New England Benefit Dinner

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Wednesday, April 25 for the New England Benefit Dinner!

Stories of how Facing History empowers young people to stand up for their beliefs reverberated through the room as we heard from a lineup of incredible speakers, including Facing History students, teachers, and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

In the words of Facing History Alumna Carla Duran Capellan,

"[Facing History has] given me tools that I will use for the rest of my life. I have learned that I can create change and I can help others to do the same."

Thanks to a $100,000 participation match from a generous group of donors, over 75% of attendees make a gift. Though we met our participation goal, there is still much work to be done. If you haven’t have a chance to make a gift, it’s not too late to participate. Your support makes it possible for us to reach nearly 700,000 students throughout the New England region, and millions of students worldwide every year.

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Featured Speaker

Maura Healey
Massachusetts Attorney General

Maura Healey began serving as Massachusetts Attorney General in January 2015 and is leading the people’s law firm as the people’s lawyer, continuing a career spent fighting for justice and equal rights. After Maura’s historic victory in her first-ever run for office, she has spent her time in office working on the issues that matter to the people of the Commonwealth – from health care and energy costs to protecting consumers, ensuring equality for all and keeping our communities safer. For seven years prior to her election, Maura helped lead the Attorney General’s Office, ultimately overseeing more than half of the office’s 500 employees. Earlier in her career, Maura was a prosecutor in Middlesex County and a litigation partner at WilmerHale. After college, she spent two years as a 5’4” starting point guard on a professional basketball team in Europe.


We would like to thank the following corporate sponsors for their generous support of the 2018 New England Benefit Dinner.

Platinum Benefactor

Silver Benefactor

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 10,000 educators in New England reaches more than 700,000 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*
Cara Ahola
Patti Bellinger
Jeffrey Bloomberg
Lisa Blumenthal
Lynda Bussgang**
Beth Clymer**
Gretchen Cook-Anderson
Sally Currier
James David
Michael Denning
Jane Edmonds
Matt Epstein
Marsha Feinberg
Rena Finder
Wendy Fischman**
Tyler Hardy
Jill Karp*
Susie Kaufman**
Emily Leventhal*
John Levy
Karen Levy**
Kristen Lucken
Mim Minichiello
Dale Mnookin
Lisa Mooney*
Tracy Palandjian**
Heidi Pearlson**
Deborah Plummer**
Fran Putnoi
Marci Sapers
Judy Saryan
David Schechter**
Stacy Scott
Dana Smith**
Jody Snider
Julie Swartz
Susan Tofias**

* Board of Directors
** Leadership Council

Contact Us

For more information, contact Marisa Diaz at [email protected] or 617-735-1681.

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