Boston’s Must-Attend Fundraisers and Charity Galas

Storybook Ball

Benefits: Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
Attendees: 500
Most recently held at: Museum of Fine Arts
Notable guests: Tom Hamilton; Michael Schlow; David and Stephanie Long; Herb Chambers; Tom Stemberg and Katherine Chapman; Lenny Clarke; Bill and Alli Achtmeyer
Tickets/sponsorships start at: $5,000
Amount raised last yearMore than $1.3 million

Heart Ball

Benefits: American Heart Association
Attendees: 500
Most recently held at: The Westin Copley Place
Notable guests: Bill Clinton; Robert Popeo; Charlie Baker; Wyc and Corinne Grousbeck; John Fish; Ted Kelly; Ralph de la Torre; Ted and Simone Winston; Andre Tippett
Tickets/sponsorships start at: $1,500
Amount raised last yearMore than $700,000

Children’s Champion Award Dinner

Benefits: UNICEF
Attendees: 450
Most recently held at: Park Plaza Castle
Notable guests: Trudie Styler and Sting; Lauren Bush and David Lauren; Tiffany Ortiz; Elaine and Bobby Sager; Chris Botti
Tickets/sponsorships start at: $1,000
Amount raised in 2011: $1.1 million

Party in the Park

Benefits: Emerald Necklace Conservancy
Attendees: 750
Most recently held at: Kelleher Rose Garden, Back Bay Fens
Notable guests: Jane Roy; Wendy Shattuck; Janet Atkins; Lynn Dale; Malcolm Rogers; Kitty and Michael Dukakis; Julie Hume-Gordon
Tickets/sponsorships start at: $450
Amount raised last year: $650,000

House Party

Benefits: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
Attendees: 500
Most recently held at: 
John Henry and Linda Pizzuti Henry’s Brookline manse
Notable guests: Robert Kraft; Margot and Jonathan Davis; Cyndy and John Fish; Chris McKown and Abigail Johnson; Carolyn and Peter Lynch
Tickets/sponsorships start at: $1,250
Amount raised last year: More than $2 million

 

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  • Mumbles

    Wait a minute. If 500 people attend the Mass General ball at $5000 each, that’s $2.5 million. But it only raised $1.3 million? That’s a LOT of money going to the cost of the vent (almost half)! Doesn’t seem like a very efficient way of raising money.

    Plus, why would anyone raise money for that hospital when the CEO made $3.1 million in 2011? (Google the Globe article that exposed the exorbitant salaries of the hopsital CEOs in this city).