Homeless Ministries Gala

Thank you for your support of our

UNCOMMON Virtual Gala

with special guest Michael Sandel,
renowned political philosopher and author of
The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good?

Dr. Sandel was interviewed by Stephanie Paulsell, Interim Minister of Memorial Church, professor of Christian Studies at Harvard Divinity School, and author of several works on religion, spirituality, and literature.  



Please visit the First Church YouTube channel
to enjoy the videos from the Virtual Gala,
which took place on Saturday, February 20, 2021.

Homeless Ministries would like to thank
our 2021 sponsors:

Community Leaders

Very special thanks to the Lindbergh Chuang Gratitude Fund


Jean Carr
The Reynolds Family Fund (Sue and Mark)
Pat & David Demme


Solutions at Work
The O’Donovan family
Darwin’s, Inc.


Architectural History Consulting
Prof. Valerie Epps and Prof. Neal Nathanson
St. James Episcopal Church
Federal Wine & Spirits
Jeff & Lisa Boehm



First Church in Cambridge has doubled down during the pandemic, expanding our outreach, serving more people, addressing more needs. Now more than ever, we depend on your support.

We are incredibly grateful to all who joined our celebration of our community’s Uncommon Commitment to the common good.



Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University. His writings on justice, ethics, democracy, and markets include: What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets; and Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?

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Acclaimed chef Tony Maws has been named Boston’s Best Chef by Boston Magazine and one of America’s Best New Chefs by Food & Wine. His Cambridge restaurant, Craigie on Main, combines Tony’s trademark French-inspired “refined rusticity” with an unyielding passion for the best local, seasonal, and organic ingredients.

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We are grateful to Harvard Bookstore for sponsoring this event. For every copy of The Tyranny of Merit sold through their store, Harvard Bookstore will make a generous contribution to First Church Homeless Ministries. The first hundred buyers will receive a copy signed by the author!

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