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

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

 

With Host Billy Eichner!


**This event has ended. Thanks for helping to make the evening a great success!**

Check out the below video of Billy's Lesbian Lightning Round for your general amusement

 

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.

HOST BILLY EICHNER 

New York native Billy Eichner is a comedian, actor, writer and host who recently garnered his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Game Show Host for his critically acclaimed comedy game show, Funny or Die’s Billy On the Street. Eichner also appeared in a much buzzed about “Billy On the Street” segment on the Primetime Emmys this year with Emmy host Seth Meyers.

Billy will return this season to NBC’s acclaimed Parks and Recreation in his recurring role playing “Craig Middlebrooks.” He also regularly lends his voice to FOX’s popular animated comedy Bob’s Burgersand will soon be seen in the new scripted series Difficult People executive produced by Amy Poehler.

A perennial talk show guest, Billy has appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Watch What Happens Live, and The Today Show, among others.

Honorees

 

Christine Quinn and Louis A. Bradbury, will be honored with Douglas W. Jones Leadership Awards

As the first openly LGBT Speaker of the New York City Council, Christine Quinn fought tirelessly to improve the lives of LGBT New Yorkers, as she has for her entire professional career. As former Director of the Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, she worked to end bias crimes citywide and brought special attention to the problem of anti-LGBT violence. During her years as Chair of the New York City Council Health Committee, she secured vital funding for HIV and AIDS services. More recently, as Council Speaker, she was at the helm of some of our community’s most historic victories, including ensuring dignity and protections against bullying for all students, and New York’s momentous marriage victory in 2011.

Louis A. Bradbury is a pillar of New York's LGBT community. For years he has lent his time, resources and considerable talent to many organizations that provide critical services to our community, including as President of The Calamus Foundation, which under his leadership funds numerous important initiatives by LGBT groups, ranging from SAGE to The LGBT Community Center, to the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund; as President of the Board of GMHC; and as Chair of the Board of the Empire State Pride Agenda, which under his leadership helped to secure passage of the Dignity for All Students Act and Marriage Equality Act, as well as increased funding for our community’s health and human service needs and LGBT homeless and runaway youth.

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.

2014 Fall Dinner Auction Packages

Your Villa in the Caribbean
Escape to an enchanting world of lush landscapes and endless sun at one of the world’s ultimate beach destinations – Parrot Cay Resort, Turks and Caicos’ answer to serene paradise.  JetBlue will provide you and your guest with roundtrip tickets to this exclusive getaway.  While at Parrot Cay, you’ll enjoy a six day/five night stay in a one bedroom beach villa.

Nestled on a private island along a one-mile long powdered beach, Parrot Cay combines the beauty of nature with all the amenities that a luxury resort can provide.  Spend your days in the water, enjoying Catamaran sailing, windsurfing and snorkeling.  Take advantage of Parrot Cay’s award-winning holistic spa, the Shambhala Retreat, where you can experience holistic, Asian-inspired treatments.

Enjoy Parrot Cay’s exclusive dining establishments with menus drawing from the Caribbean’s rich seafood larder while emphasizing all that is fresh, local and organic whenever possible.  Swim up to Lotus, a laid-back poolside restaurant, for a Caribbean-inspired lunch.  Your day can end under the stars at Terrace, which specializes in modern Mediterranean cuisine. 

This package includes daily breakfast and transportation to and from the Providenciales airport. This package is valued at $20,000. Blackout dates apply and resort stay is subject to availability at the time that the reservation is made. Flights are subject to availability, winner is responsible for all taxes and baggage fees.

Hollywood Movie Night
Be the star of this exclusive Hollywood premiere package. You and a guest will attend the Hollywood premiere and official after-party of the highly-anticipated feature film, Interstellar, on Sunday, October 26, directed by Christopher Nolan and featuring Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.

This memorable package includes a 3 night stay at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza – the luxury hotel of choice for luminaries and dignitaries worldwide for over 45 years. Set on seven lush acres, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza is a welcome retreat in the midst of Los Angeles.
JetBlue will provide you and your guest with roundtrip tickets to this A-list party!

This package is valued at $6,000. Blackout dates apply and hotel stay is subject to availability at the time that the reservation is made. Flights are subject to availability, winner is responsible for all taxes and baggage fees.

Behind the Curtain
Get an exclusive insider’s look at two of Broadway’s biggest blockbusters. Go beyond the yellow brick road with two tickets to mega-hit Wicked and an exclusive backstage tour!

Strap on your favorite stiletto heels and head to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre with two tickets for a performance of Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Kinky Boots.

