Benefit Dinner

2015 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities

A Dinner to Benefit the Public Humanities in Massachusetts

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

Columbia Point, Boston

The Governor’s Awards will be conferred upon the three leaders in recognition of their public actions, grounded in an appreciation of the humanities, to enhance civic life in the Commonwealth.

5:30 Reception and Silent Auction
6:30 Dinner and Governor’s Award Presentations

Individual seats are $250. Tables hold up to ten seats. Sponsorship opportunities. Online registration coming soon.

Our Honorees:

Margaret H. Marshall

Margaret Marshall is renowned for her pursuit of justice and equality, from her anti-apartheid activism in her native South Africa to her service as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, where in 2003 her ruling made this the first state to recognize marriage equality.

The Lowell Institute

Founded in 1836 with a mission to inform the populace regardless of gender, race, or economic status, The Lowell Institute has reached thousands of Boston area residents
by sponsoring free public lectures and other educational programs.

Margot Stern Strom

Through Facing History and Ourselves, an organization she founded and led for four decades, Margot Stern Strom has enabled millions of students to study the steps that led to the Holocaust and genocide, and to investigate the root causes of racism, anti-Semitism, bigotry and violence.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

For payments of $2,500 or more, sponsors receive recognition on the Mass Humanities website and in printed materials, displays, and announcements at the event, according to sponsorship levels.

Visionary / $20,000 Level
Luminary / $10,000 Level
Champion / $5,000 Level
Benefactor / $2,500 Level

Download sponsorship details (pdf). Questions contact John Sieracki.

The Proceeds:

Proceeds support programs that reach underserved communities, such as the Clemente Course in the Humanities and Family Adventures in Reading. Mass Humanities is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the use of history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines to deepen our understanding of the issues of the day, strengthen our sense of common purpose, and enrich individual and community life.

The Awards Dinner follows the Mass Humanities 2015 Fall Forum:

Citizenship, Justice, and Racial Conciliation

Edward M. Kennedy Institute’s full-scale reproduction of the United States Senate Chamber
Columbia Point, Boston
3:30 – 5:00 PM, Sunday, November 1, 2015
A free panel discussion between scholars, writers, and public intellectuals who have interesting, thoughtful and constructive things to say about how to understand and improve race relations in the United States.
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