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InterContinental Boston | 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA

BAA Foundation's signature, black-tie event and largest fundraiser of the year for Boston's ONLY public arts high school: Boston Arts Academy

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About BAA Honors 2023

BAA Honors is BAA Foundation’s signature, black-tie event and largest single source of unrestricted funding each year for Boston Arts Academy, with a $2.5M fundraising goal.

BAA Honors 2023’s weekend celebration will be the capstone to BAA’s 25th Anniversary year of providing transformative public arts education:

  • The signature event will be hosted on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. - midnight, and feature honoree awards, special guest appearances, student and alumni performances, dinner, dancing, and an exciting live auction!

  • The next day, on Sunday, October 15, 2023, guests will enjoy a lively brunch from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. honoring BAA Head of School Dr. Anne Clark for her 25 remarkable years of dedicated service. This festive occasion will showcase esteemed guests, captivating performances, and a host of other delightful surprises.

2023 Honorees

  • Ruth E. Carter

    Ruth E. Carter

    BAA Honors 2023 EMCEE
    Award-Winning Costume Designer,
    and BAAF Board Member

  • Treasurer Deb Goldberg 2023

    Treasurer Deborah Goldberg

    BAA Honors 2023

  • Keenan Cooks Headshot

    Keenan Cooks

    Celebrity Choreographer
    BAA Alum ('08)

    BAA Honors 2023

  • Panos Panay

    Panos Panay

    President of The Recording Academy

    BAA Honors 2023

  • Vertex

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Global Biotechnology Company

    BAA Honors 2023

  • Bill Brett

    Bill Brett

    Award-winning Photojournalist

    BAA Honors 2023

  • Sinesia Karol

    Sinesia Karol

    Couture Fashion Designer

    BAA Honors 2023

  • Kasi Lemmons

    Kasi Lemmons

    Renowned Actress, Screen Writer,
    and Film Director

    BAA Honors 2023

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Why Your Support Matters

Talent is evenly distributed in Boston, but opportunity is not. Help us change that reality in Boston by joining us today as a BAA Honors 2023 Sponsor, Advertiser or Guest. Your support will provide equitable access to life-changing opportunities for BAA’s deserving and talented artists as we look to BAA’s next 25 years as Boston’s only public high school for the arts.

Specifically, funds for this year’s event will help fund BAA’s STEAM Dream, which includes:

  • Hiring a STEAM Director

  • Developing an innovating and engaging STEAM curriculum

  • Outfitting the brand-new STEAM Lab

  • Providing professional development opportunities

  • Modeling emerging STEAM curriculum

Learn more about STEAM at BAA

Ways to Support BAA's Students:

Download BAA Honors 2023 Sponsorship Pack
Become an Event Sponsor

Sponsorships raise visibility for corporations and individuals, while making a significant impact in helping to close the funding gap for BAA students' education.

Sponsorship levels range from $10,000 - $500,000. Benefits include tables at BAA Honors 2023, advertising and brand visibility opportunities, access to BAA performances, and much more.

Become an Advertiser

Buying an ad in the BAA Honors 2023 program book is good for business, and good for BAA's promising young artists.

  • $5,000 – Full page ad, color [5”w X 8”h]

  • $3,000 – Full page ad, b&w [5”w X 8”h]

  • $2,500 – Half page ad, color [5”w X 3.875”h]

  • $1,500 – Half page ad, b&w [5”w X 3.875”h]

Buy Event Tickets

Join us for an unforgettable evening - or for the full weekend of celebration!

  • Single Ticket to BAA Honors 2023 (10/14/23): $1,000

  • Single Ticket to BAAF Lively Music Brunch (10/15/23): $250

  • Combo Ticket: (access to the entire 25th Anniversary Capstone Celebration weekend) -- BAA Honors 2023 (10/14/23) & BAAF Lively Music Brunch (10/15/23): $1,125

Please note: there will be tables of 10.

Make a Bigger Impact: Join The Leadership Circle

Leadership Circle members are change makers and help BAA Foundation raise necessary funds to provide life-changing opportunities for Boston's next generation of artists, scholars, and global citizens. The group plays a key role in helping BAA Foundation achieve an ambitious $2.5 million BAA Honors goal. Each member is asked to help fundraise and secure donations totaling $25,000, and/or make their own contribution toward their give/get. This can be achieved through sponsorships, ticket sales, program advertising, live auction items, and more. 

By joining this extraordinary group of volunteers, Leadership Circle members help BAA Foundation in its efforts to ensure that the school has the resources to fund its arts, STEAM (STEM + arts) and Health & Wellness resources and programming that are so important to BAA’s 500+ growing student body. 

Interested in joining? Email to learn more.

What To Expect | Schedule of Events

InterContinental | 510 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210

 Saturday, October 14, 2023

6:00 – 7:00 pm | Cocktail Hour

7:00 – 10:00 pm | Main Programming: dinner, remarks, awards, live auction, performances

10:00 – Midnight | DJ & Dancing

 Sunday, October 15, 2023

11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Brunch

12:00 – 2:00 pm | Main Programming

musical performances, tribute to Dr. Anne R. Clark, and a host of other delightful surprises!

Check out last year's event:

BAA Honors 2022 Recap


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Event lasts 6 hours

Boston Arts Academy Foundation

Talent is evenly distributed in society, but not opportunity. Help us change that reality in Boston.

Make a 100% tax-deductible donation to support Boston students. Contact us at (617) 763-1151.

Prefer to mail a check?

Make checks payable to Boston Arts Academy Foundation

126 Brookline Ave. 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02215