Posted by: outandequal | October 14, 2011

Gala Dinner and Live Auction – October 27th at the 2011 Workplace Summit

Thursday, October 27, 2011
7:30-10:30 pm

Join us at the 2011 Out & Equal Workplace Summit Gala Dinner for a night of celebration and entertainment.

Kate Clinton - Our Emcee for the Evening

This year’s Gala Dinner is sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and Northrop Grumman, and hosted by political humorist and entertainer, Kate Clinton. The dinner will open with Dallas ensemble, the Turtle Creek Chorale, as they serenade guests with its 120-person chorale. We are very excited to welcome special guests–activist, comedian, and actress Margaret Cho and Broadway superstar, Wilson Cruz (Angel from RENT)–who will share their experience about navigating the world of entertainment while remaining true to themselves. JCPenney will proudly showcase fall fashions from its extensive private and exclusive brands.

Joel Burns - Ft. Worth City Councilman

The evening will also capture remarks by Chairman, CEO and President of Northrop Grumman, Wes Bush, as well as local politicians such as Ft. Worth City Councilman, Joel Burns.

During the evening, Out & Equal will announce the winner of the 2011 Trailblazer Award. This award recognizes an LGBT person who has made a significant contribution to advancing workplace equality. Click here to see the nominees. The winner of the Workplace Excellence Award will also be announced; this award recognizes an employer that has an historic and ongoing commitment to pursuing and executing workplace equality for LGBT employees. Click here to see the nominees.

Sponsors and summit participants that have a three-day summit registration or a Thursday registration, are welcomed to the event and do not need to register. If you are interested in attending the Gala Dinner, and would like to register, please do so on-site.

During the evening, we’ll be hosting an exciting live auction benefiting the Out & Equal Scholarship Fund and Education Programs.

Auction Items include:
cruise ship
Allure 2012 All-Gay Caribbean Cruise for Two

Presented by Atlantis Events
PACKAGE VALUE: $7,000

KitchenAid Shopping Spree
PACKAGE VALUE: $5,000

Olivia Caribbean Cruise for Two Women

Plus round-trip airfare on American Airlines
PACKAGE VALUE: $7,000

Los Angeles Entertainment Extravaganza for Four
Sponsored by The Walt Disney Company and Hewlett-PackardPlus,round-trip Airfare on American Airlines for Four!
Plus, round-trip Airfare on American Airlines for Four!
PACKAGE VALUE: $7,500

Six-night European Vacation to Paris and Berlin for Two
Courtesy of International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association and Accor
Plus round-trip airfare on Delta Air Lines for two
Plus Eurail passes for two, courtesy of Rail Europe, Inc.
Plus  €500 shopping spree in Paris
PACKAGE VALUE: $7,000

Many thanks to our auction donors! For more details, click here.

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