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.
COMING SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2017
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!
Photos by Stepanie Grey and Kaiden Wilde
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