May 04 2015

Pacific Pride Foundation's Royal Ball 2015

It was a vision of white with bright pops of colors...
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Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF) held its annual Royal Ball fundraiser on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, CA. The sold out event was attended by 500 distinguished guests, celebrities, and dignitaries attended the fundraiser gala, and which supports Pacific Pride Foundation’s vital programs and
services for the LGBTQ and HIV communities. 
The guest list included a mixture of individual tickets at the $300 level, VIP tickets at the $500 level, and varying levels of boxes and tables for distinguished guests and attendees. The Royal Ball will feature 17 Duke and Duchess tables($5,000 sponsorship level), 7 Prince and Princess Royal Lounges ($10,000 sponsorship level), 2 King and Queen Royal Boxes($25,000 sponsorship level), and one Royal Box for “The Royals,” the presenting
sponsors of the Royal Ball ($75,000 sponsorship).
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From(l) to (r)Backrow: Pacific Pride Foundation Board of Directors - Marco Silva, Ralph Barbosa, Lamar Pugh,
AdvocacyAward Honorees Dan Bucatinsky, Michele Hock, Advocacy Award Honorees Don Roos,
Solomon N'dungu, Alan Rose, Jessa Tucker Riley, Auralee Bunch Frontrow: gogo dancers from
The Abbey in West Hollywood,California;
Photo credit: Joel Conroy.
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Each year, Pacific Pride Foundation hosts the Royal Ball to bring together gay, lesbian, bisexual,
transgender, queer (LGBTQ) people and straight allies to share a memorable evening of fun and
celebration of our diverse community, all in support of Pacific Pride Foundation's vital programs
and services. Pacific Pride Foundation provides our community with free, anonymous HIV/AIDS
testing, medical case management, HIV prevention and education services, support groups,
free counseling, and two free food pantries for low-income HIV positive clients and their families.
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(left image) Board of Directors Chair Marco Silva and Tyler Renner (right) Stunning party goers in white!
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Joseph Bradley Phillips and actor from HBO’s Looking, Daniel Franzese;
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Pacific Pride Foundation also offers LGBTQ sensitivity trainings for health and social services, training
businesses, schools, law enforcement, parole officers, counseling programs, and community organizations
to better serve LGBTQ people.
The event raises critical funds for Pacific Pride Foundation’s programs and services, and several local
Hollywood celebrities attended the event to show their support for Pacific Pride’s mission and enjoy
the evening’s celebrations.
Jane Lynch star of the hit show Glee was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening and
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus presented PPF's first ever Advocacy Award to Award Winning
Director/Screenwriter Don Roos and Emmy Award Winner Dan Bucatinsky for their
support and commitment to LGBTQ advocacy.
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 Photo credit: Isaac Hernández/IsaacHernandez.com
Royal Ball greeters welcomed guests as they arrived to the Bacara Resort & Spa for Pacific Pride Foundation’s 4th Annual Royal Ball;  Photo credit: Isaac Hernández/IsaacHernandez.com
PPF Board Member JohnDuffy his wife Star Duffy and Royal Ball guests; Photo credit: Isaac Hernández/IsaacHernandez.com
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Royal Ball guests; Photo credit: Isaac Hernández/IsaacHernandez.com
(left image) Cesar Cruz Pacific Pride Foundation Board Member Ralph Barbosa (right image) Pacific Pride Foundation’s Grants Manager Heather Stevenson and Gary Clark with  the Fund for Santa Barbara;
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Actors Marissa Tomei and Dan Bucatinsky looking fabulous with the white backdrop! 
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(left image) Royal Ball’s Master of Ceremonies Jane Lynch with Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson;
Photo credit: Isaac Hernández/IsaacHernandez.com (right image) Timo Nunez and Deja Re;
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(left to right) Cat Cora, Unknown Guest, Unknown Guest, Justine Roddick, Jennifer Cora, Tina Schlieske ,Unknown Guest;
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 Julia Louis - Dreyfus, Jason Collins and Dan Bucatinsky; 
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(left to right)Linda Wallem-Etheridge, Jane Lynch, Jason Collins, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Don Roos, Dan Bucatinsky, Joanna Kerns;Photo credit: JP Montalvo
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(left to right) Pieter Crawford-van Meeuwen, Shirin Rajaee, Peter Crawford and Claire Anderson;
Photo credit: JP Montalvo

The mission of Pacific Pride Foundation is to advocate for the lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, and queer community; care for people living with
HIV; and prevent the transmission of HIV. All proceeds will from the ball
will support PPF’s programs and services.For more information,
Photo Credit: Issac Hernández - Joel Conroy - JP Montalvo
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