The Los Angeles LGBT Center is thrilled to announce major changes to our 47th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards. Please join us on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at our brand new location at the Pacific Design Center. Our new Presenting Sponsor HBO has generously donated the luxurious tent and décor built atop the iconic PDC fountain. We are so excited to be hosting our gala in this unique location in the heart of West Hollywood, and we know the location will add to an unforgettable experience. The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Anniversary Gala is our premier annual celebration attended by more than 1,200 of the region’s most important leaders in the civic, corporate, entertainment and philanthropic communities who gather to celebrate our accomplishments, as well as laudable individuals and organizations. Past honorees include the late Senator Edward Kennedy, Sir Elton John, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda; presenters have included Elizabeth Taylor, Tipper Gore, Shirley MacLaine, Nathan Lane, and a host of other leading figures.
Hamilton-Selway Fine Art Gallery
7 p.m. Gala Launch Party*
Pacific Design Center
6 p.m. Gala Premier Reception*
6 p.m. Silent Auction, Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. Tent Opens, Hosted Bar, Appetizers**
8 p.m. Fountain Lounge Opens
8:45 p.m. 47th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards
10:30 p.m. After-party & Dancing
10 a.m. Gala Brunch*
*Gala Weekend Pass
**Gala Weekend Pass and GA Gala ticket holders (Fountain Lounge not included)
Each year, the dedicated and generous auction committee helps to secure world-class items for the Gala auction, an annual cornerstone of the Vanguard Awards. Every item featured in the silent auction is 100% donated, so all proceeds from the auction directly support the Center's programs.
To order raffle tickets, call 323-993-7681.
$250 each. Only 250 tickets will be sold.
*Gala Board Committee
**Gala Auction Committee
As a table host, you’ll help create a foundation of support for this legendary event. Each year, this event raises vital support for some of the most vulnerable members of our shared community.
$7,500 Gala Weekend Pass tables include 10 tickets to the Gala and all weekend benefits at the $750 ticket level.
$5,000 Gala tables include 10 tickets to the Gala and all weekend benefits at the $500 ticket level.
For more information, email [email protected].
Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy
Music by DJ Asha at the After-party
More world-class entertainment announcements coming soon!
Each year, a who’s who of community leaders and celebrities gather to celebrate the Center and our shared community. As a sponsor, you’ll have access to our full slate of marketing and branding opportunities while aligning your brand with the values that make the Center and the annual Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards special: leadership, innovation, integrity, respect, and excellence.
For direct sponsorship information, email [email protected].
Download our Corporate Sponsorship information.
Presenting $75,000 (SOLD OUT)