Ways to Donate

There are a number of ways to support Black Tie Dinner in addition to becoming a Table Captain or Sponsor. Year round we actively pursue donations for the silent and luxury auctions and collect contributions to the John Thomas Scholarship Fund.

  • Beyond the Tie Fund
  • Silent Auction Items
  • Live Auction Packages
  • John Thomas Scholarship
  • General Donations

Past Donors of Black Tie

A to Z Wine Works, Abacus, Adesso, Adonis Gay Sailing, Advanced Skin Fitness - Telos Fitness Center, Aidan Gray Home, Inc., Aidan Gray Home, Inc., AIDS Interfaith NetworkAl Biernat's, Allan Knight & Associates, Allan Knight & Associates, Allan Knight & Associates, Al's Formal Wear - Houston, Al's Formal Wear - Houston, Alta Mere Dallas American Airlines, American Airlines, American Airlines, American Airlines, Anytime Fitness, Archer Hotel Napa, Art that Grows, Artifex, AT&T Performing Arts Center, AT&T Performing Arts Center, BaboushBarking Hound Villabe, Barry's Bootcamp, BASE Entertainment, Baugh Family Estate, BBVA, Bella Notte Linens, Bella Notte Linens, Billy Bob's Texas, Billy Bob's Texas, Billy Bob's Texas, Black Swan Yoga

Dinner Journal

The Dinner Journal advertising opportunity serves two purposes: 1) To showcase your support for the LGBT community, and 2) To offer financial support to the Black Tie Dinner beneficiary organizations through advertising proceeds.

Take a look back and see the 2018 Black Tie Dinner Journal.

  • About the Book
  • Specifications
  • How to Submit

The dinner journal is a physical extension of the dinner itself, and an elegant memento of one unforgettable evening. The journal not only serves as the program for the evening, but beautifully highlights all aspects of it, including speakers, award recipients, beneficiary information, and sponsor recognition. The dinner journal is a great way to creatively show your support for Black Tie Dinner, the LGBTQ community, and make an impression on our attendees that will last far beyond the night of the dinner. Click below to purchase your dinner journal ad today. Reservations must be placed and artwork received by {{ ::context.variables.adSales.endDate | date }}.

Ads should be designed for either right or left page placement, as special placement requests are limited and require upgrade contribution. 

  • Trim: 9"x9"
  • Live Area: Live copy must be kept 1/2" from trim edge
  • Bleed allowed only on full page.
  • Screen Ruling: 133 line

Full Page
Square 8" x 8"
Bleed: 9.25" x 9.25"

Half Page
Horizontal 8" x 3.875" - No Bleed
Vertical 3.875" x 8" - No Bleed
Quarter Page
3.875" x 3.875" -
No Bleed

The ad must be submitted as a CMYK high resolution PDF file (minimum 300dpi) with fonts outlined (preferred) or fonts embedded.

If you are a Dinner Journal advertiser, and need to submit your artwork, you may login to use our online upload feature. If you are a submitting artwork on an advertisers behalf, please use one of the delivery methods outlined below. Be sure to check our ad specifications.


Raffle Car

Win a 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 or GLA250

You could be the proud owner of either a brand new 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 or GLA250, graciously underwritten by Park Place Motorcars. The color choices of the A220 are white or black - this car features upgraded 18” wheels, a sunroof, rearview camera, heated seats, collision prevention assist, and Pre-Safe. The color choices of the GLA250 are white or black - this car features upgraded 18” wheels, a rearview camera, heated seats, collision prevention assist, and Pre-Safe.

How our Raffle works

Only 1,500 raffle tickets are available to purchase throughout the year. On the night of the Black Tie Dinner ({{ ::context.variables.dateOfDinner | date }}), one winning ticket will be drawn from all tickets purchased. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased from a Black Tie Dinner representative or beneficiary, or by clicking below.

2019 Contest Information

  1. Must be age 18 or older.
  2. Only 1,500 tickets are available.
  3. No limit of ticket purchases by one person.
  4. All major credit cards, cash and checks are accepted.
  5. Winning name will be drawn Saturday, November 2, 2019.
  6. Need not be present to win.
  7. Ticket price is not deductible as a charitable contribution.
  8. Winner must claim prize by December 23, 2019.
  9. Prize recipient is responsible for all taxes, title, license and any IRS tax implications.