Someone who knew the power of the arts, Annette Grant, a writer and editor, also knew the power of giving to make the world around her a better place, and she brought the two together when she made a generous bequest to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. Annette was a long-time patron of the Mahaiwe with her husband, Jonathan Baumbach, and her gift is commemorated in the theater while being put to use strengthening the communications and technology infrastructure of the place she cared so much about.
A native Texan and graduate of Brown University who lived most of her life in New York and finally settled in Housatonic, Annette was a writer an editor for Mademoiselle, Newsweek, and Seventeen Magazines before moving to the New York Times. There, she worked her way from editor of the Living Section, to editor of the Weekend Section, and finally, art editor of the Arts & Leisure section.
Whether or not Annette thought of herself as a trailblazer, others likely did. We imagine Annette would enjoy knowing she has blazed one more trail, as a founding member of the Mahaiwe Legacy Society.