The Event

APRIL 29, 2017
6:00 PM

The Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
1775 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109



This formal, black tie dinner features gourmet food, music, top-notch VIP entertainment including a cabaret show produced by James Vasquez plus a spectacular silent and live auction. The Gala is one of the major events of the LGBT community in San Diego, and will be an event to celebrate the foundation’s 20th anniversary.


Lincoln Aston Public Service Award:
Named for the San Diego developer and philanthropist whose murder led to the establishment of The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation, the award honors a public figure who uses their celebrity to increase awareness of LGBT issues and encourage equality.
Recipient: Senator Barbara Boxer

Sunshine Brooks HIV/AIDS Advocacy Award:
Honored for the memory and life of this generous philanthropist whose multi-million dollar legacy gift has benefited HIV/AIDS charities in San Diego County for the last decade, the award recognizes an individual whose efforts have improved the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS.
Recipient: Jeanne White-Ginder (mother of Ryan White)

Richard Geyser Community Leadership Award:
This award bears the name of the Founding President of the Board for San Diego Human Dignity Foundation who was also a champion for ethics in community service.
Recipient: William (Bill) E. Kelly – U.S. Air Force 1970-75