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19 NonProfits serving the LGBTQ community announced as beneficiaries of The Black Tie Dinner

The Black Tie Dinner, the nation’s largest, one night, LGBTQ fundraising dinner, celebrated its annual Kick Off event in style by announcing their 2018 beneficiaries and theme, “VISIBLE”, at the Hall on Dragon in the Dallas Design District on Apr. 5. The event was sponsored by Eighty Three Creative.

The organization was excited to introduce Trans Kids and Families of Texas as a new beneficiary in 2018. Also, the Black Tie Dinner was thrilled to announce their new Development Director, Tony Vellucci, and welcome back their presenting sponsor for the annual dinner, BBVA Compass.

Black Tie Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd, 2018.

Here is the full list of 2018 beneficiaries:

  • AIDS Outreach Center
  • AIDS Services of Dallas
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
  • Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ
  • Celebration Community Church
  • Congregation Beth El Binah
  • Equality Texas Foundation
  • Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Legacy Counseling Center
  • Legal Hospice of Texas
  • Northaven United Methodist Church
  • Promise House
  • Rainbow Roundup
  • Resource Center
  • Trans Kids and Families of Texas
  • Turtle Creek Chorale
  • Uptown Players
  • The Women’s Chorus of Dallas
  • The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (National Beneficiary)


Since its inception in 1982, Black Tie Dinner has been the largest fund raising dinner for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in the nation. Each year, Black Tie Dinner selects up to 20 North Texas beneficiaries to receive dinner proceeds as well as the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the Dinner’s national beneficiary. To date, Black Tie Dinner has distributed over $22 million. Black Tie Dinner, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Find out more on the organization’s website. publishes every week.
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