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BALIF 36th Annual Gala

  • 19 Feb 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Bently Reserve, 301 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA

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BALIF Gala: Equality Affirmed! BALIF's 36th Annual Gala is on February 19, 2016. If you haven't done so yet, now is the time to sponsor BALIF and purchase your tickets to the Gala. This year's format is an elegant cocktail party with food stations and drinks sprinkled around the venue. It's a fabulous format for mingling with old friends and meeting new ones. Don't miss the best party of the year!

Your sponsorship of BALIF and ticket purchases will fund law student scholarships, mentor programs, CLE, Amicus briefs on LGBT issues, LGBT recruiting, social events to LGBT lawyers, community outreach, and much more. If your business or firm would still like to sponsor the Gala, it is not too late to take advantage of some of the many benefits of sponsorship, such as recognition through the end of 2016 on the BALIF website and newsletter, and complimentary tickets to the gala.

The Gala is BALIF's largest annual event with more than 600 attendees, including lawyers, judges, lawmakers, legal professionals, students, and in-house counsel.  Please join us to celebrate the amazing progress our community has made over the past year.


This year we will be honoring:

Community Service Award:
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Legal Service Award:
City Attorney Dennis Herrera

When: Friday, February 19th from 7-11pm

Where: Bently Reserve, 301 Battery St., San Francisco, California

Want to get the party started early? BALIF members and Gala attendees will be meeting for a pre-party Gala location: BAR 333 in the Le Meridian Hotel (333 Battery Street). Starting at 6 pm on the night of the Gala, please stop by for a pre-Gala cocktail, meet new friends, reconnect with old ones, and prepare yourself for the Gala!

Please visit the BALIF website at balif.org/sponsorship for sponsorship information or to purchase individual tickets. For more information email.



We invite your firm/company to sponsor BALIF, the oldest and largest LGBT Bar Association in the country, for 2016. Why support BALIF? This past year, BALIF’s sponsors helped BALIF deliver a whole host of meaningful and exciting events for its members and the community as a whole. Because of its donors, BALIF was able to host a successful annual gala, co-sponsor a number of worthwhile events, provide for its mentorship program, and deliver many networking opportunities and social gatherings for the community. BALIF’s efforts would not be possible without the support of its sponsors.

We hope that you will consider being a part of our wonderful group of sponsors. Your support of BALIF would help fund our law student scholarships and mentorship program, as well as provide for MCLE courses, amicus briefs on LGBT issues, LGBT recruiting, social events for LGBT lawyers, and much, much more.

For your sponsorship, your firm/company will receive the benefits listed below, including complimentary tickets to the 36th BALIF Gala: Equality Affirmed! The Gala, BALIF’s largest annual event, boasts over 700 attendees, including lawyers, in-house counsel, judges, lawmakers, law students, and other legal and local luminaries. The 2016 Gala will be held on Friday, February 19, 2016, at the Bently Reserve (301 Battery Street). BALIF’s Legal Service Award and Community Service Award recipients will be announced at a later time.

This year’s levels and benefits for sponsorship are as follows:

Partner Level: $7,500

  • Banner recognition as a Partner-level sponsor through the end of calendar year 2016 on BALIF website and in BALIF newsletter, and recognition at all BALIF sponsored functions, including firm logo displayed at Gala event, BALIF MCLE events, monthly networking receptions and law student functions.
  • Admission for twenty people to 36th Annual Dinner and Awards Gala.
  • Admission to VIP reception before the Gala with in-house counsel, judges, BALIF Board of Directors and National LGBT Bar Association Board members.
  • Custom, full-page Gala program advertisement.

Counsel Level: $5,000

  • Priority recognition as a Counsel-level sponsor through the end of calendar year 2016 on BALIF website, in BALIF newsletter, and at all BALIF sponsored functions, including firm logo displayed at Gala event, BALIF MCLE events, monthly networking receptions and law student functions.
  • Admission for ten people to 36th Annual Dinner and Awards Gala.
  • Admission to VIP reception at Gala with in-house counsel, judges, BALIF Board of Directors and National LGBT Bar Association Board members.
  • Custom, full-page Gala program advertisement.

Advocate Level: $2,500

  • Priority recognition as Advocate-level sponsor through end of calendar year 2016 on BALIF website, in BALIF newsletter, and in all printed and online 2016 Gala materials.
  • Admission for ten people to 36th Annual Dinner and Awards Gala.
  • Custom, half-page Gala program advertisement.

Benefactor Level: $1,500

  • Priority recognition as Benefactor-level sponsor through end of calendar year 2016 on BALIF website, in BALIF newsletter, and in all printed and online 2016 Gala materials.
  • Admission for five people to 36th Annual Dinner and Awards Gala.
  • Custom, quarter-page Gala program advertisement.

Individual Sponsorship: $500

  • Priority recognition as Individual sponsor through end of calendar year 2016 on BALIF website, in BALIF newsletter, and in all printed and online 2016 Gala materials.
  • Admission for two people to 36th Annual Dinner and Awards Gala.

If you are interested in sponsoring BALIF at an even greater level than those listed above, please feel free to contact me directly at the email address or phone number below.

Your Firm may also participate in a limited number of additional sponsorship opportunities at the 2016 Gala event, including naming and branding recognition at various food, drink, and entertainment stations throughout the event at the Bently Reserve, sponsoring the VIP Reception, and sponsoring the official Gala After-Party, likely in the Castro District of San Francisco. Prices for these additional sponsorship opportunities will range from $500 to $5,000+. Because these additional sponsorship opportunities are limited in number, please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in any of these opportunities.

For your sponsorship and advertisement to appear in the 2016 Gala program, you must respond, and your payment must be received, by Friday, January 15, 2016. If you should encounter any problems, please do not hesitate to contact me.

We hope that you will become a BALIF sponsor this coming year and look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Gala as we celebrate 36 years of fun and festivities!

Warm regards,

Nick Clements
2016 BALIF Gala Co-Chair  
gala@balif.org
415.397.2823   

David Sims
2016 BALIF Gala Co-Chair
development@balif.org
415.652.9351

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