Proceeds from fundraiser to be split between HRCF, 19 local groups
Black Tie Dinner has identified 19 local organizations and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as this year’s beneficiaries. The annual gala dinner will be held Nov. 6 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.
Black Tie Co-Chair Ron Guillard said this year’s dinner theme, "Stand Strong," is "a perfect way to describe what our 2010 beneficiaries do each and every day. Each of these deserving organizations stands strong as they work tirelessly to provide hope for their clients and constituents."
Co-Chair Nan Arnold added, "Our 2010 beneficiaries are a major inspiration to the entire community, including everyone involved with Black Tie Dinner. We’re proud that, through Black Tie Dinner, individuals and our sponsors support these organizations that provide so much to the North Texas LGBT community."
The local organizations were selected by the Black Tie Dinner board through a detailed examination and rating process, Guillard and Arnold said. The application questions focus on the financial and organizational health and stability of the applicant, and each organization is also evaluated on its service to the North Texas LGBT community, including the quality and impact of programs, services and activities.
The 2010 local beneficiaries are AIDS Arms, AIDS Interfaith Network, AIDS Outreach Center, AIDS Resources of Rural Texas, AIDS Services Dallas, Celebration Community Church, Congregation Beth El Binah, Equality Texas Foundation, Health Services of North Texas, Home for the Holidays, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Legacy Counseling, Legal Hospice of Texas, Northaven United Methodist Church, Resource Center Dallas, The Women’s Chorus of Dallas, Turtle Creek Chorale, White Rock Friends and Youth First Texas.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 9, 2010.