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Late December 2017 Newsletter



Happy Holidays from the


As 2017 comes to a close, it’s a time to reflect on our accomplishments and look ahead to new challenges. Because
of our dedicated supporters, we’re celebrating many great program accomplishments. Here’s just a few highlights:

Honoring Individuals Whose Work Exemplifies the Spirit of Frances Perkins.

Frances Perkins Center staff and board members with 2017 Honorees Joelle Gamble and Kevin Concannon at the Garden Party celebrating the 82nd Anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act.

Convening Thought Leaders on Public Policy Issues of Today

600 people attended the 2017 Betta Ehrenfeld Public Policy Forum at Bowdoin College’s Pickard Theater.

Watch Jane Mayer and Bill Nemitz at the 2017 Betta Ehrenfeld Forum

Honoring the legacy of Frances Perkins through educational programming.


2017 Frances Perkins Center interns Keirnan Majerus-Collins, Bates Collge, Chloe Oslin, Bates College, Anima Shrestha, Mount Holyoke College, Darcy Dang, Mount Holyoke College.

With your support, we will continue this important work. If you haven’t already, please make your tax deductible year-end donation now.

“What was the New Deal anyhow? Was it a political plot? Was it just a name for a period in history? Was it a revolution? To all of these questions I answer “No.” It was something quite different… It was, I think, basically an attitude. An attitude that found voice in expressions like “the people are what matter to government,” and “a government should aim to give all the people under its jurisdiction the best possible life.”-– Frances Perkins

More people, of all ages, need to hear the story of the remarkable woman whose work continues to improve the lives of ordinary Americans every day. And with your help, they will.


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