The Dorothy Awards Auction typically raises over $10,000 to support the work of the New Haven Pride Center!

Creating our silent and live auction takes many months of work by our team! This includes reaching out to hundreds of businesses and individual donors throughout Connecticut to contribute.

Each year, we receive incredibly generous donations from the community, ranging from theater tickets to chef’s tastings to artwork! Most items go into our silent auction that we pre-launch online about a week prior to the event. Some of our top items typically are unique experiences including our top seller every year which is a special boat trip on the Long Island Sound with long-time supporter and LGBTQ+ rights activist David Knapp.

In addition to our auction, throughout the evening we also sell Dorothy Baskets that are similar to a door prize! The baskets typically include a myriad of gift cards valued between $25 – 100 to restaurants and small businesses.

Want to contribute to the Auction or to the Dorothy Baskets? Contact Laura Boccadoro at

Items from the 2020 Silent Auction. Photo by Megan McGory-Gleason.

Thank You to all of our 2020 Auction Donors

116 Crown
Ashley’s Ice Cream
Atelier Florian New Haven
BAR New Haven
Barcelona Wine Bar
Breathing Room Yoga
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Christopher Martin’s
City Climb
Dandelion Wishes Auction House
Desgin by the Johnathans LLC
East Rock Brewery
East Street Arts
Elm City Games
Elm City Wellness

Firehouse 12
Goodspeed Opera House
Graduate Hotel New Haven
Grey Matter Books
Hartford Wolf Pack
Hartford Yard Goats
House of Naan
Donald Houston
Hull’s Art Supply & Framing
Ivoryton Playhouse
Dr. Dominque Johnson
David Knapp
Junzi Kitchen
Long Wharf Theatre

Olives and Oil
Ricky Mestre
Savage Venture
Shubert Theatre
Soul de cuba Cafe
Steve Mark & Jim Travers
Stoli Vodka
Strange Ways
Taste of New Haven
Ten Thousnd Villages
Marueen Thomas
Two Guys
Wave Gallery
Westport County Playhouse
Yale Rep Theatre
Yale School of Drama