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Join Us! Each year, the success of the Los Angeles Dinner and Auction depends upon the efforts and enthusiasm of countless volunteers. Depending on your area of interest or background, there are a variety of opportunities open each year on the Dinner Committee and its subcommittees. Each subcommittee is led by a chair or team of co-chairs to develop key aspects of the Dinner, including:

Auction | Community & Political | Corporate Sponsorship | Graphic Design | Marketing | Program Book ad sales | Ticket Sales and Table Captain recruitment | Volunteer Management

NEXT Committee Meeting details coming soon!
For questions, contact: dinner@hrcla.net.

Dinner Chair In-Training: Do you have a passion for events? This a great opportunity to help develop and plan the overall direction of our LA Dinner. Gain invaluable experience and exposure – working with and guided by our Dinner Co-Chairs, Dinner Advisers and HRC’s National Staff Partners. The role will also require the individual to take on some responsibilities in one of the other Dinner Subcommittees, i.e. Auction, Corporate Sponsorship, Marketing/Social Media, Program Book/Ad Sales, etc. To be considered, please submit a formal letter of interest and resume to our 2020 Dinner Co-Chairs: dinner@hrcla.net.

Community and Political Outreach: Our Community and Political Outreach Subcommittee is our liaison to the greater Los Angeles area and political leaders, helping us publicize the event to our full community of stakeholders are in attendance. (Chair: Sue LaVaccare at sue@hrcla.net)

Corporate Sponsorship: The success of each LA’s Annual Dinner event is greatly attributable to the kind sponsorship of corporate America. Our local Corporate Sponsorship Subcommittee reaches out to the local corporate community, along with HRC staff, to secure their support. (Chairs: Chris Boone and Gwen Baba at corporate@hrcla.net)

Program Book Co-Chair: Do you have a back ground in advertising sales and/or print layouts? The Los Angeles Annual Dinner Event Program Book chronicles the night’s events and gives friends, local businesses, and corporations the opportunity to support the Dinner. Each year, our renowned keepsake program book embodies the excitement and elegance of the evening’s events. It highlights who we are, what we do, and why we do it. It showcases leading companies who are proud to stand alongside The Human Rights Campaign in its quest for LGBTQ equality. It’s a proud addition to any coffee table or library, which our LGBTQ community leaders reference again and again throughout each year. The Program Book Co-Chairs lead the Program Subcommittee and Sales Team, who solicits ads and helps to design the book. Interested? Email your cover letter and resume to dinner@hrcla.net.

Program Book Networking Sales: Do you have experience in inside sales or would like to gain the experience and skills for your career? The Los Angeles Annual Dinner Event Program Book chronicles the night’s events and gives friends, local businesses, and corporations the opportunity to support the Dinner. Each year, our renowned keepsake program book embodies the excitement and elegance of the evening’s events. It highlights who we are, what we do, and why we do it. It showcases leading companies who are proud to stand alongside The Human Rights Campaign in its quest for LGBTQ equality. It’s a proud addition to any coffee table or library, which our LGBTQ community leaders reference again and again throughout each year. The Program Book Sales member solicits ad sales from past advertisers and contacts new prospects by phone, email and in person. Interested? Email your cover letter and resume to dinner@hrcla.net.

Raffle Ticket Co-Chair: Do you have experience in sales management sales or would like to gain the experience and skills for your career? The Raffle Ticket Co-Chair manages the sales and distribution of 250 raffle tickets through multiple tabling opportunities at HRC partnered venues, targeting to our Fed Club members and event day raffle tickets station. Tickets are only $100 and winner need not be present to win. Interested? Email your cover letter and resume to dinner@hrcla.net.

Silent Auction: The Silent and LIVE Auction is an exciting part of our traditional dinner festivities that offers everything from vacations and unique experiences to one-of-a-kind art items, jewelry, and more. The Silent Auction Subcommittee networks locally and nationally to secure items for the auction. (Chairs: AJ Catoline, Laura Halsey, Laurance Hem and Michael Kramer at auction@hrcla.net)

Table Captain Co-Chair: Do you have a background in channel partner sales or would like to develop the skills and experience for your career? Channel partner sales at the core is about recruiting and empowering others to work on behalf of you and your organization, a foundation of all scalable businesses. Likewise, the foundation of the HRC Los Angeles Dinner’s attendance is built around table captains who strive to fill tables of 10.

As the official recruiters and promoters for the dinner, the Table Captain Co-Chairs partner with our Table Captains to help spread the word about the work of HRC in order to encourage friends and colleagues to purchase tickets to attend the dinner. Any individual, partners/couple, company, affinity group, or charity group can serve as a Table Captain. The Table Captain Co-Chairs can also host events focused on securing table captains, developing their table attendance and acknowledging their commitment. IMPORTANT: Table Captains are NOT financially obligated to pre-purchase seats and there is NO penalty for not filling the table – just try your best! Interested? Email your cover letter and resume to dinner@hrcla.net.

Volunteer Management: HRC Los Angeles owes much of its event success to its amazing volunteer force. The Volunteer Subcommittee provides a pool of volunteers for Pre-Dinner events and for the night of the Dinner itself. Volunteers on this sub-committee have the opportunity to attend the event and assist with: Ushering, Greeting, Assembling Gift Bags, and Administering the Silent Auction. Opportunities are available prior to the weekend of the Los Angeles dinner, as well as throughout the event weekend itself. (Chairs: Sandy Bass, Chris Donnell, and Brian Lawrence at volunteer@hrcla.net)

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If you’re interested in volunteering or finding out more about each opportunity, please send an email with your introductory background information to one of our Volunteer Co-Chairs: Sandy Bass, Chris Donnell, and Brian Lawrence at volunteer@hrcla.net.

We are especially grateful for the hard work and dedication of our 2020 LA Dinner Committee:

Gwen Baba
Jessica Bair
Shawn Balentine
Sandy Bass
Brendan Bertges
Chris Boone
A.J. Catoline
Vincent Chang
Jackson Crawford
Felipe Crooke
Chris Donnell
Stefanie Dunlap
Melissa Espiritu

Fredie Gordillo
Natassia Green
Laura Halsey
Dominique Heffley
Laurance Hem
Michael Kramer
Andy Lalwani
Nam Lam
Sue LaVaccare
Brian Lawrence
Vini Marques
Anna Mendoza

Mark Moralez
Richard Moralez
Jeff Nolte
Binh Phan
Heather Rapoza
Michelle Renteria
Matt Rivas
Sabrina Robinson
Jacob Schupbach
Clare Thomas
Alan Uphold
Bonnie Uphold

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