Dearborn Annual Benefit 2019: It's Our 70th Anniversary

Thank you to all who donated to our 2019 Benefit. If you were unable to attend, you can still support Dearborns work to support students with academic and social challenges.

Please click on the Donate button and help transform learning for Dearborn students and, in turn, transform their lives.  

We waited 70 years for this party, and what a time we had!

The Dearborn Academy Annual Benefit brought parents, alums, donors and others together for dinner, cocktails and an inspiring program to support the remarkable progress of our students, children and adolescents in grades 3-12 with learning and social-emotional challenges. This year's benefit offered new surprises — from demonstrations of our woodworking and jewelry-making classes to comedy by the nationally-acclaimed comic sensation Patricia Terrasi of the Shut Up Sisters. The benefit supported the bold innovation in hands-on learning experiences that have made Dearborn's special education program so effective for so many students since our founding in 1949.

We begin the evening with demonstrations in our state-of-the-art woodworking, metal and jewelry-making classes -- while everyone enjoyed appetizers. Then: 

  • Visited food stations with savory delights and bites.
  • Learned more about our innovative academic and therapeutic methods with hands-on table activities.
  • Laughed-out-loud at comedy from with Patricia Terrasi from the duo Shut up Sisters.

We also thanked and cheered members of this year's Distinguished Service Award recipients, the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association. The Association has supported Dearborn's shop classes for many years. 

Please visit this space again in the fall for news and updates on our 2020 Dearborn Annual Benefit.

NOTE: If you missed the Benefit but would like to donate to Dearborn Academy, we greatly appreciate it. See the DONATE button at the bottom of this webpage. Thank you.

We look forward to seeing you next year and at all of our Dearborn events and activities. Sign up for our Dearborn Events and Updates list and be the first to hear about what's new at Dearborn!



Cambridge Trust Company


The Health Solutions Insurance Agency, LLC




Morgan Stanley
Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP
ZVI Construction



Sam Adams/Boston Brewery
Signal Graphics

Modern Floors, Inc.

Thank you!