Black Tie Ambassador supporting Black Tie Dinner
Black Tie Ambassador

About the Cause

The first Black Tie Dinner in 1982 produced a $6,000 donation to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Since then, the Dallas-based dinner has grown into the largest fundraising dinner in the nation for the LGBTQ community. For our 39th year, we’re doing things a little differently with Black Tie Live, a one-hour fundraising tv program on WFAA-TV on Sunday, October 18, at 4 p.m. Proceeds from the show and the Ambassador program will help support 17 LGBTQ non-profits, including 16 right here in North Texas. 


To date, Black Tie Dinner has distributed over $25 million dollars to a wide variety of organizations serving the needs of the LGBTQ community. Black Tie Dinner is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

How Your Support Makes a Difference

The Black Tie Dinner is a celebration of and for those who do so much for the North Texas LGBTQ community. Each year, our net proceeds of Black Tie Dinner are distributed among the local beneficiaries and to our national beneficiary, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. By supporting Black Tie Dinner, you are supporting our entire North Texas LGTBQ community and beyond.

Thank you to our Sponsors


The Black Tie Ambassador program is a brand-new fundraising initiative from Black Tie Dinner. Fundraising this year has been especially challenging but we remain committed to raising as much money for our beneficiaries as we can. That’s where you come in. By becoming a Black Tie Ambassador, you commit to using your network of family, friends, and colleagues to raise money for our annual distribution. You can create a team to fundraise together and track your activity and progress, as well as see where you rank among all other Black Tie Dinner Ambassadors. Enjoy a little friendly competition as you help raise money for our inspiring and hard-working beneficiaries.