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.

2018

October

  • 29
    2018 Memphis Benefit Dinner
    Benefit
    Tennessee

    2018 Memphis Benefit Dinner

    Change happens when preparation meets opportunity. This is the moment. Facing History and Ourselves is giving students the tools they need to be agents for change. Young people have been and continue to be at the forefront of many of the historical movements that have transformed societies around the world.

    Co-Chairs Leslie & John Daniel and Linda & Glenn Sessoms invite you to join us on Monday, October 29 at the annual Memphis Benefit Dinner to celebrate youth agency, voice, and civic engagement.

     

    Memphis Hilton
    939 Ridge Lake Boulevard
    Memphis, TN 38120
    10.29.18
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 30
    2018 New York Benefit Dinner
    Benefit
    New York

    2018 New York Benefit Dinner

    Change happens when preparation meets opportunity. This is the moment. Join us on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom for the annual New York Benefit Dinner to celebrate 25 years of work with teachers, students, and schools in the New York area. Together we’ll explore where we’ve been and how with your support we can help the next generation face history NOW.

     

    Ziegfeld Ballroom
    141 W 54th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    10.30.18
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2019

March

  • 3
    2019 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner
    Benefit
    California-Northern

    2019 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner

    Change happens when preparation meets opportunity. This is the moment. Facing History and Ourselves is giving students the tools they need to be agents for change. Young people have been and continue to be at the forefront of many of the historical movements that have transformed societies around the world.

    Join us on March 3, 2019 at the annual San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner to celebrate youth agency, voice, and civic engagement.

    Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
    5 Embarcadero Center
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    3.3.19
    5:00 pm
  • 7
    2019 Cleveland Benefit Breakfast
    Benefit
    Ohio
    Keynote Speaker Beth Mooney

    Facing History and Ourselves Cleveland 20th Anniversary Benefit Breakfast

    Join us Thursday, March 7, 2019 with over 200 business and civic leaders from across Greater Cleveland at the Facing History and Ourselves Cleveland 20th Anniversary Benefit Breakfast. For 20 years, we’ve worked in the Cleveland area to cultivate generations of critical thinkers and ethical leaders who will bring respect, civil discourse, and the value of inclusivity to their workplaces and communities across the world. Together we’ll explore where we’ve been and how, with your support, we can help the next generation face history NOW.

    Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower
    1360 West Mall Drive
    44114 Cleveland
    3.7.19
    7:30 am - 9:00 am

April

  • 11
    2019 Chicago Benefit Lunch
    Benefit
    Illinois

    2019 Chicago Benefit Lunch

    This is the moment. Young people have always been -  and are today - at the forefront of social movements that have transformed societies around the world. Facing History and Ourselves gives young people, through our work with educators and in schools, the tools they need to be agents for change.

    Save the date of Thursday, April 11, 2019 for our Chicago Benefit Lunch celebrating the power of youth agency, voice, and civic engagement. Together we can help the next generation face history NOW.

    Hilton Chicago
    720 South Michigan Ave
    60605 Chicago
    4.11.19
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

May

  • 13
    2019 New England Benefit Dinner
    Benefit
    Massachusetts

    2019 New England Benefit Dinner

    Change happens when preparation meets opportunity. This is the moment. Facing History and Ourselves is giving students the tools they need to be agents for change. Young people have been and continue to be at the forefront of many of the historical movements that have transformed societies around the world.

    Save the date for Monday, May 13 for the annual Facing History New England Benefit Dinner and join us to celebrate youth agency, voice, and civic engagement. Exciting new format and event details to come!
     

    Boston Park Plaza Hotel
    50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
    02116 Boston
    5.13.19
    5:30 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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