The Orange Gala
MDGLCC awards special community members at this annual event
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce (MDGLCC) will honor corporate and individual supporters of the Miami-Dade LGBT community at its 11th Annual Gala Awards Celebration, “The Orange Gala,” on Saturday, June 23, at the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The honorees were selected for their long-term commitment to fostering diversity, as well as for their efforts in contributing to the overall well-being and quality of life in South Florida.
“As the voice of the LGBT business community, the Chamber is especially proud to have such an exemplary group to recognize this year,” said Steve Adkins, MDGLCC president. “From a global LGBT trailblazer to hometown heroes, this year’s gala honorees are as diverse as the LGBT community itself. ‘The Orange Gala’ is particularly significant this year in light of the Chamber’s achievements in growth and influence as well as the success of the LGBT Visitor Center in Miami Beach.”
The 2012 Honorees:
“AT&T Business of the Year Award” — IKEA
“Wells Fargo Business Person of the Year Award” – Steve Haas
“Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award” – Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority
Office Depot “Special Recognition Award” – Daniel Spring
For the past several years, the MDGLCC Gala Committee has selected a different color of the rainbow flag for the Gala’s theme and has encouraged attendees to wear a splash of that color to the event. The theme for this year’s event is “The Orange Gala” featuring a color which represents optimism, warmth, happiness, adventure and risk-taking. This annual event, MDGLCC’s principal fundraising effort of the year, helps sustain operations and the ever-increasing demand to expand programming.
The 11th Annual Gala Awards Celebration: “The Orange Gala” will feature a VIP champagne reception and silent auction beginning at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m., the awards ceremony at 9 p.m., and then dancing beginning at 10 p.m.
Tickets are $1,750 for VIP tables of 10, $175 for individual VIP tickets and $100 for general admission. Tickets are available by calling 305-673-4440, emailing RSVP@gaybizmiami.com, or online at Gaybizmiami.com.
“The Orange Gala” is produced by the MDGLCC. Royal sponsors of the Gala include American Airlines, AT&T, GREY GOOSE Vodka, Hilton Miami Downtown, and Wells Fargo. Loyal sponsors include FVR Group, GMCVB, and The Murry Agency public relations.