Conan O'Brien speaks on Presidential Wit and Humor for the New Frontier Network 

Led by Honorary Chair Conan O’Brien, who headlined the New Frontier Network's inaugural fundraiser, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s New Frontier Network brings together future generations of leaders and philanthropists committed to advancing President Kennedy’s ideals of civic engagement and public service to new generations.

Members enjoy unique opportunities to connect with the Kennedy Library, including invitations to exclusive events around the country with civic and business leaders, high-profile elected officials, humanitarians & rising stars in public service.

Our members also provide a vital source of energy, leadership, and critical funds to the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, all while participating in dynamic programming and activities.

Join the New Frontier Network

To join the New Frontier Network or to learn about corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact Tom Reece at or call 617.514.1673. 

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Upcoming Events


EH-C06143D Ernest Hemingway's 1923 passport (detail) 

Special Hemingway Exhibit Reception

Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30PM

Join the New Frontier Network and special guest Seán Hemingway for a reception and after-hours tour of Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars, the first-ever major museum exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Ernest Hemingway.

RSVP to or 617-514-1673.

 Anne M. Finucane

Profiles in Service Breakfast Series: Anne M. Finucane

Thursday, September 15th at 8:00AM
197 Clarendon Street, 1st Floor, Boston

Anne M. Finucane is vice chairman at Bank of America and a member of the company's executive management team. She is responsible for the strategic positioning of Bank of America and leads the company's Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) efforts. In addition, she oversees public policy, customer research and analytics, global marketing, and communications. Active in the community, Finucane serves on both corporate and nonprofit boards of directors including Carnegie Hall, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the American Ireland Fund, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, CVS Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Partners Healthcare, and Special Olympics. She serves on the U.S. State Department's Foreign Affairs Policy board and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Registration is now open for all members. Register >>>

 Governor Deval L. Patrick

Profiles in Service Breakfast Series: Governor Deval L. Patrick

Wednesday, October 19th at 8:00AM
601 Congress Street, 14th Floor, Boston

Originally from the South Side of Chicago, Deval L. Patrick came to Massachusetts at 14, when he was awarded a scholarship to Milton Academy through the Boston-based organization A Better Chance. In 2006, in his first bid for public office,  Patrick became the state's first African- American governor. In his two terms as Governor, Patrick oversaw the expansion of affordable health care to more than 98 percent of state residents, launched initiatives stimulating clean energy and biotechnology, won a national Race to the Top grant, and steered the state out of recession to a 25-year high in employment. Patrick currently serves as a Managing Director of Bain Capital LLC, where he focuses on investments that deliver both a competitive financial return and significant positive social impact.

Registration is now open for all members. Register >>>

About the Profiles in Service Breakfast Speaker Series

In January 2015, the JFK Library Foundation introduced Profiles in Service, a breakfast speaker series offered to members of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Network. Each month we’ll feature an hour of conversation with top leaders in public service. Learn more and see past Breakfast Events.>>>

New Frontier Network Leadership:

Conan O'Brien, Honorary Chair
Stephen J. Kerrigan, Co-Chair
Jeannie Kedas, Co-Chair

New Frontier Network Steering Committee:

Calen Angert, TA Associates
Terence Burke, Boston Chamber of Commerce
Julie Burns, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Wendell K. Chestnut, Bank of America
Yasmin Cruz, John Hancock
Kate Donaghey, MA Teachers Association
Dylan Donahue
Leslie Feinberg, Home Base Program
Mary Liz Ganley, ML Ganley Consulting
David Gasson, Boston Capital
David Guarino, Melwood Global
Julie Lammers, American Student Assistance
Noreen McMahon, Highland Street Foundation
Joanna Shea O’Brien, Communications and Research Consultant
Leigh Simons Youmans, MA Council of Community Hospitals
Corey Welford, CTP Boston
B.J. Wiley, SweatCred


with generous support from:

NFN Sponsors