In Good Company – May 11, 2016 in Downtown Winston-Salem


 

IGCFlyerOn Wednesday May 11th Equality Winston-Salem and North Star LGBT Community Center will host the second annual IN GOOD COMPANY from 6-9pm at the Grand Pavilion Ballroom in the Twin City Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem.

Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Rhett Brown of Novant Health and Special Guest will be the Honorable Denise S. Hartsfield.

Individual/Small Business/Non-Profit/Organization donation of $50 secures one individual’s placement.

Corporate donation of $100 secures one individual’s placement.

(When selecting type, please select how many people are attending in the quantity field)

This year marks the 14th anniversary of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The Index measures the degree to which corporations across America embrace workplace diversity and demonstrate fair practices for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) employees.

While HRC has recognized LGBT-friendly corporations at national and state galas, Winston-Salem has never properly acknowledged and celebrated local employees and corporate affiliates for their commendable workplace practices. Local organizations with scores ranging from 80-100 on the Index include Bank of America, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Food Lion, Kilpatrick Townsend, Pepsico, Suntrust, Wells Fargo, and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice.
IN GOOD COMPANY is an event to honor and celebrate LGBT-friendly employers and their employees. Local LGBT-friendly small businesses, nonprofits and open and affirming faith communities will also be invited to the celebration. All proceeds from IN GOOD COMPANY will benefit North Star LGBT Community Center in Winston-Salem. The Center opened in September 2013 with a mission to enrich the lives of the LGBT community by providing a safe and accepting place for people of all ages and backgrounds. For more information on North Star, please visit northstarlgbtcc.com.

There are many ways your organization can participate:

– Event/table sponsorships are available at the $250, $500, $1000, $2,500 and $5,000 level (see IGC-2016-letter-and-forms-for-ALL for details).
– For Profit Organizations may purchase full ($1000) or half ($500) tables seating a total of ten employees/guests. Individual seats are $100/guest.

– Individuals, Nonprofit Organizations and Small Businesses (less than 50 employees) may purchase full ($500) or half ($250) tables seating a total of ten guests. Individual seats are $50/guest.
– Companies/Organizations may sponsor tables for nonprofit or local community organizations (including local high school Gay Straight Alliance clubs).
– Encourage LGBT employees and allies to serve as corporate ambassadors for the event.
– Nominate an LGBT employee or ally who has demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion within your organization to be recognized as an IN GOOD COMPANY award recipient.

Please note that ALL 2016 event and table sponsorships will be matched 1:2 by the ARCUS Foundation (up to $10,000).

A limited number of scholarships are available for individuals demonstrating financial need and/or verifiable volunteer hours with the local LGBT community.

We hope you will join us for this important event celebrating workplace diversity.

Thank you for supporting Equality Winston-Salem, North Star LGBT Community Center, IN GOOD COMPANY and a more inclusive community. Equality Winston-Salem is a temporary fund of The Winston-Salem Foundation. North Star LGBT Community Center is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Thank you for supporting Equality Winston-Salem, North Star LGBT Community Center, IN GOOD COMPANY and a more inclusive community. Equality Winston-Salem is a temporary fund of The Winston-Salem Foundation. North Star LGBT Community Center is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Organizations/Businesses interested in becoming a sponsor, please download our Sponsorship form and mail to:

Equality Winston-Salem
PO Box 20482
Winston-Salem, NC 27120-0482