This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, the LGBT Center of Central PA invites you to join us in Celebrating a Legacy of Resistance and Resilience at FAB 2019!


On Saturday, September 21 we will gather at the Hershey Lodge for an inspiring evening to celebrate this milestone year in our LGBTQ+ movement, reflect on the groundbreaking work of Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and other Stonewall activists who led the resistance, and honor those in our communities who are carrying on this critical work today.

To highlight the work that activists across Pennsylvania have been engaged in over the past five decades, the LGBT History Project’s The Long Road to LGBTQ+ Equality in Pennsylvania exhibit will be on display, showcasing both the political struggles and the personal stories.

We hope that you will join us for a fun and fabulous evening! Joy is resistance, and as we continue to strive towards our vision of inspiring LGBTQ+ people across identities for collective liberation, we know how important it is to pause to celebrate what we’ve accomplished, honor those who have made a special impact, and foster the connections that make us resilient.

Awards


This year, we are introducing a formal nominations process, so that you have the opportunity to nominate individuals, groups, or organizations in our communities to be honored at FAB 2019! The five categories that we are accepting nominations for this year are:



Movement Leadership Award:

This award recognizes an individual, group, or organization whose work at the statewide or national level is advancing LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion within our movement, and provides a model for us to strive towards in our work in Central PA.


Local Spotlight Award:

This award recognizes an individual, group, or organization whose work is significantly contributing to building connected, engaged, and resilient LGBTQ+ communities in Central PA.


Volunteer of the Year Award:

This award recognizes an individual who has dedicated a significant amount of their personal time and energy as a volunteer to further the work of the LGBT Center of Central PA.


Rising Star Award:

This award recognizes an individual who has recently emerged as a leader, and has begun to make their mark within our local LGBTQ+ communities in Central PA through significant contributions in a short period of time.


Legacy Award:

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and personal dedication over a significant period of time in furthering the work of LGBTQ+ communities in Central PA.



Nominations are open from June 20 to July 20. All nominees will be evaluated by the LGBT Center based on a rubric that aligns with our Vision, Mission, and Values as an organization. Current Board members and staff are not eligible for FAB 2019 awards.



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS



5:00-6:00 p.m. - VIP Reception with awardees


6:00-7:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception with hors d'oeuvres, cash bars & silent auction


7:00-9:00 p.m. - FAB Dinner & Program


9:00-10:00 p.m. - Music, dancing, cash bars & silent auction


TICKETS



Early Bird tickets are on sale now from June 20 - July 20!

Regular Tickets - $100

VIP Tickets - $150


Regular-priced tickets can be purchased from July 21 - September 18:

Regular Tickets - $125

VIP Tickets - $175


Table of 10 (Regular Tickets) - $900

Table of 10 (VIP Tickets) - $1,400


VIP tickets include the opportunity to attend the VIP reception with complimentary champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and an opportunity to mingle with the awardees and other VIPs prior to the regular reception - and first look at the silent auction items!


We want to make this event as accessible as possible, so we do have sponsored tickets available! If you would like to attend but the cost is a barrier, please contact us at info@centralpalgbtcenter.org, and we will work with you individually. Thank you!



SPONSORS


Thank you so much to our sponsors, whose generosity provides vital support to the LGBT Center’s work fostering inclusive communities and holistic well-being for LGBTQ+ people!



Corporate Allies 2019


Businesses who sponsor the LGBT Center on an annual basis provide critical support for our daily work creating affirming spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, trangender and non-binary people, queer and trans people of color, and LGBTQ+ older adults.

Thank you so much to our 2019 Corporate Allies for your ongoing support of our work!


Advocate



Ambassador


If you’re interested in learning more about the Corporate Allies program, please review our Sponsorship Levels and contact Amanda L. Arbour, Executive Director, at aarbour@centralpalgbtcenter.org or 717-920-9534. Thank you!



FAB 2019 Sponsors


Event sponsorships for FAB 2019 are now available! If you are interested in supporting the LGBT Center’s work and gaining visibility for your company at our signature fundraising event, please review our Sponsorship Levels and contact Amanda L. Arbour, Executive Director, at aarbour@centralpalgbtcenter.org or 717-920-9534. Thank you!


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