Society / The Seen

A Dallas Brunch to Remember

This Black Tie Tradition Has Raised $21 Million and Counting

BY Merrit Stahle // 06.21.17
photography Sheryl Lanzel

What: Black Tie Dinner

Where: Hotel Crescent Court

PC Moment: If anyone knows how to host a brunch, it’s Black Tie Dinner. As the largest fundraiser for the LGBT community, it has distributed more than $21 million to various beneficiaries since 1982. Guests did not leave hungry — Hotel Crescent Court provided an omelette station, crab cakes, and chicken and waffles. Guests probably didn’t leave sober either, with Social Ice‘s wine-infused mimosa orange ice pops, and an extravagant bloody mary cart thanks to Absolut Elyx.

The brunch was topped off with a raffle of bowties designed by Jeremy Michael Calhoun, and gift bags complete with Austen Dor pocket squares and custom shirts, Jack Mason wallets, and  Orno & Top Knot gift certificates.

Party People: underwriters Mindy Berkson and Morgan Cox; guitarist Jason Bennett; supporters Keith James, Sharon Anaston, Tom Bucherie, Brad Pritchett, David Chadd.

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