Author: Frances and Faith

January 2018 Newsletter

~~January 2018 Newsletter ~~ Happy New Year! We are excited to share just a few of the new developments happening at the Center this January. On January 17, 2018 Sarah Peskin was unanimously voted in as chair of the Frances Perkins Center Board of Directors replacing long-term board chair, Dr. Christopher Breiseth. Dr. Breiseth will stay

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Frances and Faith

Frances and Faith: Introduction

People interested in the New Deal and related issues are sometimes unaware of the contributions made by Frances Perkins.  In turn, people who recognize Frances Perkins as a national figure of rigorous education and widespread practical experience are sometimes unaware of how her faith was the foundation for her life and public service.  Frances Perkins

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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

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Early December 2017 Newsletter

Requesting nominations for 2018 Frances Perkins Center awards 2017 Intelligence & Courage Honoree Jane Mayer with 2015 Intelligence & Courage Honoree Bill Nemitz, Bowdoin College, September 23, 2017. Photo by Jym St. Pierre. Do you know someone who exemplifies the work of Frances Perkins? Nominate someone you admire for one of our three annual awards.

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November 2017 Newsletter

    Support the Public Good Today.   The Frances Perkins Center honors the legacy of Frances Perkins by sharing her commitment to the principle that government should provide all its people with the best possible life, and by preserving the place that shaped her character. The Center convenes leaders and future leaders in public

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September 2017 Newsletter

 Betta Ehrenfeld Public Policy Forum featuring  2017 Frances Perkins Center Intelligence & Courage Honoree Jane Mayer.   Jane Mayer, author of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right (2016) and staff writer at The New Yorker since 1995, will receive the 2017 Frances Perkins Center Intelligence & Courage Award

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August 2017 Newsletter

Frances Perkins Center 9th Annual Garden Party August 13, 2017 Buy Tickets Online   Frances Perkins Center| 207-563-3374 |

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July 2017 Newsletter

Join us on our Frances Perkins Homestead Tours on July 15th!     2017 Frances Perkins Homestead Tours     Join us for the first of our annual Frances Perkins Homestead Tours and get to know this National Historic Landmark that was home to Frances Perkins, the first US woman cabinet secretary. You will see

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April 2024 FPC E-Newsletter

To appreciate thoroughly the life and
accomplishments of Frances Perkins, a great agent
of social change who served as Secretary of Labor
throughout FDR’s tenure, requires recognizing that
faith was the foundation of who she was and all that
she did.