Half goes to HRC; Resource Center receives largest local donation
DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer
Black Tie Dinner distributed $1 million in funds at its annual distribution party on Thursday, Dec. 11 at the Renaissance Hotel on Stemmons Freeway.
Of the 15 local beneficiaries that split $500,000, Resource Center received the largest check at $58,785. Other beneficiaries received between $27,000 and $40,000.
Human Rights Campaign national board co-chair Cathi Scalise accepted the organization’s check for $500,000.
The 33rd annual Black Tie Dinner was held on Nov. 15 at the Sheraton Dallas. Speakers included WFAA sportscaster Dale Hansen, comedian Dana Goldberg, basketball player Jason Collins and singers Steve Grand and Alex Newell.
Prop 8 attorney David Boies attended early in the evening but had to catch an early flight to Washington. His partner in the litigation, Ted Olsen, spoke during the dinner.
Next year’s event returns to the Sheraton on Nov. 14.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 12, 2014