FAB Oct. 16 – Donna Rose Special Quest

The LGBT Community Center announces that special guest Donna Rose will be joining FAB as a speaker.

Over the past ten years, Donna has established a reputation as a nationally respected leader, spokesperson, and advocate for lgbt rights and dignity, and for a broader sense of community based on recognition that all fair-minded people are in this together.

That reputation has been forged by involvement at all levels of lgbt rights work – as the first transgender Board Member for organizations like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). Donna is directly responsible for some of the workplace policy standards which form the foundation of lgbt workplace best practices in this country and affect the lives of thousands of lgbt workers each and every day, and has worked at the grass-roots level with activists from across the country to coordinate, communicate, and educate.

Donna’s efforts have been featured in DiversityInc, USA Today, Fortune, Pink Magazine, the Advocate, Investors Business Daily; on CNN and Entertainment tonight; and in any number of national and local media.

The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the 2010 FAB Award honoring those who have made important contributions to the economic, political, cultural, spiritual and social progress of LGBT causes within our region. This year’s FAB Award Recipients are:

Paul Foltz – Harrisburg
Theatre Harrisburg Master Costumer and designer with over thirty years of service to the LGBTQ community

Carol and Bill (deceased) Sizemore – Dover
PFLAG of Central PA

Ashley McLaughlin – Lancaster
President of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance at Millersville University

This year’s event will feature a Red Carpet entrance leading attendees into an atmosphere reminiscent of a 1940s Supper Club. The ambience in the VIP lounge will have the feel of a classic lounge like the Club El Morocco of 1940s New York City. A Standards Band, featuring lead vocalist Lindsay Bretz, will delight the crowd with sounds from the era. Soft lighting, graceful flowers, and sensual music in a hazy atmosphere will transform the Great American Hall at the Hershey Lodge into an elegant 1940s Supper Club experience.

The VIP Reception will begin at 6:30. The Classic Reception will begin at 7:00 in the Lobby of the Great American Hall. Dinner is scheduled for 8:00 followed by dancing to the sounds of a high energy DJ until 1:00 a.m. The entire evening will include fine dining, great wine, and FABulous music. It promises to transport you back to a time when clubbing was the ultimate experience!

Mike Greenwald, formerly of WITF, will emcee the program for the evening. It will include testimonials from participants involved with Common Roads, the youth programming arm of the Center. Rachel Watson, senior at Central York High School and founder of the school’s GSA; Jesse Egner, student at Lampeter-Strasburg High School and founder of the school’s GSA; and Ashley McLaughlin, President of Allies at Millersville University and past presenter at the GSA Leadership Summit will all be sharing how Common Roads program has impacted their work as community leaders.

Tickets: http://www.FAB2010.org

VIP Ticket, $200 per person, includes:
* VIP Reception
* Swag Bag (≈$100 value, limited to first 125 VIP ticket-holders)
* Silent Auction
* Complimentary Drink Tickets
* Main Event & Dinner
* After-Party

Classic Ticket, $100 per person, includes:
* Classic Reception
* Silent Auction
* Complimentary Drink Ticket
* Main Event & Dinner
* After-Party

2010 sponsors: McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Sam’s Club, Capital Blue Cross, Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Dasher Services Inc., Equality PA, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company, Members 1st, MyCommunityTickets.com, Nauman Smith Shissler & Hall, LLP, Wachovia, Hilton Harrisburg, Kades-Margolis Corporation, Pennsylvania State Education Association, and Central Voice.

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