LUCILO PEÑA TO RECEIVE KUCHLING HUMANITARIAN AWARD | Page 2
“Lucilo Peña has been a powerful force — not only in Dallas, but nationally — inside and outside theGLBT community,” Black Tie Dinner Co-Chair Mitzi Lemons said. “Regardless of where he is puttinghis efforts, he courageously works to make sure that the LGBT community plays an integral part in their success, and he works to ensure that the LGBT community has a sustained partnership.”Active in the local arts scene, Peña has been a trustee of the Dallas Museum of Art and a member of theExecutive Committee since 2002. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of AT&T PerformingArts Center since 2010 and helped create the AT&T PAC/Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas.At 2X2 for AIDS and Art, Peña was instrumental in raising more than $4.2 million for the DMA andamfAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research).He is a new member of Resource Center Dallas’ Capital Campaign Building Committee.Peña, a registered architect, is President of Development at Billingsley Company, a firm that is highlyregarded for the breadth and depth of its real estate
About Black Tie Dinner
Black Tie Dinner Inc. is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for gay, lesbian, bisexual andtransgender supportive organizations through a premier event of empowerment, education andentertainment in partnership with the community. The event has been headlined by local and nationalcelebrities and leaders such as Maya Angelou, Gov. Ann Richards, Geena Davis, Lily Tomlin, GoldieHawn, Martin Sheen and, most recently, Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin, multi-platinumrecording artist Taylor Dayne and Caroline Rhea as master of ceremonies.Black Tie Dinner honored figures in 2011 for their support of the GLBT community on a national andlocal level. The most recent Elizabeth Birch Equality Award, an award given in recognition of theinspirational leadership of former HRC Executive Director Elizabeth Birch, was presented to decoratedveteran Eric Alva. In previous years the award has been received by Elizabeth Birch, Sharon Stone, AlanCumming, Showtime Networks/Robert Greenblatt, Bishop V. Gene Robinson and activist Judy Shepard.Chet Flake and his late partner, Bud Knight, were the recipients of the 2011 Kuchling HumanitarianAward for their extraordinary gifts of time and talents on behalf of the GLBT community.Black Tie Dinner Inc. began in Dallas in 1982 to help support the Human Rights Campaign Fund. Therewere 140 guests at the first dinner, which raised $6,000. In 2011, there were 3,000 attendees and $1.142million was distributed to 17 local beneficiaries and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. In its 30-year history, the dinner has distributed more than 16 million.“Affair of the Heart” is this year’s Black Tie Dinner theme. For more information on the event, includingtickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.blacktie.org. For a link to the Affair of the Heart promotional video, visit http://youtu.be/8xxCRvn-sgw
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