Fenway Leadership Awards

Each year, Fenway Health is proud to recognize individuals and organizations who embody our mission by helping pave the way for equitable and accessible healthcare and/or demonstrating the promise and resolve to ensure a healthier future for the communities we serve.

Kevin Churchwell, CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital, will be presenting two Fenway Leadership Awards. The first will be given to Rob Hale and the Hale Family who demonstrate extraordinary ally-ship, to the LGBTQIA+ community through their generous support of youth experiencing homelessness.

Karen & Robert Hale

The Hale Family

Karen and Rob Hale believe deeply in supporting local communities through philanthropy and have pledged or donated more than $300 million to a broad range of causes in New England and beyond. Last year alone they made $52M in grants from their Foundation – $1M per week to organizations making a difference on a wide range of causes, from environmental conservation to youth mental health to equality for our underserved local communities, including Fenway’s Youth on Fire program.

Boston Pride for the People​

The second Fenway Leadership Award is being presented to Boston Pride For The People, a group of community members who have come together to reimagine Boston’s LGBTQIA+ Pride celebration. Boston Pride For The People is a volunteer-led organization that plans activities and events that celebrate the rich diversity, culture, and intersectionality of the LGBTQIA+ community.

In addition, Fenway Health presents Community Leadership Awards throughout the year to acknowledge and celebrate individuals and organizations that provided leadership and positive visibility for the LGBTQIA + community of New England.

The following awards were first presented during community events throughout 2022 -2023. We are excited to recognize the following past and present award recipients at this year’s Gala. 

2022 – 2023

Award Recipients


Award Name

Primary Attribute


AIDS Walk Boston

Bette Burns Award

Compassion & Education

Joshua & Amy Boger

Audre Lorde
Cancer Awareness

Audre Lorde Cancer
Awareness Brunch

Trailblazer Award

Qwin Mbabazi

Spirit of Fire Award

Dr. Shail Maingi

Fenway Health
Community Appreciation

Fenway Health Community
Appreciation Night

Michael A. Tye Award


Ken Mayer

Bayard Rustin
Community Breakfast

Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast

Bayard Rustin Award


Spencer Collins

Belynda A. Dunn Award


Healing Our Community Collaborative

Bayard Rustin
Community Breakfast

Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast

Bayard Rustin Award


Cecilia Chung

Belynda A. Dunn Award


Sheryl Lee Ralph

Special Image Award


Colman Domingo

Fenway Gala Awards

Fenway Leadership Award


Hale Family

Fenway Leadership Award

Boston Pride for the People

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