Get Involved

Depending on your area of interest or background, there are many volunteer opportunities open each year on our Dinner Committee and its subcommittees. Each subcommittee is led by a team of co-chairs and works to develop key aspects of the Dinner.

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Become a Table Captain

Table Captains are the backbone of ensuring a successful, well-attended dinner each year.  As the official recruiters and promoters for the dinner, we partner with our Table Captains to help spread the word about the work of HRC in order to encourage friends and colleagues to purchase tickets to attend the dinner.  Any individual, partners/couple, company, affinity group, or charity group can serve as a Table Captain.

Each table can seat a maximum of 10 guests. Contact us today to sign up to be a Table Captain, and start recruiting your friends and family to sit at your table!

NOTE: Table Captains are NOT financially obligated to pre-purchase seats and there is NO penalty for not filling the table - just try your best!

Contact our Table Caption Chair if you believe that you would like to head an entire table!


Auction & Donations

Purchasing a ticket to the Cincinnati Human Rights Campaign Gala is the perfect way to support HRC.  But it doesn’t stop there.  Now more than ever we need to mobilize and raise money to move equality further so we can maintain our hard fought rights.

By contributing an auction item, your name or company name will be recognized when it is prominently displayed along with the auction item. This type of donation is a great way to show your support.  

Popular items for the auction include furniture, home furnishings, and artwork, jewelry, personal care items, and apparel. Local restaurants add to the excitement by offering to prepare special dinner parties in the homes of the highest bidders or by providing gift certificates. Gift baskets with a theme work very well to group items, adding interest.  If you have any items to donate please contact Rick Chizmadia



Your company can create change by becoming a Gala Corporate Partner. With multiple activation levels, our partners provide significant support to HRC -- the nation's largest civil rights non-profit organization -- making it possible to achieve LGBTQ equality. Thank you!