blacktieBeneficiary applications for the 32nd annual Black Tie Dinner will be available on the event’s website beginning Monday, Feb. 4. Completed applications are due by March 4 and beneficiaries will be announced on March 25.

Each year, the BTD Board of Directors uses a rigorous process to select up to 20 LGBT-supportive organizations from North Texas to receive funds. In its 31-year history, the dinner has distributed more than $17 million. To be eligible, candidates must have a tax-exempt status as determined by the IRS, be able to demonstrate significant service to the North Texas LGBT community, and use a majority of their funds for direct programs and services.

The Black Tie Dinner, recently voted Dallas’ “Most Glamorous” event by CultureMap readers, is set for Nov. 2. Questions regarding the beneficiary application process may be emailed to Ron Hill at For additional information about the Dinner, visit