The DFW Black Tie Dinner Committee dispersed funds from its October event to 20 local beneficiaries and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on Thursday night.
The dinner committee distributed a total $1,240,000, the largest amount in its history.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the principle beneficiary of the North Texas fundraiser, received $620,000. The dinner, held each fall, is the largest in a series of such events held in major cities across the nation.
The Resource Center of Dallas received the largest donation among the 20 local beneficiaries, taking home a check for $59,562.
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, which has its Southwest Region headquarters in Dallas, was next on the list, receiving $45,723.
Other beneficiaries and the amounts they received are listed below.
In addition to distributing checks to the beneficiaries, dinner committee officials announced that Deiadra Burns would replace Pam Clayton as female co-chair of the committee. She joins co-chair Tom Phipps in heading up the committee that will plan the 2006 dinner.
Committee co-chairs serve two-year terms, with the male and female co-chairs stepping down in alternate years to ensure continuity.
The check distribution event was held at the Adams Mark Hotel in downtown Dallas, the site of this year’s dinner.
– AIDS Arms Network: $36,968
– AIDS Interfaith Network: $27,209
– AIDS Outreach Center: $26,421
– AIDS Resources of Rural Texas: $28,607
– AIDS Services of Dallas: $33,679
– AIDS Services of North Texas: $26,900
– Beth El Binah: $26,582
– Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance, Don Baker Education Fund: $26,570
– Dallas Legal Hospice: $28,716
– Fort Worth Men’s Chorus: $26,800
– Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network of
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– Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund: $45,723
– Legacy Counseling Center: $30,891
– Lesbian Gay Rights Lobby of Texas (Equality Texas), Calkin Fund: $28,874
– PFLAG/Dallas: $29,319
– Resource Center of Dallas: $59,562
– Turtle Creek Chorale: $29,486
– White Rock Friends: $25,725
– Women’s Communities Association: $26,650
– Youth First Texas: $29,489
– Human Rights Campaign Foundation: $620,000.
Photos by Jenni Beauchamp.