Diversity Collective Ventura County is a community based non profit 501c3 organization.  Promoting advocacy, education, and mental and physical health for the LGBTQ community in Ventura County, California via our community resource center, programs and community events. We are the parent organization of Ventura County Pride, AIDS Walk Ventura and The Diversity Gala. All proceeds raised through fundraising efforts go to fund DCVC and it's community programs.



October 6th, 2018

Diversity Gala 2018 will again be hosted in the lovely Heritage Square located in downtown Oxnard.

Please save the date and stay tuned for more information.     

Diversity Gala 2017 was honored to be hosted once again at the lovely Heritage Square in the city of Oxnard.

We had tables set up in the square for our 165 guests where we enjoyed the most awesome weather as we celebrated outstanding community members and raised funds for our new community resource center. 

Our second annual Taste the Ventura County Rainbow theme featured donated food and beverages from local LGBTQ or ally businesses. Entertainment was provided by Kaiden Wilde who amazed us with his personal style of poetry and Melody Bird who dazzled us with her guitar.  We would like to thank all the local community and businesses that donated hundreds of items to the silent and live auction. We raised over $10,000.00 Dollars for the community resource center. We look forward to seeing you at the Diversity Gala 2018 and for more details, the full list of participants, and award winners is below.    


                                                                                                                                          Photos by Stepanie Grey and Kaiden Wilde 

DIVERSITY GALA 2017                                                                
 Award Recipients                                                             Taste the Ventura County Rainbow       

Youth Community Service Award                                          Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar 

Anthony Palomera                                                                        La Dolce Vita Ristorante 
Corporate Community Ally                                                                  El Pollo Loco 

Amgen ANGLE                                                                                      Anacapa Brewery 
Community Ally Service Award                                                          Tony's Pizzeria  

Deanna McFadden                                                                        Palermo Coffee and Gelato

Community Hero Award                                                                Dominick's Italian Resturant 
Doctor John G Prichard 

Margaret Friis 

Steve Somann                                                                          Special Thanks To our Sponsors  
Community Service Award                                                         Premier America Credit Union

Vicente Torres                                                                                        Diane Von Heyneman 

 Linda Martinez Truax                                                                                           City of Oxnard / Heritage Square 

 Loni Kate English                                                                                                                 Francisco Estrada 

Vanguard Award                                                                                        Pedro Chavez  

Joseph Summers                                                                                             Amgen 

                                                                                                                 DMG Photo Booth