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The Beyond Words Benefit was a magical evening. Thank you to everyone who helped to support the evening event through ticket sales, auction, purchases, and donations. 
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Two Princeton Treasures – Joyce Carol Oates and “The Barracks”

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm.  Drinks at 6:30 pm
At the home of Laura Jacobus
Join us as insiders with our guest for the evening, Princeton’s celebrated novelist, short story writer, playwright, poet, literary critic, professor, editor, Joyce Carol Oates.  And it gets better!  We will wine, dine and listen in “The Barracks”.  Circa 1686, thought to be the oldest home in Princeton Borough, “The Barracks” has played host to Einstein, Hamilton, and Madison among others – you will be in fine company, both past and present.  Guests will leave with a copy of Ms. Oates’ latest book, Jack of Spades: A Tale of Suspense.
There are a limited number of seats available at $150 per person.

“Table Talk” with Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Finder

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm
At the home of Richard and Annabelle Radcliffe-Trenner
Come to an evening of excellent food and conversation with two extraordinary thinkers and doers: Anthony Appiah and Henry Finder. Listed by Forbes Magazine as “one the world’s seven most powerful thinkers,” Prof. Appiah is currently Professor of Philosophy and Law at NYU. He has published and taught on a broad range of subjects including African and African-American intellectual history and literary studies as well as ethics and philosophy of mind and language.  Most recently he has become one of the New York Times’ three “Ethicists.” Henry Finder, formerly the executive editor of Transition, has been the editorial director of The New Yorker since 1997. He has edited two anthologies of mid-century New Yorker writing and, with David Remnick, two anthologies of New Yorker humor pieces. After more than 25 years of partnership, Anthony Appiah and Henry Finder were married four years ago.  
There are a limited number of seats available at $150 per person.

Litigation Superstar and the Landmark Windsor Case – Roberta Kaplan

Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm
At the home of Kiki Jamieson and Will Dove
Wall Street litigator Roberta (Robbie) Kaplan successfully argued before the US Supreme Court on behalf of her client Edith Windsor in United States V. Windsor. It was the landmark ruling that a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violated the U.S. Constitution by barring legally married same-sex couples from enjoying the wide-range benefits of marriage conferred under federal law. The consequences of the Windsor decision have been both rapid and profound.  Join us for this extraordinary evening that offers wonderful food for thought and wonderful food for dinner.  Each guest will leave with a copy of Then Comes Marriage:  United States V. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA, Robbie’s account of her journey with Edith Windsor to defeat DOMA before the Supreme Court.
There are a limited number of seats available at $150 per person.

Democracy in Black – Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm
At the home of Claire and David Jacobus 
Professor Glaude is a gifted writer and lecturer. His latest book, Democracy in Black:  How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, is a landmark book on race in America that promises to spark wide discussion about our democracy, civil rights and the Black experience in America. Each guest will take home a copy of the book. There are a limited number of seats available at $150 per person.

Celtic Music Concert and Dinner

Friday, March 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm
At the home of Judit and Kurt Stenn
Join us for a unique Celtic Music Concert and dinner.  The evening will begin at 6 pm with wine and dinner followed by a concert at 7:30 pm with the McDermott’s Handy Group.  This renown duo has been perfoming traditional Irish music for over 35 years and you will get to hear them play the Celtic harp, fiddle, flute, guitar, banjo, the tin whistle, bouzouki and occasionally the bodhran!  “Come take the Byroads” and enjoy this special evening.
There are a limited number of seats avaiable at $150 per person.

The Great American Songbook

Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm
At the home of Judith Brodsky and Michael Curtis
The songs you know and love!  The music of Berlin, Gershwin and Kern. Piano, singing and commentary.
There are a limited number of seats avaiable at $150 per person.

MoMA Private Tour – Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty

Evening in May 2016, 5:30-6:30 pm 
A private, after-hours tour of the Museum of Modern Art’s major Spring 2016 exhibition exploring roughly 130 of Degas’ more than 200 monotypes, works the show argues were a crucial driver of his creative growth and influential on his paintings, drawings and other works.  Jodi Hauptman, Senior Curator of Drawings and Prints at MoMA and Curator of the Exhibition will lead us through the galleries, sharing her insights and deep knowledge of Degas and his creative process.  The first U.S. museum exhibition in nearly 50 years to focus on Degas’ monotypes, it will only be shown at MoMA.
There are a limited number of spaces available at $100 per person.