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Champion Reception 2023

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CHAMPION RECEPTION: The Foundation Room, House of Blues, 15 Landsdowne St, Boston, MA 02215 | SHREK: Boston Arts Academy, 174 Ipswich St, Boston, MA 02215

Join us for a special Champion Reception before Opening Night of Shrek The Musical!

Champion Reception 2023


Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 5:00PM

The Foundation Room, House of Blues, 15 Landsdowne St, Boston, MA 02215


Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 7:30PM

Boston Arts Academy, 174 Ipswich St, Boston, MA 02215

Hosted by Boston Arts Academy’s Advisory Council: Beate Becker and Petrina Martin Cherry, Co-Chairs

Want to get involved? Join The BAAF Champion's Committee!

The BAAF Champion's Committee is a group of volunteers that identify themselves as champions of Boston Arts Academy Foundation’s mission to provide access to opportunity and public arts education to Boston’s youth.

 The committee will be responsible for and critical to BAAF’s success in helping to raise $125,000 for the Champion Reception event and student performance of Shrek, in honor of BAA’s 25th Anniversary campaign.


Responsibilities include:

  1. Attend the virtual kickoff meeting in January. Details to follow.

  2. Raise and/or donate at least $5,000, which could include a combination of Reception Tickets ($125 each), Sponsors, Ads, Online Donations. and In-Kind Services/Gifts.

  3. Invite at least two friends, family members or co-workers to purchase and attend Champion Reception with you on March 16, 2023 (ticket sale included in give/get)

  4. Purchase ticket(s) and attend Champion Reception and Opening Night on March 16, 2023 (ticket sale included in give/get)

Benefits of joining:

  1. Making a positive impact in the lives of BAA’s students by raising critical funds for their education

  2. Recognition in the program book, on the website, and during the speaking program

  3. Reserved, VIP seating during Opening Night show on March 16, 2023

  4. 25th Anniversary swag

Interested in joining, or have questions? Email Caitlin at

3 More Shows!


Friday, March 17, 2023 | 7:30PM

Saturday, March 18, 2023 | 2:00PM

Saturday, March 18, 2023 | 7:30PM

Boston Arts Academy, 174 Ipswich St, Boston, MA 02215

Show tickets are donation-based in celebration of BAA's 25th Anniversary.

Support the performers by buying an ad, sponsoring, attending the Champion Reception, or making a donation.

Contact Caitlin Durkin to pledge or for more information.

Champion Reception Tickets ($125 each)

21+ event. Reception Tickets include admission to Opening Night of Shrek.

Program Ads (Caregiver ads too!)

Caregiver ads: $50 | 5” wide by 3.875” tall

Program ads:

Half-page $250 | 5” wide by 3.875” tall

Full-page $500 | 5” wide by 8” tall

Back Cover $2,500 | 5” wide by 8” tall

PDF format preferred, though all image formats can be accommodated.

Please send completed ads to, 617-406-9228

Print Ad deadline: Friday, February 17, 2023 Digital Ad deadline: Thursday, March 9, 2023


MAIN STAGE: $25,000 Sponsor

PRODUCER: $10,000 Sponsor

DIRECTOR: $5,000 Sponsor

PERFORMER: $2,500 Sponsor

PLAYWRIGHT: $1,000 Sponsor

See below for sponsor pack, or email Caitlin:

Download the 2023 Sponsor Pack
Download & fill in Sponsor, Ad, Ticket Order Form

Why Support? Learn more about who you're helping and how your donations fund public arts education.

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Did You Know?

  • Nearly 500 students attend BAA from every neighborhood in Boston

  • 90% of students identify as people of color

  • 34% of BAA students speak a language other than English at home

  • 35% of students enter high school reading below grade level

  • 64% of BAA students are from low-income families

  • 19% of students have documented learning challenges, requiring instructional accommodations

  • 97% of BAA’s students are accepted to college

  • More than 2,000 alumni are leading in careers in the creative economy and beyond

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Why Your Support Matters:

BAA offers the city’s youth a world-class public arts education in keeping with Boston’s renown as a cultural capital.

Boston Arts Academy’s admissions process is unique. Students must demonstrate their commitment to their art—the only criteria for admissions. BAA reviews prior grades and learning and behavioral challenges after students have been admitted.

Studying the arts transforms a young person’s relationship to themselves, their community, and their world. BAA’s graduates are successful in a broad range of career fields, including law, education, business, and the arts.

As a pilot school within Boston Public Schools, public funding only covers a portion of BAA’s costs, mainly academic curriculum.

Boston Arts Academy Foundation bridges the gap and funds the arts, including arts faculty, resources, programming and more at BAA. The BAA Foundation also supports Health & Wellness, summer programs and college scholarships.

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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) 513-3601.

Prefer to mail a check?

Make checks payable to Boston Arts Academy Foundation

126 Brookline Ave. 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02215