Contact: Contact: Kerry Crisley



What: John & Abigail Adams Benefit

When: Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Sponsor: Boston Bar Foundation

Honoree: Paul Grogan, President and CEO of the Boston Foundation will be presented with 2012 Boston Bar Foundation Public Service Award

Where: The Museum of Fine Arts | Boston

Background: The Boston Bar Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the Boston Bar Association, advances access to justice and supports innovative community outreach programs providing unique opportunities for lawyers to serve our community.

To date the 2012 John & Abigail Adams Benefit has raised some $585,000 and is being co-chaired by Anthony Froio (Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi) and Christopher Kenney (Kenney & Sams).

Proceeds from the 2011 John & Abigail Adams Benefit provided grants to 25 legal aid providers serving these and other critical needs: assistance for victims of domestic violence, veterans and their families, and preventing homelessness.

Credentialing: Members of the press can obtain credentials from Bonnie Sashin, or 617-778-1902.

The Boston Bar Association traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the nation’s second president. Its mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, serve the community at large and promote diversity and inclusion.