A black tie evening of fun and philanthropy for the LGBTQ+ community.

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, over 1300 gay and bisexual men, transgender people, and allies will gather in the elegant Boston Marriott Copley ballroom in creative black tie 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.


Book your room at the Marriott!

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, 16, 2019.


The Men’s Event will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, 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.


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.

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.

Table Captain Sign-up


Would you like to increase your philanthropic visibility and make your Men’s Event experience 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 22 or paid for by the Table Captain.


Please pay for your table in full no later than February 22, 2019.


Bruce A. Lewis

Bruce A. Lewis is a member of the management team and the sales engineer of Cintas Fire Protection, a Fortune 500 company in Providence RI. He is an avid member of the Cintas diversity and inclusion team and a member RISE, a Cintas business resource group designed to assist in hiring, retaining and engaging diverse employees in leadership positions. Prior to relocating to Providence Bruce spent 9 years as a volunteer construction worker, providing housing and a better quality of life to individuals in countries such as, Paraguay, Argentina, and South Africa.

As a supporter of Fenway, Bruce has crewed the Harbor to the Bay ride, is a member of the Men’s Event Team, and is a member of Fenway’s Young Leader Council Steering Committee.

John C. Welch

John C. Welch, CRNA, MS is a senior nurse anesthetist at Boston Children’s Hospital and an associate in anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as a Clinical Consultant for the global health and social justice NGO, Partners in Health (PIH). Additionally, John is a lecturer in advanced anesthesia principles and advanced practice ethics at the Boston College Connell School of Nursing.

John has a passion for social justice and health equity, having previously served as the Chief Clinical Officer of Ebola Response in Liberia & Sierra Leone for PIH. He was also the Perioperative Services Coordinator at University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti. John has volunteered for Doctors Without Borders in the Gynecology, Anesthesia, and Surgical Clinical Pool. He is the founder and president of the Global Nursing and Health Equity Scholarship Fund.

As an active supporter of Fenway Health, John is a member of the Fenway Health Board of Visitors, the Leadership Circle, and is also a Fenway Health patient. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Nursing and the Boston College Connell School of Nursing. He is currently a Doctor of Nursing Practice candidate at The Ohio State University.

John P. Wolfarth

John is EVP/Group Creative Director at Mullen, an interdisciplinary marketing agency headquartered in Boston. In his role, John manages a team of writers, art directors, designers, and content specialists who produce work ranging from broadcast commercials to web sites to social media campaigns.

Prior to Mullen, he held creative leadership positions at Zentropy Partners and Hill, Holliday. Previous and current clients include British Airways, Coca-Cola, Adventures by Disney, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, General Motors, Google, MassMutual Financial, S.C. Johnson, and the U.S. Department of Defense. John holds a M.A. in Communication Studies from Emerson College and a B.A. in Journalism from Spring Hill College.

John has been a supporter of Fenway Health and The Men’s Event for many years. He’s also a Fenway patient and is currently a member of Fenway’s Development Committee.


Fenway Health LGBTQ Impact Award Recipient Former State Representative Byron Rushing 

Fenway Health is excited to announce our 2019 LGBTQ Impact Award recipient: Former State Representative Byron Rushing!

Byron Rushing served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1983 to 2018. He came to the House with a work background of community organizing and of Afro-American history.

Rushing was an original sponsor of the gay rights bill and the chief sponsor of the law to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in public schools. He was one of the leaders in the constitutional convention to maintain same sex marriage in Massachusetts.  He successfully co-sponsored the transgender civil rights bills.

In the legislature, Rushing’s priorities were human and civil rights, including housing and health care for all. He was the House Majority Whip. He was a leader of the Commonwealth’s anti-apartheid efforts and a sponsor of the Commonwealth’s twinning relationship with the Province of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. He was the chief sponsor of the Massachusetts Burma law.

He successfully sponsored legislation to create the Commission to develop a comprehensive plan to end homelessness in the Commonwealth. He sponsored the law for the over-the-counter sale of sterile needles and the law creating statewide guidelines for hospitals dealing with violence victims. He was a chief sponsor of legislation for substance abuse “treatment on demand.” Rushing co-chaired the state’s Health Disparities Council and was chief cosponsor of the law establishing a permanent disparities office in the Department of Public Health.

Fenway Health presents The Fenway Health LGBTQ Impact Award to honor and celebrate a man, group of men, and/or organization whose actions manifest positive leadership, visibility, and impact, for the gay, bisexual and trans male community and inspire others to strive for personal excellence and the betterment of society.  The award is presented at The Men’s Event, an annual fundraiser supporting the work of Fenway Health.

See how your support of Fenway Health can change lives.


If you’re interested in volunteering the night of the event, please complete our online volunteer form. If you have any questions, please contact us at information@fenwayhealth.org or call 617.927.6350.

If you’re interested in donating to the silent auction, please fill out, sign, date and return this form to ATTN: Development Department, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, by fax to (617) 267-8437, or by email: bmoser@fenwayhealth.org. Deadline is February 1st for all Silent Auction contracts! 


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Athena Health
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IVF New England
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Boston Red Sox
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CitySide Subaru
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Joblin Younger Tax Law
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Samuels & Associates
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