FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/15/2014

Contact: Contact: Kerry Crisley

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Boston Bar Foundation John & Abigail Adams Benefit (Media Advisory)

WHAT 
The Boston Bar Foundation's John & Abigail Adams Benefit

WHEN
January 25, 2014, 6:30 pm

WHERE
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

GUEST OF HONOR
Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino will be recognized for his 20 years of dedicated leadership and service to the city with the 2014 Public Service Award.

NOTABLE FEATURES
•  The Adams Benefit is Greater Boston's largest fundraiser for legal services, with the majority of proceeds funding direct grants to community organizations that provide hope and help to those most in need. Read more about the work of these community organizations that is made possible by Adams Benefit proceeds here.

•  Not only does the Benefit provide after-hours access to the MFA's collections, but it also features gourmet food, specialty drinks, live music, and dancing.

•  Over 900 attorneys, members of the business community, and other distinguished guests will be in attendance.

•  So far, the Benefit has raised over $625,000.

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.