HRC San Francisco Bay Area Gala Dinner -Sat, Oct 22- Honoring Ben Cohen – Fairmont Hotel

Human Rights Campaign

27th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Gala Dinner and Auction

Be Part of Equality

Saturday, October 22

5:00 p.m. – VIP Reception
6:00 p.m. – General Reception
7:30 p.m. – Dinner & Program
10:00 p.m. – After Party

Fairmont San Francisco Hotel
950 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

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Please join the San Francisco Bay Area Steering Committee and dinner co-chairs Danielle Daley and Kelly Herrick for our Annual Gala Dinner.

Special Guest Announced:


Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen MBE is a World Champion Sportsman with a difference. After a 15-year glittering career playing top flight rugby in England, Ben hung up his boots in May 2011 to become Chairman of The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation in order to fight bullying and homophobia in sports and to make the world a kinder place. His decision to take this step came after a number of young people took their own lives after being bullied because of their sexuality. Ben is the first straight sportsman to champion a cause for the LGBT community and we are honored that he will be joining us at the dinner!

Featured Live Auction Item:



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Featuring Special Guests and Honorees:

Thomas Roberts
Thomas Roberts

HRC Visibility Award Winner



HRC Corporate Equality Award Winner

Lea Militello
Lea Militello

2011 Charles M Holmes Community Service Award Winner

Joe Solmonese
Joe Solmonese

HRC President

Don't miss the early bird rates!
General Tickets: $250
VIP Tickets: $375
Rate Expires October 1st!
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Discounted tickets are available for active members of the SF Bay Area Federal Club and Federal Club Council. See for more info.

Become a Table Captain
Table Captains are vital to the success of the San Francisco Bay Area Gala Dinner, as they encourage their friends, family and associates to attend the event. Each table seats 10 and Table Captains strive to sell all the seats at their table. In recognition of their effort, Table Captains who sign-up before September 22 will be included in the program book. There is no financial obligation to sell or purchase all 10 seats at the table. If you don't sell your whole table, we'll fill it with other fun and equality-minded HRC guests!

To become a table captain:

  • Contact Box Office Tickets directly at 800-494-TIXS (8497)
  • You can add yourself to the list of Table Captains during the check-out process when you purchase your own tickets
  • Or you can email Dinner Co-chair Kelly Herrick at

Stay with us at the Fairmont!The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel has generously offered a discounted rates for HRC guests Friday and Saturday nights. Rates for Queen rooms start at only $189! To book call (800) 441-1414 and ask for the Human Rights Campaign-Event Letter room rates. Book by September 6.

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