On November 17th, 2015, our founder and greatest supporter, Laura R. Chasin, passed away unexpectedly. To honor her life's work in the field of dialogue, and to carry on the legacy she left to all of us, Essential Partners (formerly the Public Conversations Project) has established the Laura R. Chasin Memorial Fund.
Gifts made in memory of Laura will help further the cause of healing relationships across divides—a mission to which she devoted herself fully in life.
We encourage friends to learn more about the life Laura lived, and the immeasurable impact she made on so many lives through her pioneering work in dialogue. To read our original note to friends and followers, including a short poem, click here. You can also read more about her life and work here, or find pictures of her and her colleagues from the history of Public Conversations here. We also welcome friends to share memories of Laura.
Thank you for your companionship as we carry forward in her name. May the love and passion that drove Laura's life live on in us, now and for all the days to come.