Benefit Dinners

Join us at one of our upcoming Benefit Dinners.

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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    2016 New York Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    New York

    2016 New York Benefit Dinner

    The Facing History annual New York Benefit Dinner gathers over 700 business, education and civic leaders from the tri-state area. This year’s event will take place on October 20, 2016 at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers.
    Pier 60
    Chelsea Piers 23rd Street and West Side Highway
    New York, NY 10011
    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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    2016 Memphis Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner

    2016 Memphis Benefit Dinner

    Benefit Co-Chairs Dorothy & Fred Johnson and Meggan & Daniel Kiel invite you to join us on Monday, October 24, for an inspirational and thought-provoking evening with community leaders, educators and students. This annual benefit supports our vital work that impacts over 215,300 students each year in the Memphis area.
    Hilton Memphis
    939 Ridge Lake Boulevard
    Memphis, TN 38120
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Highlights from Facing History Benefit Dinners

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

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 recipient of Facing History and Ourselves' second annual Upstander Award. Moore is the author of the "New York Times" and "Wall Street Journal" bestseller "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates." He addressed audiences at the 21st Annual New York Benefit Dinner and acknowledged all the people who helped him become the man he is today. "I know I stand here because there were people who were willing to stand for me."

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 and Ourselves student leadership group, which draws students from all over Shelby county. Addressing hundreds of educators, students, and community members at the 2014 Memphis Benefit Dinner, Ward talks about how he learned from others in the group of diverse students and discovered that he was not along in his struggles of being “different." “There, I learned how to use my voice for myself and others,” he said.


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