Saturday, March 26, 2022

19th Annual Commonwealth Dinner

The wait is finally over!

Join us at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Saturday, March 26th, 2022 for the 19th Annual Commonwealth Dinner!

The Commonwealth Dinner is Equality Virginia’s signature event and Virginia’s largest black-tie gala for the LGBTQ community and its supporters. The Commonwealth Dinner attracts over 1,000 guests each year including Virginia’s political, business, and non-profit leaders and influencers. Equality Virginia will promote the event through radio, electronic, and print media, which reaches the over 300,000 LGBTQ adults that live in Virginia.

Each year, the Commonwealth Dinner raises one-third of Equality Virginia’s operating expenses and allows EV to grow our outreach and programming efforts and staff. Now, we are reimagining the main program to center more of the community’s voices, creating a Welcome Reception so everyone feels like a VIP, and introducing our new incoming Executive Director.

Over the past 30 years, your support has made it possible for Equality Virginia to provide a variety of training and educational resources to respond to the needs of our community, particularly those experiencing multiple forms of oppression. Equality looks different for each and every person, and by fostering a supportive and welcoming environment we have been able to build trust in our mission and accomplish more than we could have ever imagined.

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Covid-19 Protocols...

EV is taking all available precautions in order to keep you safe during the 2022 Commonwealth Dinner. In order to protect the health and wellbeing of our guests, we will be instituting the following

•  EV’s staff, as well as volunteers the evening of the Dinner, are encouraged to be vaccinated. Due to the rising cases in Virginia, we will now require that every guest attending the Dinner must be fully vaccinated, or be able to show proof of a negative PCR Covid test taken at least 48-hours prior to the event.

•  Please bring a copy of your Covid-19 Vaccination Record Card or test statement (or a photo of the same on your phone)

•  If you are feeling sick or symptomatic, we ask that you please stay home.

•  Richmond and Henrico Health Districts now recommend everyone wear a mask indoors while around others who are not a part of their household, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. We ask that everyone inside the Greater Richmond Convention Center wear a mask, regardless of status. You are welcome to lower your mask when you eat, drink, or are seated at your table.

All activity and precautions are being taken in accordance with advice from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Department of Health, and the CDC. For more information please feel free to contact us.

Additional Information:

All seating will be spaced apart to ensure there are 6 feet in between tables.

Hand sanitizer stations will be set up throughout the event space, we also ask that attendees respectfully social distance from others wherever possible

Thank you for keeping our community safe! Please contact us at 804-643-4816 if you have any questions.

Thank you to our sponsors...

Each year, our sponsors went above and beyond to help Equality Virginia both meet and exceed our fundraising goal. The ongoing support of our new and longtime sponsors continues to fund our work to engage, educate, and mobilize our community in support of LGBTQ equality.

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