The 2019 Bear to Make a Difference Gala is a opportunity for community members, civic leaders and corporate partners to come together to support the work of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and those who share their commitment to a future free from hate. An important piece of the Foundation’s work each year is joining together with you at their annual Gala to recognize the work of individuals and organizations alike that have made significant contributions to promoting those core values of understanding, compassion and acceptance in their work and their lives.
This year will be an extra special Gala to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the signing of the The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr, Hate Crimes Prevention Act. In honor of this 10th anniversary, the them for this year’s gala is Neon (the 10th element on the periodic table). 2019 Honorees include form US Attorney General Eric Holder, Samira Wiley, Anthony Aragon & David Westman and Seth Owen.
Date: Saturday, October 26th
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Hilton Denver City Center – 1701 California St, Denver, CO 80202