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UOD Spring Benefit 2024

2024 UOD Spring Benefit Banner that reads "Moving Forward Together" Spring Benefit May 9, 2024

JOIN US to Celebrate Understanding Our Differences in Action

Thursday, May 9th – 6:30 pm – 9:00pm

UMass Mt Ida ~ Shaw Hall
100 Carlson Ave, Newton, MA 02459

Celebration and Program

EXPERIENCE an amazing UOD speaker’s presentation with Q&A
HONOR extraordinary UOD ambassadors
VISIT with old and new friends
ENJOY a festive social hour offering substantial hors d’oeuvres

Program Speaker

Close up photo of UOD program speaker Jacob Myers, a smiling 27 year old white man with glasses and a mustache and beard.

Jacob Myers is 27 and lives with his family, including his dog Cosmo, in Bedford, MA. He began speaking for UOD with the Lexington program and has since shared his story and answered questions in Newton, Wakefield and North Reading.  He also speaks for the Best Buddies program.  He loves speaking because he gets to meet people, form real connections, and interact with students and answer their questions.  Jacob works at Whole Foods in Bedford, MA, and encourages everyone to say hi to him next time you see him there!

ADVANCE RSVP IS REQUESTED. Registration is now closed.  Thank you for your support!

Allergy friendly and accessible. If you have any questions, please Email us at [email protected] .

Accessibility icon - forward momentum person using wheelchair Accessibility icon - hands using ASL

by May 6, 2024. 
Registration is now closed.  Thank you for your support!

Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to request an accessibility accommodation.

Honorary Co-Chairs

Mary-Ellen Efferen and Katherine Read


Individual ticket, $150
One ticket, ¼ page tribute ad, $250
Two tickets, ½ page tribute ad, $500
Host Committee:
Two tickets, full page tribute ad, $750

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

Empowerment Sponsor

Village Bank logo

Allyship Sponsor

Main Street Bank logo

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