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   Pacific Pride Foundation’s Royal Ball 2015

It was a vision of white with bright pops of colors…


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).

rb2From(l) to (r)Backrow: Pacific Pride Foundation Board of Directors – Marco Silva, Ralph Barbosa, Lamar Pugh, Advocacy Award 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

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.

rb3(left image) Board of Directors Chair Marco Silva and Tyler Renner (right) Stunning party goers in white! 
 Joseph Bradley Phillips and actor from HBO’s Looking, Daniel Franzese

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.


rb7 Royal Ball greeters welcomed guests as they arrived to the Bacara Resort & Spa for Pacific Pride Foundation’s 4th Annual Royal Ball.
PPF Board Member JohnDuffy his wife Star Duffy and Royal Ball guests
rb10 Royal Ball guests
rb11 (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
Actors Marissa Tomei and Dan Bucatinsky looking fabulous with the white backdrop! 
(left image) Royal Ball’s Master of Ceremonies Jane Lynch with Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson;
(right image) Timo Nunez and Deja Re
(left to right) Cat Cora, Unknown Guest, Unknown Guest, Justine Roddick, Unknown Guest, Tina Schlieske ,Unknown Guest
rb17 Julia Louis – Dreyfus, Jason Collins and Dan Bucatinsky
(left to right)Linda Wallem-Etheridge, Jane Lynch, Jason Collins, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Don Roos, Dan Bucatinsky, Joanna Kerns


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. 

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