Award-winning host and anchor Meredith Vieira, with her trademark charm and wit, will lead a fireside chat with Nancy Koehn, Harvard Business School historian and bestselling author of Forged in Crisis, along with Julia Brody, Silent Spring's executive director and senior scientist.
With an encore appearance by WGBH's Jim Braude and Margery Eagan as guest auctioneers!
Special treat! Monica Bill Barnes & Company will present a duet that embodies their mission of "bringing dance where it doesn't belong" in honor of our celebration!
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. cocktails, music, and silent auction, 7:00 p.m. dinner, program, and live auction
Location: Revere Hotel in Boston's Theater District, 200 Stuart St., Boston, MA
Tickets: $300 per person; $150 student
Meredith Vieira is a 15-time Emmy Award-winning host, executive producer and anchor. Beginning September 2019, she will host the Fox-syndicated game show 25 Words or Less.
In 2018, Meredith served as co-host of PBS and BBC’s Royal Wedding Watch and as host of the PBS series The Great American Read. She served as executive producer on the award-winning documentary TOWER, released in October 2016. Vieira hosted and served as executive producer on her own nationally syndicated daytime talk show, titled The Meredith Vieira Show, which premiered in September 2014 and ran for two seasons. Previously, she received critical acclaim for her hosting of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, The Today Show, and The View. As host of Millionaire, Vieira became the longest-standing female game show host in history.
She is also a member of an elite group to have anchored or hosted programs on 5 broadcast networks. Early in her career, Vieira spent more than a decade at CBS News, garnering five Emmy Awards for her work as an editor on the news magazines 60 Minutes and West 57th. Vieira founded and is CEO of Meredith Vieira Productions, which develops and produces film, television, and theatre.
A native of Providence, R.I., Vieira received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University in Medford, Mass. She has three children, Ben, Gabe, and Lily, with her husband, best-selling author and journalist Richard Cohen.
Nancy F. Koehn is a historian at the Harvard Business School where she holds the James E. Robison chair of Business Administration. Koehn's research focuses on how leaders, past and present, craft lives of purpose, worth, and impact. Her latest book, Forged in Crisis: The Power and Glory of Leading in Turbulent Times, spotlights how five of history’s greatest leaders, including Rachel Carson, managed crisis and accomplished extraordinary things.
Dr. Julia Brody is executive director and senior scientist at Silent Spring Institute. She is a nationally recognized expert on environmental chemicals and breast cancer, and a leader in community-engaged research. Along with other Silent Spring scientists, she published a landmark 10-year review of epidemiological studies of environmental chemicals and breast cancer, including evidence about early life exposures to DDT, air pollution, and solvents at work.
Jim Braude and Margery Eagan co-host Boston Public Radio, weekdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 89.7 FM WGBH. The dynamic duo is known for their smart local conversations with leaders and thinkers shaping the City of Boston.
Thank you to our generous sponsors
Our 25th anniversary gala would not be possible without the generosity of businesses and community leaders who are committed to our mission. A special thank you to the following sponsors:
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Ellen† & Richard Calmas
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Sarah*† & Stuart DeVan
Helen† & David Drinan
John* & Lisa Erban
Jen* & Frank Gorke
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Georgia McGaughey* & Anthony Nicholls
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Marilyn† & Jay Sarles
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Lawrence Bailis* & Susan Shevitz
Cynthia Barakatt† & Richard Bizzozero
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Jackie† & Harvey Liebergott
Debbie & Jeff Mann
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