Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Signal boost: Horizons Foundation's annual fundraising gala and celebration
Another cause to consider supporting: Horizons Foundation's annual fundraising gala. Horizons is a philanthropic social justice organization that, for 30 years, has been "meeting the needs, advancing the rights, and celebrating the lives of LGBT people through a diverse range of programs, services, and initiatives." My good friend Darren Isom is on their board, and invited me to last year's gala -- the FB "cover photo" up there was actually taken on the way there. It was a fantastic evening! This year, they'll be honoring Congressman Barney Frank and Kate Kendell (Executive Director of the NCLR) for their leadership in the LGBT movement.
You can make a donation in any amount -- just enter a contribution amount and, under "Number/type of tickets or sponsorship," chose "donation only." A $250 donation will get you into the main gala -- a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a dinner and awards presentations, all at the Fairmont Hotel -- as well as the casino party afterwards, which will take place at the Tonga Room. Casino-party-only tickets are available for $75 and, again, a pledge of support in any amount would be welcome.
If you do choose to give, at any level, please be sure to note Darren Isom as the "event captain or sponsor." And, if you know anyone else who might want to support Horizons Foundation in their efforts to strengthen and support LGBT people and communities, please spread the word!
For more information on Horizons Foundation.