Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick accepts The Congressman Gerry E. Studds Award at Fenway Health’s Men’s Event Saturday, March 10. (From left to right) State Senator Julian Cyr, Men’s Event Co-Chairs Gregg Snyder and John Basile, Dean Hara, Governor Patrick, Fenway Board Chair Liz Page, Men’s Event Co-Chair Andy Huang, and Fenway Health Interim CEO Darlene Stromstad.
A Huge Thanks To All For A Fabulous 25th Men’s Event!
Our 25th Men’s Event was truly one for the history books! We’d like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our Table Captains and Event Team, our corporate sponsors, Congressman Gerry E. Studds Award recipient Gov. Deval Patrick, DJ Nate Bluhm, and the more than 1,300 gay and bisexual men, transgender people, friends, supporters and volunteers who attended the 2018 Men’s Event for helping to make the evening such a huge success!
We’d also like to thank our Art Advisory Committee for curating the art collection for this year’s silent auction. And a special thanks goes out to our Event Chairs John Basile, Andy Huang, and Gregg Snyder, whose hard work made the night possible. With your help, we raised more than $780,000 in cash and pledges to support the life-saving services and programs at Fenway Health.
Photos, Videos & Press Coverage
Photos from The Men’s Event’s official photographer Marilyn Humphries have been posted on Flickr.
You can download photos from the Danger Booth at photos.thedangerbooth.com, album name: 2018 Fenway Health Men’s Event.
We Look Forward to Seeing You All in 2019!
Do you have questions about The Men’s Event or need to claim a silent auction item? Please call Fenway’s Development Department at 617.927.6350 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEN’S EVENT TICKETS
The Men’s Event sold out. Please call the Development Office at 617.927.6350 to be put on the wait list to see if tickets become available.
BECOME A TABLE CAPTAIN
Table Captains are the life of the party! Guarantee a table in the elegant Boston Marriott Copley Place ballroom for you and 11 of your friends by booking today. Tables are $3,300, and individual tickets are $275.
Online Table Captain registration has ended as all tables in the ballroom have been claimed. If you would like to put your name on the Table Captain waitlist in case a table opens up, please call Fenway’s Development Department at 617.927.6350.
Would you like to increase your philanthropic visibility and make your evening at the Men’s Event even more fabulous? Ask us about hosting a Premium Table; where you have the opportunity to pay tribute to someone who has made a difference in your life with a naming opportunity and enjoy benefits that will enhance your evening. Contact Niamh Foley at email@example.com for more information.
TABLE CAPTAIN BENEFITS:
Table Captains get to choose their table location! Sign up early and pledge to fill your table, or pay for the table in full, to ensure that you and your guests have a great table location. Table Captains will select their table location in the order in which their tables are paid.
Signing up as a Table Captain will ensure that friends all sit together. Have your name or a Table name listed on the “Purchase Tickets” page, so that your guests can go online, select your name, and easily purchase their tickets to your table.
Meet others like you leading up to the big night. Table Captains receive invitations to special Men’s Event Table Captain events.
*Please note, unsold tickets at your table should be released back to Fenway Health by February 23 or paid for by the Table Captain.
Please pay for your table in full no later than February 23, 2018.
The Table Selection Party will be held on March 1, 2018 at Fenway Health’s 1340 Boylston Street location.
Our 2018 Congressman Studds Award Winner
DEVAL L. PATRICK
Fenway Health is proud to honor former Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick with the Congressman Gerry. E. Studds Award. Patrick is being recognized for his work in advancing affordable health care in Massachusetts.
Patrick served as the 71st Governor of Massachusetts from 2007 to 2015, and broke ground as the state’s first African-American governor.
The Congressman Gerry E. Studds Award is given at The Men’s Event to honor individuals of integrity and selflessness who embody the spirit of service and provide positive leadership for the LGBT community. Congressman Studds represented southeastern Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress from 1973 to 1997 and became the first openly gay Member of Congress in 1983 when he proudly acknowledged his sexual orientation standing on the congressional floor. The Congressman Gerry E. Studds Award is given at each year’s Men’s Event in honor and memory of Studds, who passed away in October 2006.
