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BALIF 38th Annual Gala

  • 02 Mar 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Bently Reserve, 301 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA

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BALIF's 38th Annual Gala is on March 2, 2018. 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 2018 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:
  Awardees to be announced soon!

When: Friday, March 2nd 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, and the 38th Annual BALIF Gala!

Why support BALIF? 

    • Supporting BALIF supports BALIF’s work on amicus briefs, resolutions to the Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations, the appointment of LGBT attorneys to public service and leadership (including the judiciary, public agencies, and public commissions), and BALIF’s community activism and service projects.

      • BALIF supports diversity in the legal profession by providing critical LGBT networking opportunities, including an attorney mentorship program that connects law students and junior lawyers with more experienced attorneys.

        • BALIF strengthens the LGBT and other marginalized communities by partnering with other minority bar associations and organizations on social action initiatives, social events, scholarships/fellowships, and MCLE courses. 

        Sponsorship Levels and Gala Tickets!

        For your sponsorship, your firm/company will receive the benefits listed below, including complimentary tickets to the 38th Annual BALIF Gala. The Gala, BALIF’s largest annual event, boasts over 600 attendees, including lawyers, in-house counsel, judges, lawmakers, law students, and other legal and local luminaries. The 2018 Gala will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018, at the Bently Reserve located at 301 Battery Street in San Francisco.

        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 2018 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 38th 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 2018 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 38th 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 2018 on BALIF website, in BALIF newsletter, and in all printed and online 2018 Gala materials.
        • Admission for ten people to 38th 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 2018 on BALIF website, in BALIF newsletter, and in all printed and online 2018 Gala materials.
        • Admission for five people to 38th Annual Dinner and Awards Gala.
        • Custom, quarter-page Gala program advertisement.

        Individual Sponsorship: $500

        • Priority recognition as Individual sponsor through end of calendar year 2018 on BALIF website, in BALIF newsletter, and in all printed and online 2018 Gala materials.
        • Admission for two people to 38th 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 us directly at the email address below or you can call our Office Administrator Katie Carlson, at 415.874.3045.

        Your firm/company may also participate in a limited number of additional sponsorship opportunities at the 2018 Gala event, including naming and branding recognition at various food, drink, and entertainment stations throughout the event, 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 us as soon as possible if you are interested in any of these opportunities.

        For your sponsorship and advertisement to appear in the 2018 Gala program, you must respond, and your payment must be received, by Friday, February 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. If you should encounter any problems, please do not hesitate to contact us.

        We hope that you will become a BALIF sponsor this coming year and look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Gala as we celebrate 38 years of fun and festivities! 

        Warm regards,

        Sarah Nicole Davis
        2017 BALIF Gala Co-Chair  
        gala@balif.org

        Charles Bruce
        2017 BALIF Gala Co-Chair  
        gala@balif.org

        Katie Carlson
        BALIF Administrative Director
        balif@balif.org

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