Pacific Pride Foundation's Royal Ball

Saturday, April 25, 2015 7PM-12AM
Bacara Resort & Spa | Santa Barbara, California

Attire: Modern white with bright pops of color

Each year, Pacific Pride Foundation hosts the Royal Ball to bring together gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and straight allies to share a memorable evening of fun and celebration of our diverse community, all in support of Pacific Pride Foundation's vital programs and services.

The 2015 Pacific Pride Foundation Royal Ball will be a night of sleek, white, modern elegance with bright pops of color, setting the tone for an evening of high-energy decadence. Join us at world's hottest step-and-repeat, replete with a bevy of gorgeous go-go dancers to pose with you for the ultimate portrait! Inside the main Ballroom, Royal Boxes will provide the perfect private living room atmosphere for entertaining your guests. White, modern, sexy and chic, these ultra luxurious and very private Royal Boxes are limited, and sell out each year, so book yours early. Private tables for ten as well as seats at the VIP table will be stunning with vibrant floral and masses of glowing candles, beckoning your party to drink and dine in the finest modern style. A very limited number of individual tickets will also be available. Throughout the evening, Abbey DJ Derek Monteiro will keep the crowd in motion with a non-stop rhythmic soundscape, as wild light projections create an ever-changing tableaux of captivating imagery and motion. This event sells out early every year, so don't miss this opportunity to support Pacific Pride Foundation's Royal Ball. This will be our best year yet!

Pacific Pride Foundation provides our community with free, anonymous HIV/AIDS testing, medical case management, HIV prevention and education services, support groups, free counseling, and two free food pantries for low-income HIV positive clients and their families. Pacific Pride Foundation also offers LGBTQ sensitivity trainings for health and social services, training businesses, schools, law enforcement, parole officers, counseling programs, and community organizations to better serve LGBTQ people. Our local youth are directly supported through Gay-Straight Alliance outreach in their schools, weekly support groups, and classroom presentations in local junior high and high schools. Our elder programs provide monthly potlucks, sensitivity trainings for senior facilities, and a visitor program for local seniors. The programs and resources of Pacific Pride Foundation offer the LGBTQ Community numerous ways to connect and advocate for change. We are your LGBTQ community center.

If you have any questions or would like more information on sponsorship benefits, please contact Jackie at (805) 963-3636 x111 or jackie@pacificpridefoundation.org

Bacara Resort & Spa Room Reservations

We have a limited room block at the Bacara Resort & Spa with a discounted rate of $345/night++ and up. Use the group code ROYAL415 when booking.

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We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Royal Ball!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Royal Ball Presenting Sponsor $75,000

  • Exclusive listing as Presenting Sponsor for the 2015 Royal Ball
  • One fabulously over-the-top Royal Box at the Ball for 40 guests
  • Private bar inside of your Royal Box
  • Special entertainment with private go-go box and dancer
  • Two private butlers to serve you food, cocktails and other fun surprises
  • Your name listed on the step and repeat wall
  • Your name featured as Presenting Sponsor on all printed materials and PPF's website for one year
  • A portion of your donation will help fund Pacific Pride Foundation's Food Pantry for six months

SOLD OUT

Emperor and Empress $50,000

  • One fabulously over-the-top Royal Box at the Ball for 30 guests
  • Private bar inside of your Royal Box
  • Private butler to serve you food, cocktails and other fun surprises
  • Your name prominently featured on all printed materials and on PPF's website for one year
  • A portion of your donation will help fund Pacific Pride Foundation's Food Pantry for three months

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King and Queen $25,000

  • One fabulous Royal Box at the Ball for 20 guests
  • Private butler to serve you food, cocktails and other fun surprises
  • Your name prominently featured on all printed materials and on PPF's website for one year
  • A portion of your donation will help fund Pacific Pride Foundation's Food Pantry for one month

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Prince and Princess $10,000

  • A fabulous Royal Lounge at the Ball for 10 guests
  • Recognition on all printed materials and on PPF's website for six months
  • A portion of your donation will help fund Pacific Pride Foundation's Food Pantry for two weeks

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Duke and Duchess $5,000

  • A fabulous table for 10 guests
  • Recognition on all printed materials
  • A portion of your donation will help fund Pacific Pride Foundation's Food Pantry for one week

