Diana's Country Dinner Weekend 2023

 
Diana's Country Dinner Weekend 2023
 

🤠 Country Dinner - November 11, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
🍳 Round-Up Brunch - November 12, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
 
Celebrate The Diana Foundation's illustrious 60th year of The Diana Country Dinner on November 11 & 12 with two grand events: Diana's Country Dinner and the Round-Up Sunday Brunch.
 
A big tip of the hat to our Blue Ribbon Hosts for backing Diana's Country Dinner Weekend 2023.
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The Diana Foundation's "Diana Gives Back" 2023-2024 Beneficiaries Campaign

The Diana Foundation's "Diana Gives Back" 2023-2024 Beneficiaries Campaign

🌟 Celebrating 48 Years of Giving 🌟

Attention Greater Houston-area nonprofit GLBTQ+ organizations!

For nearly half a century, The Diana Foundation has been committed to driving change and making a difference through our annual "Diana Gives Back" campaign. As we approach the 48th year of this impactful journey, we are excited to once again open our doors and hearts to potential beneficiaries.

Application Period: đź“… October 1st - November 15th

Applications must be postmarked by: November 15, 2023

Announcement Date: The selected beneficiary or beneficiaries for the 2023-24 period will be officially announced in December of 2023.

This is a pivotal opportunity for local non-profit GLBTQ+ organizations and initiatives in the Greater Houston area to apply and receive funding for their promising projects. If your organization has a vision that can inspire, uplift, and positively impact our community, we want to hear from you.

As we embark on this year's campaign, we remain eager to fund innovative projects that resonate with our mission and ethos. Together, we can continue weaving a tapestry of support, inclusivity, and progress in our beloved Greater Houston community.

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🎉 A Spectacular Success: Dish & Delish Charity Drag Brunch!  🎉

The Spectacular "Dish & Delish Charity Drag Brunch" Benefitting SPRY

Setting: The upscale KIKI Bar, the hub of entertainment and community gatherings.

Event: The Diana Foundation's "Dish & Delish Charity Drag Brunch."

Event Outcome: The brunch was a magnificent success with "SOLD OUT" banners adorning the venue. The atmosphere was filled with energy, laughter, and an irreplaceable sense of community.

Key Contributors:

  1. Levi and Eric from Urban Eats: This culinary duo whipped up a delightful Southern Brunch Buffet, adding a gourmet touch to the event. Their expertise in crafting a menu was appreciated by every palate present.

  2. Christopher Barry of KIKI Bar: His altruistic gesture of hosting the brunch set the foundation for the day's success.

  3. Star Performers: The stage was graced by:

    • Desi Love Blake: A radiant performer who captivated the audience.
    • Alexyeus D Paris: An entrancing presence on stage.
    • Dina Jacobs: Dazzling and unforgettable in her act.

Key Achievement: Apart from the success of the brunch in terms of attendance, a whopping amount of just over $2,000 was raised during the event. These funds are earmarked for SPRY (Seniors Preparing for Rainbow Years), supporting their mission of aiding the senior community.

Audience and Community Reaction: The overwhelming response and active participation from the community not only made the event historic but also showcased the essence of unity and charity.

Conclusion: The Diana Foundation Team, with a heart full of gratitude, acknowledges the unparalleled support and generosity of the community. Their combined efforts have not only made the brunch an iconic event but have also laid the foundation for future endeavors, brimming with glitz, glamour, and philanthropy.

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The Diana Foundation Elects New Officers and Board Members for 2023-2024 Term

Houston, TX - The Diana Foundation, a renowned organization dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ causes and fostering inclusivity, recently completed its annual nomination and election process to select officers and board members for the upcoming year. Demonstrating their commitment to democratic engagement and community service, the foundation embraced a transparent and inclusive approach throughout the entire process.

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Show Your Support for The Diana Foundation: Vote in the Gayest and Greatest Awards!

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that The Diana Foundation has once again been nominated for multiple Gayest and Greatest awards by the readers of OutSmart magazine. As a longstanding pillar of the LGBTQ+ community, we are honored to receive these nominations, and now we need your support to bring home as many awards as possible!

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Bianca Del Rio to Headline The Diana Foundation 70th Platinum Jubilee Awards Show
 

Posted by The Diana Foundation
On April 1, 2023, The Diana Foundation will celebrate its 70th Platinum Jubilee anniversary with its annual “Diana Awards Show” at The Ballroom at Bayou Place in Houston, Texas, headlined by internationally renowned comic sensation Bianca Del Rio.

