Mission Statement & Board of Trustees

Mission Statement

True to the ambitious vision of its founder and her spirit of creative risk-taking, the mission of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is:

to bring to life and preserve the rich historic collection;

to cultivate talent in the pursuit of knowledge and acts of creation in the arts and humanities;

to support artists, landscape architects, musicians, scholars and students; and

to engage local and global audiences in a sanctuary of beauty and the arts where deeply personal and communal adventures unfold.

     --Adopted by the Board of Trustees, 2014.

Board of Trustees

Gwill York, President
Linda Cabot, Secretary
Yuchun Lee, Treasurer
Peggy Fogelman, Norma Jean Calderwood Director

Amy Abrams
Allison Achtmeyer
Greg Beecher
Taylor Bodman
Linda N. Cabot
Rebecca Gardner Campbell
James E. Canales
Kate Chertavian
RoAnn Costin
Denise Dupré
Melissa Fetter
Benjamin Gomez
Paula A. Johnson
Alyce Lee
Lisa Leiden
Richard Lim
Steve Locke
Prashanth Mahendra-Rajah
Farhad Nanji
Maureen Ruettgers
Vicki Sato
Katherine Chapman Stemberg
Howard H. Stevenson
Rev. Dr. Gloria White-Hammond

Life Trustees

Anita Bekenstein
John Bertucci
Lisa Blumenthal
Brian Chu
Brit d'Arbeloff
William P. Egan
Frieda Garcia
Rev. Dr. Ray A. Hammond
Arnold S. Hiatt
Barbara W. Hostetter
Judge Julian Houston
Stephen W. Kidder
Joseph Koerner
Dr. Barbara Millen
Jane M. Pappalardo
William J. Poorvu
Marcia Radosevich
Vincent J. Ryan
David W. Scudder
Wendy Shattuck
James L. Terry
Steven Walske
Henri Zerner

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Anouk van der Boor, Co-Chair
Todd Rassiger, Co-Chair
Geraldine Acuna-Sunshine
Tess Atkinson
George Ballantyne
Tracy Barron
Kevin Bitterman
Neil Chheda
Susan Cohen
Matthew Consigli
Lawrence Coolidge
Tammy Dowley-Blackman
Pam Eddinger
Renata Ferrari
Nina Fialkow
Anne Fitzpatrick
David Frankel
Thomas F. Gilbane III
Paul Gilbert
Sarah Greenhill
John Hanselman
Vivien Hassenfeld
Cassandra Henderson
Rachel Jacoff
Abigail Johnson
Andrius J. Jurkunas
Mary Beth Kirsch
Traci Lovitt
John L. Lynch, Jr.
Gregory Maguire
Beth Martignetti
Jenny McAuliffe
Myechia Minter-Jordan
Bruce Monrad
James Andrew Pluhar
Jeffrey Rayport
Laura Rehnert
Annie Sacerdote
Patricia Schade
Arthur Segel
Emma Somers-Roy
Alicia Towns Franken
Ashley Wisneski