Bear to Make a Difference Gala 2018

Bear to Make a Difference Gala 2018

About This Event

Online ticket sales are now closed! If you would still like to purchase a ticket, contact Denay Patterson at (No guarantee of space available)

The Bear to Make a Difference Gala on October 20, 2018 is an 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 our commitment to a future free from hate.

In the 20 years since its Founding, the Matthew Shepard Foundation has been a unique voice in the movement for LGBT equality. You may know that my husband Dennis and I started the Foundation in 1998 to honor the life of our son Matt, with a mission to "replace hate with understanding, compassion and acceptance." Since then, steady progress has been made towards a future where equal rights prevail for all, and we won't stop until they do.  
An important piece of the Foundation's work each year is joining together with you at our 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 in their lives.  This year will be an extra special Gala to commemorate the Foundation's 20th Anniversary. Please join us on Saturday, October 20th for this momentous evening. 

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • Hilton Denver City Center
  • 1701 California Street
  • Denver, CO 80202
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Oct 20, 2018 06:00 pm to
  • Oct 20, 2018 11:00 pm
The Matthew Shepard Foundation

Event to Support The Matthew Shepard Foundation

In a diverse approach to Erase Hate, the Foundation focuses its efforts ranging anywhere from theater stages and local law enforcement agencies, to online resource centers and embassies around the world.