dancingJoin us for the 2017 Spring Gala, a wonderful evening of celebration, good company and community with cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, awards and dancing. Individuals, partners and families welcome. You can even bring a group of friends and occupy your own table!

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 6-11 p.m.
The Grandview, 176 Rinaldi Boulevard, Poughkeepsie
Purchase your Gala tickets here.

Become a Gala Angel

As a special friend of the Center you can become an Angel for the 2017 Gala by making a donation of $150. As an Angel, you will receive our thanks for your generosity and your name will be listed in the 2017 Gala Journal. In addition, your name will be entered into a drawing for a weekend at The Forsyth Bed & Breakfast, located in the Strand area of Kingston, and dinner for two at Ship to Shore.

Sponsor a Student

For a donation of $100 you can sponsor a student. In 2016, 12 students attended the Gala thanks to community generosity.

Advertise in the Gala Program Journal

Want to get your business noticed by hundreds of influential people, organizations and other businesses throughout the mid-Hudson Valley? Place an ad or honor someone you love with a personal message in our beautiful Gala Program Journal! You can get great deals on advertising if you purchase an ad in both the Gala Journal and the Pride Guide, a bright, exciting guide to LGBTQ-affirming businesses and services published in June during the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Pride March and Festival. For more information, call the Center at 845-331-5300 or email the editor of the Gala Journal.

Contribute to the Gala Auction

The live and silent auctions held at the Spring Gala provide revenue that funds the Center’s operating costs. Bidding is lively, and all the auction items are donations. Supporters may contribute valuable art or antiques, handmade textiles and jewelry, specialized goods and gift certificates for services for the Gala’s auctions. Giving to the Gala Auction is a great way to gain visibility for your business. Hundreds of people will see your contribution, and we’ll acknowledge you in the auction catalog!

Help Underwrite the Gala

Gala Angels come together to underwrite the costs of the Gala before the event, so all funds raised at the Gala go directly to the Center’s programs and services, support for LGBTQ youth, and school safety initiatives for all students.

Join the Gala Committee

Our dedicated Gala Committee makes the magic happen. If you have time, skill, dedication and passion to share, join the committee and help a strong and talented group of people plan and pull off this incredible event! For information about serving on the Gala Committee, contact Gala Committee co-chairs, Michele Conklin & Fran Divine at gala@lgbtqcenter.org.