Annual Dinner

2020 Annual Dinner – Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for The New England Council’s 2020 Annual Dinner, featuring the presentation of our New Englander of the Year Awards:

Monday, October 26, 2020

4:30 PM Reception | 6:00 PM Dinner

Boston Marriott Copley Place | Boston, MA

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available.  If you are interested in participating in the dinner as a sponsor, please contact Larry Zabar at or at 617-723-4009.

View Sponsorship Levels. 

Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2020 New Englanders of the Year in the coming months.

2019 Annual Dinner

Some 1700 NEC members and guests gathered at the Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center in Boston, MA, on October 21, 2020, for The New England Council’s 2019 Annual Dinner.  We were pleased to honor four remarkable New Engalnders of the Year:

  • Margaret Brennan, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, CBS News and Moderator of “Face the Nation”
  • Roger W. Crandall, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, MassMutual
  • The Honorable Maggie Hassan, United States Senator, New Hampshire
  • Jerry Remy, Red Sox Color Analyst, NESN; Former Second Baseman, MLB

Read more about our honorees.

About the New Englander of the Year Awards

The highlight of each year’s Annual Dinner is the presentation of the prestigious “New Englander of the Year” awards.  First presented over 40 years ago, the award is meant to honors residents of the New England states for their commitment and contributions in their fields of work, as well as their leadership and impact on the New England region’s quality of life and economy.  Over the years, has honored leaders from both the public and private sectors, including U.S. Senators and Representatives, Governors, cabinet secretaries, college presidents, non-profit executives, and CEOs of some of the region’s most respected and successful businesses.

View past New Englander of the Year Award recipients.

View more about the 2018 Annual Dinner.

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