WPCNR GOINGS ON ABOUT TOWN. From the LOFT LGBT White Plains. September 17, 2016:
The LOFT LGBT Community Center (Westchester’s premier and largest LGBT community center operating since 1983) is holding its Annual Gala, the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year, on Saturday, October 1, 2016, 6:30pm-11:00pm, at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, New York.
This year, the overwhelming worldwide support for the LGBT community after the Orlando tragedy inspired The LOFT to choose unity as the theme for the Gala, hence the official name The LOFT Gala 2016 UNITY. Unity is also befitting our awards recipients this year as each has given so much to bring our community and supporters together.
Special guest Edie Windsor (United States v. Windsor) will be presenting The Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer Equality Award to Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D., U.S. House of Representatives, New York, 17th District), a staunch supporter and good friend to the LGBT community, who will be in attendance to receive the award.
For their exemplary commitment to and support of the LGBT community, two other honorees will be presented with awards. Tarrytown-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals will be presented with The TD Bank Business Ally Award, and Mr. Barry Kramer, owner and principal broker of Westchester Choice Realty will receive The LOFT Ally Award.
An exciting program is on tap, including a Live Auction including The Ultimate Hamilton Experience (a package for two which includes pre-show dinner with cast members, show tickets, a private in-theater meet & greet and a signed cast poster), Melissa Etheridge Concert (two tickets to the Melissa Etheridge Memphis Rock and
Soul Tour concert at the Apollo Theater in NYC on October 23rd, including a back-stage meet & greet donated directly by Melissa Etheridge), plus a Westchester Fine Dining Package, Theater & Film Lovers Package, and lots more!
Top event sponsors include TD Bank, Westchester Medical Center, and Gilead and auction sponsors Westchester Broadway Theater, Jacob Burns Film Center and BevMax.
More information and direct purchase of tickets, tables of 10, sponsorships, program book ads, and donations may be made directly at The LOFT’s web site www.loftgaycenter.org .