- Scholarship - If you are between the ages of 18 and 25 and are active in supporting the struggle for equality, you could be illegible for an Emerging Leaders scholarship. This program includes a short course on LGBT advocacy, volunteering on the day of the gala, and complimentary attendance at the gala itself!.
- Fellowship - If you are of limited income and can demonstrate a need, you may be elligible for a Gala Fellowship. If granted, the fellowship is a half-price ticket.
- Student Ticket - If you are a student and can produce a valid Student ID on the night of the gala, you can purchase a half-price ticket.
- Volunteer - It takes dozens of volunteers to set up, run, and clean up after the gala. If you don't have money for a ticket, consider volunteering instead. You'll at least be near enough to hear the speakers and you still get to eat free. :)
- Attend the supporting events - If the previous ways do not appeal to you, there are plenty of other events surrounding the gala weekend. From the Friday night takeover, art, bar and restaurant crawls, to the Saturday night after parties, and gospel brunch on Sunday. All of these events are $35 or less and most of them are virtually free (minus the cost of what you eat and drink of course)
Madeline Goss, Joni Madison, Robert Dogens
Your 2010 HRC Carolinas Gala Co-chairs