Longtime community and healthcare activist Ann Maguire received the Dr. Susan M. Love Award at Fenway Health’s Dinner Party on Saturday, April 8. From left to right: Susan Troyan, MD; Ann Maguire; Fenway At-Large Board Member Kendra E. Moore, PhD; and Fenway Health President & CEO Stephen L. Boswell, MD, FACP. (Photo credit: Marilyn Humphries)
THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER GREAT DINNER PARTY!
We’d like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our Table Captains and Event Team; our corporate sponsors; Dr. Susan M. Love Award recipient Ann Maguire; Lea DeLaria; First Class Band and Concetta; and the more than 1,200 lesbians and bisexual women, transgender people, friends, supporters and volunteers who attended the 2017 Dinner Party 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 Co-Chairs Bren Cole, Beth Pilgrim, and Diane Tucker, whose hard work made the night possible. With your help, we raised a record-breaking $575,000 in cash and pledges to support the life-saving services and programs at Fenway Health.
You can check out photos from The Dinner Party’s official photographer Marilyn Humphries here and can view all the photos from the Danger Booth online here.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL IN 2018!
Do you have questions about The Dinner Party 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.
BECOME A TABLE CAPTAIN
Be the life of the Dinner Party!
BECOME A TABLE CAPTAIN
Be the life of The Dinner Party – lay your claim to a table in the gorgeous Boston Marriott Copley Place ballroom along with 11 of your friends! Tables are $2,700, and individual tickets are $225.
Nearly all Dinner Party 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 Dinner Party 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 Dinner Party Table Captain events.
Please pay for your table in full no later than Friday, March 24, 2017.
Dinner Party Table selection party will be on Thursday, March 30.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
The Dinner Party will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place from 6 PM to 1 AM.
Online ticket sales for The Dinner Party have closed. There may be a few seats left in the ballroom. Please call 617.927.6350 to speak with someone from our Development Department if you would still like to purchase tickets.
MC & Love Award
OUR DINNER PARTY MC:
Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her three time, SAG Award winning, stand-out role as ‘Carrie ‘Big Boo’ Black’ in the Netflix hit series “Orange is the New Black.” However, DeLaria’s multi- faceted career as a comedian, actress and jazz musician, has in fact, spanned decades.
Lea holds the distinction of being the first openly gay comic on television in America which led to countless Television and Film roles portraying Police Lieutenants, PE Teachers and the Lesbian who inappropriately hits on straight women. Selected TV credits: “Awkward,” “Clarence,” “Californication,” “The Oblongs,” “One Live to Live,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Will and Grace,” “Friends” & “Matlock.” Selected Film credits: First Wives Club, Dear Dumb Diary, Edge of Seventeen.
She’s received Obie & Theater World Awards, and a Drama Desk nomination for her portrayal as ‘Hildy’ in the Public Theatre’s revival of On The Town, an Ovation nomination for The Boys From Syracuse, and has played both Eddie & Dr. Scott in the gender-bending Broadway musical The Rocky Horror Show.
Lea was the featured vocalist at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, and has performed in some of the most prestigious houses in the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Chicago Symphony, Hollywood Bowl, The Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House.
Lea has five records on the Warner Jazz and Classics label and her book “Lea’s Book of Rules for the World” is in its third printing at Bantam Doubleday and Dell.
Her sixth record, House Of David delaria+bowie=jazz, was released in the Summer of 2015 to critical acclaim. Follow
If you’ve ever doubted that one person can truly make an extraordinary difference, look no further than Ann Maguire’s legacy. The Worcester native began her career in public service as the campaign manager for Elaine Noble, who in 1974 won a seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, becoming the first openly gay person elected to a state-level office in the United States.
Ann served as the Mayor’s Liaison to the LGBT Community from 1984 to 1987. During the 1980s, she also served on the Board of Fenway Health, was Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Lesbian & Gay Political Caucus, and was a Founding Member and Vice Chair of the Boston Lesbian & Gay Political Alliance.
For decades, Ann has worked to increase breast cancer awareness and research. She was a founding member and served as Vice President of the National Breast Cancer Coalition and President of the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition. In 1993, she was a founder of the Silent Spring Institute to study environmental links to breast cancer.
Ann has also been a tireless advocate for the homeless. She developed the first census of homeless people in Boston, which remains a model for major American cities to this day. She has volunteered with shelters such as Rosie’s Place and the Pine Street Inn, developed a food pantry, and served on the board Helping Our Women (HOW) offers direct services to Cape Cod women battling chronic and life-threatening illness and disabling conditions.
It’s hard to believe, but the above is only a sampling of the many ways Ann has helped her community and the world over her decades of service. The full story of Ann’s extraordinary legacy can be viewed in the documentary Ann Maguire: An American Hero, which premiered in Provincetown in fall of 2016.
Meet This Years CO-Chairs
Bren is Content Creation and Social Media Manager at Fenway Health, where she oversees social media communications as well as email, website, and blog content. She also serves as an Ambassador for the Boston branch of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and is a member of the Young Leaders Council at Fenway Health. Bren has volunteered extensively with Out2Brunch, a monthly social for LBT senior women. Prior to joining Fenway Health, Bren was a technology journalist at media company TechTarget. She graduated from Northeastern University with a BA in Journalism.
Beth currently serves as a Technical Licensing Analyst at Dell EMC supporting the Strategic Contract Management team as part of the Global Enterprise Services Division. Her career has extended into the non-profit, educational and technology sectors where she specialized in cultivating relationships and networks, bringing diverse stakeholders together, managing full sales cycles and contributing to long-term strategic planning. Prior to EMC, she was the Director of Client Development at Maguire Associates, a leading higher education consulting firm. Beth earned her MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from Simmons College School of Management and BS in Management from Bentley University.
Diane Tucker is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Boston University serving more than 10,000 employees domestically and across the globe. She has spent more than 20 years in Human Resources – focusing most of her career in academic medical centers. Prior to arriving at Boston University, she was the Chief Human Resources Officer at Columbia University Medical Center. Diane holds an MA from Cornell in Health Services Administration and a BS from the University of Bridgeport. Diane actively supports non-profits such as Girls, Inc of Lynn, MA and the Pan Mass Challenge. She participates on the Fenway Board of Visitors, is a Fenway Leadership Circle Donor, and has served on the Dinner Party Committee for three years.