History of the Black Tie Dinner

Black Tie Dinner, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for gay and lesbian supportive organizations serving North Texas through a premier event of empowerment, education and entertainment in partnership with the community.
Since 1982, the nation’s largest gay and lesbian fund raising dinner has grown and prospered in a supportive environment. The evolution of our community is reflected in the yearly increases that our beneficiaries have enjoyed. From the first year that produced a $6,000 donation to the Human Rights Campaign Fund, this premier community event has grown to distribute a total of nearly $8 million to our national and local beneficiaries. In 2004, the Black Tie Dinner distributed $1,120,000 to our national and local beneficiaries.
Black Tie Dinner, Inc. is the most successful dinner in the country supporting the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. It also has the distinction of being the only dinner benefiting HRCF to support local beneficiaries as well. Up to twenty local beneficiaries are selected each year by the Black Tie Dinner Board of Directors.

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