Pacific Pride Foundation's Royal Ball

Saturday & Sunday, April 12 & 13, 2014

Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, California

We request the honour of your presence at Pacific Pride Foundation's Third Annual Royal Ball, on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at the Bacara Resort & Spa. The Royal Ball will transport you to a fabulous evening in Paris, filled with glamour, opulence, magnificent music and alluring guests, all in support of Pacific Pride Foundation. We have secured underwriting and leveraged our extensive relationships in the event production industry, allowing us to produce an epic event at a fraction of the real cost. Royal butlers will serve cocktails and canapés on silver trays beneath the Eiffel Tower, while beautiful dancers and performance artists will entertain and delight! The Royal Ball will bring together gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight supporters to share a memorable evening of wild fun in support of Pacific Pride Foundation’s important programs and services. This is 'Gay Paris' as you’ve never seen it before!

This year we are delighted to announce a second event, which will follow the Royal Ball! On Sunday, April 13th there will be an amazing Gospel Brunch on Bacara’s Ocean Lawn. Get ready for the best Gospel Choir this side of the Mississippi! Guests will be served a fabulous southern brunch, and the most epic, fully loaded Bloody Marys you have ever laid eyes on! This will be the 'hair-of-the-dog’ party that we have ALL been waiting for!


Ticket Sales

Royal Ball Individual Tickets
$300
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A limited number of discounted tickets are available for our young friends, ages 21-28.
Please contact PPF directly (805-963-3636) for more information.

Gospel Brunch Individual Tickets
$150
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Bacara Resort & Spa Room Reservations

We have reserved a block of rooms and suites at discounted prices at Bacara Resort & Spa. Please call and refer to "Royal Ball" when booking to ensure our preferred rate. There is no online discount code. Upon check-in, you can request late check-out, based on availability. These rooms WILL sell out, so book early.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Royal Ball Presenting Sponsor

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For a commitment of $100,000, you will receive:
  • Exclusive Presenting Sponsor rights for the 2014 Pacific Pride Foundation Royal Ball (The Pacific Pride Foundation Royal Ball Presented by 'your name or your company name' here) An exquisitely appointed and fabulously over-the-top Royal Suite at the Ball for thirty privileged guests
  • Two private butlers dedicated to you and your guests throughout the evening to serve you food, cocktails and other fun surprises in your opulent Royal Suite
  • A private audience with several very impressive Royals throughout the evening
  • Your name or your company name prominently displayed outside of your Royal Suite, featured on all printed materials and displayed on the big screen
  • Your name or your company name on the step and repeat at the entry to the Royal Ball, where all guests and celebrities will be photographed
  • Your name or your company name featured on PPF's website and the Royal Ball Facebook page for one year
  • A portion of your donation will help fund Pacific Pride Foundation's Food Pantry for six months
  • Tickets for all of your guests to attend the Royal Ball Sunday Gospel Brunch at Miro Restaurant with VIP seating

Emperor and Empress

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For a commitment of $50,000, you will receive:
  • An exclusive, exquisitely appointed and fabulously over-the-top Royal Suite at the Ball for twenty privileged guests
  • One private butler dedicated to you and your guests throughout the evening to serve you food, cocktails and other fun surprises in your opulent Royal Suite
  • A private audience with several very impressive Royals throughout the evening
  • Your name or your company name prominently displayed outside of your Royal Suite, featured on printed materials and displayed on the big screen
  • Your name or your company name displayed on PPF's website for one year
  • A portion of your donation will help fund Pacific Pride Foundation's Food Pantry for three months
  • Tickets for all of your guests to attend the Royal Ball Sunday Gospel Brunch at Miro Restaurant with VIP seating

King and Queen

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For a commitment of $25,000, you will receive:
  • An exclusive, exquisitely appointed Royal Box with fabulous custom details for twenty privileged guests
  • One private butler dedicated to you and your guests throughout the evening to serve you food, cocktails and other fun surprises in your Royal Box
  • A private audience with several very impressive Royals throughout the evening
  • Your name or your company name prominently displayed outside of your Royal Box, featured on printed materials and displayed on the big screen
  • Your name or your company name displayed on PPF's website for one year
  • A portion of your donation will help fund Pacific Pride Foundation's Food Pantry for one month
  • Tickets for all of your guests to attend the Royal Ball Sunday Gospel Brunch at Miro Restaurant with Preferred seating

Prince and Princess

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For a commitment of $10,000, you will receive:
  • A gorgeous, fabulously appointed private lounge for ten privileged guests
  • Recognition on all printed materials and your name or your company name on the big screen
  • Your name or your company name displayed on PPF's website for six months
  • A portion of your donation will help fund Pacific Pride Foundation's Food Pantry for two weeks

Duke and Duchess

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For a commitment of $5,000, you will receive:
  • A reserved, elegantly appointed and actually very fabulous table for ten guests
  • Recognition on all printed materials and your name or your company name on the big screen
  • A portion of your donation will help fund Pacific Pride Foundation's Food Pantry for one week

VIP

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For a commitment of $500, you will receive:
  • One VIP ticket to the Royal Ball with a seat at the VIP Table of the Royal Court
  • Recognition on all collateral materials and your name on the big screen

Gospel Brunch Individual Tickets

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Individual tickets are $150 each
  • A delicious traditional southern brunch, replete with epic, fully loaded Bloody Marys and the best Gospel Choir this side of the Mississippi!

