How can I help?

Get involved in all the fun!

There are many different ways you can be a part of the Dorothy Awards experience – volunteering, buying tickets and attending, donating to the silent auction or sponsoring a table!

Not sure how you can help? You can always reach out to our Event Associate Producer Laura Boccadoro!

Check Out More Info About All The Ways You Can Get Involved


The Dorothy Awards is made possible through the work of our amazing volunteers who work with staff to set-up the space, help with check-in, keep an eye on the silent auction, ushering folks to their seats, and assisting with closing out at the end of the evening! Volunteers get a special discounted price to attend the evening.

Buy an Ad in the Program Book

Congratulate one (or all) of our honorees or advertise your business in our program book with an ad in the program book. Ads range in pricing from $125 – 500 based on size.

Donate to the Silent Auction

Every year our silent auction raises thousands of dollars in support of our community programming and general operating funds. Read more about how you can donate to our silent auction here.

Buy Tickets

Join us by buying tickets – Regular tickets are $125 or Benefactor tickets are $250. Both level tickets include dinner and open bar. Benefactor tickets include recognition and a special thank you gift.

Join the Host Committee

We are looking for community leaders to join our host committee by sponsoring or hosting a table. Table sponsors receive special recognition as members of the host committee, with tables available at two levels – Regular table of 10 for $1,000 or Benefactor table of 12 for $2,500.

Sponsor the Awards Dinner

Highlight your support of the New Haven Pride Center, New Haven and Connecticut’s LGBTQ+ community AND our honorees by sponsoring the Awards Dinner with a corporate sponsorship or corporate table today. Includes recognition, tickets, and advertising options.

Photos from the 17th Annual Dorothy Awards