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Join us April 21st in Washington, DC

In Events, Fundraising, The Center on March 29, 2009 at 11:55 am

We have two exciting events taking place in Washington on April 21st.

I. Celebrating Frances Perkins and Her Commitment to Social Justice

The Dept. of Labor's official portrait of Frances Perkins

The Dept. of Labor's official portrait of Frances Perkins

When: Tuesday, April 21st, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Where: The Great Hall of the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave. (Please use the Visitors’ Entrance off 3rd Avenue.)

Who & What: A program of remembrance and celebration, with speakers including:

  • Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis
  • Kirstin Downey, award-winning journalist, former Washington Post reporter, and author of The Woman Behind the New Deal.
  • Dr. Christopher Breiseth, president-emeritus of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and personal friend of Secretary Perkins
  • Frances Perkins’s grandson, Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall, whose words will be accompanied by photos of the Perkins home.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, email the Center at or call 207-208-8955. (Please note, to expedite security check-in, be sure to RSVP in order to have your name included on the admittance list.)

II. Reception and “DC Launch Party” for the Frances Perkins Center

Later that evening, the celebration moves to the Woman’s National Democratic Club, where Frances Perkins was once a member.

When: Tuesday, April 21st, from 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Where: The Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW (Just off DuPont Circle)

Who & What: There will be food and drinks, a chance to buy an autographed copy of Kirstin Downey’s new book, and the opportunity to talk with other people who also care passionately about the legacy of Frances Perkins—all while supporting the Frances Perkins Center.

Suggested donation is $50. For more information or to RSVP, email the Center at or call 207-208-8955.

Thank you, Maine Initiatives

In Fundraising on December 17, 2008 at 4:39 pm

We’ve launched our 2008 membership drive (have you joined up?) and would like to give a shout out to our friends at Maine Initiatives, our fiscal sponsors.

Maine Initiatives

If you become a member and make a contribution to The Frances Perkins Center, that donation — which goes through Maine Initiatives — is tax deductible. This makes it possible for us to raise funds while we’re in the process of filling for our own 501(c)3 status from the IRS.

In addition to this, Maine Initiatives featured The Frances Perkins Center in its most recent newsletter with a very nice article about Frances Perkins and the Center. And on the last page, they featured this wonderful FP quote:

Frances Perkins Quote