2020 Garden Party Video

Sunday, August 16, 2020
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT

Watch a replay of the event

Inspired by Frances Perkins’ legacy, we’re rising to the challenges of our time. Each time she faced difficulty, Frances, ever a problem solver, would not merely carry on–she forged boldly ahead. In that spirit, we transformed our traditional August garden party in Maine to a virtual event to host friends from around the globe.

Attending to Social Justice and Economic Security
A Virtual Garden Party 
      • Celebrate and support the Center’s new ownership of the Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark;
      • Honor historian Alice Kessler-Harris, Columbia University professor emerita, our 2020 Intelligence and Courage Award recipient;
      • Applaud the founders of the Frances Perkins Center who recognized the need to honor and preserve the legacy of the woman behind the New Deal who believed that “The people are what matter to government, and a government should aim to give all the people under its jurisdiction the best possible life.”

Preserving Frances Perkins’ Legacy

All gifts to the Frances Perkins Center help preserve and promote the values championed by Frances Perkins, ensuring that her legacy will not be lost to future generations. During these perilous times, knowledge of Frances Perkins’ message and her work is needed now more than ever.

Thank you to our 2020 Garden Party Sponsors and Friends



David & Judy Falk
Sarah Peskin & William Kelley



Susan Bateson & Stephen Fuller
Allison Beck & Larry Chernikoff
Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall & Christopher Rice
Susan & John Kirk
Spencer, Sullivan & Vogt
The First National Bank and National Bank Wealth Management
Katharine J. Watson

HOSTS: $500


Elizabeth Allen
Ann Beaudry & Craig McEwen
Peter & Nan Benton
Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust
erikson communication group
Cathy & Richard Freedberg
Linda Griego
Fredie Kay, President Suffrage100MA
J. Edward Knight Insurance
Thomas Kochan
Alison & Anton Lahnston
Living New Deal
Schooner Cove Retirement Community

FRIENDS: Gifts up to $499


Anonymous (6)
Margaret Allen
Nancy Anderson & Jeffrey Swain
Sally Beaudette
Christopher Breiseth
Morry Cater
Margaret Conkey
Peter Blaze Corcoran
Caroline Bruzelius
Mary Jane Bush
Michael & Laura Chaney
Steven & Patricia Chaney
Catherine Cloutier
Elisabeth Daley
Damariscotta Bank & Trust
Christopher D'Amico
Sharon Drake
Carolyn Dorais
Debra Dunlap
Jamie Eldridge, MA State Senator
Kurt Feichtmeir
Deborah Gardner & Gregory Nolan
Tiffany Greco
Shanti Fry
Larry Hartwell
Brodie Hefner
Ryan Hews
The Rev. Charles E. Hoffacker & Helena Mirtova
Rich & Terry Horrigan
Stephen & Carolyn Jenks
Chris & Valarie Johnson
Susan Boyd Joyce & Jon Joyce
Victoria Kennedy
Carrie Kinne
Katherine Kinsella
Elizabeth Lang
Tamara Lemar
Kathryn Levett
Martha Liebman
Jenn Merriam
Jenny Newley
Jacqueline Nowell
Jill Olive
Christina Perkins
Mark Peterson & Jane Margolis
Lois Reckitt
Sharon Regan
F.D. Roosevelt III
Peggy Rotundo & Loring Danforth
SAGA Content
Peter Scheer
Eleanor G. Shore
Mackenzie Strum
Martha Strum
Kristin Sweeney
Mary Augusta Thomas
Bill Thompson
Elizabeth Thomson
Letitia Ufford
Jenette Wheeler
Ruth Rotundo Whitney
Charles Wyzanski
Jodie Levin-Epstein & Barry Zigas

Corporate Sponsors

Spence, Sullivan & Vogt

Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust logo

J. Edward Knight Insurance logo

erikson communications group

Schooner Cover
Shining a light on Frances Perkins' legacyFinally getting her due