Annual GALA 

Gala_582x327Horizons Foundation’s Annual Gala Dinner & Casino Party is one of the highlights of the LGBTQ community’s calendar. It’s an evening of celebrating our fabulous community and honoring those whose significant contributions have helped us achieve so much progress in the LGBTQ movement. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities »

Join us on Saturday, October 1

We’re returning to the historic Fairmont San Francisco, high atop Nob Hill. After an elegant seated dinner and inspiring program, we’ll take over the iconic Tonga Room to enjoy casino-style gaming and dance the night away! 

Get Ready to GALA! There are many ways to participate in the festivities:

  • Attend the gala as a Table Sponsor or Table Captain. Grab your friends and come to the party!
  • Become a corporate sponsor. Show your company’s pride and commitment by supporting the LGBTQ community, all while increasing your visibility and brand through our generous corporate benefit program.
  • Donate items to our spectacular silent auction. Spotlight your business in our online and silent auction, and watch as bidders compete for your services.

For these and other custom opportunities, please contact Anthony Morin, Corporate Relations and Events Manager, at 415.398.2333 ext. 115 or

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Bishop Yvette A. Flunder & Senator Mark Leno

2016 Gala program 

  • 5:30 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction
  • 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
  • 8:30 p.m. Dessert Buffet & Casino Party in The Tonga Room


We gratefully acknowledge our early sponsors. 


Dropbox ♦ Union Bank


A52 Signs & Graphics ♦ Bob Ross Foundation ♦ BNY Mellon Wealth Management ♦ Brio Financial Group ♦ Target ♦ Dolby Laboratories ♦ Merrill Lynch ♦ Recology ♦ Al Baum & Robert Holgate ♦ Margarita Gandia ♦ William D. Glenn & Prescott W. Hafner ♦ Susan Lowenberg & Joyce Newstat


Caryl Athanasiu ♦ John Bare & Ignatius Bau ♦ Adam Blum & Gary Lang ♦ Tom Burke & Axel Brunger ♦ Anne Sterling Dorman & Annette Tracy ♦ Erin Flynn & Chloe Atkins ♦ Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP ♦ Lawrence R. Kolka & Ian J. MacWilliams ♦ John Osborn, Mechanics Bank ♦ Irene V. White


Barbara Noda & Mimi Liem ♦ Sparks ♦ Price Waterhouse Cooper, LLP ♦ Robasciotti & Philipson ♦ Walden Asset Management


Adler & Colvin ♦ Comerica Bank ♦ Jeff Lewy & Ed Eishen

Major In-kind Donors

Alaska Airlines ♦ Bink ♦ Hafner Vineyard ♦ San Francisco Bay Times ♦ San Francisco Business Times

2016 Table Hosts & Table Captains

Acorns for Change ♦ Rosío Alvarez & Juana María Rodríguez ♦ Jay Cohen ♦ Roger Doughty & Royce Lin ♦ Rob Evans & Terry Micheau ♦ Dan Joraanstad & Bob Hermann ♦ Devesh Khatu ♦ Paul Kennedy ♦ Audrey Koh, MD & Gaeta Bell ♦ Dan C. Quigley & Eric Emanuel ♦ Robasciotti & Philipson ♦ Bev Scott & Courtney ♦ Lia Shigemura & Helen Zia ♦ Deb Stallings

Gala32016 Gala Co-Chairs

Al Baum & Robert Holgate ♦ Larry Colton & John McCoy ♦ Chip Conley ♦ Anne Sterling Dorman ♦ William D. Glenn & Prescott W. Hafner ♦ Michael Hulton ♦ Joq Lasner ♦ Jeff Lewy & Ed Eishen ♦ Susan Lowenberg & Joyce Newstat ♦ Emily Rosenberg & Darlene de Manincor

2016 Honorary Celebration Committee

A. Sparks ♦ John Bare & Ignatius Bau ♦ Adam Blum & Gary Lang ♦ Tom Burke & Axel Brunger ♦ Richard T. Davis-Lowell  & William J. Lowell ♦ Rob Evans & Terry Micheau ♦ Erin Flynn & Chloe Atkins ♦ Margarita Gandia ♦ Linda Harrison & Ellen Anderson ♦ Fredrick Hertz ♦ Jean Johnston & Kate Morris ♦ Dan Joraanstad & Bob Hermann ♦ Bruce Kikuyama & Mark Smigelski ♦ Audrey Koh, MD & Gaeta Bell ♦ Lawrence R. Kolka & Ian J. MacWilliams ♦ Daniel Lee ♦ John Osborn ♦ Dan C. Quigley & Eric Emanuel ♦ Michael Rabanal & Alfredo Victorio ♦ Rachel J. Robasciotti ♦ Robert W. Sass ♦ Linda Scaparotti ♦ Jim Shay & Steve Correll ♦ Léonie Walker & Kate O’Hanlan, MD ♦ Irene V. White ♦ Helen Zia & Lia Shigemura

Past Gala Events & Photo Galleries

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who have attended and contributed to the record-breaking success of the Horizons Foundation Annual Gala Dinner and Casino Party! 

2015 Gala Dinner & Casino Party Photo, Videos, and Highlights

2014 Gala Dinner & Casino Party Photo & Video Gallery

2013 Gala Dinner & Casino Party Photo & Video Gallery 

2012 Gala Dinner & Casino Party Photo Gallery

2011 Dinner & Casino Party Photo Gallery

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