All for One

Black Tie Dinner announces theme for big-deal fall fundraising gala

Black Tie Dinner announces theme for big-deal fall fundraising gala

Misty Mikolajunas, Courtney Westerfield
Misty Mikolajunas, Courtney Westerfield Photo by Steven Foxall
Louie Yzaguirre, Ken Wagner, Micah McDade
Louie Yzaguirre, Ken Wagner, Micah McDade Photo by Steven Foxall
Andrew Spitz, Eric Rodgers, David Ploof, Jerry Coalson
Andrew Spitz, Eric Rodgers, David Ploof, Jerry Coalson Photo by Steven Foxall
Kyle Krueger, Calen Bedford, Joe Gallucci
Kyle Krueger, Calen Bedford, Joe Callucci Photo by Steven Foxall
Justin Burks, Chris Gorrie
Justin Burks, Chris Gorrie Photo by Steven Foxall
John Howerton, Austin Ralph
John Howerton, Austin Ralph Photo by Steven Foxall
Blake Macon, Drew Martin
Blake Macon, Drew Martin Photo by Steven Foxall
George Crips, Julie Priolo, Lucas Priolo
George Crips, Julie Priolo, Lucas Priolo Photo by Steven Foxall
Robin Bangert, Micah McDade, Jeanne Cassidy
Robin Bangert, Micah McDade, Jeanne Cassidy Photo by Steven Foxall
John McGill, Miller Crowe
John McGill, Miller Crowe Photo by Steven Foxall
Jarrod Freeman, Kleve Thomas
Jarrod Freeman, Kleve Thomas Photo by Steven Foxall
Michelle Salazar, Kimberly Campbell
Michelle Salazar, Kimberly Campbell Photo by Steven Foxall
Cameron Wetzel, David Sassano
Cameron Wetzel, David Sassano Photo by Steven Foxall
Greg Caves, Ken Morris
Greg Caves, Ken Morris Photo by Steven Foxall
Roger Poindexter, Dennis Coleman
Roger Poindexter, Dennis Coleman Photo by Steven Foxall
Misty Mikolajunas, Courtney Westerfield
Louie Yzaguirre, Ken Wagner, Micah McDade
Andrew Spitz, Eric Rodgers, David Ploof, Jerry Coalson
Kyle Krueger, Calen Bedford, Joe Gallucci
Justin Burks, Chris Gorrie
John Howerton, Austin Ralph
Blake Macon, Drew Martin
George Crips, Julie Priolo, Lucas Priolo
Robin Bangert, Micah McDade, Jeanne Cassidy
John McGill, Miller Crowe
Jarrod Freeman, Kleve Thomas
Michelle Salazar, Kimberly Campbell
Cameron Wetzel, David Sassano
Greg Caves, Ken Morris
Roger Poindexter, Dennis Coleman

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.