Biana Del Rio Headlines the Diana Foundation 70th Awards Show
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New Officers Elected for 2022-2023

Posted by Howard M Huffstutler III
On April 21, 2022, the annual nomination of officers took place via eBallot.  The board members are made up of five officers and four members-at-large.  Nominations for all five officers and three of the members-at-large took place and closed on April 30, 2022. 
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The Diana Foundation Gives Back in 2021

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The Diana Foundation distributed $12,500 to our local beneficiaries during our 1st Wednesday Happy Hour at JR's Bar & Grill.  Thanks to our fundraising efforts throughout the past year during a very difficult COVID-19 Pandemic. It was brought to our attention by several of our beneficiaries during the check presentation that we were the only LGBTQ organization in Houston to successfully raise and distribute funds to their organization during the pandemic.
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New Officers Elected for 2021-2022

On April 21, 2021, the annual nomination of officers took place via eBallot.  The board members are made up of five officers and four members-at-large.  Nominations for all five officers and three of the members-at-large took place and closed on April 30, 2021. 
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Vote Now For Diana!

Posted by The Diana Foundation
The Diana Foundation has been nominated again this year for a few Gayest and Greatest awards by OutSmart magazine readers. Historically The Diana Foundation is nominated for several categories, and this year is no different. Show your support and let's bring home as many awards as we can this year! Use your vote as a means of allowing your voice to ring loud and clear who you support.
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New Officers Elected for 2019-2020

On April 17, 2019 at the monthly membership meeting, the annual nomination of officers took place.  The board members is made up of five officers and four members-at-large.  Nominations for all five officers and two of the members-at-large took place at the April meeting.  
 
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The Diana Foundation Releases New 65-Year History Book

Posted by The Diana Foundation
For nearly a decade, an independent committee has worked to publish the written history of The Diana Foundation, which is the oldest continuously active gay organization in the United States. The book, “The Diana Foundation: 65 Years of History,” chronicles a full 65-year history of the organization. Author Brandon Wolf was joined by members of The Diana Foundation Book Project Committee to celebrate the release of the book at a special event on May 5 at the Westin Memorial City Hotel.
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Diana 66 is the Route to Fun and Antics on March 23

Posted by The Diana Foundation
The 66th Diana Awards show will take place on Saturday, March 23 at the Crystal Ballroom at the Rice. The Diana Foundation hosts its annual comedic roast of Houston’s finest, and features live entertainment, dinner, open bar, and many special surprises. Tickets are on sale now for one of Houston’s funniest and most comedic black-tie events. 
 
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The Diana Foundation Partners with the UH Library

Posted by The Diana Foundation on Aug 11, 2018
The Diana Foundation is partnering with the University of Houston Libraries to begin an oral history project to record our members' stories of Houston's LGBTQ community and our experiences as a member of the longest, continuous LGBTQ organization in the country. The oral history project will be a part of our very own archives at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library Special Collections.
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2019-2020 Beneficiary Program and Application

Posted by The Diana Foundation

The Diana Foundation is seeking deserving organizations to apply to become a 2019-2020 beneficiary. Our beneficiary recipient(s) will be announced in November 2019. We invite non-profit 501(c)3 organizations that are dedicated to the Houston area community to apply today and let us know how Diana can give back. Applications must be postmarked by September 30, 2019.

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2018-2019 Beneficiary Program and Application

Posted by The Diana Foundation on Aug 06, 2018

The Diana Foundation is seeking deserving organizations to apply to become a 2018-2019 beneficiary. Our beneficiary recipient(s) will be announced in October 2018. We invite non-profit 501(c)3 organizations that are dedicated to the Houston area community to apply today and let us know how Diana can give back. Applications must be postmarked by September 1, 2018. Click to learn more.

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The Diana Foundation Gives Back in 2017-2018

Posted by The Diana Foundation on Jul 18, 2018
The Diana Foundation distributed $18,500 to our local beneficiaries at our membership meeting on July 18, 2017.  Thanks to our fundraising efforts throughout the past year and especially our overly successful 65th Awards Show, we almost doubled what we had planned to distribute this year. 
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America’s Oldest Gay Organization Establishes Archive at the University of Houston

Posted by The Diana Foundation
The Diana Foundation signed its official agreement with the University of Houston’s MD Anderson Library Special Collections to establish The Diana Foundation Historic Archive. Historical Diana documents, video, and memorabilia will be donated to the archive and be shared with the general public for research purposes.  Thanks to the extraordinary services of the University, materials will be preserved and digitized. The archive will become its own subsection of the University’s overall LGBT History Research Collection.
 
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The Diana Foundation Crowned Miss Mint Julep 2017 

Posted by The Diana Foundation
Legacy Community Health announced the details for their 15th annual Mint Julep: Dream Girls and Guys, slated for Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Rich’s Houston. Doors open at 2:00 p.m., and the show runs from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Diana Foundation will be honored as Miss Mint Julep for the organization’s contributions to the Houston community. 
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Singing Sensation Alex Newell to Headline 64th Diana Awards Show

