Fenway Health: Women’s Dinner Party Raises Over $460,000

Fenway HealthMassachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey receives the Dr. Susan M. Love Award at Fenway Health’s 25th Dinner Party on Saturday, April 9 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. From left to right: Dinner Party Co-Chair Carol A. Roby; Fenway’s Director of Women’s Health, Jennifer Potter, MD; Fenway President & CEO, Stephen L. Boswell, MD, FACP; Healey; Fenway Board Member and Dinner Party Co-Chair Kendra E. Moore, PhD; Dinner Party Co-Chair Lauren K. Matysiak; and Gail Tsimprea, PhD, Vice Chair of Fenway Health’s Board of Directors.
Photo: Marilyn Humphries

BOSTON, Mass.—Fenway Health’s 25th Annual Women’s Dinner Party on April 9 raised more than $460,000 in donations for life-saving services and programs for the organization.

The event was held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place and it presented Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey with the Dr. Susan M. Love Award. Attorney General Healey was being honored for her work on LGBT civil rights and marriage equality, and for being an out and proud LGBT politician.

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 Love Award is given in honor of its founding recipient, Dr. Susan M. Love, a pioneer in the fields of women’s health and breast cancer. Love helped found the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center in 1992 and currently heads up the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, which is dedicated to eradicating breast cancer.

Through a release, Fenway thanked their Table Captains and Event Team, corporate sponsors, Dr. Susan M. Love Award recipient Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Kate Clinton; Gina Yashere, Splash!, and the more than 1,100 lesbian and bisexual women, transgender people, friends, supporters and volunteers who attended the Dinner Party for “helping them make the event 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 special thanks go out to our Dinner Party Co-Chairs, Lauren K. Matysiak, Kendra E. Moore, PhD, and Carol A. Roby, whose hard work made the night possible.

“Through your incredible generosity, we raised more than $460,000 in cash and pledges to support the life-saving services and programs at Fenway Health,” read the statement.

The Women’s Dinner Party is an elegant attire fundraiser for Fenway Health, which brings together more than 1,100 lesbian, transgender and bisexual women and their friends and allies for a night of dinner and dancing.

[From a News Release and Excerpts from Fenway Health]

NOTE: As with every year, The Rainbow Times covered the event in photos this year too.

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