Join us in celebration of SAVE's
2021 Champions of Equality!
Date and time: Thursday, September 23, 2021
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
About this event:
We are excited to announce that SAVE’s signature annual event―the 2021 Champions of Equality Awards Gala―will take place Thursday, September 23rd at the beautiful Frank Gehry-designed New World Center, home of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. The event will honor community luminaries and elected officials for their work in advancing LGBTQ equality, safeguarding democracy, and providing critical support to South Florida residents as we faced unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the awards ceremony, the evening will include welcome cocktails, musical performances, and dinner.
This year’s honorees include:
- United States Congressman David Cicilline of Rhode Island
- Florida State Senator Shevrin "Shev" D. Jones, District 35
- Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins
- Captain Kevin Cho Tipton, APRN
- Edel Rodriguez, Artist and illustrator
- The Miami Foundation
- Our Fund
$100 until July 31, 2021 (Early Bird)
$150 from August 1, 2021 (General Admission)
All proceeds from the event will directly support SAVE's mission to promote, protect and defend equality for people in South Florida who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer.
The 2021 Champions of Equality Gala is presented with support from the
About Champions of Equality Gala
SAVE established the Champions of Equality awards reception in 2005 to honor individuals who have significantly advanced the cause of equality for the LGBTQ community in South Florida.
SAVE’s Champion of Equality brings together several hundred, political, civic, and community leaders from throughout South Florida who stand for fairness and equality for LGBTQ people.
The 2021 Champions of Equality Awards reception is gearing up to re-emerge after the 2020 virtual gala’s success. We are planning a safe and modest assembly of luminaries in South Florida.
It would be an honor to work with your organization and to position your brand front-and-center before this important gathering of community movers and shakers. We invite your business to sponsor the Champions of Equality Awards, where your business will have significant brand exposure among many of South Florida’s most influential thought leaders and decision-makers.
Over the years, scores of prominent firms have proudly sponsored this event including the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Akerman, Bacardi, Baptist Health, Bilzin Sumberg, Greenberg Traurig, Holland & Knight, JPMorgan Chase, MetLife, The Miami Dolphins’ Football Unites, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Port Miami, and White & Case. These organizations have all adopted a savvy corporate attitude that truly values the LGBTQ community.
In past years, we have honored and welcomed local and national leaders such as Miami-Dade County Commissioners and the Mayor, Florida State and United States Representatives and Senators, as well as Council Members and Mayors of Miami- Dade County’s 34 municipalities. Furthermore, we have also had celebrities in arts and entertainment and politics