2018 Perceptions Holiday Gala : Dueling Pianos

Perceptions have been around for 17 years and continue to build an inclusive and diverse community through education, advocacy and networking. By giving to Perceptions, you will help us accomplish our goals by addressing the needs of the SOGI/E (Sexual orientation and gender identity/expression) community.

Perceptions currently supports our Transgender* Support group that meets in Bay City but our goal is to reach out further and offer more support throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. To run one support group a year, roughly costs Perceptions $6,000. Your donation will not only help create two to three more support groups within in our eight counties, but also with the transportation for group members to be able to attend. It will help with our 2019 goal of offering a complete list of the health professionals that are SOGI/E friendly and supportive of families in this specific community and more education for our SOGIE community.

In appreciation of your anticipated donation we have enclosed our sponsorship form that explains the many different levels and what we can offer in return of your sponsorship.

We hope we can count on you to help make this year’s event one of the best yet.

If you have any questions regarding the form please feel free to reach to [email protected]. We hope to see you at this year’s Holiday Gala.

A Great Night with Great Friends!

Perceptions is excited to bring dueling pianos to Forest Edge in Auburn this year for the 17th Annual Holiday Gala! It’s time to don your gay apparel and celebrate the holidays with family, friends, and allies.

Tickets are $50 each and include dinner, open bar all night, and lively entertainment by Midwest Dueling Pianos. Don’t miss our fabulous silent auction and raffles throughout the evening!

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. | Dinner at 6:30 p.m. | Entertainment begins at 8:00 p.m. | Silent Auction & Raffles | Dueling Pianos

Proceeds from this event will go to our Perceptions Programs including the Transgender Support Group and the Education Program for the SOGI/E community.

Location & Tickets


Fri, December 7, 2018

5:30 PM – 11:00 PM EST

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Forest Edge Banquet Hall

4618 11 Mile Rd

Auburn, MI 48611



Available through Evenbrite $54.67

Purchase Tickets Here

Gala Contribution Benefits

Auction Item Donor: Your name with auction item, marketing materials on display, acknowledgment at event, promotion in our newsletter and on our website

To donate an item for our silent auction or to make a tax-deductible contribution, please contact us.  We look forward to partnering with you!

Allison Matthew and Mitzi Brown
Co-Chairs, Perceptions Holiday Gala

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Sponsorships: For opportunities for businesses, organizations, and individuals to Sponsor a part of the evening, contact Allison Matthew, Gala Chair, at [email protected]. Table Sponsorships can be donated online for $500 and includes:

  • Company logo on website
  • Signage at event
  • 4 tickets to the Gala
  • Social Media Advertising

Holiday Gala Table Sponsorship

Donate a Ticket

What is a Donated Ticket for a Worthy Attendee?

Each year, generous supporters choose to purchase an extra ticket(s) that can be donated to someone from the community that might not otherwise be able to attend the event. Donated ticket recipients are determined by the Perceptions Board of Trustees. If you’re in need of a ticket, please contact our event chairs at [email protected]

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About Ticket Sales

What’s the refund policy?

Tickets for Perceptions Holiday Gala are not refundable. All sales are final.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You are not required to print your on-line ticket. All attendee names will be on a printed list at the check-in table.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Although tickets are not refundable, you are welcome to give your ticket to someone else for use. Donated tickets are distributed to community members in need who might not otherwise be able to attend the event. Please contact Perceptions with the new attendees’ name(s) for our records.