Black & White Ball

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Event Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022

The hottest ticketed charity event in Long Beach returns with elegance, sophistication and entertainment to celebrate the achievements of the LGBTQ community of greater Long Beach. The event will be held at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center and will involve a cocktail reception, dinner, a live and silent auction, dance party, and a program of entertainment and recognition of notable LGBTQ locals.

The Center’s biggest annual fundraiser introduces a theme for the first time, Wonderland. Attire for the ball is traditional black and white but attendees are encouraged to boldly bling up their outfits to capture the spirit of wonderland, a feeling of surprise caused by something beautiful, unexpected, or inexplicable.

All proceeds from the Black & White Ball will support the many programs and services of The Center, the largest publicly supported LGBTQ direct services organization in greater Long Beach, which supports more than 25,000 clients per year.

Five awards will be presented at this year’s event:

Ellen Ward Leadership Award – Dr. Alex (Alexi) Washington

Business Icon Award – Lola’s Mexican Cuisine, Owners Brenda Rivera and Luis Navarro

Political Icon Award – Tim Patton

Community Icon Award – South Coast Chorale


Ellen Ward Leadership Icon
Dr. T. Alex (Alexi) Washington
Political Icon
Tim Patton
Business Icon
Lola’s Mexican Cuisine, Owners
Brenda Rivera and Luis Navarro
Community Icon
South Coast Chorale



Get your business in front of a large audience? Sponsorship and advertising options are available for the event.

Black & White Ball 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities

Fillable forms are available to make it easier to sign up to support the gala as a sponsor, advertiser, and/or auction item donor.

Sponsorship and/or Advertisement Commitment Form

Auction Item Donation Form

Any questions? Contact Myron Day, Director of Development & Communications

Email: [email protected] / Phone: (562) 474-6597

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