April 5, 2023

Extending Thanks to Supporters of Successful People & Stories Benefit

To the Editor:

“Any organization that uses literature to … reflect and connect, is an organization I’m honored to support.”

These words from Jennifer Egan were one of many highlights of a warm, entertaining, and moving afternoon in support of People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos. “Notable Words 2023: An Afternoon with Jennifer Egan” was held on March 19 in the Mackay Lounge on the campus of the Princeton Theological Seminary, and was our highest attended benefit to date.

We are extremely grateful to our community of ticket buyers, and individual and corporate sponsors including Stark & Stark; Lear & Pannepacker, LLP; Bernuth & Williamson; MJ Sagan Architecture; Songbird Capital; Taft Communications; and ThriveWise Solutions, LLC for their generosity.

Special thanks to our Benefit Committee, including Eva Mantell, Mimi Mead-Hagen, Jane Scott, Debbie Watson, and board members Susana Plotquin and Mimi Schwartz.

Jennifer Egan’s reading and musings from her latest book, The Candy House, and the wide-ranging discussion that followed, illustrated the importance of the work which People & Stories has faithfully carried out over the past 50 years. Community-supported benefit events such as these allow us to keep on transforming lives through literature, one story at a time.

Charlotte Friedman
Andrea Honore

Board Co-Chairs, for the Board of Directors
People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos
Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrenceville