Our Commitment to Safety. With winter upon us the safety of all guests and those working
as our top priority. Health and safety developments are being closely monitored, and
updates will be communicated to all guests in advance of the event. Let’s stay healthy
and connected —together.
Symptoms and Contact
Any guest testing positive for COVID-19 or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms regardless of
vaccination status should not attend the gala. We discourage anyone who is sick from
Who does the Ball benefit?
Created in memory of Corey C. Griffin (1986-2014), the Corey C. Griffin Foundation
provides strategic, financial support to at-risk youth as well as those with medical
challenges. The work of the CCGF helps children thrive, learn and achieve, regardless of
economic or medical circumstance. We provide financial and hands-on support to the
most impactful youth-focused organizations, with a concentration in healthcare and
What is the Dress Code?
Fashionably Black-tie. Our 2023 theme is Neon Glow. Most ladies wear an evening gown
and men wear a formal suit or a tux. Have fun with the theme.
Is parking included?
No. Self parking is available for an additional fee and ff you choose to Valet at the Omni
Boston Hotel, there is a fee.
Is the Ball open bar?
Yes. Thank you to the support of our sponsors: Tito’s Vodka, Casamigos, Josh Wine
Cellars, and Stella.
BWB Code of Conduct
All attendees, entertainment, vendors, staff, sponsors, and volunteers at the Ball are
required to agree with our code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code
throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe
environment for everybody.
Organizers will be happy to help attendees contact hotel security or local law
enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing any issues to feel
safe during BWB. We value your attendance and your safety.

Unacceptable Behavior
—Harassment, sexual harassment, bullying, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
—Physical or verbal abuse of any attendee.
—Wearing clothing that is not suitable for the event or otherwise potentially offensive.
—At the BWB, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are served. BWB expects
attendees to drink responsibly and reserves the right to deny service to attendees for any
reason, and may require an attendee to leave the event.
—Possession of any item that can be used as a weapon, which may cause danger to
others if used in a certain manner.
—Possessing any illegal substance, including but not limited to narcotics, marijuana, or
other illegal drugs. The Foundation does not tolerate the use or abuse of illegal
substances anywhere at our events.
—Smoking – other than in designated areas.
—Assembling for the purpose of, or resulting in, disturbing the peace, or committing any
unlawful act or engaging in any offensive behavior.
—Additional examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to:
-Disparaging comments related to gender, gender identity or appearance, sexual
orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, ethnicity,
national origin, political views or affiliation;
-Threatening or stalking any attendee.
Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated by anyone. If a participant engages in
unacceptable behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem
appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the event temporarily or permanently
without warning or refund and may be disallowed from future Foundation events.
What To Do If You Witness or Are Subjected To Unacceptable Behavior
Please notify an event organizer as soon as possible. All reports will remain completely
confidential. You can report unacceptable behavior to any member of staff for
assistance. Please email Melissa Bowman, Executive Director at with any issues that arise.
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