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 GE.

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.

This year's gala is currently sold out, but the ceremony, beginning with a special performance by James Taylor, will be streamed live on our website

Centennial May Dinner Supporters

The Richard K. & Nancy L. Donahue
   Charitable Foundation
Blum-Kovler Foundation/Judy and    Peter Kovler
Raytheon Company

The Altman Kazickas Foundation
Bank of America
Margot C. Connell and Family
Kenneth R. Feinberg and
   Camille S. Biros of The Law Offices
   of Kenneth R. Feinberg, PC
Jeff Immelt
Caroline Kennedy and Edwin    Schlossberg
Robert K. Kraft
John Hancock Financial
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Peter S. Lynch and
   The Lynch Foundation
Jack Manning & The Boston Capital
Suffolk Construction
Bill and Cheryl Swanson

BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
William Daley and Bernadette Keller;
   Nicole and Tom Hynes
Gourmet Caterers
Edward Hoff and Kathleen O'Connell
Jacqueline B. Mars
Shari Redstone
Jeffrey Schoenfeld
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale
   and Dorr LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
The Boston Foundation
Comcast NBCUniversal
Eileen and Jack Connors, Jr.
Joseph E. Corcoran
John and Diddy Cullinane
Gerard F. Doherty
Bob Epstein
Christopher E. Goode
Eastern Bank
Eversource Energy
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Joanna Lau
Kevin and Polly Maroni
Vinay & Anne Mehra
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky
   and Popeo, P.C.
News Corp
Partners HealthCare
Dick and Sally Phelps
Dr. Margaret A. Reed and
   Sheila Cassidy
Ropes & Gray LLP
Jill and Ron Sargent
Schooner Foundation
Elaine and Gerald Schuster
Fred and Donna Seigel
Arnold Shapiro and Karen MacKain
State Street Corporation
Kaiyuan Wang
David C. Weinstein
Richard and Linda Zecher

BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Jill Ker Conway
The Ireland Funds
Michele and Howard Kessler
David J. McGrath
Steven Maze Rothstein and Susan    Maze-Rothstein
Staples, Inc.
Weber Shandwick
Anonymous (2)

Governor Jim and Janet Blanchard
Stephen and Carol Canter
Margaret Child and Jay Zimmerman
Michael M. Davis,
   Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Carol and C. Bernard Fulp
Jack and Mary Jo George
Ray and Gloria Hammond
Antonia Hernandez
The Rev'd Nolen D. Holcomb &
   The Rev'd Dr. Suzi Robertson
Al Hunt
Jackie Jenkins Scott
Jeannie Kedas
Susan and Jim Kelleher
Mrs. Joan B. Kennedy
Victoria Reggie Kennedy
Senator and Mrs. Paul G. Kirk, Jr.
David and Rosalee McCullough
The New England Council
Mary Reed
Carol and Robert Riley
Robert and Patricia Rivers
Tom Samoluk and Carrie Smotrich
Sandra Sedacca and Sherwood Ives
Ambassador John Shattuck
   and Ellen Hume
David Shribman
Ambassador Alan Solomont (Ret.)
   and Susan Solomont
Gillian Sorensen
Squillace & Associates, P.C.
James M. and Cathleen D. Stone

List as of April 21, 2017

May Dinner Recent Highlights

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