WHY A GALA?

Thank you to our
2017 Presenting Sponsor

2016/2017 HRC North Carolina Gala Committee

Gala Co-Chairs
dinner @ hrccarolina.org
J Alan Goddard
Davey Greene
Dawn Pugh

Ad Sales
ad @ hrccarolina.org
Kurtis Andree
Jason Boone

Awards & Fellowships
awards @ hrccarolina.org
Chelby Nettles

Silent Auction
silentauction @ hrccarolina.org
Tj Bishop
Dan Mauney

Sponsorships
sponsors @ hrccarolina.org

Chris Poore
Louis Kemp
Jaqui Zuniga
Vincent Bing

Table Captains
tablecaptains @ hrccarolina.org
Lee Robertson
Sharman West

Volunteers
volunteers @ hrccarolina.org
Roger Black
Vickie Green

Website/Graphics
Dereck Kramer
Jennifer Smith

The Human Rights Campaign is only able to operate and carry out our mission of advancing equality for LGBTQ Americans through the generous supporter of donors. One of the primary ways we accomplish this is through local fundraising dinners. Here in North Carolina, we host one of the largest galas in the country where we not only celebrate the progress we have made but look toward a more just future.

With the passage of HB2 in 2016, North Carolina has seen its challenges. Our Mayor and City Council’s continued commitment to keeping Charlotte a welcoming place is an important step, but we’re far from done. We must continue to advocate for the full repeal of HB2 so that every city can have the opportunity to follow Charlotte’s lead in protecting more North Carolinians with local nondiscrimination ordinances. Charlotte’s original common sense ordinance is in line with those in over 100 other U.S. cities, covering over 42% of our country’s population, in protecting their LGBTQ populations.

With your help, HRC can continue the necessary work here in North Carolina to repeal HB2 and move our great State forward.