October 6th, 2018
Each year Diversity Collective Ventura County host a Diversity Gala Awards Ceremony where we honor and recognize individual community members and organizations who have done exceptional work in Ventura County over the last year within the LGBTQ community and around HIV and AIDS. Please stay tuned for this year's award recipient announcement. Each year Diversity Collective VC also awards our youth honorees with a $250.00 or $500.00 scholarship. If you would like to sponsor the cost and have your name mentioned as the scholarship provider please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gala will be hosted once again in the lovely Heritage Square located in downtown Oxnard on Saturday, October 6th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Guest will enjoy our third annual "Taste the Ventura County Rainbow" event featuring LGBTQ owned and ally businesses serving all the food and adult beverages you can taste included in your ticket price. Signed on so far: La Dolce Vita Ristorante, Anacapa Brewing Company, Paddy's Ventura, Waterloo Cellars, Institution Ale, Yankee Doodle Bakery, Lil Mo Cakes, and Capriccio, Inc.
Entertainment will be hosted by Monique Gonzalez, featuring Loud and Queer artist.
Gala Sponsors, Premier America Credit Union, Diane Von Heyneman, The City of Oxnard, JP Morgan Chase and Co., Pedro A. Chavez and Francisco S. Estrada. Youth Scholarships sponsored by, Dina Pielaet, Narissa Petchumrus, Eric Sonstegard, and the Diversity Gala Committee.
DMG Photo Booth with complimentary gala photos sponsored by Premier America Credit Union.
All proceeds raised at our annual gala go to sustain the Community Resource Center and its staff. We just celebrated our first year of bringing vital life-saving and life-enhancing services to the LGBTQ+ community in the county. To help us reach our fundraising goal we will have an exceptional silent and live auction. If you, your business, or company would like to be featured in our auction please contact: email@example.com or call 805-644-5428
GET YOUR VIP OR GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS NOW! BUY A TABLE FOR YOU AND YOUR GUEST AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE!
Every year Diversity Collective fills numerous tables with youth and or community members who may need financial assistance to attend. To sponsor a youth or community member please see ticket link.
For your tailored sponsorship package and or information about sponsorship contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805-644-5428
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
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
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.