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SATURDAY, JULY 29 | 6 pm

Johnny Cake Hill is one of the most historic streets in Massachusetts. It is home to the Whaling Museum, Mariners’ Home, the Seamen’s Bethel, and Captain Paul Cuffe Park. The Top of the Hill Gala will celebrate the transformation along the hill and all the good things taking place in and around the museum campus.

Celebrate with an evening reception that allows you to meander through the Museum and explore across the street. Enjoy a gourmet dinner in the Bourne Building and surrounding galleries. Proceeds from the Gala support the Museum’s educational mission.

Fine dining by Russell Morin Fine Catering & Events, cocktail attire, valet parking.



Buy your individual tickets HERE, or contact Audrey Spina, Development Assistant
Phone: 508-717-6846


Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact Audrey Spina, for more details
Phone: 508-717-6846


$1,000 Individual Sponsorship

  • Reserved tickets for 2 at the Top of the Hill Gala Cocktail hour in the Harbor View Gallery 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. & seated dinner in the Bourne Building and From Pursuit to Preservation Gallery.
  • A year membership to the Cupola Society, the Museum’s highest level giving society, which includes invitations to special events throughout the year.
  • Your name will be listed in the event program, on all signage during the event, and on Gala related online media.


$3,000 Individual Sponsorship

  • Reserved seating for 6 people at the Top of the Hill Summer Gala with the same benefits listed above.


$5,000 Individual Sponsorship

  • Reserved table for 10 at the Top of the Hill Summer Gala with the same benefits listed above.


Gala Committee 

Anthony R. Sapienza, Co-Chair
Maryellen Sullivan Shachoy, Co-Chair

Cynthia Crocker
 Pamela Donnelly
Vanessa Gralton
Patricia A. Jayson
David N. Kelley II
Mona Ketcham
Faith Pierce Morningstar
Barbara Mulville
Alice Rice Perkins
John C. Pinheiro
Cathy Roberts 
Joseph F. Rooney
Martha Taradash
Ann Webster 


Thank you to our Title Sponsors!


BayCoast Bank logo                 Bristol County Savings Bank Logo


Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors!


AB Bernstein logo


Bay State Wind logo



Eastern Fisheries, Inc. logo





 Page Construction Logo



Russell Morin Logo


Sylvia Group logo


 Acushnet Co. logo


logo for American Research & Management


Bank 5 logo


Bardens Boat Yard logo


Clifton larson Allen logo


Cuttyhunk shellfish farm logo


 Felicias Logo
Fiber Optic Center logo

 logo for Lightworks productions


perfection valet parking logo


Thank you to our Silent Auction Donors!

Joseph Abboud
Farm & Coast Market
Flora Home
Greasy Luck Brewing
Little Moss Restaurant
The Indigo Spa
Nik Millhouse & Hacienda Cusin
Moby Dick Brewing Co.
The New Bedford Art Museum
Russell Morin Catering & Events
Yoga on Union
The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center


Sponsor list as of July 14, 2017