206th Annual Dinner Dance
The New England Society’s 206th Annual Dinner Dance took place on November 11 at the Metropolitan Club. The Society honored Mr. Charles Kittredge, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crane & Co. with the Reginald T. Townsend Award for his outstanding achievements representing the finest attributes of the New England character.
Society member Anna Bulkot was honored with the J.P. Morgan Award for her outstanding service to the Society. Recognized for her tireless efforts on behalf of the Society, particularly in the communications arena, Anna helped raise the profile of the organization by developing an effective public relations program which has highlighted our rich history and our plans for the future. She was also responsible for the Archives Exhibit on display at the Dinner Dance.
2011 Annual Dinner Dance Supporters
The New England Society would like to thank all those who supported this major fundraiser through Silent Auction donations and purchases, Program advertisements, general scholarship donations and ticket purchases.
About the 2011 Townsend Award Honoree: Charles Kittredge
Kittredge, a sixth-generation descendent of Zenas Crane who founded Crane & Co. in 1801, took over the helm in 2007, and since then has greatly expanded the 210 year old company through innovative modernization.
With its headquarters in Dalton, MA, Crane & Co., Inc. specializes in the manufacture of bank note papers, printed banknotes, and counterfeit deterrent currency products.
The Society's archives include invitations designed by Tiffany & Co. and printed on Crane stationary; these will be displayed at the Dinner Dance. Kittredge, a Harvard graduate, is also noted for his involvement with the Zenas Crane Fund for Student Aid which provides college scholarships.
Crane & Co. and the New England were both founded during the Presidency of Thomas Jefferson and have witnessed the exciting narrative of American history. Whether providing paper for the Massachusetts Spy and U.S. currency or championing green practices and advancement in technology, Crane & Co. has exemplified the best of our shared New England heritage.