Save the Date: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay’s 18th Annual Big Night to Take Place February 4 at House of Blues Boston

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
, one of the nation’s
leading one-to-one mentoring programs, today announced details of its
annual Big
Night
cocktail party, concert and fundraiser. Big Night – The
Wondrous World of Wonka will take place on Saturday, February 4 at the
House of Blues Boston and will feature performances by Jason Derulo and
Allen Stone. As one of Boston’s must-attend events and liveliest
fundraisers, Big Night brings together the brightest dignitaries,
biggest philanthropists and trendiest fashionistas for an upscale
cocktail party and concert. The event has been consistently named “the
party of the year” by the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald.

While at the event, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay will
be honoring Jeffrey A. Leerink of LEERINK Partners, LLC with the 8th
Annual James J. Pallotta Award. The award recognizes individuals who
have successfully engaged in supporting at-risk children and whose
efforts have had significant impact in the community. Colin Mahony of
Hewlett Packard, a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay board
member who volunteered as a ‘Big’ throughout his adulthood, will also
address the crowd as the event’s Mission Speaker.

Since its first Big Night in 1998, Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Massachusetts Bay has raised more than $30 million to help foster more
than 12,000 one-on-one friendships between young people and adult
mentors in Massachusetts. These donations have allowed the nearly 100
percent donor-supported agency to carry out its mission and continue to
change the lives of children, making healthier families, better schools
and stronger communities for all.

“Much bigger than an annual celebration, Big Night offers the
opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the more than
1,000 children currently on our waiting list to be matched with a Big
Brother or Big Sister,” said Wendy Foster, CEO and president of Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. “As we approach our 18th
Big Night, we remain grateful to our supporters whose generosity will
help our organization reach more underserved youth and their families in
Boston and well beyond the city limits, from Gloucester to Cape Cod.
These donations will help ensure that every child has the support from
caring adults that they need for healthy development and success in life
as we aim to serve a record 2,755 youth in FY 2017.”

  • WHO: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is one of
    the nation’s leading one-to-one mentoring programs, and the largest
    local mentoring organization which served 2,435 youth in 2016. The
    event will honor Jeffrey A. Leerink for his commitment to supporting
    at-risk children and passion for philanthropy which has had a
    significant impact in the greater Boston community.
  • WHAT: The 18th annual Big Night cocktail party,
    concert and fundraiser is themed The Wondrous World of Wonka and the
    event is consistently named “the party of the year” by the Boston
    Globe
    and the Boston Herald. This year’s event features
    performances by Jason Derulo and Allen Stone. The event includes a VIP
    cocktail hour from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. featuring a private acoustic
    performance by Allen Stone and backstage photo opportunities with
    Allen Stone or Jason Derulo. To learn more about Big Night or to
    purchase tickets, please visit www.bignightboston.com.
  • WHERE: House of Blues Boston, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, Mass.
  • WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. ET
  • WHY: Since Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay’s
    inaugural Big Night in 1998, donations from the event have raised more
    than $30 million to help foster more than 12,000 one-on-one
    friendships between young people and adult mentors in Massachusetts.
    This generous support has allowed the agency to carry out its mission
    and continue to change the lives of children, making healthier
    families, better schools and stronger communities for all.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: There will be a press room on-site and
Wendy Foster, CEO and president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Massachusetts Bay, will be available for interviews. Please contact
Nicole Metro at nmetro@v2comms.com
to obtain a press pass and schedule interviews ahead of the event.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
 is an innovative,
energetic organization that is making a real difference in the lives of
more than 2,400 youth by providing them with an invested, caring adult
mentor. With research and proven outcomes at its core, Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is working to ensure every child has the
support from caring adults that they need for healthy development and
success in life. The organization’s vision is to inspire, engage and
transform communities in Massachusetts Bay by helping youth achieve
their full potential, contributing to healthier families, better
schools, brighter futures and stronger communities. To learn more, visit www.bbbsmb.org

Contacts

Version 2.0 Communications for Big Brothers Big Sisters Massachusetts Bay
Jen
Kaye, 617-426-2222
jkaye@v2comms.com

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