The May Dinner is the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s annual black-tie gala that celebrates the life and legacy of President Kennedy and raises critical funds to support the Kennedy Library.This year's gala is chaired by Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric.

The Centennial May Dinner will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 and former President Barack H. Obama will attend and accept the Centennial John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award from Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and her family.

The dinner provides crucial unrestricted financial support to the JFK Library’s programming, which serves hundreds of thousands of adults and children annually. Through free educational experiences, the Kennedy Library Forums series, the JFK Library's digital archives, and arts and cultural programming, the Kennedy Library perpetuates President Kennedy's legacy to new and growing audiences each year.

The gala includes a cocktail reception, dinner, and a special performance. Levels of support range from $5,000 to $250,000. For more information or to support this year's event, please contact us at

May Dinner Recent Highlights

Tony Bennett, JFKLF Board Member Carol Fulp, Bernie FulpThe Honorable Paul Kirk, Gail Kirk, Tony Bennett, Susan Crow2013 May Dinner Co-Chair Ron Sargent, Jill Sargent, The Honorable Caroline Kennedy, Edwin Schlossberg
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