BOSTON — On Friday, June 9, at Boston’s John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, advocates for disadvantaged youth, families, and communities will be honored at Embracing the Legacy, the premier annual gala of Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps that raises funds to support its programs. The agency, which is celebrating 48 years of service, is a national leader in developing and implementing model, successful child welfare, social service and juvenile justice programs.
During the event, RFK Children’s Action Corps’ board member Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III will reflect on his late grandfather’s legacy and the lasting contributions he made toward protecting society’s most vulnerable children and families. Also serving as event chairs are board members John Boyle III, of Wayland, vice chairman at Cushman & Wakefield, and James Geraghty, of Westford, managing director at Morgan Stanley.
The event will include a cocktail reception, seated dinner and program, including the presentation of the Embracing the Legacy Award to the following nominees: Bill Lyttle, President of Key Program, Inc.; Susan L. Taylor, Founder and CEO of the National CARES Mentoring Movement and Editor-In-Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine; and Donato Tramuto, Chief Executive Officer at Tivity Health, Inc. and President and Founder of Health eVillages.
Susan Wornick, former anchor of WCVB-TV’s midday newscast who has been a longtime supporter, volunteer and member of RFK Children’s Action Corps’ advisory council, will emcee the 400-person event.
Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps’ annual Embracing the Legacy Award celebrates the legacy of Robert F. Kennedy and the work of the organization founded to carry out his principles of social justice for the poor and disadvantaged. Through the event, RFK Children’s Action Corps raises money to support some of Massachusetts’ most vulnerable youth and families, giving them a second chance for a better life.
The event will be held on Friday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston. Individual tickets are $500 and corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. For tickets or more information on sponsorships contact Dana Jussaume at (617) 227-4183, djussaume @rfkchildren.org, or visit www.rfkchildren.org.