The Party of the Year!
Big Night is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay’s largest fundraiser and most rocking upscale cocktail party and concert. Hailed as the “party of the year” by party goers and media outlets, Big Night features performers that surprise and delight our guests. Connect with industry leaders and fellow BBBSMB supports as you sip on cocktails and dance the night away to three amazing up and coming acts.
Since it’s inception in 1998, Big Night has raised more than $30 million for the kids in our community! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (BBBSMB) is one of the nation’s leading one-to-one mentoring programs that is making a real difference in the lives of 2,400 youth.
- Where House of Blues Boston, Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA, United States
- When Saturday, January 27, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
When is Big Night?
Saturday, January 27 | 7pm – 1am (VIP Reception 6-7pm)
Where is the event being held?
The event will be held at The House of Blues, 15 Landsdowne Street, Boston, MA 02115
Is there an age limit?
Yes, this event is 21+ and we will be carding our guests at the door.
What is Big Night?
Big Night is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay’s largest annual fundraising initiative. This event is designed to bring members of the community together in celebration and support of BBBSMB. Since its inception in 1998, Big Night has raised more than $30 million for the kids in our community! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (BBBSMB) is one of the nation’s leading one-to-one mentoring programs that is making a real difference in the lives of 2,400 youth.
How many people do we expect?
We anticipate approximately 1,000 guests throughout the night.
Since it’s inception in 1998, Big Night has raised more than $30 million for the kids in our community! Just like the tent poles of the Big Top, our mission is held aloft by our Big Brothers, Big Sisters, donors, and sponsors- we couldn’t perform the high wire acts we do without your safety net! Click here to view this year’s exciting new SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.
JAMES J. PALOTTA AWARD PRESENTING SPONSORS
Adage Capital Management, L.P.
Alta Equity Partners
The Baupost Group
LEERINK Partners, LLC
Jonathon and Joanna Jacobson
Marty and Tristin Mannion
Kevin and Tracy Routhier/Coretelligent
Bulens Family Foundation
First Republic Bank
Rick and Zeina Grinnell
Don and Gabrielle McCree
Paul Margolis and Stephanie Sullivan
Ascensus College Savings
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Peter and Monica Campanella
Choate, Hall & Stewart
DDJ Capital Management, LLC
Deanna and Tony DiNovi
Ernst & Young
Hingham Sports Partnership
Ironshore and Kevin and Maryellen Kelley
Latham & Watkins, LLP
New England Development
The Novack Family
Drew and Emily Pluhar
Robinson & Cole LLP
The Salem Foundation
Paula and Michael Price
Someone Else’s Child c/o Michael and Diane Christian
The TJX Companies
Laura Unflat and Steve Honig
Ralph and Laurine Verrilli
SOCIAL MEDIA SPONSORS
VIP RECEPTION SPONSORS
Gerald and Kate Chertavian
LATE NIGHT LOUNGE SPONSORS
INTERACTIVE PHOTO BOOTH SPONSORS
National Development & Charles River Realty Investors
OFFICIAL RIDE SHARE SPONSOR
Barbara Lynch Gruppo
Lifestyle Transportation International
Mmmmaven DJ School
Woods Hill Table
Boston Common Magazine
JAMES J. PALLOTTA AWARD
Big Night is the brainchild of Jim Pallotta, former Tudor Investment Corporation Principal and Chairman of Raptor Capital Management. Because of Jim’s tireless efforts, creativity and determination, to engage countless members of our community in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay’s mission, we established the James J. Pallotta Award. The award recognizes an individual or individuals who have successfully engaged in supporting at risk children and whose efforts have had significant impact in the community.
9TH ANNUAL JAMES J. PALLOTTA AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Margot and Jonathan Davis
Philanthropists and Community Leaders
Jonathan G. Davis | Founder and Chief Executive Officer | The Davis Companies
In 1976, at the age of 23, Jonathan G. Davis undertook his first major real estate project, an 83-unit renovation of a turn-of-the century brownstone city block. With this high quality development, Jon set the tone for a career focused on leading-edge projects.
