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.



Diversity Gala 2017 is honored to be hosted once again at the lovely Heritage Square in Oxnard.
The dream to reopen a community resource center here in Ventura County after not having one since 2008 is no longer a dream but a reality. The Community Resource Center will have a soft opening in June with a grand opening in August. The center will host Diversity Collective and community partners like Rainbow Umbrella, Project SAFER and HOPE Counseling Center, Inc. All proceeds from the Diversity Gala will go to sustain the CRC!
"Taste the Ventura County Rainbow" Dinner and beverage will once again be served by local LGBT owned and ally businesses! Signed on so far are Anacapa Brewing Company, La Dolce Vita Ristorante, and Palermo Coffee, Gelato and Gifts! Awards ceremony to celebrate outstanding community members, corporations and allies. A full list of award recipients to be published soon! Special performance by guitarist Melody Bird! http://melodybird.com/
Special thanks to Diversity Gala sponsor Premier America Credit Union.
Stay tuned for more up to date gala information!
For sponsorship information, to be a featured business or to donate an item or service to our silent and live auction, please fill out the sponsor link! 


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DIVERSITY GALA 2016                                                                
 Award Recipients                                                             Taste the Ventura County Rainbow       

Youth Community Service Award                                          Ventura Sandwich Company

Jude Ezra Goodman                                                                      La Dolce Vita Ristorante 
Tasha Stuart Shuman                                                                              Trader Joes 
Stephanie Janda                                                                            Capriccio Italian Restaurant 

Corporate Community Ally                                                                    El Pollo Loco 

Kevin Dockery Starbucks District 515                                                    Anacapa Brewery 
Community Ally Service Award                                                          Grapes and Hops 

County Supervisor Kathy Long                                                         Palermo Coffee and Gelato
Community Hero Award 
Doctor Robert Levin                                                                        
 Special Thanks To  
The Santa Paula West Pride Clinic                                             Premier America Credit Union 
Diane Von Heyneman                                                                City of Oxnard and Sal Fuentes 
Community Service Award                                                               Kaiser Permanente 
Sandie Wolfe