Ways to Donate

There are a number of ways to support Black Tie Dinner in addition to becoming a 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

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 2020 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.

Car Raffle

Raffle Car

Win a 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 or A220

You could be the proud owner of either a brand new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 or A220, 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 GLB250 are white or black - this car features upgraded 18” wheels, a rearview camera, heated seats, collision prevention assist, and Pre-Safe. More information here.

How our Raffle works

Only 1,500 raffle tickets are available to purchase throughout the year. During Black Tie LIve, 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.*

*To buy a raffle ticket through blacktie.org, you must live at a North Texas zip code (75000 through 76999). Credit cards and Electronic checks are accepted on the website.



2020 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 Sunday, October 18, 2020.
  6. Need not be present to win.
  7. Ticket price is not deductible as a charitable contribution.
  8. Winner must claim prize by November 18, 2020.
  9. Prize recipient is responsible for all taxes, title, license and any IRS tax implications.
  10. To buy a raffle ticket through blacktie.org, you must live at a North Texas zip code (75000 through 76999). Credit cards and Electronic checks are accepted on the website.