Sponsors

Emperor and Empress

  • Jon Gathercole & Claude Raffin
  • Marc Appleton & Joanna Kerns, Bernadette Bagely, Henri Bristol & Daniel Emmett, David Crane & Jeffery Klarik, Kyle Irwin & Jens Sorensen, Jamie & Julie Kellner, Kevin Kemper & Howard Hawkes, Nikki & Steven Lafferty, Gary & Susanne Tobey, Anonymous

Prince and Princess

  • Bacara Resort & Spa
  • Arlene Montesano
  • Gary & Jeanne Newman and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller, L.L.P.
  • Dr. Loretta Redd
  • Justine Roddick & Tina Schlieske

Duke and Duchess

  • Anonymous
  • American Indian Health & Services
  • Arlene & Milton Larsen
  • Ralph Barbosa & Shawn Southgate
  • Poch Blanco & Cienega Pharmacy
  • Lynne Cantlay & Robert Klein
  • Peter & Pieter Crawford-van Meeuwen
  • Fell, Marking, Abkin, Montgomery, Granet & Raney LLP
  • Alice Gillaroo & Susan Jørgensen
  • Jon Glasoe, Vince Turano
  • Perri Harcourt
  • Dina Landi, Neil Korpinen & Rick Erickson, Riskin Associates, Ron Goeschl, Sarabecca Natural Perfume, Tim Walsh & Mike Healy, Village Properties
  • Montecito Bank & Trust
  • Mullen & Henzell LLP
  • PPF Food Pantry Volunteers
  • Drury Pullen, APLC
  • The Royal Flush
  • Georgene Vairo & Jenn Kennedy
  • Wells Fargo

VIP

  • Jean Ballantyne
  • The Barbakow Family
  • Scott Bauer & Marty Weisberg
  • Linda Brown
  • Lynn & Chris Brown
  • Linda S. Burrows
  • The Caleel Family
  • Dwight Coffin
  • Cottage Health System
  • Paul & Downing Denison for The Denison Family Foundation
  • Enrique Dominguez
  • David Edelman
  • The Fund for Santa Barbara
  • Marc Gelinas
  • Geoff Green
  • Robert & Kelly Kerrigan
  • Dewey & Stephanie Nicks
  • Jason Patton
  • Lizzie Peus
  • Thom Rollerson & Michael Erickson
  • Stephen Schaible & Daron Builta
  • Linda Seltzer Yawitz
  • Tony & Annie Thomas
  • Tracy & Tracey Calhoun-Thomas

Underwriting

  • Gospel Brunch Naming Sponsor — Alice Gillaroo & Susan Jørgensen
  • Airbrushing — James & Jill Vaccaro
  • Costuming — Dan Bifano & Allan Brostrom
  • DJ — Marc Appleton & Joanna Kearns
  • Elder Services — Dan Bucatinsky & Don Roos
  • Floral — Annie & Tony Thomas in honor of the Tracies
  • Go-Go Dancers — Ralph Barbosa & Shawn Southgate
  • Gospel Brunch Staffing — John Houchin
  • Hair — Travis Jay Hazzard & Team, SPOKE & WEAL, and Walter Claudio Salon; Luna Bella Makeup & Hair
  • Invitation & Printing — Gary & Susanne Tobey
  • Light Up the Night — Randall Day & Billy Hurbaugh
  • Makeup — Tomiko Taft and Luna Bella Makeup & Hair
  • Photography — Marc Gelinas
  • Royal Ball Staffing — Kyle Irwin & Jens Sorensen
  • Signature Cocktail — Regulus Group
  • Social Media — Georgene Vairo & Jenn Kennedy
  • Valet — David Crane & Jeffery Klarik
  • Young Friends — Dan Bucatinsky & Don Roos
  • Youth Services — Anonymous

Auction Highlights

The Simpsons

Have you ever dreamed of being a cartoon character? Well here is your big chance to have a 'walk on part' on the hit television animated comedy The Simpsons! The highest bidder will be drawn as a character (non-speaking) and put into an episode of one television’s greatest series of all time! Being a part of this series is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity! The winner and a guest will also attend a live table read of The Simpsons and the winner will receive an electronic copy of the color design of their character, to immortalize this most epic auction item ever won!

