Join us on Saturday, March 11, 2017, when over 1,300 gay and bisexual men, transgender people, and allies will fill the Boston Marriott Copley Place for a fabulous evening of fun and fundraising, all in support of the lifesaving work of Fenway Health.
The Fenway Health Men’s Event is one of New England’s largest LGBT-focused charitable events. Attendees will enjoy a gourmet dinner, groove to fabulous entertainment, and bid on unique auction items – all while supporting the lifesaving work of Fenway Health. Philanthropy never looked so good!
This is your chance to experience a luxurious evening while making a difference in your community. Please join us at this year’s Men’s Event!
Be the life of the Men’s Event – lay your claim to a table in the gorgeous Boston Marriott Copley Place ballroom along with 11 of your friends! Tables are $3,300, and individual tickets are $275.
Nearly all Men’s Event tables have been claimed and online Table Captain registration has closed. If you are interested in becoming a Table Captain, please call Fenway’s Development Department at 617.927.6350. Thank you!
Would you like to increase your philanthropic visibility and add something extra special to your Men’s Event experience? 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 and pay early to ensure that you and your guests have a great table location. Table Captains can select their table location in the order in which their tables are paid.
Table Captains can ensure that their 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 pay for your table in full no later than February 24, 2017.
The Table Selection Party will be held on March 2, 2017 at Fenway Health’s 1340 Boylston Street location.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
The Men’s Event will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place from 6 PM to 1 AM. All Men’s Event tables seat 12 people. Tickets to this year’s Men’s Event are $275 each and tables cost $3,300. If you wish to purchase tickets to attend The Men’s Event and do not have a Table Captain, you can select a mix and mingle table or seat me anywhere. Call Fenway’s Development Department at 617.927.6350 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
While the system is processing your credit card transaction, you will have the opportunity to provide us with the names of any guests you are purchasing tickets for. Please also indicate if anyone in your party has dietary restrictions, food allergies, or mobility issues we should be aware of.
The Fenway Health Men’s Event is thrilled to welcome the hilarious John Early as our 2017 MC and comedian! John recently created and starred in his own episode of Netflix’s The Characters. You can also see him in the TBS comedy Search Party, and soon in The Masterpiece opposite Sharon Stone and a Vimeo mini series with frequent collaborator Kate Berlant.
John’s previous credits include Neighbors 2, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Love, Animals, Broad City, High Maintenance, Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, 30 Rock, Fort Tilden, and Other People. He was a writer for truTV’s Billy on the Street.
Early is an Artist in Residence and Comedy Curator at Ars Nova in New York, where he hosts the monthly variety show Showgasm. He performs a live sketch show Hey™ with Kate Berlant, co-hosts a weekly stand up show at Cake Shop, a full length solo show Literally Me, and has been a part numerous comedy festivals. He was named one of Time Out New York’s Top Ten Comedians of 2015.
The Hat Sisters
Tim O’Connor and John Michael Gray – known throughout the decades as unflappable The Hat Sisters – were true cornerstones of the Boston LGBT community. They have been tremendous friends of Fenway Health and a visible symbol of hope and joy at countless LGBT events over the years.
Decked out in huge, bright hats and smiles to match, The Sisters brought a sense of playfulness and vibrancy everywhere they went. Fixtures at fundraisers, their years of philanthropy have been truly extraordinary.
In September, we tragically lost one half of The Hat Sisters when John Michael passed away after a battle with lung cancer.
As Bay Windows noted, “In time of great social turbulence, profound illness, isolation and heartbreak in the gay community, John Michael Gray and Tim O’Connor created an extraordinary and heroic presence, by creating flamboyant works of fascinator haberdashery. The Hat Sisters joyously and generously entertained people from all walks of life with their unique and artistic fashion statement. They did not walk away from controversy. They walked towards acceptance, breaking down barriers of prejudice wherever they went.”
During the darkest days of the AIDS epidemic, when the gay community was ravaged by disease and fear, the Hat Sisters embraced all and served as ambassadors for a generation – and a beacon of hope.
It is in this spirit that Fenway Health is pleased to present the Studds Award to Tim O’Connor and honor John Michael Gray’s memory.
Meet This Years CO-Chairs
Steven is a Technical Client Relationship Manager at Northfield Information Services, a quantitative financial analytics firm specializing in risk management and portfolio construction tools. He earned his BA in Biology and Spanish from Tufts University, where he also directed a sketch comedy troupe. A loud, proud, and motivated promoter of queer community and queer space, he was named the Official Dance Captain of All Boston Gay Nightlife by The Boston Globe and is the former host of YES at Machine Nightclub. Steven is a four-time Men’s Event Table Captain and an enthusiastic member of the Fenway Young Leaders Council and Men’s Event Team.
Ryan works for Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. He is also a free-lance event planner. He often works with the catering team at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where he oversees private events in the Museum. He is an avid gardener and very actively involved in community gardens. Ryan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from New England Culinary Institute in Vermont. He also has a culinary degree from the Culinary Institute, even though cooking has become more of a hobby than a career. Ryan is a member of Fenway’s Board of Visitors and is a Fenway Leadership Circle donor
Maurice Maxie currently serves as Manager for Hospital Solutions at athenahealth where he is responsible for leading the payer performance rules team in the development of a cloud-based EHR and financial solutions for rural, critical access, and community hospitals. He is a member of the Fenway Health Board of Visitors and has volunteered on the Men’s Event Planning Committee for five years. Maurice is a recipient of the 2015 Y-Achievers community service award from the YMCA of Greater Boston. He holds a BS in Psychology from Wofford and an MA in Management and Finance from the Harvard University Extension School. Maurice enjoys performing in community theatre and various chorale groups in the Boston area.