5:30 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Dinner and Program

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

 

 

The Pride Agenda's annual Fall Dinner brings together over 1,100 supporters to celebrate the LGBT community and demonstrate our strength and commitment to achieving equality and justice for all LGBT New Yorkers. We will be joined by LGBT leaders, straight allies, politicians and decisionmakers who are all proud to stand up for the rights of LGBT New Yorkers.

For more information about the Fall Dinner and corporate sponsorship opportunities benefiting the Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation, contact Roger Calderon at (917) 522-3403 or rcalderon@prideagenda.org.

Sponsorship Levels

$100,000 Diamond Sponsor*: Includes two tables of 10 for dinner with prime placement in VIP section, acknowledgement with individual logo placement on materials and recognition at the event, and inside cover of event journal.

$50,000 Platinum Sponsor*: Includes two tables of 10 for dinner with prime placement in VIP section, acknowledgement with individual logo placement on materials and recognition at the event, and color, two-page color advertisement in event journal.

$25,000 Gold Sponsor*: Includes two tables of 10 for dinner with priority placement in VIP section, acknowledgement with individual logo placement on materials and recognition at the event, and two-page color advertisement.

$15,000 Silver Sponsor**: Includes one table of 10 for dinner with preferred placement in VIP section, acknowledgement on event materials, and prominent full-page color journal ad.

$10,000 Bronze Sponsor**: Includes one table of 10 for dinner in VIP section, acknowledgement on event materials,   and full-page color journal ad.

$5,000 Grand Patron**: Includes 5 tickets to dinner with prime seating, acknowledgement on event materials, and half-page black and white journal ad.

$2,500 Empire Patron**: Includes 2 tickets to dinner with priority seating and acknowledgement on event materials.

$1,500 Leading Patron***:  Includes 1 ticket to dinner with priority seating and acknowledgement on event materials.

Sponsorships for this event benefit the Empire State Pride Agenda, Inc., the political and lobbying entity of the Pride Agenda, therefore contributions are not tax-deductible.

*$2,500 of this amount will be allocated to the Pride Agenda’s PAC to support candidates for elected office.
**$1,000 of this amount will be allocated to the Pride Agenda’s PAC to support candidates for elected office.
***$500 of this amount will be allocated to the Pride Agenda’s PAC to support candidates for elected office.

Some corporate sponsorships for this event benefit the Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation to support the organization’s educational efforts.

Table Captain FAQ

What Does A Table Captain Do?

A Table Captain agrees to buy his/her own ticket and tries to sell at least nine additional tickets to his/her friends to fill a table of ten people.  Ambitious Captains try to fill two or more tables.  Many Sponsors are also Table Captains. 

How Can I Be a Successful Table Captain?

First, let the Pride Agenda know that you want to serve as a Table Captain.  As soon as possible, begin to informally invite friends to sit with you at the dinner (a “save the date!” email works well).  Try to get a firm commitment and let them know that you will be sending them a formal invitation in early September.  Sponsorships are available now and begin at $1,500. 

Throughout the coming months, we will send you updates on the event, and we will help you keep track of your table’s progress by listing your name and your guest names on our website.

When Will I Receive Invitations to Mail Out?

The Pride Agenda will send you the number of invitations you have requested in mid-September.  They will be either mailed or sent via messenger to you, unless you prefer to pick them up in the Pride Agenda office.  Please give us an address where a package can be received because a standard NYC mailbox is usually too small to hold the package of invitations.  Please mail the invitations as soon as you receive them; we recommend including a short a personalized note about why you support the Pride Agenda.  We will also send out the invitation in an email format.

Am I Personally Obligated To Pay for the Entire Table if I Don’t Sell All Ten Seats?

No! While you are agreeing to use your best efforts to fill an entire table, you have no financial obligation for any unsold seats.  If need be, we will fill your table with overflow guests from other tables.  Or, you can combine your table with a friend’s table.  Of course, if you fill more than one table, we will place those tables together!

Any other questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Fall Dinner Steering Committee or Roger Calderon at rcalderon@prideagenda.org or (917) 522-3403.

 

Fall Dinner Journal

You can be an advertiser in the Empire State Pride Agenda’s 2015 Fall Dinner Journal. By joining us as a Journal Advertiser, you will demonstrate your commitment to the Pride Agenda as we continue advocating for LGBT New Yorkers and our families. Download 2015 order form.

As an advertiser in the 2015 Fall Dinner Journal, you will benefit from exposure to 1,000 of the most influential New Yorkers assembled that night. The Fall Dinner is where respected leaders across business, entertainment, government and community service gather to ignite change for the LGBT movement. The book is also distributed throughout the rest of the year to prospective major donors and corporate supporters as part of our media package. 

For more information about the 2015 Fall Dinner Journal, contact Roger Calderon at (917) 522-3403 or rcalderon@prideagenda.org.

 

Fall Dinner Steering Committee

CO-CHAIRS
Marla Hassner
Kathleen Hathaway

VICE CHAIR
Scott L. Bennett

John Clark
Paul Donaher
Gerald Hathaway
Catherine Hough
Anastasia N. Kaup
Clifford Richner
Josh Saterman
Norman C. Simon
Melissa Sklarz
Toby Usnik