Peter C. Sutton, The Susan E. Lynch Executive Director of the Bruce Museum, to receive the 66th Reginald T. Townsend Award
The New England Society in the City of New York (NES), one of the oldest social and charitable organizations in the United States, will host its 213th Annual Dinner Dance at New York’s Metropolitan Club on November 9. For more than two centuries, NES has been hosting this special event, celebrating New England traditions and culture while raising money to help those in need. The gala is co-chaired by Michael Kovner, Jean Doyen de Montaillou, Deborah and Chuck Royce.
A highlight of the evening is the presentation of the 66th Reginald T. Townsend Award, named for its 64th President who initiated the NES Scholarship Fund.
The award is presented annually to recognize outstanding achievement representing the finest attributes of the New England character. This year’s Townsend award will be presented to Peter C. Sutton, The Susan E. Lynch Executive Director of the Bruce Museum. Award recipients have represented excellence in a wide range of fields, from the sciences, academia, and letters, to business, politics, the arts and humanities. Past recipients comprise an illustrious list of men and women, including: author William F. Buckley, Jr. (1988), historian David McCullough (2001), Central Park Conservancy Founder Elizabeth Barlow Rogers (2006), journalist Leslie Stahl (2009), antiquarians Leigh and Leslie Keno (2012), financier and philanthropists Charles and Deborah Royce (2013), and vineyard vines Co-Founders and CEOs Ian and Shep Murray (2017).
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