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.

We're excited for our Spring 2016 Benefit Dinners in San Francisco, New England, Chicago, and Denver.

Our Upcoming Benefit Dinners



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    2016 Chicago Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner

    2016 Chicago Benefit Dinner

    Hyatt Regency Chicago
    151 East Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL 60601
    5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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    2016 New England Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner

    2016 New England Benefit Dinner

    Co-Chairs Wendy and Ben Fischman and Nancy and Steve Fischman invite you to join us for an inspirational evening featuring stories from Facing History educators and students. This annual benefit supports the work of Facing History educators in New England and across the globe. 
    Westin Copley Place
    10 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02116
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    2016 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner

    2016 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner

    The 2016 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner will feature keynote speaker, Bryan Stevenson: attorney, human rights activist, and author of Just Mercy. Stevenson is one of the country’s most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates. A MacArthur fellow and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson is a leader of the movement to fight mass incarceration in the United States. Time magazine named Stevenson one of the 100 most influential people in 2015.

    5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Hyatt Regency
    5 Embarcadero Center
    San Francisco, CA 94111

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.