5:00 pm – Patron Reception
6:00 pm – Reception
7:00 pm – Dinner
Bill Griffeth is a distinguished financial journalist with almost 30 years of experience in business television. Co-anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell," he brings an extensive knowledge of the markets and market history to CNBC's programming. Bill has anchored a number of programs for CNBC, including “Market Wrap,” “Mutual Fund Investor,” “The Money Club,” and the very popular "Power Lunch," which he co-hosted with Sue Herera. Bill is the author of three books, including most recently, “By Faith Alone: One Family's Epic Journey Through 400 Years of American Protestantism”. He has been a member of NEHGS since 2005, where he is a Trustee and Treasurer of the Board.
David Gergen is a professor of public service and director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, positions he has held for the past decade. In addition, he serves as a senior political analyst for CNN and contributes to Parade Magazine. In the past, he has served as a White House adviser to four U.S. presidents: Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton. He wrote about those experiences in his bestselling book, “Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton”. In the 1980s, he also served as chief editor of U.S. News & World Report, initiating him in journalism.David is an honors graduate of Yale and the Harvard Law School. He has been awarded 22 honorary degrees.He is currently at work on a new book about renewing America's political culture.
NEHGS adapted early to sweeping changes in the field of family history, particularly the advent of online research, and now is revisiting how it can best serve members, steward materials, and advance the genealogical and historical fields. Under the leadership of President and CEO D. Brenton Simons, NEHGS has rearticulated its mission–to collect, preserve and interpret materials to document and make accessible the histories of families in America–and developed a comprehensive, multi–year strategic plan that builds on its exceptional strengths. To realize the vision of this plan, the New England Historic Genealogical Society will:
• Expand resources and improve accessibility.
• Build its collections and expertise to reflect its national mission.
• Achieve a new platform of economic sustainability.
NEHGS has identified a number of distinct priorities, all of which will work together to transform the institution and accomplish its goals of accessibility, sustainability and continued excellence. To make these goals possible, the New England Historic Genealogical Society is launching a campaign to raise $55 million. Current initiatives include:
• Business and Technology Initiative
• Fund for Material Acquisition
• National Educational Outreach
• Conservation Laboratory
• Expansion of Newbury Street headquarters
For more information, contact Taylor Gray at email@example.com or or for more information call 617-226-1215.