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The Diversity Center's 2018 Gala

Saturday, October 13th

6:00pm - 12:00am

Afterparty @ 8:30 pm

Paradox Hotel, Santa Cruz

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS FROM THE 2017 GALA

Join us for the Diversity Center’s Annual Gala, October 13, 2018 at the trendy Hotel Paradox. This is our annual fundraiser to support our programs for the LGBTQ+ community. We have lots in store for a grand celebration and production that will be nothing less than spectacular! Come together, celebrate and show your support for the LGBTQ+ community of Santa Cruz County at the Center’s biggest event of the year. This is also an opportunity to learn about the many programs that we offer, share ideas, and engage with staff, volunteers and the board.

There’s non-stop excitement and fun from the moment you arrive. Enjoy cocktails and conversation with friends and a plated dinner by Hotel Paradox Executive Chef Scott Radek. Check out the high-energy live auction, or try your luck in the casino. The prizes are fantastic, the entertainment is top-notch and you’ll find photo ops at every turn. Later, get ready for the Moulin Rouge themed After Party, including a drag show, special performances by the Pussy Cat Dolls' Carmit Bachar, top eight American Idol Finalist Ada Vox  – and the sexiest dance floor in town - It's truly a night you don't want to miss!   

 

 

 

 Pussy Cat Dolls Founding Member  Carmit Bachar

Pussy Cat Dolls Founding Member Carmit Bachar

  Gold Town Burlesque

Gold Town Burlesque

 American Idol Top 8 Finalist  Ada Vox

American Idol Top 8 Finalist Ada Vox

 With  Athonia  on the mix and special performances by  Desi, Harlow Suicide, Anita Tiara  and more!

With Athonia on the mix and special performances by Desi, Harlow Suicide, Anita Tiara and more!

We’ve packed a lot into one fun-filled evening for you!

· Plated Dinner and Dessert by Hotel Paradox Executive Chef Scott Radek

· Auctions for everyone – Checkout the high-energy live auction or browse plenty of silent auction items such as art, getaways, food and lots more

· Casino games including blackjack, craps and roulette

· Activities and plenty of photo opportunities

· Group VIP tables and individual tickets available

· Intimate as well as group table seating areas

· Special Live Performances and a Drag Show

· Sexiest dance floor in town -  with Athonia spinnin' the hottest tracks



volunteer for our Biggest Event Of The Year!

Click here to sign up for a volunteer shift!

Be a part of the behind-the-scenes crew that makes the Diversity Center's annual Gala an exciting and memorable event! 

We are currently looking for 50+ volunteers. Get FREE access to the after party, and help us with our biggest fundraiser of the year which supports all our programs. Roles include registration, back stage security, set up and much more.

Read the full volunteer job description by clicking here.

 


Thank You To Our Generous Gala Sponsors And Donors:

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ATHONIA CAPPELLI JIMMY PANETTA GAIl PELLERIN

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For more information, contact Aisha Charves at gala@diversitycenter.org