Benefit Dinners

Not your standard fundraiser.
We learn and get inspired while we raise the funds to reach more students. 

There’s a seat at the table for you!

Come join us and other educators, students, upstanders and change-makers for a night of inspiration and learning at one of our regional annual Benefit Dinners. With your help, we can raise critical funds that help combat racism, antisemitism, and prejudice while nurturing democracy through education.



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    New England Benefit Dinner

    New England Benefit Dinner

    Facing History and Ourselves has a plan and a vision for the future. Imagine a world shaped by knowledge and compassion, not racism, antisemitism, and prejudice. Join Co-Chairs Gretchen Cook-Anderson, Beth Clymer, and Emily Leventhal on April 25, 2018 at the annual New England Benefit Dinner and experience how Facing History and Ourselves equips educators and youth with tools that empower them to consider how today’s choices will shape tomorrow’s world. 


    Westin Copley Place
    10 Huntington Ave
    Boston, MA 02116
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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    Chicago Benefit Lunch
    Save the Date. We're holding our first annual Chicago Benefit Luncheon on May 4th, 2018!

    2018 Chicago Benefit Lunch

    The deep social and political divisions amplified in headlines, social media feeds, and daily conversations have put our democracy at risk. We can find ways to unify our fractured nation by facing our histories, and ourselves, together.

    Hilton Chicago
    720 S Michigan Ave
    60605 Chicago
    11:00 am - 1:30 pm


Highlights from Facing History Benefit Dinners

Senator Cory Booker: "We Should Move Beyond Tolerance."

Accepting the Facing History and Ourselves Upstander Award at the San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner, U.S. Senator Cory Booker challenges us to move beyond tolerance.

Wes Moore Honors Upstanders at the 21st Annual New York Benefit Dinner

Wes Moore was the keynote speaker and second recipient of the annual Upstander Award at the 2014 New York Benefit Dinner.

Brendan Ward: A Student Leader Using His Voice for Others

Brendan Ward is a senior at KIPP Memphis Collegiate High School and a member of the Facing History student leadership group. Addressing hundreds at the 2014 Memphis Benefit Dinner, Ward talks about how he learned from others in the group.

Rory Muchow's Facing History Classroom

Teacher Rory Muchow encourages students to ask questions and explore choices that both connect and divide us all in her Facing History classroom.

Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette - The Toothbrush Song

Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette tells of his time singing in protest while in the Parchman State Prison Farm during the Freedom Rides.



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