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Annual Spring Gala

In the Spring, we hold our annual Gala fundraising event. This is an opportunity for the community to come together for a semi-formal evening with dinner and auctions to support and celebrate the work of the DSCBA.

2021 Spring Online Auction

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2020 was a very challenging year for all of us. Through it all, a very generous community of donors and volunteers supported our mission and made it possible to continue our essential services for Bay Area families who have a child/adult with Down syndrome.

Annually, our fundraising efforts literally keep our doors open. We have scheduled our spring gala for May 1st 2021, at the Diablo Country Club, however, due to the uncertainty of holding in person events we will be hosting an online auction in April 2021 in hopes of raising enough dollars to keep as strong as possible without a gala.

If you are able to donate an item or sponsor the online auction, we have many opportunities available to you.

NOTE: The DSCBA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Danville, and our tax ID# is 91-1904304. We are solely funded by the community and have never been government funded.

Thank you in advance for your kindness and generous support! 

 Questions? Email: events@dscba.org

2019 - 21st Anniversary Gala

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We celebrated our Anniversary in Style by Celebrating Everything 21!

We had many reasons to celebrate at the spring gala held on April 13, 2019 at the beautiful Diablo Country Club. Our theme, “We’ve Got 21!”, honors the significance of the 21st chromosome to the Down syndrome community during our 21st anniversary year. Over 280 people attended this magical evening and a record $225,000 was raised. 

The night kicked off with a welcome glass of champagne, a silent auction with over 300 packages to bid on, Golden Drawing with Ritz Carlton/Southwest Airlines prize, a wine pull and wine tasting table during the cocktail hour. Guests then moved to the ballroom for a delicious dinner. We were delighted to have KTVU Fox 2 Sports Director Mark Ibanez as our MC and Auctioneer for the evening.  

A special video presentation highlighted the DSCBA’s Communication Readiness Program (CRP) that helps young members with complex communication needs get ready for school during a 6-week summer program. This was followed by the “cash paddle raise” which brought $77,100. Guests participated in a lively auction that included delectable desserts, getaway packages, sports memorabilia and more—all provided by generous individuals and businesses from far and wide.  

Mark Traylor, Chevron District Sales Manager, presented Nancy LaBelle, DSCBA Executive Director, with a generous $28,052.87 donation made possible through coin boxes placed in Chevron stations throughout the Bay Area. We are grateful for Chevron’s support and their Empowering Sponsorship over the years. 

The evening closed with a glow-in-the-dark dance party which was especially enjoyed by our DSCBA VIP’s! As a thank you, guests were treated to sweets from giant candy bar.  

The gala would not be possible without the incredible support from businesses and individuals who donated over 420 auction items, many in-kind services, over $40,000 in sponsorships/cash donations and 15 VIP Table Sponsors. Now that is a great way to celebrate 21! 

A BIG THANK YOU to our Empowering SponsorChevron, our Inspiring SponsorsNordstrom & Anonymous Donor, and VIP Wine Sponsors Las Positas Vineyards, Black Stallion Winery and Frank Family Vineyards for their wonderful support. We would also like to thank the following Advertising SponsorsDiablo Country Club, Lexus of Pleasanton, Mass Mutual Northern California, Prestige Printing, Summit Financial Group and Wells Fargo Bank 

Save the date of May 2, 2020 for next year’s gala to be held once again at Diablo Country Club. Cheers to 21 years! 

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2018- 20th Anniversary Gala

More about our 2018 Gala

Our 20th Anniversary Gala was held on April 14, 2018 at Diablo Country Club. 340 people came out to celebrate this milestone and we raised a record $215,000. This amount of financial support will keep our programs going strong this year and into the start of 2019

We were fortunate to have KTVU Channel 2 Sports Director Mark Ibanez once again as M.C. for this elegant evening. Chelsea Werner, a Special Olympics gold medalist and model, was our guest of honor and her video was truly inspiring. We were also happy to acknowledge our Community Impact Award winners who are going above and beyond for our families and impacting the quality of people’s lives every day because of the compassion they have for others.

During the event we premiered a short film created for our 20th Anniversary celebration produced by Barrett Rodda with Story Short Films. The film is a testimonial from three families/members who have been deeply impacted by our services as far back as 20 years. Watch it here!

After dinner, guests participated in the dessert and live auctions. Thank you to everyone who opened their hearts and wallets to make the fund-a-need, silent and live auctions a huge success.

The live auction was followed by a glow-in-the-dark dance party which got everyone dancing to the beats of DJ Warren, the Gameday DJ.

The gala would not be possible without the incredible support from businesses and individuals who donated over 360 auction items, many in-kind services and over $20,000 in sponsorships/cash donations. We had a record 16 VIP Table Sponsors this year and we were sold out. Now that is a great way to celebrate an anniversary!

A big thank you to our Empowering Sponsor, Chevron, and our Inspiring Sponsor, Nordstrom, for your continued support. We would also like to thank Advertising Sponsor, Summit Financial Group, Event Sponsor, Diablo Country Club, and our VIP Wine Sponsors Acumen, Caddis and Las Positas Vineyards for their continued support.

Save the date of April 13, 2019 for next year when we celebrate 21 years. It’s guaranteed to be a fun event because we are all about the triplication of 21st chromosome which is where awesomeness lies.

See pictures from our 2018 Gala here.

2017- Empower . Inspire . Support

More about our 2017 Gala

On May 6, 2017, we rocked with American Idol finalist James Durbin, laughed with Mark Ibanez, danced, enjoyed good food and better company. Thank you to everone who attended our Spring Gala and to all of our amazing sponsors. Please check out pictures here

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2016- Midnight in Paris

More about our 2016 Gala

Thank you to all who joined us for Midnight in Paris on May 21, 2016. You helped make our event the most successful yet! Click here to see an album of the evening.

 

Midnight in Paris 2016