The May Dinner

Sunday, May 22, 2022

The 34th Annual May Dinner Co-Chairs

Yvonne Garcia, Chief of Staff to Chairman and CEO & Global Head of Internal Communications, State Street Corporation

Ronald P. O'Hanley, Chairman and CEO, State Street Corporation

About the Gala

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s 34th Annual May Dinner celebrated President John F. Kennedy’s life and legacy and raised funds to benefit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and Ronald L. Sargent, Board Chair, together with Dinner Co-Chairs Yvonne Garcia and Ron O’Hanley, hosted this year’s gala. A special highlight was the presentation of the Profile in Courage Award an unprecedented five individuals at the local, state, national, and international level.

The May Dinner provides crucial unrestricted financial support to the JFK Library’s free programming, which serves hundreds of thousands of adults and children annually through educational and public programs—all adapted to virtual formats since the onset of the pandemic.

2022 Profile In Courage Award Honorees

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine
Liz Cheney, U.S. Congresswoman, At-Large, Wyoming (R)
Jocelyn Benson, Secretary of State, Michigan (D)
Russell "Rusty" Bowers, House Speaker, Arizona (R)
Wandrea’ ArShaye Moss, Elections Department Employee, Fulton County, Georgia

Supporting the Gala

For instructions or questions about payment methods or to learn more about the gala, please contact Caroline Colavita at

Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law, less $240 in benefits per attendee. Please note that the IRS does not allow gifts made through a donor advised fund or private foundation to be applied to any portion of an event ticket, which is $2,500 for The May Dinner. Please consult your financial or legal advisor regarding your specific situation. The JFK Library Foundation’s Tax ID number is 04-6113130.

COVID-19 Protocols

To attend the May Dinner and Profile in Courage Award Ceremony, guests were required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 per CDC guidelines (2 shots of Pfizer or Moderna or 1 shot of J&J) AND provide a photo of a negative test result (PCR taken no earlier than Thursday, May 19th or at-home rapid antigen test taken no earlier than Saturday, May 21st). 

With gratitude

The JFK Library and Foundation are so grateful to the generous supporters of the May Dinner for their commitment to promoting President Kennedy's legacy in the 21st century and beyond. Thanks to their support, the Library is able to bring President Kennedy's message of service, sacrifice, courage, and patriotism to new generations around the world so that they may discover a leader who believed we all have something special to give back to our country.

Leadership Benefactors 

The Richard K. and Nancy L. Donahue Charitable Foundation
Raytheon Technologies
State Street Corporation 

Legacy Laureates 

Jill and Ron Sargent 

Legacy Champions 

Bank of America
Gourmet Hospitality Group 
Edward Hoff and Kathleen O'Connell 
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP 

Presidential Partners 

Beth Israel Lahey Health
Boston Red Sox 
Tushara Dilanie Canekeratne
Citizens Energy Corporation 
The Honorable Regina Quinlan Doherty 
Eastern Bank
The Law Firm of Kenneth R. Feinberg PC and Camille S. Biros
Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg 
Mass General Brigham
Heidi and Scott Schuster 
Jim and Cathy Stone
Suffolk Cares
Kaiyuan Wang
Write the World

Celebration Patrons 

Berkshire Bank
Governor James Blanchard and Janet Blanchard
Deloitte & Touche LLP
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Bob Epstein 
Fidelity Investments 
The Joyce Foundation
Michele and Howard Kessler
Beth Myers 
Prime Buchholz
Schooner Foundation
Weber Shandwick  

Dinner Sponsors

BJ'S Wholesale Club
Dr. James D. Boys & Kelly Young
Stephen and Carol Canter
Comcast Business
Ranny Cooper and David Smith 
Delaware North
Carol and C. Bernard Fulp
Chris and Hilary Gabrieli 
David Gasson
Goodwin Procter LLP
Alan and Christine Huber 
Thomas J. Hynes, Jr. 
Sally Jackson
Sue & Jim Kelleher 
The Honorable and Mrs. Paul G. Kirk, Jr.
Roger and Lisa Krakoff
Marne Levine 
Peter S. Lynch 
Jacqueline B. Mars 
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
The New England Council
Richard and Sally Phelps 
Bob and Patricia Rivers 
Bob and Carol Riley 
Steven Maze Rothstein & Susan Maze-Rothstein
Tom Samoluk and Carrie Smotrich 
Ambassador John Shattuck and Ellen Hume 
Harry Sherr and Cynthia Strauss 
Ambassador Alan Solomont (Ret.) and Susan Solomont
Sheel Tyle and Sejal Hathi
Pamela Wickham
Gang (George) Wu 
Zhijun Yang
Qi Zhang

As of May 22, 2022