Black Tie Dinner Distributes Record $ 1.45 Million To Recipients
Those in charge of the Black Tie dinner distributed a record amount of $ 1,450,000 to its 17 beneficiaries during its 2021 closing party, held on Thursday evening, December 16 by 2021, main sponsor PNC Bank and underwriter of the Lexus distribution event, at Gilley’s South Side Music Hall. Co-Chairs Brad Pritchett and Terry Loftis noted that the record-breaking 2021 fundraiser has pushed the total distribution of Black Tie Dinner since its inception to over $ 27 million.
Pritchett, who completed his two years at the helm of Black Tie and his tenure on the board with the cast event Thursday, said: “Following the challenges of 2020, we are delighted to announce a record cast this year. year. It is thanks to the dedication of our Board of Directors, the support of our sponsors and the commitment of our community that we are reaching this important milestone.
“But we know it really is the hard work and service provided to our community by our beneficiaries that makes all the efforts worth it. It really is a celebration of them, ”added Pritchett.
Brendan McGuire, PNC Regional President for North Texas, said, “The Black Tie Dinner is one of the largest fundraising movements in North Texas and across the United States for our LGBTQ community. . As a Main Sponsor, PNC Bank is proud to be part of the wave of North Texas volunteers, supporters, funders and leaders who are passionate about supporting the impact of their important work.
Loftis will assume the role of Black Tie’s senior co-chair in 2022, and on Thursday Regina Lyn Pierce was announced as the new junior co-chair. Dustin Vyers is co-chair-elect and Dana O’Connell is secretary for 2022. The freshman board members introduced at the meeting were Martise Cooks, Jacqueline Evans, Blake Griffin, Vaughn Nguyen, Jaylen Page and Jason Thompson.
Black Tie presented checks to 16 local organizations and the national beneficiary Human Rights Campaign Foundation on Thursday. HRCF received $ 615,275.
The local beneficiaries are:
- Dallas AIDS Service: $ 57,347
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star: $ 50,500
- Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ: $ 48,897
- Community celebration church: $ 52,658
- Coalition for LGBT Seniors: $ 49,169
- Dallas Hope Charities: $ 51,130
- Texas Equality Foundation: $ 59,974
- HELP Center for LGBT Health and Wellness: $ 63,758
- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund: $ 41,779
- Legacy Counseling Center (now known as Legacy Cares): $ 35,773
- Northaven United Methodist Church: $ 71,485
- Family Planning in Far North Texas: $ 51,855
- Promised house: $ 35,170
- Resource center: $ 66,936
- Turtle Creek Choir: $ 46,897
- Upscale gamers: $ 51,396.
Loftis and Pritchett also introduced Black Tie’s new director of development, Mauri Douglas, at the Thursday night reunion. Douglas “has a proven track record of fundraising, donor development, strategic planning, branding and operations for companies like the American Cancer Society and the East Texas Food Bank,” according to a Press release.
Loftis said: “We are delighted that Mauri is joining our Black Tie Dinner family. His fundraising background and successful track record will be a great addition to our team as we move into 2022 and beyond. “
For more information on the 2022 Black Tie Dinner and the 2021 grantees, visit blacktie.org.