The Art of Myths and Music
1932 - 2020
Our beloved musical angel and avid supporter, Millicent Gappell, recently passed away. Millicent hosted our splendid “The Art of Myths and Music” soiree last October, where she entertained a plethora of music enthusiasts in the benefit of MMM. As a leading post-Millenial glass artist, concert pianist, speaker, and author, we admired her, and feel so fortunate to have known and loved Millicent, her formidable talents, and gracious demeanor!
"The Art of Myths and Music", MMM's first benefit event was "pure magic", according to our attendees. It was a wonderful way for us to meet our wonderful donors and connect with them in an intimate setting, all while raising money for a great cause.
Our Amazing Performers
concert pianist and shattered-glass artist
Millicent Gappel invited us into her beautiful home and performed beautifully on her Fazioli piano
MMM Board Member & Bass-Baritone Opera Singer
Michael Dean showcased his world-renowned bass-baritone voice as he closed the night!
Our Generous Sponsors
This night would not have been as magical without our generous sponsors who have always shown up to help MMM
CC Pulitzer-Lemann & Monte M. Lemann II
Our Long-Lasting Friendships
We celebrated the generosity of two friends of MMM who have since the inception of our nonprofit been patrons and supporters. We wanted to show our thankfulness for their support by presenting them with MMM's first Maestro Awards.
Born in 1943, Marina Day grew up in Connecticut and attended a convent through high school before attending Georgetown University. She lived in Berlin from 1965-67 and has always been politically active, even working for Robert Kennedy’s office and Time Magazine. Later on, she moved to Los Angeles, where she became a therapist and formalized her art practice. Marina and her husband, Paul, have six children and eight grandchildren. Paul is a gifted musician and they have always surrounded themselves with creative people! They have loved Music Mends Minds since the moment they met Carol.
Diana Rogovin Davidow was born in Brooklyn, New York. She went to Brooklyn College and received a degree in Speech Pathology and a Master of Science in Education. In 1978, her family relocated from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. She began her life as an artist in 1978 and continues with great zeal. She then started her private practice for speech pathology the very next year after arriving in Los Angeles. Her philanthropic contributions began when she counseled at - risk children APCH (A Place Called Home) and YMC (Youth Mentoring Connection) for about 15 years. Diana has also worked with John Wayne Cancer Institute auxiliary, Michael J Fox foundation, the Diana Rogovin Davidow Speech Language and Hearing Center and Music Mends Minds inc. to mention a few.
Our Amazing Volunteers
Our magical night went off without a hitch because of our amazing volunteers. They served coffee, acted as greeters to ensure that all of our guests were safely inside, and were all around forces of nature! If you are interested in volunteering with us, please email us at