Thank you for an incredible 2016 Straight For Equality Gala! What a great, colorful night highlighting some of our strongest friends and allies! There was a palpable energy in the room that can only result from the passion, commitment and ferver of guests like you.
Special thanks to our honorees Kristin Chenoweth, Melissa Harris-Perry, and Wells Fargo for being incredible leaders in diversity, inclusion, and equality. Thanks to our wonderful presenters, Janet Mock and Rosie O'Donnell for honoring your colleagues and friends in such loving and personal ways. Thanks to Jonathan Weiss for representing the more than 265,000 team members at Wells Fargo with a message that everyone should be able to be themselves at work. Thanks to our friends at Fun Home on Broadway for sending the glorious Lauren Patten to represent and hosting a night of fun for a generous auction winner. Thanks to Svedka for providing delicious specialty drinks. And a huge thanks to Marriott International, Ritz Carlton and American Airlines for our wonderful auction trips. Through your auction and open appeal generosity, we raised $90,000 in the room, more than a 20% increase over last year.
Thank you again for being part of such a memorable night. #S4EGala2016...one to remember!