Dallas, Tx – Officials with Black Tie Dinner distributed a record $1,450,000 to its 17 beneficiaries during its 2021 Wrap Party, hosted December 16 by 2021 Presenting Sponsor PNC Bank and distribution event underwriter Lexus, at Gilley’s South Side Music Hall. Co-chairs Brad Pritchett and Terry Loftis noted that 2021’s record fundraising pushed Black Tie Dinner’s total distribution since its inception in 1982 to more than $27 million.

Pritchett, who completed his two years at the head of Black Tie and his tenure on the board with the distribution event said, “After the challenges of 2020, we are excited to announce a record-breaking distribution this year. It is because of the dedication of our board, the support of our sponsors and the commitment of our community we are achieving this milestone . . . But we know it is really the hard work and services provided to our community by our beneficiaries that make all the effort worth it. This is truly a celebration of them.” Brendan McGuire, PNC’s regional president for North Texas, noted “Black Tie Dinner is one the most critical fundraising movements in North Texas and across the U.S. for our LGBTQ community. As presenting sponsor, PNC Bank is proud to be among the groundswell of volunteers, supporters, funders and leaders in North Texas who ardently support the impact of their significant work.”

Black Tie handed out checks to 16 local organizations and to national beneficiary Human Rights Campaign Foundation. HRCF received $615,275. Local beneficiaries are: AIDS Services of Dallas: $57,347; Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star: $50,500; Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ: $48,897; Celebration Community Church: $52,658; Coalition for Aging LGBT: $49,169; Dallas Hope Charities: $51,130; Equality Texas Foundation: $59,974; HELP Center for LGBT Health & Wellness: $63,758; Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund: $41,779; Legacy Counseling Center (now known as Legacy Cares): $35,773; Northaven United Methodist Church: $71,485; Planned Parenthood of Greater North Texas: $51,855; Promise House: $35,170; Resource Center: $66,936; Turtle Creek Chorale: $46,897; and, Uptown Players: $51,396. (Dallas Voice at https://dallasvoice.com/black-tie-dinner-distributes-record-breaking-1-45-million-to-beneficiaries/)