The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Chicago Gala will take place Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Fairmont Chicago, 200 N. Columbus Dr., at 6 p.m.
At the gala, Kim Hunt and Dane Hites will be honored.
Hunt's career spans the public, private and nonprofit sectors, with a focus on advocacy, community building and organizing, and leadership development. She is the former director of the social justice organization Affinity Community Services, and currently serves as the executive director of the Pride Action Tank ( PAT )a project of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ), where she also serves as the senior director of operations in the Policy & Advocacy department.
Hites, a native of Oklahoma City, relocated to Chicago in 2016 and currently works as a technology solutions business analyst for Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate services firm. Dane has spent the last two years spearheading diversity, inclusion and belonging initiatives at the firm. He is a founding member and National Secretary of UNITY, the LGBTQ and Allies employee resource group ( ERG ). He also serves on the board of Proud2Run Chicago as well as the Children's Research Fund Junior Board of Lurie Children's Hospital.
Tickets are on sale now at HRCChicago.org/gala .