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Terry Loftis to be honored with LGBTQ Community Excellence Award at 23rd annual Toast To Life

Resource Center is committed to recognizing individuals who support the LGBTQ community through their demonstrated commitment to equity and service.

Since its founding in 1983, Resource Center has been a trusted leader in North Texas that empowers LGBTQ communities and all people living with HIV by improving their health and wellness, strengthening families and communities, and providing advocacy and education.

The Center is proud to announce that Terry D. Loftis will be honored with its first LGBTQ Community Excellence Award at the Center’s virtual 23rd annual Toast To Life Venetian Carnival on May 1, 2021. Loftis’ devotion to the community and to Resource Center, coupled with his drive to succeed, make him a worthy recipient.

(L-R) Terry Loftis, Cece Cox, and Deborah McMurray

Resource Center Chief Executive Officer Cece Cox says, “Terry Loftis is an important figure in Resource Center’s history, serving as Board president in the 1990s amidst the early devastation of the HIV pandemic, and again 20+ years later. He has helped chart our course all along the way, given generously of his time and talents, and always inspired us with his irrepressible smile. Terry has been dedicated not only to the Center’s growth and legacy but also to the City of Dallas as a whole. It is our great joy to honor him with the LGBTQ Community Excellence Award.”

Loftis has been actively engaged in the Dallas arts and nonprofit community for many years and serves on the board of directors of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Black Tie Dinner, the Dallas Assembly, Arts District Dallas, and President’s Council of the Advisory Board of Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual & Performing Arts. He has served on the boards of Resource Center, The Dallas Way, Friends of the Katy Trail, USA Film Festival and TITAS.

Loftis is currently the Donna Wilhelm Family President and Executive Director of TACA (The Arts Community Alliance). Prior to TACA, he was Vice President of the Broadway Strategic Return Fund (BSRF) in New York. Loftis has spent the bulk of his career in marketing/advertising and was President of Dallas-based Eisenberg And Associates. Loftis is also a Tony-nominated Broadway producer.

Loftis will be recognized at the Center’s 23rd annual Toast To Life Venetian Carnival presented by ASP Cares Pharmacy Saturday, May 1, 2021. The virtual event, hosted by Steve Kemble, is free and will feature an auction and entertainment by DJ Blake Ward, Caleb Hans, Gulf Coast Kiki Ballroom scene, Heart to Heart Duo, Flying Free Arial Magic and more! All proceeds benefit the services and programs of the Center.

For more information, visit www.myresourcecenter.org/toasttolife

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