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Pacific Center News 05/02/2023

Dear friend, This is your chance to do good while having fun! Will you please join us in celebrating the Pacific Center’s 50 years of service to the Bay Area’s LGBTQIA+ community — and sustaining us for our next chapter — by attending our Golden Dreams Anniversary Gala and after-party on June 3 in Berkeley? We are so grateful to live in a region where organizations like the Pacific Center can thrive for half a century. But as LGBTQIA+ rights come under attack in many parts of the country, we are reminded that it indeed takes a village — and significant resources — to make this happen. By attending the Golden Dreams Gala, you will help us launch the next phase in our community’s healing and liberation while also celebrating our shared commitment to LGBTQIA+ wellness. Our clients rely on us for critical mental health and support services. And we rely on loyal supporters like you to make our work possible. The Gala promises to be an unforgettable evening, so get your ticket today! Set in a beautiful outdoor rooftop space to be as COVID-safe as possible, the event will feature Sister Tilda NexTime as MC, the Oakland Gay Men’s Chorus and So Lauren as musical entertainment. Gala tickets are available at a rate of $215-$250, depending on the number of tickets purchased, and include entrance to the after-party at Que Rico Night Club, where there will be an outdoor stage and dancing late into the night. Standalone tickets for the after-party are available on a sliding scale of $25-$50. To maximize your impact (and double your fun!), be sure to purchase the VIP add-on to attend the private, VIP-only pre-Gala mixer. You’ll have access to the swanky VIP seating area with bottle service and receive a sweet gift bag. You can also serve as a team captain by committing to purchase or sell a packet of four VIP tickets, totaling $1260. Only six VIP ticket sets are available, so please contact our event coordinator, Sharon Knight, for more information at sharonk@pacificcenter.org. If you are interested in sponsoring the Gala, you can find information on sponsorship opportunities here. We hope to see you there! Thank you for being a vital part of the Pacific Center community. P.S. If you are unable to attend the Gala or after-party, would you please consider making a special one-time donation of $50, $75 or $100 to help sustain the work of the Pacific Center? P.P.S. Planning your legacy? Make the Pacific Center a part of it! In our 50th year, we are working hard to ensure the Pacific Center’s long-term stability. Will you help us stabilize our funding for the next 50 years? Did you know that legacy gifts can include direct bequests, retirement plans or life insurance policies? And there are tax benefits at every bracket of gift. (You’ll need to talk to your tax consultant for the details of your tax plan, but because the Pacific Center is a 501(c)(3), any size donation is tax deductible.) Meet with Executive Director Lasara Allen to discuss your priorities. Drop a note to lasara@pacificcenter.org and we’ll set up a meeting.


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