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Hampton Roads Black Tie Gala

September 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Hampton Roads Black Tie is hosted by NBA Player Dorian Finney-Smith in efforts to raise funds for three local non-profits. During this charity event several individuals will recognized for their contributions to the community. Bishop T.D. Jakes will be the special guest speaker.

2023 Honorees

Dr. Melvin O. Marriner, Senior Pastor Grove Church

Senator L. Louise Lucas, Virginia State Senate – 18th District

Bishop Courtney and Pastor Janeen McBath, Calvary Revival Church

Iris Lundy, RN, BSN, Director of Health Equity, Sentara

Lt. General Alonzo E. Short Jr., U.S. Army(Ret.)

Mr. Timothy A. Faulkner, President and CEO of The Breeden Company Inc.

Bishop Dwight Riddick, Senior Pastor Gethsemane Baptist Church

Corporate Citizen Honoree: Dominion Energy

Special Guest Speaker- Bishop T.D. Jakes

The special guest speaker this year will be Bishop T.D.Jakes who is CEO and Chairman of the T.D. Jakes Group and Senior Pastor of The Potters House Dallas, Texas.

The event program will also feature live entertainment from a Jazz Band and a three course dinner. The event is being held at Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth, VA.

General Admission Ticket ($150.00 Per Person- Includes Admission to Black Tie Gala Only)

General Admission includes admission to the Black Tie Gala including a three course dinner, live entertainment, awards presentation and speech by Bishop T.D. Jakes

VIP Ticket ($350.00 -Includes Meet an Greet Reception and Admission to Gala)

The VIP Ticket includes a meet and greet reception with Bishop T.D. Jakes , Dorian Finney Smith and other special guests. .Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served along with open bar. It also includes admission to the Gala that will take place immediately after the VIP Reception. The gala will feature live entertainment, 3- course dinner, award presentations and speech from Bishop T.D. Jakes. VIP Ticket holders will have be seated in the front of the room during the gala.

All Ticket Sales are final unless event is completely canceled!

Beneficiaries of Hampton Road Black Tie Gala

Friends of Portsmouth Juvenile Courts

Hampton Roads Urban Agriculture

Greater Peninsula C.A.R.E.S. Foundation


September 23, 2023
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Renaissance Portsmouth Waterfront Hotel
425 Water St.
Portsmouth, VA 23704 United States
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