DRA’s 2023 Gala
Thursday, November 9, 2023
Disability Rights Advocates is thrilled to, in this milestone year, welcome guests from across the country to join us, as never before, in our coast-to-coast celebration: virtually and in-person. We will host simultaneous in-person galas in New York and San Francisco with delicious food and beverages, live speakers, and performers. We will also invite guests from around the country to virtually join us so we may all celebrate DRA together and participate in the live program.
2022 Virtual Gala
DRA’s 2022 Virtual Gala was held on October 6, with a live watch party in Napa, CA. We hope you enjoyed hearing Billy Porter’s poignant message about combatting stigma, our panel’s thoughtful conversation about intersectional social justice, the stories of our bold and persistent clients, Mandy Harvey’s enchanting song, and more. Thank you for making the event such a success!
2021 Virtual Gala
DRA’s 2021 Virtual Gala on October 7, 2021 was our first event under the leadership of President & CEO Kathy Martinez and featured special guests such as Tony Coelho, Eric Holder, Valerie Jarrett, Lee Merritt, Raul Midón, Jason Mraz, and Senator Alex Padilla. Thank you for making the event such a huge success!
2020 Virtual Gala
DRA’s first ever virtual gala on October 29th, 2020 was a huge success! Thank you for joining us for an inspiring celebration of DRA’s high-impact work and the 30th anniversary of the ADA.
2019 NYC Gala
Thank you for supporting DRA’s 2019 NYC gala at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on October 21, 2019, where we honored Loreen Arbus, Jill Houghton + Disability:IN, and Bank of America with Eagle Awards.
25th Anniversary Gala
Thank you for supporting DRA’s 25th Anniversary with a gala at San Francisco’s Four Seasons hotel on October 25, 2018. We honored Jenny Lay-Flurrie (Chief Accessibility Officer at Microsoft) with the Eagle Award, and raised critical revenue for the Larry Paradis Legacy Fund.
Disability Rights Advocates Inaugural New York Gala
We celebrated three Eagle Awardees—Rebecca Alexander, Starbucks, and the Museum Access Consortium—with a gala at the Museum of Modern Art on October 12, 2017.
20th Anniversary Gala
Thank you for making the 20th Anniversary Gala such a great success!
Congratulations to our 2016 Eagle awardees:
- Dr. Michael Argenyi and his legal team for Argenyi v. Creighton University
- Jessica Cox
- Nyle DiMarco and the Nyle DiMarco Foundation
- V.R. Ferose and SAP SE for their Autism at Work program
2015 Eagle & Turkey Awards
Congratulations to Eagle awardees Daniel Carione and Jim Phillips, Sutter Health, and Eye to Eye!