Spring Benefit 2020

2020 UOD Spring Benefit Invitation logo

We are very grateful for your enthusiasm for our Spring Benefit and our honorees Barbara Day and Ellen Cohen-Kaplan.  However, out of concern for your health and the health of the UOD community in light of the recent Covid-19 situation, we are canceling the Spring Benefit on Thursday, April 2nd. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.

UOD’s Spring Benefit is our major event fundraiser during each fiscal year. So although our Spring Benefit is canceled, the urgent needs of Understanding Our Differences are not. We ask you – in these difficult times – to take action by supporting Understanding Our Differences’ vital work of fostering respect and inclusion for people of all abilities. Your donation will also recognize our special honorees and leaders – Barb Day and Ellen Cohen-Kaplan – who have dedicated themselves to the welfare of UOD over the years. 

Thank you for your generosity and for your dedication to the work of UOD.

Please email [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Best regards,

Rebecca Lubens, Executive Director
Katherine Read and Kim Freedman, Co-Presidents, Board of Directors

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Keynote Speaker

headshot of Robert Waldinger, smiling

Robert Waldinger, MD
Director, Harvard Study of Adult Development
“Why Relationships Matter: Lessons from the Longest Study of Happiness”

 Leadership Honorees

Headshot of Barb Day, smiling

Barbara Day
UOD Advisory Board member
Past UOD Board President

Headshot of Ellen Cohen-Kaplan, smiling

 Ellen Cohen-Kaplan
UOD Advisory Board member
Past UOD Board member


Spring Benefit Co-Chairs
Linda Hiller and Jan Spiro

Honorary Event Chairs
Fran Osten and Mary Margaret Pappas


Thank you to our Event Sponsors!