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Party of the year.

Big Night — our gala annual event — has been consistently named the party of the year by The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald. But the real story is how support garnered through this event allows us to help more children in need. Big Night features an upscale cocktail party with chart-topping entertainment!

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We’re Getting Down at:

House of Blues Boston, Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA, United States | 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, Massachusetts | Tel: 888-693-2583

*Note: This is strictly a 21+ event. Get Directions
8th Annual James J. Pallotta Award Recipient

We are proud to honor Jeffrey A. Leerink, chairman and CEO of LEERINK Partners, as the 2017 James J. Pallotta Award Recipient. This award recognizes individuals who have engaged in supporting children in our community and whose efforts have had significant impact on their lives.

Jeff’s passion for helping children in need has inspired countless individuals to invest in the Boston youth community through his work with Big Brothers Big Sister of Massachusetts Bay for the better part of the last twenty years. We thank Jeff for his service as Chairman of the Board and for his continued work as Development Chair, Chair of the Golf Classic Committee and members of both the Big Night and Big3 Fishing Tournament Committees. Through this work, it’s fair to say that Jeff has played a direct and crucial role in helping BBBSMB raise millions of dollars in support of the children we serve. Jeff truly leads by example and has been a Big Brother to Little Brother Davonte for the last four years. Jeff’s commitment, dedication and influence betters Boston and beyond – congratulations Jeff!

Previous recipients of the James J. Pallotta Award include: Anita and Josh Bekenstein, Timothy Dibble, Sandra Edgerly, Michael Eisenson, Gerald Chertavian, Martin J. Mannion, Phillip T. Gross and James J. Pallotta.

6:00pm Pre-Party

Platinum and Gold sponsors are invited to an exclusive pre-party VIP cocktail hour featuring an up-close acoustic performance by Allen Stone and a photo opportunity with either Allen Stone or Jason Derulo. Indulge on an array of scrumptious starters and flavorful cocktail creations. Special appetizer offered to VIP guests through partnership with Barbara Lynch Gruppo’s B&G Oysters and Wiches of Boston. Spots are limited to guarantee an intimate experience.

7:00pm Guest Arrival

An all-night-long cocktail party with plentiful passed hors d’oeuvres, hearty food stations, and late-night snack surprises! No assigned seating – tables for perching (reserved for sponsors $10,000+) but plenty of space for dancing, mixing, and mingling.

Attire

Don your dapper, dazzling, or delirious attire…anything goes! Check back soon for photo inspiration.

Performances By

Singer, songwriter, and dancer Jason Derulo

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Singer, songwriter, and dancer Jason Derulo is one of the most successful and sought-after artists in the industry today. In the six years since ascending to superstardom, Derulo has sold over 55 million singles worldwide, all of which have been co-written by the artist himself. Jason Derulo, who got his start writing hits for other a-list artists such as Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Diddy and more, has seen his eye-grabbing music videos amass over two billion views on YouTube. His music has been streamed over six billion times on Spotify, and his singles have aired on radio to an audience of over 17 billion since his debut single “Whatcha Say.” His four acclaimed studio albums have accumulated eleven Top 10 singles (including four #1 singles on the Hot 100): “Whatcha Say,” “In My Head,” “Ridin’ Solo,” “Don’t Wanna Go Home,” “It Girl,” “The Other Side,” “Marry Me,” “Talk Dirty,” “Wiggle,” “Trumpets,” and “Want To Want Me.” Equally as influential overseas, Jason Derulo has had four #1 singles in the UK, with “Want To Want Me” staying at #1 for four weeks in 2015. With more new music on the way later this year, Jason Derulo continues to remain at the forefront of modern music, continuing to help shape the DNA of both urban and pop music.

Music Videos:

Kiss The Sky — Want to Want Me — Talk Dirty — If It Ain’t Love

With Special Guest: Allen Stone

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Allen Stone bio coming soon!

Music Videos:

Perfect World — Sleep — Upside — Freedom — The Weekend

Official Hotel Sponsor
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500 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
www.hotelcommonwealth.com
Tel: 617-933-5000

In need of hotel accommodations? Big Brothers Big Sisters has secured a special group rate of $199 per night at Hotel Commonwealth for the event. For reservations and more information, please contact Hotel Commonwealth at 866-784-4000 or email, reservations@hotelcommonwealth.com, and mention Big Night Attendees. Special rate expires on January 21, 2017.

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Big Night History

18 YEARS AND COUNTING…

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 the youth we serve. For 17 years, Big Night has raised more than $30 million resulting in the creation of more than 12,000 one-on-one friendships between young people and adult mentors. Big Night, BBBSMB’s largest fundraiser and most rocking upscale cocktail party and concert, has been hailed “party of the year” time and time again. Past entertainment has included an eclectic all-star mix, from funk and reggae to pop, and rock to soul: Flo Rida, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, The Goo Goo Dolls, Shaggy, The Black Crowes, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, The Counting Crows, Blondie, Michael Franti, and many more. Each year guests come ready to party, feast on fine cuisine, and dance the night away to live music – all for a great cause!

