Robert Kraft, Jonathan Lavine, and John Fish to co-chair dinner gala
American Friends of the Yitzhak Rabin Center (AFYRC) will honor
Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick with the 2014 Yitzhak Rabin
Leadership and Public Service Award. The award will be presented to
Governor Patrick at a gala dinner taking place at The
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston on
Wednesday, May 14, 2014. AFYRC is a non-profit organization supporting
the mission of The Yitzhak Rabin Center, a national institute dedicated
to the late Prime Minister, Defense Minister and Nobel Peace Prize
winner, Yitzhak Rabin.
Event co-chairs participating in the program include: Robert Kraft,
Chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group and the New England Patriots;
Jonathan Lavine, Managing Partner of Bain Capital and Chief Information
Officer of Sankaty Advisors, the credit affiliate of Bain Capital; and
John Fish, Chairman and CEO of Suffolk Construction Co. and chair of
the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.
In addition, Rabin’s daughter and chair of the Yitzhak Rabin Center in
Tel Aviv, Dalia Rabin, along with Kenneth R. Feinberg, chair of the JFK
Presidential Library Foundation, Managing Partner of Feinberg Rozen,
LLP, and Administrator of the One Fund Boston, will provide remarks.
Stuart Davidson, chair of the AFYRC, will emcee the event.
Similar to Yitzhak Rabin who confronted many social and economic
obstacles while serving as Prime Minister during two different terms,
Governor Patrick has also experienced his fair share of trials,
including a challenging economic environment. However, much like Rabin,
Governor Patrick has helped to overcome this challenge by pursuing a
strategy of investing in education, in innovation and in infrastructure
while also responsibly balancing the Commonwealth’s budget and achieving
the highest bond rating in Commonwealth history.
Governor Patrick will be recognized for his commitment to helping
position the state as a global leader in biotech, bio pharmaceuticals
and IT, and as a national leader in clean energy, including making
Massachusetts home to the country’s first offshore wind farm. In
addition, Governor Patrick will be acknowledged for promoting trade
relationships between Israel and Massachusetts.
“With many Israeli managed or owned start-ups in Massachusetts, we are
pleased to be able to present this award to Governor Patrick to thank
him for helping to provide Israelis and all Bostonians with innovative
economic and social opportunities,” said Dalia Rabin. “Like my father,
Governor Patrick recognizes the importance of investing in education and
equalizing opportunity for all citizens and we are proud to honor him
with this recognition.”
Aside from the dinner, event attendees will enjoy the museum’s
galleries, a special Cuban missile crisis exhibition and musical
entertainment from The Berklee College of Music.
For information about the gala dinner, please call (347) 797-5888 or
For information on The American Friends of the Yitzhak Rabin Center,
please visit www.friendsofrabin.org.
The AFYRC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports the
mission of the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv.
About The Yitzhak Rabin Center
The Yitzhak Rabin Center is the official memorial dedicated to teaching
the legacy of the late Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, who
devoted his life to public service, equal opportunity, peace,
leadership, social justice and educational opportunity for all Israelis.
Modeled after an American Presidential library, The Yitzhak Rabin Center
contains archives, an educational department, event and public meeting
space, and the Israeli Museum, a state-of-the-art facility that tells
the compelling story of the state of Israel and Rabin’s life. The
Center’s educational programming reinforces democratic values, promotes
tolerance and understanding among diverse groups in Israeli society, and
teaches conflict resolution with the goal of helping form future leaders
for The American Friends of the Yitzhak Rabin Center
Source: The American Friends of the Yitzhak Rabin Center