Black Tie Dinner Beneficiaries

Each year, the Black Tie Dinner Board of Directors selects up to twenty North Texas beneficiaries and one National beneficiary, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, to receive proceeds from that year's dinner. To date, Black Tie Dinner has distributed over $30 million for our beneficiaries.

2024 Beneficiaries


ASD, Dallas's beacon for HIV/AIDS-afflicted souls, champions inclusive housing since 1987. Born from the hearts of two courageous HIV-positive men, its legacy illuminates paths of dignity and hope. Here, respect, justice, and mercy unite, nurturing a sanctuary where every resident flourishes.


Big Brothers Big Sisters leverages one-to-one mentoring relationships to help at-risk youth, including LGBTQ+ teens, achieve their potential and increase their social-emotional competence, academic success, and ability to avoid risky behaviors. BBBS also provides quality community service opportunities for LGBTQ and ally adults, broadening the community's impact across North Texas.


Now in its 54th year, Cathedral of Hope has worked to be a community of hope, reclaiming spirituality and Christianity as a faith of radical inclusion, extravagant grace, and relentless compassion - removing barriers that have excluded and empowering all people to integrate sexuality and spirituality.


Celebration Community Church is a faith community united by a common belief that God’s love is for everyone. It is a non-denominational congregation which focuses on the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. Celebration joins with other churches, congregations, and organizations in North Texas to address issues of justice and inclusion.


Dallas Hope Charities is actively filling in the gaps of need in the Dallas area community focusing on the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals and those facing food insecurity by providing food, shelter, and services that instill dignity, stability, and Hope for All.


Equality Texas Foundation seeks to secure and expand the rights of LGBTQIA+ Texans by educating activists, community leaders, and elected officials about LGBTQIA+ issues. Programs are designed to support an individual’s advocacy journey by engaging, educating, mobilizing, and training leaders, who can then be local ambassadors for equality in Texas.


Finn's Place is a community center in Fort Worth, TX serving Tarrant County for transgender and gender-diverse people to gather, grow, and flourish.


By road or air – either way, it’s expensive to get out of Texas. The North Texas TRANSportation Network provides travel grants to North Texas families seeking out-of-state health care for trans and gender-diverse minors. NTTN serves the 19 counties comprising “North Texas” as identified by the Texas Comptroller


Since 2006, Grant Halliburton Foundation has worked to promote better mental health and help prevent suicide among children, teens, and young adults, reaching more than 325,000 students, teachers, parents, and professionals through its programs in North Texas. The Foundation does this through various avenues, including education, resources, and support.


Constantly evolving and deeply attuned to the needs of the LGBTQ+ population of North Texas, HELP is a cuttingedge support resource. Building on thirty years of innovation and progress, HELP provides behavioral and genderaffirming care, HIV/AIDS prevention and clinical services, insurance assistance, community engagement and support - all for free.


By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, the Human Rights Campaign strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people plus community members who use different language to describe identity are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.


For over three decades, Legacy Cares has been committed to serving the North Texas community. We have consistently delivered high-quality mental health counseling, treatment, and housing for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Legacy's mission is dedicated to offering dignity, respect, and the tools to help individuals cope during critical times.


Northaven Church…the people who welcome all, regardless of identity…the place where progressive faith fuels the fight for justice…the place where doubt is welcomed and questions are encouraged…the space where those hurt by the church can heal. This is church re-imagined. Come journey with us!


Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas provides trusted, evidence-based sexual healthcare and education while advocating for reproductive justice, care without judgment, and access to healthcare for all. We envision a world in which everyone can access quality healthcare and information to live their lives fully, without judgement.


Pride Frisco, the first and only public charity LGBTQIA+ resource center in Frisco, Texas, provides year-round support through social and educational events, professional resources, scholarships, and strategic collaborations. Our programs and resource-coordination efforts address the accessibility, intersectional, and intergenerational needs of diverse, urban-adjacent communities of North Texas.


Resource Center was established in 1983 with a focus on education, service, and achieving equal rights for LGBTQIA+ citizens. Today, with 41 years of experience, Resource Center operates one of the largest LGBTQIA+ community centers in the nation and is a primary HIV/AIDS service organization in North Texas.


Synergy Wesley Foundation is an LGBTQ-affirming campus ministry serving students at The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas College, and Collin College. We empower LGBTQ students to build community, grow in faith and leadership, access mental health resources, discern vocational calling, and serve with their neighbors to transform the world.


The Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT) is the largest trans led, trans focused, statewide policy organization in the country. We are a BIPOC led organization from board to staff dedicated to furthering gender diverse equality in Texas through education, networking, and advocacy in public and private spaces.


TRAC connects young people ages 14-24, who are transitioning from substitute/foster care in North Texas toward self-sufficiency, with individualized support, planning and access to community services including housing, workforce development, education assistance, comprehensive case management, crisis intervention, physical and mental health services, life-skills training, drop-in centers and concrete resources.


As the most recorded male chorus in the world, the mission of the Turtle Creek Chorale is to entertain, educate, unite, and inspire. TCC is considered a beacon for the LGBTQ+ community and one of the most important and impactful performing arts organizations for Dallas and beyond.


Uptown Players has a rich 21-year history, emphasizing its core mission celebrating tolerance, acceptance, and diversity. We produce plays and musicals that represent the LGBTQ+ community attitudes, mindsets and perspectives about their lives and current situation. We provide the LGBTQ+ community an opportunity to examine itself and develop pride.