Mr. Davis has over 40 years of real estate management and development experience and plays a central role in the identification and evaluation of new opportunities, capital raising and management of his firm’s existing investment portfolios. Under his leadership the company has completed developments and acquisitions across the Eastern United States, comprising over fifteen million square feet of office, industrial, retail, life science, healthcare and hospitality properties and 7,000 residential units, representing an investment of approximately $4 billion.
Mr. Davis has received numerous awards. In 2000, Jon was chosen by Ernst and Young as New England Entrepreneur of the Year in the real estate and construction category. In 2003, Jon was honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals with the “Leader in Philanthropy” award. In 2006, Jon’s company was named recipient of the Distinguished Real Estate Award by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP). In 2014, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay awarded Jon its Norman Leventhal/Edwin Sidman Community Leadership Award. In 2015, The Boston Preservation Alliance awarded Jon its President’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.
A 1975 graduate of Brandeis University, Davis is former Vice Chairman of its Board of Trustees, and Chair of its Institutional Advancement Committee; a Director, Executive Committee member and Past Board Chair of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston; a Director of WBUR public radio; Former Director of The Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston; and 2008 President/2009 Board Chair of the Massachusetts Chapter of NAIOP.
Margot Trotter Davis, PhD, LICSW | Senior Research Associate | Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
Margot has been involved in the field of addictions as both a clinician and researcher for over 35 years. She worked for state government agencies planning and developing community-based programs for individuals with substance use disorders. She has also worked in community-based and inpatient setting with individuals with psychiatric disorders. She is an independently licensed clinician with expertise in addiction, trauma, military health, and major psychiatric disorders.
She has worked as a volunteer in many non-profit organizations including Heading Home, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Children’s Hospital, and environmental organizations. With an interest in insuring quality services, she was a founding member of a program providing outreach to military members and their families. She is also actively involved in an innovative organization that provides evidence-based information to doctors across the country.
Combining both micro and macro perspectives, her research interests focus on policies related to behavioral health treatment. Of particular interest is the role of spirituality and religion in public policy. Recent areas of study include initiatives to increase access to care through voucher programs and through pay-for-performance, a national evaluation of community coalitions to impact addiction policy, and impacts of targeted behavioral health interventions with homeless adults and adolescents. She is involved in projects related to psychological health among the military and serves as consultant to non-profits interested in this population. She has extensive experience in qualitative analysis and the use of focus group techniques in research studies. Dr. Davis holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Boston College focusing on the emerging trend in Employee Assistance Programs. Her doctoral dissertation at Brandeis University focused on developing analytic models of faith-based addiction treatment programs. Both her Masters and Doctorate studies were supported through a NIAAA trainee grant.
PAST RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:
Jeffrey A. Leerink
Leerink Partners, LLC
Phillip T. Gross
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Adage Capital Management, L.P.
Marty J. Mannion
Managing Director, Summit Capital Partners
Founder and CEO, YearUp
Managing Director and CEO of Charlesbank Capital Partners and Founding Director of Horizons for
Community Leader, Philanthropist and Trustee of the Edgerley Family Foundation
Managing General Partner, Alta Equity Partners
Anita and Josh Bekenstein
Philanthropists and Community Leaders; Managing Director, Bain Capital
For more than 60 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay has worked to ensure that every child has the support from caring adults that they need for healthy development and success in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay makes meaningful, monitored matches between adults volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through high school graduation, in communities across Massachusetts Bay. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Our mission is to provide children who lack positive adult role models with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships with caring, responsible adults that change their lives for the better, forever.
For more information about our programs and our organization, please visit www.massbaybigs.org or call 617-542-9090.
Alta Equity Partners
Access Sports Media
Sankaty Advisors, LLC
Joe Ayoub Varuna
Adage Capital Management, L.P.
Boston Common Magazine
Mannion Summit Partners
Longworth Venture Partners
Don and Gabrielle McCree
Citizens Financial Group
Boston Financial Data Systems
Pinnacle Financial Group
Raptor Capital Management
Madison Park Group