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BAA Honors 2022 will celebrate the grand opening of the new, cutting-edge performing arts building & BAA's 25th Anniversary!

BAA Honors is October 8!
$2.5Mfundraising goal
25years of excellence in arts education
1night to celebrate it all!

BAA Honors is Boston Arts Academy Foundation's signature annual event and largest single source of funding for Boston Arts Academy - with a $2.5M goal.

Join us to celebrate 25 years of transformative arts education and raise critical funds to ensure Boston Arts Academy continues to offer educational equity and life-changing opportunities for generations to come!

BAA Honors will be held in the brand-new BAA school building in Fenway.

174 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA 02215

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Black-Tie Attire

  • The evening will begin with a cocktail reception featuring student spotlights, followed by student performances and a live auction in the Theatre

  • Guests will be directed to a seated dinner, featuring remarks from Honorees, in themed dining rooms

  • To close out the night, Greg Groover Jr., former Chair of BAA’s Music Department, and other well-known Berklee faculty and musicians, will perform as a tribute to Terri Lyne Carrington, the 2022 Music Honoree, in the Theatre, followed by a DJ and dancing on the Rooftop Terrace overlooking Fenway Park

Learn more about BAA

Boston Arts Academy (BAA) is the city’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts, serving students who reflect the diversity of Boston’s neighborhoods.

Boston Arts Academy serves as a laboratory and a beacon for artistic and academic innovation, preparing a diverse community of aspiring artists, scholars and global citizens to be successful in their college or professional careers and to be engaged members of a democratic society.


Learn more about BAA and the new school building at 174 Ipswich St!

Learn more about BAA's 25th Anniversary!

Fast Facts on BAA

In 2020-2021 School Year:

  • 53% of students lived in Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury

  • Students are accepted from all 23 neighborhoods of Boston

  • 91% of the 482 students identified as Black, Latinx, Multiracial or Asian

  • 56% of students come from economically disadvantaged families

  • 35% entered 9th grade reading below grade level

  • 33% spoke another language than English at home

  • 17% have documented learning challenges, requiring additional instructional accommodations

  • 97% were accepted to college

Programs:

  • 30% of students participated in BAA's state-certified Career and Technical Education programs Fashion Technology and Design, and Visual Communications

  • 30 juniors and seniors took classes at BAA and at local colleges, earning high school and college credit as part of BAA's Dual Enrollment program with the ProArts Consortium colleges

  • Summer Reading Program and Summer and Saturday Math Program were offered to help students achieve grade-appropriate reading levels and math proficiencies

  • Majors: Dance, Music, Theatre, Fashion Tech, Visual Arts

Now is the time to show your support, for Boston's ONLY public high school for the visual and performing arts.

JOIN US by becoming a Leadership Circle member, a Sponsor, buying a ticket or advertising. Details below.

What is the Leadership Circle?

The BAA Honors 2022 Leadership Circle is a volunteer group of individuals passionate about the arts, arts education, and Boston's youth. The group plays a key role in helping BAA Foundation achieve an ambitious $2.5 million BAA Honors goal that helps the school's 500 students get an arts-intensive education at no cost to them. BAA’s educational model works: 97% of BAA’s students are accepted to college.

 Each Leadership Circle member is asked to donate and/or secure donations totaling $25,000 or more. This can be achieved through sponsorships, ticket sales, live auction items and more. Specifically, Leadership Circle members can contribute to their give/get by:

·        Buy/Sell seats to BAA Honors ($1,000 each)

·        Buy/Sell sponsorships (starting at $10,000)

·        Buy/Sell program advertising (starts at $1,500 an ad)

·        Secure online donations

·        Donate or secure high-value auction items

·        Secure Leadership Circle and Auction Committee members, and,

·        Raise visibility of BAAF, BAA and BAA Honors.

How can I join the Leadership Circle to help raise funds for BAA?

By joining this extraordinary group of volunteers, Leadership Circle members help BAA Foundation in its efforts to continue to provide equitable access to an arts education and life-changing opportunities for BAA’s growing student body.

For more information, or if you’d like to join, please contact Caitlin Durkin at cdurkin@baafdn.org or 617-406-9228.

2022 SPONSOR PACK

Learn more about our HonoreesHonoree Bios

SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorships provide the opportunity to amplify and elevate corporate commitment to arts-intensive and college preparatory education for diverse inner-city high school students. All sponsor levels include tickets to BAA Honors, naming opportunities within the new school building, visibility and brand promotion, and a program book advertisement.

Sponsorship commitment forms and payment are due August 25, 2022.

Sponsorship Commitment Form
Presenting Sponsor: $500,000

BAA HONORS EVENT

• Tickets for 40 guests for Black-Tie event on Saturday, October 8, 2022

• Premiere, reserved seating during a unique dining experience, hosted by BAA Honors Honorees

• Prominent logo visibility, including standalone signage and logo on step-and-repeat

• Special acknowledgement from event host and opportunity to speak during program

• Access to VIP Meet & Greet before event, and inclusion in Honoree publicity photos

GRAND OPENING EVENT

• 10 tickets to attend Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the grand opening of the school in early October with prominent local and state leaders

• First look! Tour of new BAA school building after Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

• Naming opportunity of a dedicated space within the new BAA building; spaces such as the Landing Platform or Performing Platform*

• Pre-arranged media interviews during Grand Opening weekend

VISIBILITY & GOODWILL

• Logo placement on all event material and in all media

• Inclusion in Grand Opening weekend press release and publicity stories

• Right of first refusal for industry exclusivity as 2022 BAA Honors Presenting Sponsor

