This is not a gala. It’s circus acts, burlesque, hip-hop, drag, live music, DJs, booze & bites, all-night dancing, and much more.

On Saturday, March 30, 2019, YBCA celebrates its 25th Anniversary. There will be no sit-down dinner, no long speeches, no formalities. This will be an evening of irreverent revelry: a surprising, inclusive, and joyfully immersive celebration of community, the kind that can only be made at YBCA. This is a party with a purpose.

Every dollar raised will make it possible for us to continue to be the creative home for youth, artists and other change makers who move us to think, to feel, to question, and to act.

Let’s raise a ruckus, raise the roof, and raise some money.

Honorary Co-Chairs: Rena G. Bransten and Ned Topham
Party Co-Chairs: Amy Eliot and Meg Spriggs
Master of Ceremonies: Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Featuring Performances by:
Embodiment Project
Fou Fou Ha!
Inessence Dance Co.
Jazz Mafia
Non Stop Bhangra
OSA Vocal Rush
Project Level
SirJoQ
Soulovely DJs
TrAvIsMoVeS
Vau de Vire Society

Visual Art by:
Fred Alvarado
John F*cking Cartwright
Ian Colon

Honoraries

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, and Mr. Paul Pelosi
The Honorable Kamala D. Harris
The Honorable Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom
The Honorable London N. Breed
The Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr.
The Honorable Matt Haney
Rafael Casal
Daveed Diggs
Ken Foster and Nayan Shah
Stanlee Gatti
Matthew Goudeau
James C. Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen
Margaret Jenkins and Albert Wax
Bill T. Jones and Bjorn Amelan
Dorka Keehn

John R. Killacky
Alonzo King
Mark Leno
Honey Mahogany
Barry McGee
Dr. Amalia Mesa-Bains and Professor Richard Bains
Helen and John Meyer
Nicola Miner and Robert Mailer Anderson
Meridee Moore and Kevin King
Clare Rojas
Tom Sachs and Sarah Hoover
Lateefah Simon
Joelle Steefel
Brenda Way

Next Level Packages

Next Level packages for THIS IS NOT A GALA are available now.

To purchase or reserve a package, please click the link, fill out the form, and email to 25thParty@ybca.org or mail to:

YBCA
ATTN: Development Department
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Legend (20 guests) $25,000 DetailsBuy or ReserveJoinBuy or Reserve

$25,000 Details

Legend – $25,000 (20 guests)

  • Name and logo recognition as the Legend
  • Reserved seating
  • Social media shout-out
  • Curated group photo op at the party
  • Chance to design bespoke YBCA experience
  • 25th Anniversary keepsake for each guest
  • $22,000 tax-deductible*

Provocateur (12 guests) $15,000 DetailsBuy or ReserveJoinBuy or Reserve

$15,000 Details

Provocateur – $15,000 (12 guests)

  • Name and logo recognition as a Provocateur
  • Reserved seating
  • Social media shout-out
  • Curated group photo op at the party
  • Chance to design bespoke YBCA experience
  • 25th Anniversary keepsake for each guest
  • $13,200 tax-deductible*

Instigator (10 guests) $10,000 DetailsBuy or ReserveJoinBuy or Reserve

$10,000 Details

Instigator – $10,000 (10 guests)

  • Name and logo recognition as an Instigator
  • Social media shout-out
  • Curated group photo op at the party
  • 10 tickets to a future YBCA event
  • 25th Anniversary keepsake for each guest
  • $8,500 tax-deductible*

Iconoclast (8 guests) $5,000 DetailsBuy or ReserveJoinBuy or Reserve

$5,000 Details

Iconoclast – $5,000 (8 guests)

  • Name or logo recognition as an Iconoclast
  • Curated group photo op at the party
  • 25th Anniversary keepsake for each guest
  • $3,800 tax-deductible*

Renegade (4 guests) $2,500 DetailsBuy or ReserveJoinBuy or Reserve

$2,500 Details

Renegade – $2,500 (4 guests)

  • Name recognition as a Renegade
  • Curated group photo op at the party
  • 25th Anniversary keepsake for each guest
  • $1,900 tax-deductible*

Maverick (1 guest) $500 DetailsBuy or ReserveJoinBuy or Reserve

$500 Details

Maverick – $500 (1 guest)

  • Name recognition as Maverick
  • 25th Anniversary keepsake
  • $350 tax-deductible*

*Each Next Level ticket has a fair market value of $150. Please consider any payment over $150 per ticket a donation to YBCA. You will receive an acknowledgment letter with your tax-deductible amount following payment.

Shout out to the Next Level Stakeholders

LEGEND

Wells Fargo Logo

PROVOCATEUR

Bloomberg Philanthropies Logo

Grosvenor Logo

Rachel and Ned Topham

INSTIGATOR

Meyer Sound Logo

Panta Rhea Logo

Laura Livoti
Nicola Miner and Robert Mailer Anderson

ICONOCLAST
Ana Athanasiu Family Trust
Jonathan Ennis and Arline Klatte
HMS Associates
Eileen and Peter Michael
The Moca Foundation
Rekha Patel
David J. Weber and Renu Agrawal

RENEGADE
John Elberling
Ann and Gordon Getty
Mrs. George R. Moscone
Plant Construction Company, L.P.
SITELAB urban studio
Meg Spriggs
Roselyne C. Swig
Turner Construction

MAVERICK
Jim Abrams and Mario Russo
Auerbach Pollock Friedlander | Auerbach Glasow
Jonathan and Fran Axelrad
Heidy Braverman and David Skinner
Darryl Carbonaro
Michaela Cassidy
Jeff Chang
David Cost and Kate Stechschulte
Michaela Cassidy
Amy Eliot
Ennead Architects
Ed Gilbert
Robert Goodman and John Bankston
Matthew Goudeau
Wayne Hazzard
Elna Hall, PhD

MAVERICK continued
Renuka Kher and Sandeep Solanki
Michael Manning and Glenn McCoy
Haig Mardikian
Jessica Marshall
Erik Mayo
Amir Mortazavi
Nancy and Steven Oliver
Jan and Howard Oringer
Diane Sanchez
The Shalleck Collaborative, Inc.
Jocelyn and Paul Startz
Studio VARA
Marc and Megara Vogl
Amanda Weil and Peter Dwyer
Karen H. Wickre
Zak Williams
Forest and Jane Young

SPECIAL THANKS
Blueprint Studios
Carrie Dove Catering & Events

SPIRIT PARTNER

Ketel One Vodka Logo

BEER PARTNER

Fort Point Logo

WINE PARTNER
Austerity Logo

Board of Directors

Erik Mayo, Chair
Sara Fenske Bahat
Jeff Chang
Amy Eliot
Ana Teresa Fernandez
Meklit Hadero
D.J. Kurtze
Laura Livoti
Amir Mortazavi
Rekha Patel
Catalina Ruiz-Healy

Diane Sanchez
Meg Spriggs
Jocelyn Lamm Startz
Marc Vogl
Vinitha Watson
Dave Weber
Amanda Weil
Karen Wickre
Zak Williams
Helen Sause, Emeritus

Deborah Cullinan, CEO

Questions? Please contact us at: 25thParty@ybca.org or (415) 321-1348.