2013 Equality NC Foundation Gala | Schedule
The 2013 Equality NC Foundation is your home for an unforgettable "Celebration of Home."
We are so happy you registered for Equality NC Foundation's 2013 Equality Gala this Saturday! In case you haven't heard, the event has sold out, so it promises to be an amazing and intimate night of celebration.
Equality NC Foundation's seventh annual Equality Gala is Saturday, November 9, 2013, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the beautiful and bold Empire Room, 203 S. Elm St Greensboro, NC 27401. This premier statewide Equality event - themed "A Celebration of Home" - will bring LGBT North Carolinians and allies together for an all-new, down home, evening celebration of our unfailing state pride that will set the stage for unprecedented year of quality Equality activism.
6:00 | Doors Open
6:00-6:30 | Registration
6:30-7:30 | Reception downstairs with wine tasting graciously provided by Autumn Hill Vineyards
7:30 | Guests proceed upstairs to be seated for dinner by 7:40. Dinner will feature traditional foods and dishes from across the state with an elegant twist for guests to enjoy as the program begins.
8:40 | Brief interlude
9 | Program continues
10 | Celebration concludes
There will be an after-party at Print Works Bistro, next to Proximity Hotel (702 Green Valley Road, Greensboro, NC 27408).
FULL PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Greensboro Mayor Robbie Perkins
Introduction of Equality NC Executive Director Equality NC Foundation
Board Chair, Kenneth Wittenauer
Introduction of Equality NC Foundation Equality NC Foundation
Executive Director, Christopher Sgro
Equality NC Foundation Video Presentation
Legislator Leadership Award: Representative Tricia Cotham
Presented by Representative Marcus Brandon
Bob Page Equality Champion Award: Janet Joyner
Presented by ACLU of NC Executive Director, Jennifer Rudinger
Keynote Address: Attorney General Roy Cooper
Introduced by Judge John Arrowood
Dedication of Jamie Kirk Hahn Ally Award & Presentation: Senator Josh Stein
Presented by Christopher Sgro
Organization of the Year Award: The Freedom Center for Social Justice
Presented by Ian Palmquist and Addison Ore
A Moment of Perspective: Shana Carignan
Wife of Megan Parker, Mother to Jax
Musical Entertainment by Jessica Mashburn