Living Out Loud: The Pink Gala

It’s the most highly anticipated event of the season in our community. Stepping Stone’s Living Out Loud is back! Join us Friday, October 14 at the Prado in Balboa Park for The Pink Gala.

As always, there will be great food, fantastic silent, and live auction items to bid on, and a chance to help the life-saving services of Stepping Stone.

This year, however, there is an incredible lineup of entertainment, featuring RuPaul Drag Race All-Stars Raven and Pandora Boxx, along with iconic San Diego performers for a show you don’t want to miss.  See the full lineup announcement below. 

V-VIP Table

Very-VIP Table with 10 VIP Tickets. Each ticket includes reception, meal, entertainment at The Prado. Soda and water included and cash bar available. Ultimate VIP benefits Including best table placement, VIP access into the event, and other surprises.

VIP Tickets and Tables

VIP Individual Tickets or Tables of 10 VIP Tickets. Each ticket includes reception, meal, entertainment at The Prado. Soda and water included and cash bar available. VIP benefits Including premium table placement, VIP access into the event, and other surprises.

Standard Tickets and Tables

Individual tickets or a reserved table with 10 Tickets. Each ticket includes reception, meal, entertainment at The Prado. Soda and water included and cash bar available.

Raven & Pandora Boxx Headline LOL's Biggest Show Ever!

Living Out Loud is always the event of the season in our community, but this year you will really be blue if you miss The Pink Gala. We have a star-studded lineup featuring two RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars and iconic local performers you know and love.

Glitz Glam, Transformation Artist Serving Gender Bending Raunchy Fierceness Since 1997, will be the MC from beginning to end. Autumn Leilani will be the DJ for the Gala. The super-talented Mariam T will be our auctioneer and Maya Glitterzone will be just about everywhere making sure the party never stops.

Who’s the headliner you ask? Well, the headline is THERE ARE TWO HEADLINERS! We are so excited that both RAVEN and PANDORA BOXX will be performing for us. Raven is famous for her quick wit, fashion sense and stunning makeup, while Pandora Box serves the deadly one-two punch of beauty and comedy. They are guaranteed to WERK the room into a frenzy of delight!

If you only attend one event this fall, The Pink Gala is the one you absolutely don’t want to miss.

2022 Sponsors

Cornerstone Sponsors

Capstone Sponsors - Mo's Group

Keystone Sponsors

Foundation Sponsors

Supporters

Production Sponsors

Sponsorship Program

We are just a few months away from our annual Living Out Loud Gala, an exciting night of love and celebration supporting Stepping Stone of San Diego. For over 46 years, we have provided drug and alcohol treatment services with a focus on our San Diego LGBTQ+ community. Pink is Back for this year’s theme and an incredible night of entertainment will feature RuPaul’s Drag Race royalty Raven and Pandora Boxx along with other San Diego legends Mariam T, Maya Gitterzone, MC’d by Glitz Glam, and many more!
 
During the challenging times of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Stepping Stone’s open doors were essential to those challenged by addiction and mental health issues. Our annual fundraiser is vital to maintaining commitment of our core mission; To create, improve and deliver alcohol and other drug treatment, HIV and other health interventions, recovery, education and prevention services specializing in the challenges of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities of the San Diego region.
 
As we plan our event for Friday, October 14th, 2022, we would like to invite you to partner with us as a special event sponsor. In addition to contributing to our programs and services, your donation will also allow us to show our gratitude to our Executive Director, Cheryl Houk. Her retirement will be honored at the event and with a special tile dedication ceremony. 
 
We look forward to you joining us for #PINKGala2022 and celebrating our mission, community of staff, alumni, and volunteers. Together we can assure that Stepping Stone will continue providing long-term residential recovery, outpatient treatment, aftercare services, sober living homes, harm reduction, and other life-saving resources allowing us to meet people where they are.
 
Our event fundraising goal of 200K includes 100K from various levels of sponsorship that feature select promotional benefits. Attached are details regarding the sponsorship levels. We can also create a custom sponsorship matching your budget. Please visit us at steppingstonesd.org/lol to donate or contact us for assistance.
 
Thank you.
 
Michael Moore
Chair – Board of Directors
Stepping Stone of San Diego, Inc.
619-807-4007 [email protected]
 

2022 Living Out Loud Sponsorship Levels

Title Sponsor

$20,000
  • 20 V-VIP Participants
  • Sponsored inspiration video played at event and online through social media
  • Recognition and logo on social media, large logo on sponsor page
  • Special recognition on event Commemorative Tile
  • Title Sponsor includes pre-event promotion and sponsorship of social media photo station

Capstone

$10,000
  • 20 V-VIP Participants
  • Sponsored inspiration video played at event and online through social media
  • Recognition and logo on social media, large logo on sponsor page
  • Special recognition on event Commemorative Tile

Keystone Level

$7500
  • 15 V-VIP Participants for Keystone
  • Special acknowledgment at the event
  • Recognition and logo on social media and large logo on sponsor page of website
  • Recognition on event Commemorative Tile

Cornerstone Level

$5000
  • 10 VIP Participants for Cornerstone
  • Special acknowledgment at the event
  • Recognition and logo on social media and large logo on sponsor page of website
  • Recognition on event Commemorative Tile

Foundation Level

$2500
  • 5 VIP Participants
  • Recognition and logo on social media and medium logo on sponsor page of website
  • Sponsorship highlighted during event
  • Listing on event Commemorative Tile

Supporter Level

$1000
  • 2 VIP Participants
  • Recognition and logo on social media and small logo on sponsor page of website
  • Sponsorship highlighted during event
  • Listing on event Commemorative Tile

To commit to the sponsorship of Living Out Loud you can contact us at [email protected] or purchase online at steppingstonesd.org/lol. 

Online Auction

The Time Has Come For You To Bid For Your Life!
 
You don’t want to miss out on the great deals. As always there is something for everyone in the auction: restaurant gift cards, fitness packages, even a private yacht cruise.
 
Once you bid on an item, you’ll receive a notification if you’re outbid, so you don’t have to stay glued to the website to ensure you get the item you want!
 
Just like everything else LOL, all funds raised from the auction benefit the life-saving services of Stepping Stone San Diego! And even if you’re not able to attend the event, you can still participate in the auction. The auction will remain open until 5:00 pm on the night of the event, Friday, October 22. 
 
Good luck and may the best bidder win!