2017 New England Benefit Dinner

Thank you to the over 600 people who joined us on Wednesday, May 3rd for Facing History’s 2017 New England Benefit Dinner!

Our keynote speaker Eric Liu spoke to us about the importance of citizenship, and the responsibilities that come along with it. As Boston Latin School student speaker Janna’s remarks reflected so perfectly, Facing History empowers people to examine their own identities, consider the choices they make, and become upstanders who change their communities for the better.

Thanks to New England Advisory Board member Gretchen Cook-Anderson and two generous anonymous donors, we challenged the room to reach 50% participation, with an opportunity to receive an additional $50,000 if we reached that goal. For each percentage point we hit beyond 50%, we received another $1,000. We are thrilled to report that we not only met our goals, but exceeded them with 61% participation! Thank you for your incredible support!

Though we’ve already reached these goals, there is still so much work to be done. Facing History has set ambitious goals to quadruple the number of students that we reach over the next five years. If you have not yet made a donation, it is not too late! Your gift will help bring Facing History to more schools in the New England area and around the world.

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When & Where

Stay tuned for information on the 2018 New England Benefit Dinner!

Keynote Speaker

Eric Liu is the founder and CEO of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program. He is the author of several books, including "You're More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen's Guide to Making Change Happen" (March 2017), "A Chinaman's Chance," "The Gardens of Democracy," and "The Accidental Asian." Eric served as a White House speechwriter and policy adviser for President Bill Clinton. He is a regular columnist for CNN.com and a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com.



Presenting Sponsor:

Bronze Benefactors:

Facing History and Ourselves extends special thanks to the corporations that provide leadership support to our programs in the New England area and worldwide.

About Our Work in New England

Each year our network of over 7,500 educators in New England reaches more than 529,000 students. We offer educators resources, professional development and follow-up support on a range of topics including racism, antisemitism, bullying, immigration and other current histories.  We have worked system-wide with the Boston Public Schools for several decades, and have created curriculum  resources in History and Social Studies.

We work with many systems in New England offering school-wide support addressing issues of school culture and social/emotional learning.

Learn more about our impact on the New England Page.

New England Advisory Board

Karen Tucker, Chair *
Patricia S. Bellinger **
Jeffrey Bloomberg
Lisa Blumenthal
Lynda Bussgang **
Beth Clymer **
Gretchen Cook-Anderson
Sally Currier
James Andrew Watson David
Jane Edmonds
Marsha Feinberg
Rena Finder
Wendy Fischman **
Tyler Hardy
Tina Henderson
Jill Ellen Karp *
Susan Kaufman **
Emily Leventhal *
John F. Levy
Karen Secunda Levy **
Kristen Lucken
Dale S. Mnookin
Lisa Mooney *
Tracy Palandjian **
Heidi Pearlson **
Deborah Plummer **
Frances S. Putnoi
Marci Sapers
David Schechter
Stacy Scott
Dana W. Smith *
Jody Snider
Julie Swartz
Susan W. Tofias, M.S.W. **

* Board of Directors
** Leadership Council

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For more information, contact Farrell Boucher at [email protected] or 617-735-1619.

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