2022 John and Abigail Adams Benefit

Saturday, May 14, 2022
6:30 PM to 12:30 AM

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

The Boston Bar Foundation John & Abigail Adams Benefit returns to the
Museum of Fine Arts

Proceeds from the event fund grants to legal services organizations that provide critical assistance to low-income individuals and families in the Greater Boston area, and support initiatives that facilitate innovative public service programs within the legal community. Thanks to the support of our sponsors and donors, last year the BBF granted a record breaking $1.2 million to legal services organizations. Read more about our work the Adams Benefit makes possible.

How to Support the Event

For questions about sponsorship, tickets, or how to support event,
please contact Mariah Hanlon at

2022 Public Service Award Recipient

Damian Wilmot headshot

The Boston Bar Foundation (BBF) will present the 2022 Public Service Award to Vertex Senior Vice President, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Damian Wilmot. Mr. Wilmot will be awarded for his dedication to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within Boston’s business community, leadership in numerous nonprofits, civic, and for-profit organizations, and passion for bettering the community for all.

About the Event

The Adams Benefit is the premier fundraising event for the Boston legal community. Attendees will have access to the Museum’s permanent collection, an exclusive pass to the new wing “Art of the Americas,” as well as admission to the traveling special exhibit “Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition’–providing a beautiful backdrop to an extraordinary evening of dinner, drinks, music and dancing.

Late Night at the Museum:

A one-of-a-kind party at the Museum of Fine Arts

Starting at 9:00 PM, the Boston Bar Foundation will welcome law students, new lawyers, young professionals, and their closest friends for a night of live entertainment, unique desserts, and top-shelf open bar.

Stay tuned for more information on event details, including health and safety guidelines

Diamond Sponsor

Ropes $ Gray P

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Robins Kaplan logo

Bronze Sponsors

HoganLovells Logo_382
Jones Day Logo
Liberty Mutual Insurance Logo
Morgan Lewis Logo
Proskauer logo

Participating Sponsors

Anderson & Kreiger | Arent Fox | Barnes & Thornburg | Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts | Bowditch | Burns & Levinson | Casner & Edwards | DLA Piper | Fiduciary Trust Company | Foley & Lardner | Goulston & Storrs | Greenberg Traurig | Hemenway & barnes | Hinckley Allen | Hirsch Robers Weinstein | Kenney & Sams | Krokidas & Blustein | Locke Lord | MineralTree | Morrison Mahoney | Murphy & King | Nelson Mullins | Nixon Peabody | Peabody & Arnold | Schwartz Hannum PC | Sherin and Lodgen | Sidley |  Sugarman Rogers | Sullivan & Worcester | Todd & Weld | Troutman Pepper | Verrill

Contributing Sponsors

Arrowood LLP | Augustus A. White III Institute for Healthcare Equity | Beck Reed Riden LLP | Dana- Farber Cancer Institute | Davison Law | HarborOne Bank | Jones Kelleher | Laredo & Smith | Mass General Brigham | Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys | Nolan Sheehan Patten | Sweeney Merrigan Law

Champion & Patron Donors

The Dacier Family | Ernest Haddad | Alan Rose | David Siegel | Phil Brown | T. Christopher Donnelly | Jason Gish | Lauren McVay | Chinh Pham | Joe Turo | Mindee Wasserman

BBA COVID Policy: For the safety of our members, staff, and the community, BBA programs are open only to those who are up to date with their COVID vaccines. “Up to date” currently means that you have received all doses recommended by the CDC in their primary series vaccine, and a booster dose when eligible.

If you have a religious or medical exemption from vaccination, you may attend a BBA event, but you are required to wear a mask. All others should feel free to wear masks if they choose to do so.

By registering for this event, you are attesting that you are up to date with your COVID vaccines or have a religious or medical exemption and that you will follow all local and venue specific rules regarding masking and social distancing.

Scroll to top