Gerald Slavet (he/him) is a Co-Creator of Kolture, having served on the board of the Jewish Arts Collaborative since its founding. He has served as President of Concert Productions, Inc., United States Good Will Ambassador for the Arts to South America and Asia, Artistic Director for the Wayside Theater in Middletown Virginia, a trustee of New England Conservatory, as a board member of both the American Symphony Orchestra League and the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, and was Chairman of the Board of the Boston Jewish Music Festival. He has also served on the Board of Temple Beth Elohim Wellesley, where he remains active.
Over 20 years ago, he co-founded and became co-CEO of From the Top, a radio program that celebrates pre-collegiate musicians. Its landmark radio program on NPR has become the nation’s most popular weekly classical music program, broadcast on nearly 250 stations. In 2007, From the Top’s PBS television series was released to critical acclaim and went on to receive two Emmys. Prior to founding From the Top, Mr. Slavet had a successful 30-year tenure building MB Management, where he oversaw the development of more than $100 million in multi-family housing. Slavet and his wife Susan live in Wellesley, MA.