BAA Honors: May 2, 2020

BAA Honors 2020

One voice, one passion, one vision, and one night to celebrate it all.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Rose Kennedy Ballroom, InterContinental Boston
510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
6:00pm to 7:00pm Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
7:00pm to 10:00pm Dinner, Program, and Live Auction
10:00pm to 2:00am After Party


Sue Brady Hartigan On-Air Personality, iHeartRadio
Lee Michael Kennedy President and CEO, Lee Kennedy Co. Inc.

Honorary Chair

The Honorable Martin J. Walsh Mayor, City of Boston
BAA Honors 2018 Civic Responsibility Honoree

2020 Honorees

Civic Responsibility Honoree Steve Samuels Chairman & Principal, Samuels & Associates
Music Honoree Ernie Boch Jr. President & CEO, Boch Enterprises
Dance Honoree Eve Rounds Nonprofit Dance Advocate
Fashion Design & Technology Honoree Ruth E. Carter Costume Designer for Film & Television
Film & Television Honoree David Ortiz FOX Sports, MLB Studio Analyst
Visual Arts Honorees Scott Wilson & Scott Butler Founding Directors, Wilson Butler Architects

Mistress of Ceremonies

Latoyia Edwards Anchor, NBC 10 Boston & necn

Media Sponsors

NBC 10 Boston
Telemundo Boston

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Sponsorship Packages

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Highlights of BAA Honors 2019

Past Honorees

Civic Responsibility Honoree Linda Pizzuti Henry Managing Director, Boston Globe; Co-Founder, HUBweek
Dance Honoree Mikko Nissinen Hart Artistic Director’s Chair, Boston Ballet
Music Honoree Roger H. Brown President, Berklee College of Music
Fashion Honoree Angelica Timas Fashion designer and CEO, Angelica Timas brand
Theatre Honoree Kevin Sussman Actor and Comedian, The Big Bang Theory
Visual Arts Honoree Lisa Tung Executive Director, Bakalar & Paine Galleries, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Civic Responsibility Honoree The Honorable Martin J. Walsh Mayor, City of Boston
Visual Arts Honoree Liz Kelner Pozen Visual Artist, Poet, and Psychotherapist
Instrumental Music Honoree David Davidson (BAA ‘04) Guitarist, Revocation
Art Activism Honoree Rick Lowe 2014 MacArthur Fellow
Fashion Design Honoree Jay Calderin Founder, Boston Fashion Week
Television and Film Honoree Maura Tierney Actress, “ER” and Golden Globe Award winner
Vocal Music Honoree Michael L. Bivins Music Mogul, Entertainer
Dance Honoree Belén Pereyra-Alem (BAA ‘05) Dancer, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater