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

You've waited 70 years for this party!

Don't wait another 70 years!

The celebration: It's our 70th anniversary.

The date: Thursday, May 2nd from 6:15 to 9:00 p.m.

The place: Dearborn Academy, 575 Washington Street, Newton

The dress: Business festive!

Get your tickets now!

The Dearborn Academy Annual Benefit brings 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 promises 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 supports 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.

Join old friends and make new ones as we begin the evening with demonstrations in our state-of-the-art woodworking, metal and jewelry-making classes -- while you enjoy appetizers. Then: 

  • Visit food stations with savory delights and bites.
  • Learn more about our innovative academic and therapeutic methods with hands-on table activities.
  • Enjoy laugh-out-loud comedy from with Patricia Terrasi from the duo Shut up Sisters. Patty and her sister, Gina, are the coauthors of the best-selling parenting book Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid: A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children, and past recipients of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Heroes in the Fight Award.

You will also get to meet 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 often for news and updates on our 2019 award recipient, speaker, sponsors, program and more.

If you wish to donate to Dearborn Academy in advance, please see the information below. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you on May 2nd!

NOTE: Sponsorship opportunities are available for the event, including the chance to show your support in our mailings, online promotions and on our website, reaching thousands of people. Call Kelly at 781.641.5992, ext. 3068 for more on sponsorship benefits and opportunities or download the Sponsorship Form.



Cambridge Trust Company

The Health Solutions Insurance Agency, LLC


S Currier

S.B. Goddard & Son


Morgan Stanley

Thank you!