Best of Boston

BEST Fundraiser

1995 BEST Fundraiser, Chapeaux for Charity

The Hat Sisters

John Michael Gray and Tim O’Connor design the breaktakingly bold brims they sport at fundraising events and P-town tea dances and sell their creations at the annual AIDS Action holiday auction. Whether in black tie or evening gowns, the Hat… read more»

1988 BEST Fundraiser

The Third Annual Boston Against AIDS Benefit


Little Richard, Cher, Raquel Welch, Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones, and Mike Love and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys. This was Boston’s own version of Night of a Hundred Stars, all for a good cause. Where were you? read more»

1987 BEST Fundraiser

Anthony Spinazzola Dinner

With food from Boston’s top 30 restaurants and more than 10 wineries. Uh… we think we remember it was the best. read more»

1987 BEST Fundraiser, Unusual

Cactus Ball

Cactus Ball, for the benefit of the ICA. Picture proper Bostonians wearing cowboy boots and two-stepping in the aisles of Filene’s. read more»

1986 BEST Fundraiser

AIDS Benefit

An upbeat party that brought together a very diverse group for a very good cause. read more»

1985 BEST Fundraiser

The “Jewel in the Crown” Party at the Charles Hotel

Beneficiary WGBH was the real jewel, though, for having sponsored the series. read more»

1983 BEST Fundraiser

The Night for Tony Conigliaro at Symphony Hall

Dionne Warwick entertained as creatively as she networked, bringing Sinatra and Hamlisch to Boston. read more»

1983 BEST Fundraiser

Harvard University’s College Fund Team

It’ll exceed its goal of $250 million by nearly $100 million. read more»

1982 BEST Fundraiser

The Boston Pops’ June benefit, which raised a hefty $405,000 from Boston’s corporate community, and featured a surprise interlude from First National’s Dick Hill, who rose from his seat for a little Saint-Saëns on the clarinet. read more»