Originally from the South Side of Chicago, Patrick came to Massachusetts at age 14, when he was awarded a scholarship to Milton Academy through the Boston-based organization A Better Chance. After Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he clerked for a federal appellate judge and then launched a career as an attorney and business executive, becoming partner at two Boston law firms and a senior executive at Texaco and Coca-Cola.
In 1994, President Clinton appointed Patrick to the nation’s top civil rights post, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. In 2006, in his first bid for public office, he became the state’s first African-American governor. In his two terms as Governor, Patrick oversaw the expansion of affordable health care to more than 98 percent of state residents, launched initiatives stimulating clean energy and biotechnology, won a national Race to the Top grant, and steered the state out of recession to a 25-year high in employment.
After leaving office, Patrick briefly served as Senior Advisor of the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force. Patrick currently serves as a Managing Director of Bain Capital Double Impact, where he focuses on investments that deliver both a competitive financial return and significant positive social impact. He is a Rockefeller Fellow, a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and the author of two books, A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life and Faith in the Dream: A Call to the Nation to Reclaim American Values.
We’re excited to welcome DJ Nate Bluhm as our Men’s Event 2018 DJ! Bluhm is a veteran of Boston’s LGBT club scene. In fact, he was named Improper Bostonian’s 2017 Best DJ for Bars & Clubs!
Diversity is this DJ’s strongest suit. Bluhm is a gently subversive pied piper whose deft mixing and genre-spanning library moves the masses while simultaneously satisfying in-the-know music nerds. He’ll people-please at festivals, like spring’s Taste of Somerville, then amp up the crowds at his LGBT-oriented regular gigs: spinning pop hits at Thursdays at Club Cafe, throwing down hip-hop on Saturdays at Machine and serving up eclectic era-jumping electronica Fridays at the Alley Bar. Bluhm knows how to get a room full of people on their feet and dancing the night away – as we’ll all see on March 10!
Men’s Event 2018 Co-chairs
John Basile is currently the Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Fidelity Investments. A 30-year veteran of Fidelity, John moved into this role in 2010, and is responsible for partnering with stakeholders and business leaders across the firm in driving efforts to promote a diverse and inclusive work environment for all associates.
In early 2014, John was recognized by the NGLCC as “Corporate Leader of the Year” for his efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in the financial services sector. In 2015, Boston Spirit Magazine named John to their list of “Top 25 LGBT Power Players” in New England.
John is a graduate of Boston College, Carroll School of Management
Andy works for the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard on the recruiting team. He graduated from Northeastern University with a BA in Accounting and Finance and an MA in Accounting.
Andy has a strong passion for Diversity and Inclusion, and is involved in the local Boston community. He has participated in the Harbor to the Bay bike ride and the AIDS Walk and Run Boston. Andy serves on the Board of Pride in Our Workplace, is a member of Fenway’s Board of Visitors and on Fenway’s Young Leaders Council Steering Committee.
Gregg Snyder is the Director of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives for Boston University’s (BU) Office of Real Estate and Facility Services. In this role, he is responsible for campus planning, project management, and facilities strategic planning initiatives. Since joining BU in 2008, Gregg has held several budget management positions before becoming Director of Special Projects in 2015.
Prior to joining BU, Gregg was the Assistant to the Executive Director of the Boston Private Industry Council, a quasi-public agency working with the City of Boston on workforce development and education reform initiatives. He is a 2001 graduate of Hobart College and received his Master of Public Administration from Northeastern University in 2008.
A longtime supporter of Fenway, Gregg is a member of the Board of Visitors and the Leadership Circle, and has attended the Men’s Event since 2004. A Fenway patient since 2010, Gregg also supports Fenway by riding in Harbor to the Bay.
Born and raised in Western New York, Gregg currently resides in Brookline, Massachusetts with his partner, Kevin O’Laughlin.
As of 2/23/18