GET LUCKY: The Equity Foundation works to eradicate prejudice towards the sexual and gender minority communities of Oregon. By working with organizations and philanthropic donors, they are able to fund change and change attitudes through granting and scholarship opportunities. This past year Equity Foundation granted nearly $320,000 to 175 organizations across the state.
And each year, in honor of this good work Equity does, a swell soiree is held. It's usually a fancy schmancy affair that concludes with a live auction.
But, for 2010, Equity Foundation has decided to drop the long speeches and boring live auctions and go in, well, a "different direction."
And, oh yeah, they asked me to emcee the whole thing. (Oh, god. I wonder if they know what they are in for?)
From what I've been told by organizers, Equity's Speakeasy Casino is not just another casino event. The evening, which is being held Saturday night at the Crystal Ballroom, will include gambling, prohibition era themes, jazz by Bridgetown Sextet, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and big prizes for the winners.
And, oh yeah, did I mention I am the emcee?
Doors open at 6:30 pm for what is sure to be an event to...well...let's just see what happens.
For ticket and more details click here.
For a list of silent auction prizes click here.
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Last Updated (Tuesday, 02 March 2010 14:51)