Barbara and Steve Grossman
The Honorable Michael S. Dukakis and Kitty Dukakis will present Barbara & Steve Grossman with the 2018 Terezín Legacy Award at the Benefactors' Dinner following the concert.
We are privileged to honor them for their outstanding contributions to Holocaust remembrance, education, community leadership, and the arts.
Barbara Wallace Grossman is Professor of Drama at Tufts University and a theatre historian, director, voice specialist, and author. She has been a presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts and the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. She currently is Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a position she has held since 2007 as a gubernatorial appointee. After serving on the Design Management Committee for the New England Holocaust Memorial, she and Steve co-chaired the Memorial’s dedication and re-dedication. A founding board member of the Jewish Woman’s Archive, Barbara serves on the American Repertory Theater’s Board of Advisors and on the Anti-Defamation League’s New England Regional Board. She is a facilitator for ADL’s “World of Difference” Anti-Bias Education programs.
At Tufts, Barbara also is a member of the core faculty for Judaic Studies and won the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ Outstanding Service Award in 2015. She and Steve received the Thomas M. Menino Memorial Award for Inspired Support of the Arts in Boston, presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, the following year.
Steve Grossman is CEO of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), an organization dedicated to achieving economic prosperity in America's inner cities. He was elected Treasurer of Massachusetts in 2010 and served in that position until 2015, creating the Small Business Banking Partnership, focused on supporting businesses owned by women, minorities, immigrants and veterans. Steve served for thirty-five years as President of Grossman Marketing Group, a fourth-generation marketing communications firm started by his grandfather. He has been an active leader in many civic, philanthropic and political organizations, as board chair of Brandeis University, national chairman of the Democratic National Committee, president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and founding board member of MassInc and a life trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts.