The Seventy-Second Multicultural Alliance Gala
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
We are a local organization whose mission is to promote inclusion, diversity and understanding while working toward eliminating bias, bigotry, and oppression in our community.
Funds raised from this annual event sustain and underwrite year-round local programming. Our programs include Interfaith Dialogues, Seminary Interfaith Retreat, Camp CommUNITY, MCA Table Talk, People’s Art Collaborative, presentations, and workshops.
Platinum Sponsor $10,000
Gold Sponsor $7,000
Silver Sponsor $5,000
Single ticket $300
200 Mule Alley Drive, Fort Worth,
10 guests per sponsorship
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Food, Drinks, Raffle, Auction and Fun
Complimentary Valet Parking
$1,000 of sponsorship and $100 of individual tickets are not tax deductible
2023 Multicultural Alliance Award
As the 20th President of Texas Wesleyan University, Fred Slabach developed and executed a bold agenda that cultivates student critical thinking, increases enrollment, and revitalizes Texas Wesleyan’s home in East Fort Worth as a vibrant academic and economic center. Under Fred’s leadership, the university has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and Minority Serving Institution by the Department of Education.
A leader among leaders, Fred chairs the Independent Colleges & Universities of Texas Board of Directors and serves on the board of directors of the North American Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities. Additionally, he serves as the treasurer of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Locally, he is the immediate past chair of the Development Corporation of Tarrant County, Renaissance Heights United, the Mary I. Gourley Scholarship Foundation, and Southeast Fort Worth, Inc.
2023 Lifetime Achievement Award
At age 12, on June 19, 1939, hundreds of white rioters vandalized and burned down her home. This life-altering experience spurred Opal Lee to make people understand that Juneteenth is not just a festival. She campaigned for decades to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. She promoted the idea by leading a 2.5 mile walk each year, representing the 2.5 years it took for news of the Emancipation Proclamation to reach Texas. At the age of 89, she conducted a symbolic four-month walk from Fort Worth to Washington, D.C. She said, "It's going to be a national holiday. I have no doubt about it. My point is to make it a holiday in my lifetime".