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General Ticket – $150                    
VIP Ticket – $275


squareIntroducing this year’s keynote speaker…

Joining us at the 13th annual Commonwealth Dinner as the evening’s keynote speaker is four-time Emmy Award-nominated comedian, writer, and actress Carol Leifer! Click here to see some of Carol’s best appearances, accomplishments, and just how funny she is.


Saturday, April 16

5:00 p.m.     VIP Reception (for VIP ticket holders only)
6:00 p.m.     General Registration & Silent Auction Opens
7:00 p.m.     Dinner Program Begins
10:00 p.m.   After Dinner Dance 

Greater Richmond Convention Center403 N. Third Street, Richmond, VA 23219 –

Attire: Black-tie optional.  Coat check will not be available.

Parking:   Parking deck at 3rd & Marshall (351 North 3rd Street). The parking fee is $6.00, cash only – pay upon entry. Free parking is available on the streets surrounding the Greater Richmond Convention Center.  NOTE: Enter the Convention Center from the 3rd floor of the parking deck

Arrival: To reach the registration table from the parking garage continue down the hallway and turn right. Directional signage and volunteers will be available to guide you.  All guests must check-in at the registration table in the Grand Ballroom lobby. At that time, you will receive a ticket which will show your table number and bidder number for the silent auction. If you pre-selected a vegetarian or vegan meal you will also receive a color meal card to place at your table setting.

Bars: Alcohol and beverage sales are cash only.

ATM: An ATM is located on the lower level.

Auction: The Silent Auction will open for bidding at 6:00pm. Silent Auction Check-Out will begin at 10:00pm in the grand ballroom lobby. Credit Cards, Checks and Cash will be accepted. Our Live Auction will begin shortly after the dinner service.

$1,000 Raffle: Tickets will be sold throughout the evening – one for $5 or five for $20. One lucky person will receive a $1,000 cash prize if their raffle ticket is drawn at the end of the night! You must be present to win.

Dining: Ushers will be on hand to help assist you in finding your seats.

*If you pre-ordered a vegetarian, gluten free, or vegan meal please place the meal card that you receive at registration at your place setting for the wait staff.


Equality Virginia has reserved a number of hotel rooms within close proximity to the Greater Richmond Convention Center for Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th. To receive a discounted rate through Equality Virginia’s room block please reserve your room prior to March 15. Please note that these hotel rooms are available on a first come first serve basis.

  • Hilton Richmond Downtown– Call 1-877-782-9444 and mention that you are with Equality Virginia’s room block to receive a discount.
  • Courtyard Marriott Richmond DowntownClick this link or call the Reservations Department at 1-800-228-9290.
  • Linden Row InnClick this link and enter access code EQVA16 for discounted rate or call 804-783-7000.

Thank you to everybody who made last year’s Commonwealth Dinner a success! Click here to see last year’s photos on Facebook!

Thank you to our sponsors!  Learn how you can be a sponsor for the 2016 Dinner

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Platinum Sponsors


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