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We invite you to sponsor BALIF, the oldest and largest LGBTQI Bar Association in the country, at the 43rdAnnual BALIF Gala: Let’s Camp! 

Why support BALIF? 

  • Our mission is to lead the LGBTQI+ legal community through advocacy, justice, community empowerment, and professional development.
  • Despite Covid-19, BALIF has continued to offer robust CLE programming and events, including CLEs on trans issues, diversity, and allyship in the legal workplace; an HIV COVID forum; virtual legal clinics and trainings in partnership with the Oakland LGBT Center, Berkeley Law School, Transgender Gender-Variant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), and National Lawyers Guild (NLG).
  • BALIF offers a mentorship program with over 100 participants; advocacy and education on issues that will increase diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, such as Proposition 16, changes to the California bar exam, and updates to the 2022 State Bar survey.
  • 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. 

The Gala is our major annual fundraiser and provides the majority of BALIF’s funding. This year we hope to continue to bring in the vital Gala funds BALIF needs for our important work, including programs, training, social and networking events, and community giving. 

2023 BALIF Gala Keynote Speaker: California Supreme Court Justice Kelli Evans

Help Us Celebrate Our Awardees!

  • 2023 Legal Service Award
  • 2023 Community Service Award
  • 2023 Trailblazers Award
  • 2023 Foundation Law Student Association of the Year Award
  • 2023 Julius Turman Award

Sponsorship Levels and Gala Tickets!

For your sponsorship, your firm/company will receive the benefits listed below, including complimentary tickets to the 43rd Annual BALIF Gala: Let’s Camp! 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 2023 Gala will be held on Friday, March 3, 2023, at the Julia Morgan Ballroom located at 465 California Street in San Francisco. We're very excited about our quintessentially queer theme for the Gala and can't wait to bring back our big soiree IRL and getting fun and fancy to celebrate diversity in the legal field.

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 2023 on the BALIF website, in the BALIF newsletter, and recognition at all BALIF sponsored functions.  As a Partner, your firm’s logo will be displayed at the Gala event, at MCLE events, monthly networking receptions, and other functions.
  • Admission for twenty (20) people to the BALIF Gala.
  • A customized full-page Gala program advertisement.

Counsel Level: $5,000

  • Priority recognition as a Counsel-level sponsor through the end of calendar year 2023 on the BALIF website, in the BALIF newsletter, and at all BALIF sponsored functions, including your firm’s logo displayed at the Gala event, at MCLE events, monthly networking receptions, and other functions.  
  • Admission for ten (10) people to the BALIF Gala.
  • A customized full-page Gala program advertisement.

Advocate Level: $2,500

  • Recognition as an Advocate-level sponsor through the end of calendar year 2023 on the BALIF website, in the BALIF newsletter, and in all printed and online 2023 Gala materials. 
  • Admission for ten (10) people to the BALIF Gala.
  • A customized half-page Gala program advertisement.

Benefactor Level: $1,500

  • Recognition as a Benefactor-level sponsor through the end of calendar year 2023 on the BALIF website, in the BALIF newsletter, and in all printed and online 2023 Gala materials. 
  • Admission for five (5) people to the BALIF Gala.
  • A customized quarter-page Gala program advertisement.

Patron Level: $1,000

  • Recognition as a Patron-level sponsor through the end of calendar year 2023 on the BALIF website, in the BALIF newsletter, and in all printed and online 2023 Gala materials. 
  • Admission for three (3) people to the BALIF Gala.

Individual Sponsorship: $500

  • Recognition as an Individual sponsor through the end of calendar year 2023 on the BALIF website, in the BALIF newsletter, and in all printed and online 2023 Gala materials. 
  • Admission for two (2) people to the BALIF 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 Administrative Director Katie Carlson Cartwright, at 415.874.3045 or balif@balif.org .

For your sponsorship and advertisement to appear in the 2023 Gala program, you must respond, and your payment must be received, by Friday, February 10, 2023. 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 2023 Gala as we celebrate 43 years of fun and festivities!

Warm regards,

   

Jon Lucchese                                                                           Stephan Ferris            

2023 BALIF Gala Co-Chair                                                      2023 BALIF Gala Co-Chair      

gala@balif.org                                                                        gala@balif.org

development@balif.org                                                         development@balif.org                                

 


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