We’re celebrating 25 years of The Men’s Event, and we want YOU to help us make it an evening for the ages! From 1994’s spirit of HIV/AIDS activism to today’s reenergized LGBT movement, The Men’s Event has been bringing the community together for a quarter century of food, fun, fashion, and philanthropy.

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, over 1300 gay and bisexual men, transgender people, and allies in creative black tie will gather in the elegant Boston Marriott Copley ballroom 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, bid on unique auction items, and dance the night away. The best part? This five star evening helps support the lifesaving work of Fenway Health. Philanthropy never looked so good!

Don’t miss your chance to experience a truly luxurious evening while making a huge difference in your community. Please join us at this year’s Men’s Event!


Please call 617.927.6350.

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After a fun-filled night of food, friends, laughs, and dancing, who wants to commute? Consider staying right at the beautiful Boston Marriott Copley Place, which is offering special group rates for Men’s Event guests. Click here to book your room by February 23, 2018.


The Men’s Event will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 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 information@fenwayhealth.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.




Can’t attend but still want to support Fenway Health and The Men’s Event? 



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.

To sign up to be a Table Captain today, complete the Table Captain Registration Form. Please allow 24-48 hours for your name to appear on the Table Captain pull-down list on The Men’s Event ticket purchase page. If you have any questions or wish to have your guests purchase tickets by phone, please call 617.927.6350.




Purchase your tickets by December 31, 2017 and pay a reduced rate of $250 per ticket and $3,000 per table.


Take advantage of our installment plan and purchase your table or tickets with four equal payments. Just select the installment plan option on the ticket purchase form.


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 nfoley@fenwayhealth.org for more information.


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.

Deval Patrick
Our 2018 Congressman Studds Award Winner

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.

Men’s Event 2018 Co-chairs

John Basile

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 Huang

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

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.


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