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2022 Northeast Tribute Dinner

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Honoring the Robert K. Kraft Family

In our radically changing world, where violent antisemitism is on the rise and unprovoked war has again been unleashed in Europe, the timeless and timely lessons of the Holocaust have never been more urgently needed. Join us in recognizing Robert K. Kraft and his family, dedicated supporters of the Museum and its mission who have been involved since its earliest days.

Thanks to your support, the Museum is reaching a global audience—especially young people—to inspire critical thinking about Holocaust history and the ability of individuals to shape the future. With the power of truth held in our vast collections, our scholarship, and survivors’ own memories, we are confronting the dangerous distortion and misuse of this history—most recently to justify Russia’s war against Ukraine.

We must meet the challenges of these uncertain times. Together, we can ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust continue to inspire individuals and leaders worldwide to confront antisemitism and hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Please join us to learn how.

Information about COVID safety requirements will be forthcoming.

Attend This Event

  • November 01, 2022
  • 6:00 pm ET
  • Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street, New York City
  • Sponsorship opportunities are available and individual tickets start at $1,200 per person.

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Honoring

The Robert K. Kraft Family
The Robert K. Kraft Family

Robert Kraft, founder, chairman, and CEO of the Kraft Group, is an American entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist with a long-held commitment to the Museum and to fighting antisemitism. His portfolio of businesses and brands range across many verticals including paper and packaging, sports and entertainment, real estate, and venture investing. The portfolio consists of over 100 venture and private equity direct investments including Rand-Whitney Container, Rand-Whitney Containerboard, Rand-Whitney Recycling, International Forest Products, New-Indy Container Corporation, Gillette Stadium, New England Patriots, and New England Revolution.

Kraft launched his career in the paper and packaging industry with Rand-Whitney Group, Inc. of Worcester, Massachusetts, a company he later acquired. Under his leadership, the Kraft Group’s paper and packaging division has grown into the largest independent, privately-owned paper and packaging company in America consisting of corrugated packaging facilities, virgin and recycled paper mills, global paper distribution, and waste paper processing. International Forest Products, a global distributor and marketer founded by Kraft in 1972, is the fifth-largest exporter in North America.

Kraft purchased the New England Patriots in 1994 and set them on a quick trajectory to dominance, qualifying for the playoffs in four of his first five seasons of ownership, advancing to the Super Bowl an unprecedented ten times in his first 25 seasons and bringing six Super Bowl championships home to New England, the most in NFL history. In 1995, Kraft became one of three principal investors in Major League Soccer (MLS) when he founded the New England Revolution.

The Kraft Group also has an active portfolio of venture and private-equity investments focused primarily in the healthcare and technology verticals. The Kraft Group maintains its own construction and real estate development team, which is responsible for more than $1 billion in infrastructure.

Kraft and his family have consistently donated time, resources, and expertise to a wide range of charities, nonprofits, and humanitarian causes, resulting in lifetime giving in excess of $800 million. In 2019, Kraft became a founding partner in creating the REFORM Alliance, a foundation focused on American criminal justice reform. Kraft was also awarded the 2019 Genesis Prize, referred to as the “Jewish Nobel” by Time magazine. As the Genesis Prize Laureate, Kraft announced a $20 million commitment to establish the Foundation to Combat Anti-Semitism in response to the growing rise in antisemitism in America and abroad, including the Together Beat Hate [tbh] educational initiative to highlight the issue of antisemitism on social media.

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Event Leadership

Chairs

Dinner Chairs: 
Arthur M. Blank
Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer
Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine
Howard M. Lorber*
Cheryl and Philip Milstein
Betty Pantirer Schwartz and Howard Schwartz*

 

Regional Co-chairs: 
Andi and Tom Bernstein
Eva Cooper*
Laura Gurwin Flug
Cathy and Gary Jacob*
Marcia and Alan Lazowski*
Stacey and Marc Saiontz*
Susan and Jeffrey Stern
Caryn and Howard Unger*
Diane and Howard Wohl

*denotes past tribute dinner honoree

Program Agenda

Event Schedule

Reception: 6 p.m. ET

Dinner: 7 p.m. ET

Register Sponsorship opportunities are available and individual tickets start at $1,200 per person.

Contact

For questions or more information about sponsorship opportunities for the dinner, please contact the Northeast Regional Office at northeastoutreach@ushmm.org or 212.983.0825.

Press Contact

Raymund Flandez, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
202.314.1772
rflandez@ushmm.org

Northeast

Northeast

The Northeast regional office serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, metropolitan New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Find out more about past programs and how to contact us.