The Massachusetts Cultural Council has named The Theodore H. Cutler Family Charitable Trust the recipient of its Commonwealth Award for Cultural Philanthropy.
The award recognizes the extraordinary achievements of the cultural leaders, artists, and philanthropists who make Massachusetts a better place through their creativity and commitment.
Ted and Joan Cutler, founders of the trust, have long supported Emerson College and many other important cultural and charitable organizations in Boston. Ted Cutler '51 chaired the Emerson Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2007 and is now a Trustee Emeritus and Chair of the Emerson Boston Arts Committee.
The Cutler Majestic Theatre was named in honor of the Cutler’s generous support of the theater’s restoration. His late wife, Joan, was passionate about networking and raising funds to aid others. Among the other causes that the Cutlers have generously supported Greater Boston Food Bank, the Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center, and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of New England.
Other recipients of Massachusetts Cultural Council awards include the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Longwood Symphony Orchestra. The awards will be presented February 9 at the State House.