Thank You From Our 2018 Chair

Words cannot express how happy I am that everyone enjoyed Pride & Passion “Strange Beauty” so much. I loved seeing everyone in their formal wear and headdresses, enjoying the decor, food and drinks, having fun and dancing the night away. Everyone looked amazing.
Thank you so much for attending, and supporting Pride and Passion and the Tampa Museum of Art.
We also have generous and loyal sponsors who make this event possible: Wells Fargo, Dr Kenneth Pages, SPP, Frankle Foundation, Keller Williams Tampa Central, and too many more to name. Our sponsors are listed and thanked on Please show them some love by supporting their businesses. We couldn’t produce this event without their donations of money, time, services, products, food, and talents.
A huge shoutout to my friends at FH Weddings and The Production Crew for helping me realize my design vision, Drew CB Chibbaro for his inspiring art and graphics, Karen Summerfield for our beautiful new website, Bernadette Casey, TMA events manager, for wrangling our crazy committee.
And of course, a huge thank you to my amazing steering committee members for their support, time and talents for the last 8 months. Sing Hurt, Mai Tran, Lillian Chor, Libby Hopkins, Justice Gennari, Whitney Brundage, Tom Aue, Nick Buchanan, Nicholas Catania, Walter Pinillos, Vashti Jattansingh, Betheny Mather, Amy Storch, Bernadette Casey, I love you all. You had my back every step of the way.
Be strange. Be beautiful . Be proud . Be passionate. Be kind to one another.
– Marvin Meeks , 2018 Pride & Passion Chair

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