Black Tie Dinner – the nation’s largest LGBTQ fundraising dinner – distributed $875,000to its 17 beneficiaries during its Digital Wrap Party, which was underwritten by BBVA & Lexus. Most of the distribution amount was generated through the Black Tie Dinner’s first-ever “Black Tie LIVE” give-a-thon television special, which reached an audience of 30,000+ on television and digital platforms in nearly 100 Texas cities, 47 U.S. states, and 8 different countries. “As we know, 2020 has proved to be a year of challenges and pivots. We were blown away by the support of our sponsors, allies, and the LGBTQ+ community throughout 2020 and for Black Tie LIVE. We were able to reach nearly more than 10 times the audience than an in-person dinner through our very first give-a-thon television special. Due to the success of Black Tie LIVE and the dedication of our board, supporters, and sponsors, we were able to distribute close to and/or over the previous year’s total for most of the local beneficiaries which is a huge accomplishment,” says Jeremy Hawpe, Black Tie Dinner Co-Chair.