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VIP $500

  • One VIP ticket to the Royal Ball with a seat at the VIP Table
  • Recognition on all printed materials

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Individual Ticket $300

  • One ticket to attend the Royal Ball

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Advocacy Award

2015 Advocacy Award Honorees

Don Roos and Dan Bucatinsky

Master of Ceremonies

Jane Lynch

We are excited to present the inaugural Pacific Pride Foundation Advocacy Award at the Royal Ball to Don Roos and Dan Bucatinsky for their unwavering advocacy and commitment to making a visible difference in the LGBTQ community. They are exemplary role models for us all and we are honored to celebrate their artistic vision and collaboration in film and television, their portrayal of gay characters and their inspirational family that represents hope, integrity and leadership in our world.

Silent Auction

Fabulous Party at Your House

Best party EVER with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dancing at the best venue in town! Your house! Invite 20 friends to celebrate your awesomeness with talented chefs from Seasons Catering and music by DJ Michael Ober.

Hays Worthington Collection

Stunning rock crystal double heart cufflinks in 18k white gold by the iconic American jeweler, Seaman Schepps. These hand-carved vintage cufflinks will be a great addition to any collection. Generously donated by Hays Worthington, fine and estate jewelers headquartered in New York.

We are looking for all kinds of great silent auction items for the PPF Royal Ball, such as: trips, stay-cations, private chef packages, spa packages, luxury décor items, restaurant gift certificates, fine art, jewelry, fine wines and more!

We need your help to make the Royal Ball silent auction spectacular! Please contact Jackie at (805) 963-3636 x111 or jackie@pacificpridefoundation.org with any questions. Click below for a donation form which should be filled out to accompany your donation. Thanks for your support!!

Donation Form

Sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors and Underwriters!

Presenting Sponsor

  • The Royals:
  • Marc Appleton & Joanna Kerns
  • Bernadette Bagley
  • Henri Bristol & Daniel Emmett
  • David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik
  • Nathan Davis & Strawn Cathcart
  • Oliver Goldstick & Bud Leslie
  • Kyle Irwin & Jens Sorensen
  • Joanna Johnson & Michelle Agnew
  • Kevin Kemper & Howard Hawkes
  • Steve & Nikki Lafferty
  • Val & AJ Rice
  • Anne & Tony Thomas

KING AND QUEEN

  • Redd & Friends
  • Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin

PRINCE AND PRINCESS

  • Classic Party Rentals & Magnolia Event Design
  • Michele Hock
  • Jeanne & Gary Newman
  • Justine Roddick & Tina Schlieske
  • Merryl Snow Zegar

DUKE AND DUCHESS

  • American Indian Health & Services
  • Peter & Pieter Crawford-van Meeuwen
  • Marc Normand Gelinas
  • Gilead Sciences
  • In Memory of Fred Gowland
  • Jenn & Georgene Kennedy-Vairo
  • Mullen & Henzell L.L.P.
  • Jach Pursel & Enrique Dominguez
  • Lisa & David Wolf

VIP

  • Lisa Antry
  • Wilford Lloyd Baumes
  • Paul Guido & Steve Blain
  • Lynn & Chris Brown
  • Melinda Carey
  • Cienega Pharmacy
  • Dwight Coffin
  • Cottage Health System
  • Lisa Deloury
  • Fielding Graduate University
  • Stefan & Irina Hearst
  • Darcy & Dan Keep
  • Tina Lyn
  • Marilyn Makepeace
  • Brett Matthews & Ginger Salazar
  • Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree
  • Ron Schnur & Kole Russell
  • Daryl & John Stegall
  • Linda Seltzer Yawitz

