Pride & Passion is our annual flagship benefit that takes place in the spring. Every year over 600 people attend the gala to enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner followed by a live and silent auction with one of a kind items up for bid. Past packages have ranged from a NYC weekend paired with Hamilton Tickets to a dinner for 12 at the Boston Public Library, privately catered by The Catered Affair. Each year at the event we also present the Cornerstone of Equality award to an individual whose support of the LGBTQ community has stood out as exemplary. Previous honorees include Josh Kraft, Cynthia Bissett Germanotta (Lady Gaga’s mom), and Joe Kennedy III. We also announce the winners of the Elsie Frank Scholarships, which goes to students who’ve taken action to promote support and acceptance of LGBTQ youth in their high schools. Individual tickets or tables of ten go on sale a few months prior to the event. Sponsorship packages of all levels are also available for companies, organizations, or anyone who’d like to partner with us and be recognized for furthering a wonderful cause.



Pride & Passion Presenting Sponsors


Strengthening Families Sustainer

Chris & Rick Berk
Herrman Family Foundation

Safe Communities Contributor


Take a Stand Benefactor

Anne & Chad Gifford
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Stanley Griffith & Ann Schauffler
Josh & Carolyn Kraft
Andrew Marconi & Ed Quinones
Bob & Alison Murchison
Holly Safford & Chuck Weilbrenner

Self Esteem Investor

Ron Ansin & Jim Stork
Blue Hills Bank Foundation
Boston Bruins
Boston Celtics
Boston IVF
Boston Red Sox
Sheldon, Meryl, Kenny, & Wendy Epstein & Trish Nuzzola
Justice Resource Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C.
Rocket Innovations
Rockland Trust
Lori & David Schechner

Inspired Ally

Andrea Ferrara
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Inclusion Advocate

Boston Medical Center
Brookline Bank
Burger Law Group PLLC
Gregory Lombardi Design
Harvard Pilgrim

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