Framed, Signed and Numbered Dewey Nicks Photograph

Dewey Nicks is a world-famous photographer and film director that has shot some of the most iconic images of celebrities, dignitaries and models for publications like Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, and GQ. This gorgeous, signed and numbered photograph is from a shoot for British Vogue with Meghan Douglas and Carla Bruni in a spectacular suite at the Hotel de Crillon, in Paris. This will be the hottest thing on your living room wall! Move over, Picasso!

Your Own Pied-à-Terre in Paris for One Glorious Week

Imagine yourself ensconced in an elegant duplex on a gated, private street in a 1930s art deco building, in one of the most fashionable and beautiful sections of Paris, the 16th Arrondissement! This apartment has quick access to all that Paris offers. The Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, Arc de Triomphe, and Champs Elysees are all within walking distance. The first floor has a dramatic double-height living room, dining room, gourmet kitchen and half bath. Upstairs are the master bedroom, a modern bathroom and a lovely study. It’s just steps to the neighborhood markets, patisseries, cafes, bistros, parks and so much more! To quote Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina, "Paris is always a good idea."

Committees

Honorary Co-chairs

  • Marc Appleton & Joanna Kerns
  • Bradley Bredeweg
  • Dan Bucatinsky & Don Roos
  • Candis Cayne & Billy Baldwin
  • Cat & Jennifer Cora
  • Franchell "Frenchie" Davis & Dianna Connors
  • Oliver Goldstick & Bud Leslie
  • Joanna Johnson & Michelle Agnew
  • Jamie & Julie Kellner
  • Jane Lynch
  • Rosie & Michelle O'Donnell
  • Peter Paige

Event Co-chairs

  • Molly Ballantine
  • Rick Ballantine
  • Linda Burrows
  • Shaun Cassidy
  • Tracey Cassidy
  • Randall Day
  • Tom Dittmer
  • Andrew Firestone
  • Ivana Firestone
  • Polly Firestone-Walker
  • Alice Gillaroo
  • Billy Hurbaugh
  • Ike
  • Susan Jørgensen
  • Gary Newman
  • Jeanne Newman
  • Tanase Popa
  • Frances Schultz
  • David Walker

Young Friends of Pacific Pride Foundation

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

Event Production


Event Design


Development Chair

  • Jon Glasoe

Underwriting Chair

  • John Houchin

Floral Chair

  • Jerry Peddicord

Working Committee

  • Andrew Antone
  • Ralph Barbosa
  • Michael Brock
  • Linda Cheresh
  • Jonathan Dawson
  • Daniel Del Valle
  • Mindy Denson
  • John Duffy
  • Jeffrey Florentine
  • Marc Gelinas
  • Jon Glasoe
  • Michele Hock
  • John Houchin
  • Jenn Kennedy
  • Lori Lewis
  • Tristan Layton
  • Solomon Ndung'u
  • Alan Rose
  • Percy Sales
  • Dana Seltzer
  • Randall Shulman
  • Julie Skon
  • Shawn Southgate
  • Coo Umoff
  • Jill Padilla Vaccaro

Honorary Committee

  • Margo Baker Barbakow
  • Robyn Bartling
  • Wilfred Lloyd Baumes
  • Dayna Birkley
  • Steve Blain
  • Karen Blakeman
  • David Bolton
  • Henri Bristol
  • Ryan Brown
  • Dinah Calderon
  • Ricardo Calderon
  • Amelia Carleton
  • Sarah Clark
  • Bruce Cleveland
  • Dwight Coffin
  • Kendall Conrad
  • David Crane
  • Peter and Pieter Crawford-van Meeuwen
  • Rrivre Davies
  • Enrique Dominguez
  • Roger Durling
  • Daniel Emmett
  • Travis Jay Felsinger
  • Jon Gathercole
  • Paul Guido
  • Jamie Gumins
  • Justine Hamilton
  • Howard Hawkes
  • Zulay Henao
  • Kyle Irwin

 

  • Tracy Kanowsky
  • Kevin Kemper
  • Jeffrey Klarik
  • Jill Levinson
  • Lissa Liggett
  • Jim Messina
  • Michaela Messina
  • Diego Monchamp
  • Arlene Montesano
  • Ursula Nesbitt
  • Dewey Nicks
  • Stephanie Nicks
  • Christopher Norton
  • Amie Parrish
  • Debby Peterson
  • Jach Pursel
  • Claude Raffin
  • Justine Roddick
  • Gonzalo Sarmiento
  • Jo Saxon
  • Christina Schlieske
  • Marco Silva
  • Jens Sorensen
  • Cynthia Spivey
  • Joi Stephens
  • Gina Tolleson
  • Jefferson Woeste
  • Lisa Wolf
  • Linda Seltzer Yawitz