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Embracing the Legacy

Embracing the Legacy

The 16th annual Embracing the Legacy celebration, in November 2023 (exact date tbd), will showcase the work of RFK Community Alliance and honor people whose extraordinary actions reflect the social values and hopes of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

Each honoree is dedicated to making positive impacts on the lives of people whose challenges and needs often go unseen, by raising awareness, fighting against social injustices, and advocating for those who don’t have a voice. We honor this work because every person has value and deserves dignity.

Please join us in congratulating the 2022 Embracing the Legacy honorees:

  • Nora Baston, Superintendent, Boston Police Department

  • Jay Calnan, CEO, J. Calnan & Associates and Co-Founder, Team Impact

  • Edward Loughran (posthumous), Founder, Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators

  • Marylou Sudders, Secretary of Health & Human Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • Ed Kelley, retired CEO of RFK Children’s Action Corps, received our Lifetime Achievement Award for his many years of dedicated service to children and families.

Enjoy these photos from our 2022 event.

Thursday, November, 2, 2023

JFK Presidential Library and Museum

To sponsor or learn more:

Dana Jussaume (she/her)
Manager of Events and Community Engagement

Email Dana

Embracing the Legacy Committee Members

Thank you to the 2022 Embracing the Legacy Committees

Event Committee

  • John J. Boyle, III, Co-Chair

  • Emma Carpenter, Co-Chair

  • Joseph P. Kennedy, III, Co-Chair

  • Michael W. Ames

  • Keith Carroll

  • Michael Connolly

  • Jim Geraghty

  • Philip W. Johnston

  • Stephen H. Peck

  • Jen Luisa

Honoree Selection Committee

  • Michael F. Connolly, Chair

  • Michael W. Ames

  • John J. Boyle, III

  • Jen Flanagan

  • Jim Geraghty

  • Joseph P. Kennedy, III

  • Matt Kennedy

  • Jim Leary

  • Linda Williams

“The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of new ideas and bold projects. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to ideals.”

Robert F. Kennedy

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