and Farhan Khan & Sheila Christ and Fred Vakili

Advertising - Amy Farha-Neary
Decorations - Natalia Atchley, Chloe Firestone, Patra Pakieser, and Casie Schlueter 
Exceptional Events - Gwenn Aspen and Kristin Saxena
Family Baskets - Valerie Garrigan, Kristi Gibbs, Angeline Larson, Kelsey Tu
Live Auction - Danielle Brown and Deb Dodd
Mailings & Publicity - Anna Lee Welch
Raffle - Christine and Josh Vollertsen
Silent Auction - Kristin Barnes and Megan Harding
Sponsorships & Underwriting - Fatima Basith, Laura Crosby, and Brady Gibson
Student Projects - Jenn Sherer

School Staff
Vice President of Advancement - Shannon Gilroy
Director of Events - Melissa Rider


Masquerade Ball & Carnival