The Dinner Party | April 25, 2020
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Honoring Our History, Embracing Our Future

With roots in the vibrant feminist movement, the Fenway Health Dinner Party has been uniting our community around LGBT and women’s health since 1992. This truly special evening is a time to remember where we’ve been, celebrate how far we’ve come, and pledge to keep fighting for our health.

You’re invited to join 1,200+ lesbians, bisexual women, transgender people, and allies on April 25 for The Dinner Party! Be a part of an amazing legacy and help shape our community’s future, all while having a great time. See you on the dance floor!

Please call 617.927.6350.




The Dinner Party will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place from 6 PM to 1 AM.

All Dinner Party tables seat 12 people. Tickets to this year’s Dinner Party are $225 each and tables cost $2,700. Purchase your tickets by December 31, 2019 and pay a reduced rate of $200 per ticket and $2,400 per table.

If you wish to purchase tickets to attend The Dinner Party and do not have a Table Captain, you can select a mix and mingle table or seat me anywhere. Call Fenway’s Development Department at 617.927.6350 or email us at if you have any questions.

When purchasing your tickets, you will have the opportunity to provide us with the names of any guests you are purchasing tickets for. Please also indicate if anyone in your party has dietary restrictions, food allergies, or mobility issues we should be aware of.



Become a table captain!

Table Captains are the life of the party! Guarantee a table in the elegant Boston Marriott Copley Place ballroom for you and 11 of your friends by booking today. Tickets to this year's Dinner Party are $225 each and tables cost $2,700. Purchase your tickets by December 31, 2019 and pay a reduced rate of $200 per ticket and $2,400 per table.

To sign up to be a Table Captain today, complete the Table Captain Registration Form. Please allow 24-48 hours for your name to appear on the Table Captain pull-down list on The Dinner Party ticket purchase page. If you have any questions or wish to have your guests purchase tickets by phone, please call 617.927.6350.


Would you like to increase your philanthropic visibility and make your Dinner Party experience even more fabulous? Ask us about hosting a Premium Table; where you have the opportunity to pay tribute to someone who has made a difference in your life with a naming opportunity and enjoy benefits that will enhance your evening. Contact Niamh Foley at for more information.


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Table Captains get to choose their table location! Sign up early and pledge to fill your table, or pay for the table in full, to ensure that you and your guests have a great table location. Table Captains will select their table location in the order in which their tables are paid.

Signing up as a Table Captain will ensure that friends all sit together. Have your name or a Table name listed on the “Purchase Tickets” page, so that your guests can go online, select your name, and easily purchase their tickets to your table. Meet others like you leading up to the big night. Table Captains receive invitations to special Dinner Party Table Captain events.

* Please note, unsold tickets at your table should be released back to Fenway Health by March 22 or paid for by the Table Captain.


Please pay for your table in full no later than March 22, 2019.





Dr. Jennifer Petter

Dr. Jennifer Petter is the Founder and CSO of Arrakis Therapeutics. Her previous roles include Vice President of Chemistry at Celgene, Vice President of Drug Discovery at Avila Therapeutics, Vice President of Research at Mersana Therapeutics, Director of Small Molecule Drug Discovery at Biogen, Section Head in Oncology Chemistry at Sandoz/Novartis, and Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. Jennifer graduated from Dartmouth College with an AB in chemistry, earned her PhD in organic chemistry at Duke University with Ned Porter, and was a post-doctoral fellow in Ron Breslow’s group at Columbia University. She has ushered multiple compounds into clinic trials for the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, and sepsis.

Jennifer is a transgender woman and a patient at Fenway Health. Working with her endocrinologist at Fenway, the hormone replacement therapy portion of her transition began at the end of 2016. Dr. Petter is also a member of the Fenway Health Board of Visitors.

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Mary Beth McInerney

Mary Beth works at Boston Children’s Hospital as Manager of Decision of Support, Business Planning and Analysis. She is responsible for providing data analytics to all facets of the organization that empower the user to improve financial and clinical outcomes by pinpointing opportunities to reduce variation, eliminate waste and inefficiency and improve quality.

Prior to her current position, Mary Beth worked at Steward Health Care as an Operations and Systems Applications Manager, leading Patient Access staff of 40+, and was responsible for operations and systems applications, as well as liaison to all clinical departments and physicians’ offices on supporting tools and technologies. Her earlier career was in Financial Services at the Director and Executive Levels. She has extensive experience in non-profit and for profit board work. Mary Beth holds a BA and MA in English from Regis College and Northeastern University respectively.

Mary Beth has been a member of the Board of Visitors for the last five years, and has been both a long time donor to Fenway Health and attendee of The Dinner Party.


Alessandra (Ali) Robinson

Ali describes herself as an enthusiasm enthusiast with a responsibility to leave the world a happier, healthier, and more inclusive place than she found it. A graduate of Wellesley College, she currently serves as Assistant Director of Intercultural Engagement for Multicultural Programs at MIT and is a member of Fenway Health’s Young Leaders Council Steering Committee.

Her hometown is Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which is reflected in her excellent manners, occasional accent, and life-long dedication to dismantling the structures that made it, at times, quite difficult to be a queer, woman of color growing up in the Midwest. She believes that every day and every relationship is a gift that comes with the responsibility to act with care, empathy, and a lot of laughter. Ali currently lives in Allston, MA and fills her days with dogs, hot sauce, sunshine, and doing her best to live her own values.


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If you're interested in volunteering the night of the event, please complete our online volunteer form. If you have any questions, please contact us at or call 617.927.6350.

If you're interested in donating to the silent auction, please fill out, sign, date and return this form to ATTN: Development Department, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, by fax to (617) 267-8437, or by email: Deadline is February 1st for all Silent Auction contracts!





As of 10.11.19