Log in


BALIF 41st Annual Gala

  • 05 Mar 2021
  • 7:00 PM

Registration


Register


BALIF's 41st Annual Gala is on March 5, 2021. 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 a virtual party.

Your sponsorship of BALIF and ticket purchases will fund law student scholarships, mentor programs, CLE's, Amicus briefs on LGBTQI issues, LGBTQI recruiting, social events to LGBTQI 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 2021 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. Due to COVID, we know our Gala might be different and be virtual, but BALIF needs your support just the same!

This year we will be honoring:
  

2021 Legal Service Award 

2021 Community Service Award 

When: Friday, March 5th from 7pm

Where: Virtually

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



We invite your firm/company to sponsor BALIF, the oldest and largest LGBTQI Bar Association in the country, and the 39th 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 LGBTQI 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 LGBTQI networking opportunities, including an attorney mentorship program that connects law students and junior lawyers with more experienced attorneys.

        • BALIF strengthens the LGBTQI 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 41st Annual BALIF Gala. The 2021 Gala will be held on Friday, March 5, 2021, online 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 2021 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 41st Annual Dinner and Awards Gala.
        • Admission to VIP reception before the Gala with in-house counsel, judges, BALIF Board of Directors and National LGBTQI 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 2021 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 the 41st Annual Dinner and Awards Gala.
        • Custom, full-page Gala program advertisement.

        Advocate Level: $2,500

        • Priority recognition as Advocate-level sponsor through end of calendar year 2021 on BALIF website, in BALIF newsletter, and in all printed and online 2021 Gala materials.
        • Admission for ten people to the 41st 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 2021 on BALIF website, in BALIF newsletter, and in all printed and online 2021 Gala materials.
        • Admission for five people to the 41st Annual Dinner and Awards Gala.
        • Custom, quarter-page Gala program advertisement.

        Patron LEVEL: $1,000

        • Priority recognition as Patron-level sponsor through end of calendar year 2021 on BALIF website, in BALIF newsletter, and in all printed and online 2021 Gala materials.
        • Admission for three people to the 41st Annual Dinner and Awards Gala.

        Individual Sponsorship: $500

        • Priority recognition as Individual sponsor through end of calendar year 2021 on BALIF website, in BALIF newsletter, and in all printed and online 2021 Gala materials.
        • Admission for two people to the 41st 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.

        For your sponsorship and advertisement to appear in the 2021 Gala program, you must respond, and your payment must be received, by Friday, February 5, 2021 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 celebrating with you at the 2021 Gala as we celebrate 41 years of fun and festivities! 

        Warm regards,

        Mark Fickes
        2021 BALIF Gala Co-Chair
        gala@balif.org

        Kel O'Hara
        2021 BALIF Gala Co-Chair
        gala@balif.org

        Katie Carlson 
        BALIF Administrative Director
        balif@balif.org

        Call or Email Us
        Office: +1 415 874-3045

        balif@balif.org

        Address:
        P.O. Box 193383 San Francisco, CA 94119