Soirée - A Cause To Celebrate

A Benefit For the Northeast Indiana Positive Resource Connection

About Soirée 2022


About Soirée 2022

You’ve known us fondly as the Dinner Dance for over 30 beloved years. We are pleased to announce that this year, our 34th annual fundraising benefit is transforming into

...*drumroll, please*….

Soirée will continue to be one of the best LGBTQ+-friendly events in northeast Indiana. Join us as we transition into a more intimate and upscale reception at Birdie’s Rooftop Bar in downtown Fort Wayne on Saturday, October 1st, 6-9pm. As always, mobile bidding in our extensive online auction will be open the week prior. With exciting new items, the bidding competition will be fierce! 

 Why are Soirée tickets so limited this year?

We're not the only ones whose events were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more than two years, our entire community postponed or moved their events online, including us. Now in 2022, the need for physical event spaces is in high demand, the hunt was fierce. This year took a bit of compromising, and we're so happy to be hosting our first Soirée event at The Bradley! Don't worry, the limited space is only temporary. We're planning to be bigger and better for our 35th annual benefit in 2023.

Don't forget these details for Soirée 2022!

The online auction opens on Friday, September 23rd at 5:00pm EST and will close on Saturday, October 1st at 9:00pm EST.

Bidding in the online auction is free and open to everyone (no ticket required).urase VIP tickets here

How to Bid

How to Bid

Bidding is easier than ever online!  Follow these steps to bid in our auction starting Friday, September 23rd at 5:00pm EST: 

1. First, register to bid to receive your unique bidding URL.  If you've already registered, you can log in with your email or phone number above.

2. Browse items by swiping up and down.  You can also filter by category using the menu items.

3. Tap "Bid/Info" to place a bid, view item details and bid history. (If this isn't working, make sure you're logged in!)

4. That's it!  If you are outbid we will send you a text message letting you know.  

Individual Sponsors

Rainbow Sponsor ($6,000+)

Red Sponsors ($3,000-$5,999)

Orange Sponsors ($1,800-$2,999)

Richard Rison & John Tolley, in memory of Terrance P. McCaffrey

Yellow Sponsors ($1,200-$$1,799)

Steve & Brenda Fishbaugh

Gregory Manifold, in memory of Terrance McCaffrey

Green Sponsors ($600-$1,199)

Robert Buesching

David Kirk & Michael Greene, in honor of Greg Allen

Dennis Greaf & Scott Tarr, in honor of Terrence P. McCaffrey 

Debby & Rich Beckman

Jake Brames & Rob Kline

Deb Overcash & Mary Anna Bradshaw, in memory of Ruth Reighter

Phillip Colglazier & Stephen Lauterberg, in memory of Kirk A. Bugher

Jeff Markley, in honor of all the PRC staff

Ray PeGan & Lee Bowers

Chuck Whalen & Doug Joyce

Kathleen Summers

Anne Simerman

David Forrester

Roy Wilson

Blue Sponsors ($300-$599)

Jim Jagel & Mike Janecek

Kevin Olszowy

Jared Lyke 

Tom Blake

Larry Wardlaw

Leonard Helfrich 

Chip Koltash & Norm Appleby

Michael Chandler

Rabbi Meir Bargeron

Violet Sponsors (up to $299)

Cindy Lonergan

Drs. Kevin & Pam Kelly

Sarah Aubrey & John Renz

Joshua Long


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