Underwriters

  • GREATEST NEED
    MFB
  • ANGEL PARTY
    Julie & Jamie Kellner
  • PPF APPRECIATION TABLE
    Michele Hock
  • AWARD
    Joseph Castle & Sullivan Goss
  • PR
    Marilyn Makepeace
  • FLORAL
    The Susanne & Gary Tobey Family Foundation
  • SIGNATURE COCKTAIL
    Regulus Group
  • PPF ELDER PROGRAM
    David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik
  • YOUNG FRIENDS
    Stefan & Irina Hearst
  • COMMUNITY AWARENESS FILM
    Michael Dal Bello & Kikka Hanazawa
  • DÉCOR
    Tracy & Tracey and their baby Kess
  • DJ
    Oliver Goldstick & Bud Leslie
  • VALET
    Marc Appleton & Joanna Kerns
  • PPF HIV/HEP C TESTING
    Linda Seltzer Yawitz
  • PRINTING
    Don Roos & Dan Bucatinsky
  • COSTUMING
    David & Stefanie Jackson
  • INVITATION
    AAexpressive®
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
    Lynn & Chris Brown
  • AIRBRUSHING
    John Houchin & Gary Paine
  • ROYAL BALL STAFFING
    Strictly Vacations
  • LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
    Amie Parrish
  • MEDIA
    Jenn & Georgene Kennedy-Vairo

Committees

2015 ADVOCACY AWARD HONOREES

  • Don Roos
  • Dan Bucatinsky

Honorary Chairs

  • Melissa Etheridge & Linda Wallem Etheridge
  • Lisa Kudrow & Michel Stern
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall
  • Mary McCormack & Michael Morris

Event Co-chairs

  • Joanna Kerns
  • Marc Appleton
  • Michelle Agnew
  • Joanna Johnson
  • David Crane
  • Jeffrey Klarik
  • Julia Louis Dreyfus
  • Brad Hall
  • Michelle Ebbin
  • Luke Ebbin
  • Oliver Goldstick
  • Bud Leslie
  • Kyle Irwin
  • Jens Sorensen
  • Julie Kellner
  • Jamie Kellner
  • Valerie Rice
  • AJ Rice
  • Susanne Tobey
  • Gary Tobey

DEVELOPMENT CHAIR

  • Marc Normand Gelinas

SILENT AUCTION CO-CHAIRS

  • Georgene Kennedy-Vairo
  • Jenn Kennedy-Vairo

DRAWING CHAIR

  • Ashley Blevins

VIP CHAIR

  • Andrew Antone

UNDERWRITING CHAIR

  • John Houchin

EVENT PRODUCTION

  • Merryl Brown Events

EVENT DESIGN

  • Rrivre Works

FLORAL CHAIR

  • Jerry Peddicord

YOUNG FRIENDS OF PACIFIC PRIDE FOUNDATION

  • Nathan Hoagland
  • Daniel Motyer
  • Hillary Newman
  • Jordan Newman
  • Reed Newman

HONORARY COMMITTEE

  • Billy Baldwin
  • Candis Cayne
  • Molly Ballantine
  • Rick Ballantine
  • Robyn Bartling
  • Wilford Lloyd Baumes
  • Dayna Birkley
  • David Bolton
  • Gonzalo Sarmiento
  • Henri Bristol
  • Daniel Emmett
  • Ryan Brown
  • Diego Monchamp
  • Linda Burrows
  • Dinah Calderon
  • Ricardo Calderon
  • Amelia Carleton
  • Dwight Coffin
  • Kendall Conrad
  • Cat Cora
  • Jennifer Cora
  • Peter Crawford-van Meeuwen
  • Pieter Crawford-van Meeuwen
  • Randall Day
  • Billy Hurbaugh
  • Ike
  • Tom Dittmer
  • Roger Durling
  • Ivana Firestone
  • Andrew Firestone
  • Jamie Gumins
  • Justine Hamilton
  • Travis Jay Hazzard
  • Chuck Henderson
  • Tristan Layton
  • Jill Levinson
  • Lissa Liggett
  • Michaela Messina
  • Jim Messina
  • Jeanne Newman
  • Gary Newman
  • Stephanie Nicks
  • Dewey Nicks
  • Amie Parrish
  • Tanase Popa
  • Deja Re
  • Justine Roddick
  • Tina Schlieske
  • David Selberg
  • Marco Silva
  • Cynthia Spivey
  • Gina Tolleson
  • Coo Umoff
  • Lisa Wolf
  • Linda Seltzer Yawitz
  • Jill Padilla Vaccaro

EVENT COMMITTEE

  • Ralph Barbosa
  • Shawn Southgate
  • Chris Brown
  • Lynn Brown
  • Daniel Del Valle
  • Mindy Denson
  • John Duffy
  • Michele Hock
  • Solomon Ndung'u
  • Alan Rose
  • Percy Sales
  • Steven Shulem
  • Julie Skon