The Ben Franklin Circles reflect 92Y’s longstanding belief in the power of community and the power of renewing, for a new generation, the kinds of core values represented by Ben Franklin’s 13 virtues. 92Y is a community that stretches across the world, re-imagining what it means to be a community center in the digital age with initiatives like the award-winning #GivingTuesday and the Social Good Summit, in addition to BFC. These programs are transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action both locally and around the world. The organization, founded in 1874, is a center for innovation and the visual and performing arts; a convener of both people and ideas; and an incubator for creativity. 92Y is built on a foundation of Jewish values: the unparalleled capacity of civil dialogue to change minds; the unlimited potential of education and the arts to change lives; and the eternal commitment to welcoming and serving people of all races, religions and ethnicities.