COPLEY SQUARE — Narly 1,000 guests attended the 12th annual Boston Winter Ball on Saturday, February 8, 2020, to support the Corey C. Griffin Foundation. The sold-out event, which was held in the glamorous ballroom at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel, raised $1.6 million to support the Boston community through the foundation’s scholarships and student programs.
The Boston Winter Ball is an annual black-tie event that caters to social and civically minded young professionals in the Boston area. In its young history, the Boston Winter Ball has already established itself as one of the most anticipated events on Boston’s social calendar, as well as a destination event with attendees from across the country.
Founded in 2009 by Michael Huffstetler, Michael Kapos, and Alex Bain, the vision of the event was to bring together like-minded Millennials to network and support their communities by promoting philanthropy and volunteerism.
The lavish evening’s festivities kicked-off with a dinner to honoring sponsors and supporters where Suffolk Construction Chairman and CEO John Fish was presented with the 2020 Corey C. Griffin Humanitarian Award. The foundation also recognized Daunte Pean with the Courage Award and Will Maich with the Outstanding Philanthropist Award. The special honors were followed by a dance party, sweet treats and cocktails, entertainment and a photo booth.
Fish, CEO of Suffolk Construction was presented the Humanitarian Award for his leadership and continued dedication to charitable work. As a member of Corey’s Kids, a program focused on improving the lives and opportunities for youth, Daunte Pean, 17, of Brockton, was awarded the foundation’s Courage Award for his bravery in battling and overcoming a tumor. And, Will Maich was recognized for his dedication and continued support of the foundation.
All photos by Bill Brett