Every year The Imperial Court chooses one or more beneficiaries for our gala event. This Spring, the 34th Annual Night of a Thousand Gowns will benefit the Hetrick-Martin Institute and the Hudson Pride Center.

2020 Beneficiaries

Hetrick-Martin Institute

The Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), is the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ+ youth serving organization. HMI provides programming and services for more than 2,000 LGBTQ+ young people, ages 13-24, every year throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Services include emergency and basic needs, health services, arts & culture programs, and job readiness training. In 2019, HMI celebrated its 40th anniversary, recognizing and celebrating its four decades of work, and the impact it’s had in the lives of LGBTQ+ youth. For more information on the Hetrick-Martin Institute, visit their website.

Hudson Pride Center

Hudson Pride Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based organization that was established in the early 1990’s and serves as a home and voice for the diverse Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ+) community and our allies in Hudson County, NJ. We advocate for our physical, mental, social and political well­being and create safe and vibrant spaces to gather and celebrate our lives. For more information on the Hudson Pride Center, visit their website.