Spring Benefit 2020

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Thursday, April 2, 2020


Sheraton Needham Hotel 

Make plans to celebrate with
Understanding Our Differences and connect with old and new friends and other gracious supporters of the UOD mission. 

Leadership Honorees:  Ellen Cohen-Kaplan and Barb Day
Spring Benefit Co-Chairs:  Linda Hiller and Jan Spiro
Keynote Speaker:  Robert Waldinger, MD, renowned psychiatrist and researcher


Spring Benefit 2019 Event Photos

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Honoring Visionary Leaders

Marcia Herrmann and Mary Beth McIntyre
UOD Advisory Board members and Past UOD Board Presidents 

Honoring UOD Blindness Unit Speakers and Resource Specialists

Close up photo headshot of Juna Gjata

Speaker Remarks and Music Selection with Pianist Juna Gjata,
winner, VSA International Young Soloists Competition, 2014 

Celebration and Program
Visit with old and new friends, enjoy music and a light dinner,
support our Blindness unit update and UOD’s 21st century vision.
Music during light dinner is provided by the Berkshire Hills Music Academy Jazz Trio 

Honorary Event Chairs
Barbara Day, Jini Fairley
Jennifer Stone and Bob Waldinger

Allergy Friendly and Accessible
UOD is committed to ensuring our event is accessible. We will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event. You can submit information on our registration form or direct accommodation requests to [email protected] 

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!