Posted by The Diana Foundation
The Diana Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization recognized as the oldest continuously active gay organization in the United States, has announced Alex Newell, singing sensation from the Fox hit show “Glee,” as the headline act for its 64th Diana Awards to be held on Saturday, March 18, at the House of Blues in downtown Houston. Hosted by well-known comedian and entertainer, Sister Helen Holy, this black-tie gala event is one of Houston’s most historic and entertaining evenings featuring the presentation of the historic Diana Awards; traditional local, live stage production numbers; community beneficiary recognition; and more.
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Diana Country Dinner Weekend Rides Into Houston this October

Posted by The Diana Foundation
The first weekend of October (October 1 and 2) will feature one of Houston’s most fun and time honored events, the Diana Country Dinner Weekend. Country Dinner is one of The Diana Foundation’s biggest fundraising events. Proceeds this year will help support The Botts Collection GLBT Archive, Lazarus House, and Out for Education. Weekend activities will feature a Saturday dinner and dance, Sunday brunch, and lots of live entertainment.
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Diana’s Choose Beneficiaries for 2016-17

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For decades, The Diana Foundation has helped support local Houston charities. Substantial dollars have been raised helping to start many non-profits which have grown and continue to operate today. Members of The Diana Foundation are very proud of the organization’s history of philanthropy and look forward to working with the chosen beneficiaries of 2016-17. 
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Diana Gives Back: 2015-16 Beneficiaries are Announced

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The Diana Foundation announced the organizations that have been selected as our 2015-16 beneficiaries at the Diana monthly Jazz Happy Hour on August 5 at F Bar Houston. Five deserving organizations received recognition and will be a focus of our organization throughout the year.
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In Memory of Lucille Bard

The Diana Foundation sadly announces the passing of Lucille Bard on July 13.

 

A Mass celebrating the Life of Lucille will be held on Thursday, July 17, at 02:00 PM at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Long Beach, Mississippi and officiated by Fr. Louis Lohan.  Interment will follow at Gulf Pines Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Lucille Bard can be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 720 East Beach Boulevard, P.O. Box 1529 Long Beach, MS 39560.

 

Please keep Lucille's friends and family in your prayers and thoughts.

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Houston Mayor Declares March The Diana Foundation Appreciation Month

Posted by The Diana Foundation
The Diana Foundation hosted its monthly happy hour at F Bar Houston on March 4 while featuring information about the upcoming 62nd Annual Diana Awards which will be held on March 28 at the St. Regis Hotel. The Diana Foundation has been hosting its entertainment-packed gala event for decades helping to raise funds for local Houston charities.
 
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Diana Announces 2014-15 Beneficiaries

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The Diana Foundation has announced its 2014-15 beneficiaries at the Country Dinner & Dance held on October 25 at Neon Boots. Diana members formally approved its slate of local charitable organizations at the October membership meeting. Diana has helped support local organizations focused in the areas of most need in health services, social services, and educational/cultural endeavors.
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Celebrating the Life of John Danielson III

The community is invited to join in a Celebration of the Life of John Danielson III, who passed away September 13, 2014.  The Celebration will be held at the Bradshaw Carter Funeral Home, 1734 W. Alabama.  Please drop by for an open reception from 2 to 5 pm to share your memories of John with each other and to support his partner Brian Flores.  A program of formal remarks, remembrances and music will be presented from 3 to 3:45
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Seeking 2014-15 Beneficiaries: Diana Gives Back

Posted by The Diana Foundation
Throughout the years, The Diana Foundation has helped raise more than $1.6 million for community and civic organizations. We are currently seeking applications for our 2014-15 beneficiaries. The deadline to apply is September 8, and area non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply. Beneficiaries will be announced at our annual Country Dinner on Saturday, October 25.
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Studio 54 July Member Social is Disco Success

Posted by The Diana Foundation
Sunday July 20 brought back the sounds of the 70’s and 80’s thanks to the Studio 54 member social event. Diana members and guests gathered at Theo’s in the Montrose area for food, beverages and the disco sounds of an era that keeps on living. Dance moves and outfits were reborn to prove that the party has never stopped.
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Five Local GLBTQ Organizations Receive Support

Posted by The Diana Foundation
The Diana Foundation President, John Danielson III, in the continuing tradition of the sixty-one years of the organization’s philanthropy to the GLBTQ community, presented five checks, each, in the sum of $4,500 to five community service organizations. A grand total of $22,500 was distributed at the event.
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Welcome to The Diana Foundation

Founded in 1953, The Diana Foundation is focused on assisting and supporting the needs of the gay community, by distributing funds to organizations that are dedicated to providing services that enhance the lives of deserving individuals in our diverse community.
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Welcome to Our New Website

Posted by The Diana Foundation
We are currently making big improvements to our online website and social media pages. Thank you for visiting us, and please be sure to view our online pages again over the next few weeks as more information will be added.
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Diana's Win Best Dressed Tent

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Congratulations to The Diana Foundation for winning Best Dressed Tent 2014 at the annual Bunnies on the Bayou event held at Fish Plaza in downtown Houston. Diana members joined thousands of festive bunnies on Easter Sunday to celebrate the holiday. Finally, Houston weather cooperated!
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