• 2 dedicated social media posts in advance of Grand Opening weekend

• Full color, full page ad on the back cover of event program book

Platinum Sponsor: $250,000

BAA HONORS EVENT

• Tickets for 30 guests for Black-Tie event on Saturday, October 8, 2022

• Unique dining experience, hosted by BAA Honors Honorees

• Standalone signage and logo on step-and-repeat

• Special acknowledgement from event host and opportunity to speak during program

• Access to VIP Meet & Greet before event, and inclusion in Honoree publicity photos

GRAND OPENING EVENT

• 6 tickets to attend Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the grand opening of the school in early October with prominent local and state leaders

• First look! Tour of new BAA school building after Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

• Naming opportunity of a Bench and Gathering Stair within the new BAA building; and four Theatre Seats in BAA's fully-accessible 500-seat theatre*

• Pre-arranged media interviews during Grand Opening weekend

VISIBILITY & GOODWILL

• Prominent logo placement on Grand Opening weekend website, donor “thank you” letter and post-event video recap

• Inclusion in Grand Opening weekend press release and publicity stories

• 1 dedicated social media post in advance of Grand Opening weekend

• Full color, full page ad in event program book

Diamond Sponsor: $100,000

BAA HONORS EVENT

• Tickets for 20 guests for Black-Tie event on Saturday, October 8, 2022

• Unique dining experience, hosted by BAA Honors Honorees

• Logo on event signage and step-and-repeat

• Special acknowledgement from event host during program

• Access to VIP Meet & Greet before event

GRAND OPENING EVENT

• 4 tickets to attend Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the grand opening of the school in early October with prominent local and state leaders

• First look! Tour of new BAA school building after Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

• Naming opportunity of a Bench OR Gathering Stair within the new BAA building; and three Theatre Seats in BAA's fully-accessible 500-seat theatre*

VISIBILITY & GOODWILL

• Prominent logo placement on Grand Opening weekend website, donor “thank you” letter and post-event video recap

• 1 dedicated social media post in advance of Grand Opening weekend

• Full color, full page ad in event program book

Gold Sponsor: $50,000

BAA HONORS EVENT

• Tickets for 15 guests for Black-Tie event on Saturday, October 8, 2022

• Unique dining experience, hosted by BAA Honors Honorees

• Logo on event signage

• Access to VIP Meet & Greet before event

GRAND OPENING EVENT

• 2 tickets to attend Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the grand opening of the school in early October with prominent local and state leaders

• First look! Tour of new BAA school building after Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

• Naming opportunity of a Gathering Stair within the new BAA building; and two Theatre Seats in BAA's fully-accessible 500-seat theatre*

VISIBILITY & GOODWILL

• Prominent logo placement on Grand Opening weekend website, donor “thank you” letter and post-event video recap

• 1 dedicated social media post in advance of Grand Opening weekend

• Full color, full page ad in event program book

Silver Sponsor: $25,000

BAA HONORS EVENT

• Tickets for 10 guests for Black-Tie event on Saturday, October 8, 2022

• Unique dining experience, hosted by BAA Honors Honorees

• Access to VIP Meet & Greet before event

GRAND OPENING EVENT

• Naming opportunity of two Theatre Seats in BAA's fully-accessible 500-seat theatre*

VISIBILITY & GOODWILL

• Prominent logo placement on Grand Opening weekend website, donor “thank you” letter and post-event video recap

• 1 dedicated social media post in advance of Grand Opening weekend

• Full color, half page ad in event program book

Bronze Sponsor: $10,000

BAA HONORS EVENT

• Tickets for 5 guests for Black-Tie event on Saturday, October 8, 2022

• Unique dining experience, hosted by BAA Honors Honorees

GRAND OPENING EVENT

• Naming opportunity of a Theatre Seat in BAA's fully-accessible 500-seat theatre*

VISIBILITY & GOODWILL

• Logo placement on Grand Opening weekend website, donor “thank you” letter and post-event video recap

• Inclusion and mention in social media posts in advance of Grand Opening weekend

• Black & white, half page ad in event program book

ADVERTISING

Companies and individuals have the opportunity to purchase an advertisement that will be placed in the program book.* Advertisements are due Thursday, September 1, 2022 in PDF format.

*Advertisements are already included as a benefit to sponsors. See above.

Advertising Commitment Form
Full page, color ad: $5,000

Dimensions: 5"w x 8"h

Ads due: September 1, 2022 in PDF format

Full page, b&w ad: $3,000

Dimensions: 5"w x 8"h

Ads due: September 1, 2022 in PDF format

Half page, color ad: $2,500

Dimensions: 5"w x 3.875"h

Ads due: September 1, 2022 in PDF format

Half page, b&w ad: $1,500

Dimensions: 5"w x 3.875"h

Ads due: September 1, 2022 in PDF format

TICKETS

BAA Honors Guest Ticket: $1,000 (each)

Ticket for entry to the black-tie BAA Honors 2022 Grand Opening & 25th Anniversary Celebration event at the state-of-the-art Boston Arts Academy school building. Event includes an auction, live entertainment, star-studded guest appearances, awards and programming, dinner, dancing and more.

Buy Tickets

AUCTION

To provide an item for the live or silent auction at BAA Honors, please complete and submit the below form.

Auction Form

For more information, contact: Caitlin Durkin at 617-406-9228 / cdurkin@baafdn.org.

Event lasts 5 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) 513-3601.

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Make checks payable to Boston Arts Academy Foundation

2 Charlesgate West, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02215

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