Check out past Big Night photo galleries

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.

8TH ANNUAL JAMES J. PALLOTTA AWARD RECIPIENT:

Jeffrey A. Leerink, LEERINK Partners, LLC

We are proud to honor Jeffrey A. Leerink, chairman and CEO of LEERINK Partners, as the 2017 James J. Pallotta Award Recipient. This award recognizes individuals who have engaged in supporting children in our community and whose efforts have had significant impact on their lives.

Jeff’s passion for helping children in need has inspired countless individuals to invest in the Boston youth community through his work with Big Brothers Big Sister of Massachusetts Bay for the better part of the last twenty years. We thank Jeff for his service as Chairman of the Board and for his continued work as Development Chair, Chair of the Golf Classic Committee and members of both the Big Night and Big3 Fishing Tournament Committees. Through this work, it’s fair to say that Jeff has played a direct and crucial role in helping BBBSMB raise millions of dollars in support of the children we serve. Jeff truly leads by example and has been a Big Brother to Little Brother Davonte for the last four years. Jeff’s commitment, dedication and influence betters Boston and beyond – congratulations Jeff!

PAST RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:

James J. Pallotta
Chairman & Managing Director, Raptor Capital Management

Phillip T. Gross
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Adage Capital Management, L.P.

Marty J. Mannion
Managing Director, Summit Capital Partners

Gerald Chertavian
Founder and CEO, YearUp

Michael Eisenson
Managing Director and CEO of Charlesbank Capital Partners and Founding Director of Horizons for Homeless Children

Sandra Edgerley
Community Leader, Philanthropist and Trustee of the Edgerley Family Foundation

Timothy Dibble
Managing General Partner, Alta Equity Partners

Anita and Josh Bekenstein
Philanthropists and Community Leaders; Managing Director, Bain Capital

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.

8th Annual James J. Pallotta Award Recipient:
Jeffrey A. Leerink, LEERINK Partners, LLC

We are proud to honor Jeffrey A. Leerink, chairman and CEO of Leerink Partners, as the 2017 James J. Pallotta Award Recipient. This award recognizes individuals who have engaged in supporting children in our community and whose efforts have had significant impact on their lives.

Jeff’s passion for helping children in need has inspired countless individuals to invest in the Boston youth community through his work with Big Brothers Big Sister of Massachusetts Bay for the better part of the last twenty years. We thank Jeff for his service as Chairman of the Board and for his continued work as Development Chair, Chair of the Golf Classic Committee and members of both the Big Night and Big3 Fishing Tournament Committees. Through this work, it’s fair to say that Jeff has played a direct and crucial role in helping BBBSMB raise millions of dollars in support of the children we serve. Jeff truly leads by example and has been a Big Brother to Little Brother Davonte for the last four years. Jeff’s commitment, dedication and influence betters Boston and beyond – congratulations Jeff!

Past Recipients Include:
James J. Pallotta
Chairman & Managing Director, Raptor Capital Management

Phillip T. Gross
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Adage Capital Management, L.P.

Martin J. Mannion
Managing Director, Summit Capital Partners

Gerald Chertavian
Founder and CEO, YearUp

Michael Eisenson
Managing Director and CEO of Charlesbank Capital Partners and Founding Director of Horizons for Homeless Children

Sandra Edgerley
Community Leader, Philanthropist and Trustee of the Edgerley Family Foundation

Timothy Dibble
Managing General Partner, Alta Equity Partners

Anita and Josh Bekenstein
Philanthropists and Community Leaders; Managing Director, Bain Capital

 

BIG NIGHT CO-CHAIRS

Tim Dibble
Alta Equity Partners

Bill Meara
Access Sports Media

BIG NIGHT COMMITTEE

Peter Monaco
Raptor Capital Management

Paul Margolis
Longworth Venture Partners

Don and Gabrielle McCree
Citizens Financial Group

Joy McCune
Boston Financial Data Systems

Marc Mingolelli
Pinnacle Financial Group

Chris Mitchell
Spectrum Equity

Kate Lubin
United Way of Massachusetts Bay

Joe Ayoub
Varuna Strategies, LLC

Phill Gross
Adage Capital Management, L.P.

Jeff Leerink
Leerink Partners

Jamie Athanasoulas
Sankaty Advisors, LLC

Justin Perry
Conduit

Frank Petz
JLL

Kevin Routhier
Coretelligent

Dan Silver
Adviser Investments

Stephanie Sullivan
CurbCall

Ralph Verrilli
Madison Park Group

Marty Mannion
Summit Partners

Tom Collins
RSM

Rayna Lesser
Hannaway

Glen Kelley
Boston Common Magazine

Rob Leerink
Leerink Partners

Rick Grinnell
Fairhaven Capital Partners

EVENT FOUNDER

Jim Pallotta
Raptor Capital Management