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
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