Bates Street Society Dinner
The Community House

Join us for a prestigious night at this year’s Bates Street Society Dinner on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The event will feature a delicious three course seated dinner, wine and cocktails, live entertainment and inspirational recognition of our members and pillars.

Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Huel Perkins, Broadcast Journalist and iconic American News Anchor

The Bates Street Society was created in 2015 to recognize donors who make significant charitable contributions to support the work and mission of The Community House in Birmingham. Members are acknowledged annually at The Bates Street Society Dinner, a black-tie event hosted by The Community House Association and Foundation Boards of Directors. The Bates Street Society Dinner also recognizes The Community House’s annual Pillars of Vibrancy: Business, Education, Culture, Wellness and Philanthropy.

The 2021 Pillar Society Inductees are:

  • Honorable Dave Bing — Business & Culture
  • Dominic DiMarco — Education
  • Linda Schlesinger-Wagner — Business & Philanthropy
  • Rabbi Daniel B. Syme — Culture
  • Jessie Beld Elliott and Ed Welburn — Business & Philanthropy
  • S. Evan Weiner — Business & Philanthropy
  • Lila Lazarus — Wellness & Education

Black Tie Optional, Valet Parking













Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

Time To Get Involved

Start your philanthropic journey with The Community House and become a part of our extraordinary legacy. Whether it's a gift of your time, talent or treasure, we welcome your involvement with our organization as we strive to preserve the house people have been calling home for over a century. The time is now!

Learn more about how you can get involved in FUNDRAISERS, GIVING and VOLUNTEERING.