The Dinner Party and The Men’s Event

We’d like to thank everyone who helped make the 2019 Dinner Party and Men’s Event such huge successes! Your generosity at our two signature galas raised an incredible $1.07 million to support the life-saving services and programs at Fenway Health, showing the strength and dedication of our vibrant community. Both fundraisers are Boston’s biggest nights on the town for 2,000 LGBTQIA+ people and their allies.

The Men’s Event

The 26th Fenway Health Men’s Event was held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Former Massachusetts State Representative Byron Rushing was honored with the Fenway Health LGBTQIA+ Impact Award for his work in championing LGBTQIA+ rights and affordable housing and health care for all in the Bay State.

Fenway Health presents The Fenway Health LGBTQIA+ Impact Award at The Men’s Event 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.


2019 Men’s Event Committee Members

Bruce Lewis*

John C. Welch*

John P. Wolfarth*

Clint M. Attebery

Taylor Brown

Steven P. Dyer

Ryan Gosser

Taylor S. Harris

Nathan Ingham

Justin T. Isaac

Ryan C. Jarvis

Eric R. Jaukkuri

Sigmond Lewis

Paul O. Miller

Phillip Shearin

Michael Williams


These lists reflect donors and volunteers for fiscal year 2019, July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.

The Dinner Party

The 28th Annual Fenway Health Dinner Party was held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley was honored with the Dr. Susan M. Love Award for her work in Massachusetts and now in Congress advocating for marginalized groups, such as LGBTQIA+ people and survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, and trafficking.

Each year, the Dr. Susan M. Love Award is given to honor and celebrate a woman and/or organization that has made a significant contribution to the field of women’s health. The Award is named in honor of its founding recipient, Dr. Susan M. Love, a pioneer in women’s health and breast cancer treatment.


2019 Dinner Party Committee Members

Maxine Jackson*

Vanessa Marquez*

Sherri L. McDonald*

Emma Brand

Jessica Briscoe

Bren M. Cole

Katelyn Dolan

Jennifer L. Jones

Elspeth Macmillan

Elizabeth Pilgrim

Amanda Preston-Sicari

Gena Ricciardi

Kristin Sawyer

Diane M. Tucker

Alyssia Venna

Cristina Yordan


These lists reflect donors and volunteers for fiscal year 2019, July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.

Thank you!

THANK YOU to all of our Table Captains and Event Team, our corporate sponsors, Dinner Party emcee Dana Goldberg, DJ Nate Bluhm, DJ Susan Esthera, and the more than 2,000 LGBTQIA+ people, friends, supporters and volunteers who attended the 2019 Men’s Event and Dinner Party for making this a Fenway Health gala season to remember! And a special thanks goes out to our Men’s Event Chairs Bruce Lewis, John Welch and John Wolfarth, and Dinner Party Chairs Max Jackson, Vanessa Marquez, and Sherri McDonald, whose hard work made both nights possible.

Harbor to the Bay

Harbor to the Bay is a charity bike ride from Boston to Provincetown that donates 100% of money raised by riders and crew to support HIV/AIDS programs and services at four area agencies, including Fenway Health.

The Harbor to the Bay ride is made possible each year because a core group of dedicated individuals, under the leadership of Harbor to the Bay President and Director Jim Morgrage, volunteer their time and energy to make it happen. So far, Harbor to the Bay has raised over $4 million, with every penny distributed to its beneficiaries. Few volunteer-driven fundraisers can claim such an impressive track record.

In 2018, Fenway Health was represented by 48 riders and 35 crew members at the 16th ride. All the money they raised will ensure that Fenway can provide care and services to every HIV-positive person who comes through our doors, regardless of their ability to pay. Altogether, the 2018 Harbor to the Bay Ride raised $199,265 for Fenway Health. We want to extend a huge thank you to all our incredible riders, crew members, and donors for making this ride such a success.


We want to extend a huge thank you to all our incredible riders, crew members, and donors for making this ride such a success.

Fenway Health Riders

Ross Cooper

Julie Thompson

Mark Vogel

Clint Attebery

Matt Mattozzi

Aaron Halleck

Susan Sommer

Erina Spiegelman

Julia Spiegelman

Todd A. Mercier

Kevin Brown

Cristina de Guzman

Parker Wellington

Carl D. Nagy-Koechlin

Philip Finch

Liam Folan

Philip White

Jeffrey Sulloway

Richard Blank

Charles Chretien

Peter LaPlante

Robert J. Torres

Theodore A. Peck III

Beverly Armstrong

Andrew Todd

Nan Dumas

Parker Wellington

Jacqueline Spencer

Warren Green

Court Noyes

Jill Frushtick

Jack Brent

Jeff D. Pike

Timothy J. Fitzgerald

Robert Santiago

Roland Merchant

Aaron Malgeri

Keith D. Kohl

Will Cribby

Kendra E. Moore, PhD

Amanda Annis

Jane Powers

Luke Lennon

Jacqueline Tobin-Beiss

Mathew Gamache

Liz Peterson

Heather Ouellette

Heather Tobin-Beiss

Fenway Health Crew

Daryll Drew

David Russo

Matthew McNeff

Todd Williams

Niamh Foley

Timothy Harwood

Woody Smith

Nicole Poirier

Juan Parra

Bess Moser

Robert Chase

John-Paul Bettencourt

Ben Kudler

Lauren Inker

Elena Garofoli

Jennifer Swanson

Catherine Grossi

Roberta Eriksen

Kathy Hassey

Richard Osgood

Ann Werner

William Kelley

Peggy Hayes

Jeanne Blais

Margret Nelson

Diana Gazzolo

Janet Milley

Vanessa Marquez

John Fitzgerald

Malinda McPherson

William Tumenas

Cameron Judkins

Justin Isaac

Christine Hurley

Mary Beth Cummings

These lists reflect donors and volunteers for fiscal year 2019, July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.