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February 23, 2024 6:00 PM

Black is Beautiful Gala

The Black is Beautiful Gala and Fundraiser will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM PST at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort in The Grand Ballroom. The program will be hosted by local artist and performer, Vivian Storm, and will include musical performances by a special guest for VIP sponsors, Inner Light Gospel Choir, Santa Barbara Unified School District  Honor Band, a special HBCU Majorette Tribute by P Money Experience, a Divine 9 Stroll, the Black Legacy Awards, a raffle giveaway, and HJSB will have the Black/African American Historical Timeline exhibition onsite to view for VIP sponsors.

BIB Gala 2024

Black is Beautiful Gala

The Black is Beautiful Gala and Fundraiser will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM PST at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort in The Grand Ballroom. The program will be hosted by local artist and performer, Vivian Storm, and will include musical performances by a special guest for VIP sponsors, Inner Light Gospel Choir, Santa Barbara Unified School District  Honor Band, a special HBCU Majorette Tribute by P Money Experience, a Divine 9 Stroll, the Black Legacy Awards, a raffle giveaway, and HJSB will have the Black/African American Historical Timeline exhibition onsite to view for VIP sponsors.

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The Black is Beautiful Gala and Fundraiser will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM PST at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort in The Grand Ballroom. The program will be hosted by local artist and performer, Vivian Storm, and will include musical performances by a special guest for VIP sponsors, Inner Light Gospel Choir, Santa Barbara Unified School District Honor Band, a special HBCU Majorette Tribute by P Money Experience, a special performance from the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Mu Kappa Chapter, the Black Legacy Awards, a raffle giveaway, and HJSB will have the Black/African American Historical Timeline exhibition to onsite to view for VIP sponsors.

This event will help to raise funds to support Black-led organizations and initiatives to help re-imagine our collective investment in community care. Saint Paul AME Church, Juneteenth Santa Barbara, Sojourner Kincaid Rolle Youth Artivism Scholarship, and the Community Emergency Needs Fund will receive the funds raised from the Gala. Below you will find information about how the Community Emergency Needs fund has been sustained throughout the years with support from Healing Justice Santa Barbara.

Date: Friday, February 23, 2024

Time: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM PST

Where: Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, The Grand Ballroom

Attire: Black Tie Formal Affair, Gold & Black Color Scheme

Tickets: $200 General Admission, $350 VIP Admission (https://bibgala.eventbrite.com)

Share and/or donate to our ActBlue campaign for the fundraiser by visiting this link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bibgala24

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors for the Black is Beautiful Gala and Fundraiser:

Santa Barbara County 1st District Supervisor Das Williams & 2nd District Supervisor Laura Capps, Santa Barbara Foundation, Theoni Collection, Santa Barbara Airport, Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, Carrie Towbes and John Lewis Foundation, and Santa Barbara Independent

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors for the Black is Beautiful Gala and Fundraiser:

Santa Barbara Bowl Outreach, Hutton Parker Foundation, CenCal Health, Fielding Graduate University, Healing Space, UCSB Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, Pacific Pride Foundation, Antioch University, Steve and Cindy Lyons, and The Resource SB

Thank you to our  Bronze Sponsors for the Black is Beautiful Gala and Fundraiser:

McCune Foundation, SURJ Santa Barbara, City of Goleta, The Fund for Santa Barbara, Visit Santa Barbara, Wild West Florals, Planned Parenthood California Central Coast, Santa Barbara City College Foundation/Promise, Isla Vista Community Services District, Future Leaders of America, UCSB Office of Black Student Development, Gavin Roy Presents, Breanna Jane Botanicals, Wedaways Travel,

Thank you to our community partners for the Black is Beautiful Gala and Fundraiser:

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, Next Adventure 805 Tours & Tasting, Lazy Acres Market, Ice in Paradise, AMCE Hospitality, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, Costco Warehouse, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, UCSB Arts & Lectures, Gavin Roy Presents, Santa Barbara County Commission for Women, The Sure Shot Media, J Dixon Photography, P Money Experience, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Mu Kappa Chapter.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Black is Beautiful Gala, email us at [email protected] with "Sponsor BIB" in the subject line.

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