But the Kinky Boots experience doesn’t end there! You and a guest will enjoy an exclusive private lunch with the Tony Award-winning star of the show, Billy Porter!

This package is valued at $1000. Blackout dates apply and performances are subject to availability at the time that the requests are made. Lunch with Billy Porter to be held on a mutually available date.

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. General tickets will go on sale September 16 and the price will be $750.

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

2014 Journal Pricing

View the 2013 Fall Dinner Journal now!

You can be an advertiser in the Empire State Pride Agenda’s 2014 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.

As an advertiser in the 2014 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 2014 Fall Dinner Journal, contact Roger Calderon at (917) 522-3403 or rcalderon@prideagenda.org.

Fall Dinner Leadership Committee

Scott L. Bennett
John S. Clark
Paul Donaher
Marc Eagle
Joseph Evangelisti
John P. Gallagher
Anastasia N. Kaup
Patrick M. Murphy
Tracey Owens
Josh Saterman
Norman C. Simon
Melissa Sklarz

Sponsors

GOLD
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Louis A. Bradbury
Hilton Worldwide
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

SILVER
Chubb Personal Insurance
Joseph M. Evangelisti & Colin Heywood
Gloss
Home Box Office, Inc.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
McGraw Hill Financial
Samuel W. Rosenblatt & Mario D'Andrea

BRONZE
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
Jeffrey Applegate
BakerHostetler
Curtis Bashaw
J. Goodwin Bland & Michael Katovitz
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
The Calamus Foundation
Con Edison
Jeff Gates & Michael Moran / Gates Capital Management
Goldman Sachs
Monica A. Graham
Laird + Partners
Morgan Stanley
Pfizer
Proskauer Rose LLP
Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union - Stuart Appelbaum, President
Seth M. Rosen & Jacob K. Goertz
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Norman C. Simon & Héctor R. Lozada
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Craig Smith, Ian Bruce and Tiedemann Wealth Management
Verizon
Viacom
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

GRAND PATRON
AlixPartners LLP
Clifford Chance
Coty Prestige
Tom Cunha/Brigade Marketing
Digital Evolution
Evercore
David Fink & Simon Kinsella
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
GRAFICHE MILANI
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Joe's Jeans
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Massartre Ltd with Osborn Law
MDC Partners Innovation Centre
The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
North Six, Inc.
NYC & Company
O2KL
One Jeanswear Group
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
James G. Pepper
Ted Snowdon & Duffy Violante
Tishman Construction
Joy A. Tomchin
Tory Burch, LLC
Urban Studio / Sandy Alexander
Winston & Strawn LLP

EMPIRE PATRON
Joe Baker & Stuart Thompson
Erik Batt & Daniel Marsili
Allan Baum & Frank Liberto
Christopher J. Beato, Terri Cook & Emily Jones
Bond Creative Search
Steven Brown & Steven Saide
The Durst Organization
Marc Eagle & Matthew Pecori
Freedom to Marry
John P. Gallagher & Sydney Frazier
Georgeson
Richard & Irene Gossett
Marla Hassner & G. Thompson
Kate & Jerry Hathaway
Bettina D. Hindin & Amy A. Simmons
Alan & Sharon Lubin
Carri Lyon
Mason Tenders District Council PAC
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
New York State United Teachers
Clifford Richner
Betty Robbins & Moses Silverman
Mathew Shurka

LEADING PATRON
Scott L. Bennett
Bradley Carlson & Austin Allan
Larry Chanen & Jack Burkhalter
Paul Donaher
Judith M. Kasen, Vice President - Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Lou Martarano & Roland Ballester
Partnership for New York City / Kathryn Wylde
S. Rothschild & Co. Inc.
Alan van Capelle & Matthew Morningstar

 

 

Table Captains

Stuart Appelbaum
Caprice Bellefleur
Scott L. Bennett
J. Goodwin Bland & Michael Katovitz
Louis A. Bradbury
Harlan Bratcher & Toby Usnik
Paul Donaher
Joseph M. Evangelisti & Colin Heywood
John P. Gallagher & Sydney Frazier
Marla Hassner & G. Thompson
Anastasia N. Kaup
Darren J. Kearns
Thomas R. Koveleskie
Alan & Sharon Lubin
Carri Lyon / Cindie Lovelace
Patrick M. Murphy / Josh Saterman
Luc Olinga & Patrick Parisy
Daniel Padnos & Dexter Phillip
Ken Quay
Clifford Richner
Norman C. Simon & Héctor R. Lozada
Melissa Sklarz
Robert L. Warner & Lawrence Bobel

Sponsors as of 09/10/2014