Black Tie Dinner devotees know how to party extravagantly for a vital cause. Just ask any of the 3,000 people in attendance at last year’s gala, which raised $1.05 million for LGBT supportive organizations in North Texas and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Like any worthy annual charitable event, the Black Tie Dinner continues to evolve, with higher fundraising goals and more exciting entertainment. This year promises to impress with even greater purpose and pizzazz.
Recently 200 sharply dressed supporters came together for the Black Tie Dinner launch party at T&P Station in Fort Worth. There organizers announced the theme for the 2013 fundraiser, set for Saturday, November 2, at the Sheraton Hotel.
“By choosing ‘One Voice’ as our theme this year, we look forward to demonstrating how the GLBT community has evolved,” said co-chair Mitzi Lemons. “Our movement started with one person who stood up for what they believed was fair. Since then, we have fought long and hard against injustice, yet today we face new battles involving marriage equality and anti-discrimination.”
On the scene to receive the exciting news were Cameron Wetzel, Greg Caves, Michelle Salazar, Kimberly Campbell, Jarrod Freeman, Kleve Thomas, Roger Poindexter, Julie Sandoval, Robin Bangert, Micah McDade, John Howerton, Andrew Spitz, Eric Rodgers and Drew Martin.
Before parting ways, co-chair Ken Morris added, “It all starts with One Voice — singing in the darkness, followed by another voice, then another, until everyone is speaking together in support of the same cause.”
We’ll toast to that.