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Black & White Ball Gala 2024

Experience Elegance at the Black & White Ball 2024.

Step into a night of sophistication and celebration with the Black & White Ball, the premier annual fundraiser for the LGBTQ Center Long Beach. This event honors outstanding community members with awards like the Community Icon and Ellen Ward Leadership Award.

Silent Auction / Live Auction / Award Presentation / After Party

Gala Information:
5:00 pm – 6:00pm VIP Cocktail Hour
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm General Cocktail Hour
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Black and White Ball
9:30 pm – 11:30pm After Party

Award Honorees of 2024

Unforgettable Celebration of inclusivity and equality

The Black & White Ball stands as the Long Beach Center’s premier annual fundraiser, playing a pivotal role in sustaining the LGBTQ Center Long Beach’s culturally responsive programs and services that advocate for equality among LGBTQ+ individuals.

It is imperative to emphasize that all proceeds from this event directly contribute to supporting the Center’s mission, benefiting over 25,000 clients who rely on its crucial services annually. The Black & White Ball promises a night to remember, welcoming guests to partake in an elegant, exciting, and engaging evening dedicated to supporting and celebrating the LGBTQ community. Your participation is not only appreciated but also instrumental in fostering a more inclusive and equitable society.

Our Organization was recently recognized for our work by AmFund.

Each year, AmFund carefully chooses organizations to support through their unrestricted funding programs to help worthy nonprofits accomplish their critically needed missions.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Community Table Sponsors

Community Sponsors


Discover how you can support and engage with our community through exciting sponsorship opportunities. Click here to explore the benefits and make a lasting impact!

The Westin Long Beach


333 E Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802


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