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. Our 40th annual Black Tie Dinner experience will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2022. The Black Tie Dinner Board of Directors is working out details for this year's experience while keeping in mind safety, vaccination rates and local and state guidelines.
To date, Black Tie Dinner has distributed nearly $27 million to a wide variety of organizations serving the needs of the LGBTQ community. Black Tie Dinner is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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.