Annual Gala

Join us for the 7th annual Gala Awards Dinner!
May 25th | 6-8PM | City Club of San Francisco

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2017 GALA DINNER - Connections for Building an Intellectual Community

On May 25th, BAUDL will host the 7th annual Gala Awards Dinner. Guests from Bay Area law firms, corporations, government and nonprofit organizations came together at the beautiful City Club in downtown San Francisco to celebrate in the success of the BAUDL youth who are using competitive debate to access college and careers.

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Great Debater Award - Alicia Garza

BAUDL is proud to present the Great Debater Award to Alicia Garza for her role in one of the most significant social movements of our time - Black Lives Matter.

Alicia Garza is an organizer, writer, and freedom dreamer living and working in Oakland, CA. She is the Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women. She is also the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, a national organizing project focused on combatting anti-Black state sanctioned violence.

She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Root 100 2016 list of African American achievers and influencers between the ages of 25 and 45, 2016 Glamour Women of the Year Award, 2016 Marie Claire New Guard Award and was featured in the Politico 50 guide to the thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2015.


Visionary Award - Christine Harris

The Visionary Award is presented to a BAUDL student who has shown exemplary achievement and advancement through debate and who offers a deep understanding of the BAUDL program along with a strong vision for how the program can continue to grow and improve.

Christine began debating her freshman year of high school and has proven to be the most competitively successful debater to ever come through BAUDL. Among her long list of achievements, Christine has qualified to the National Urban Debate Championship 3 times, and has won 2 national tournaments as part of the BAUDL traveling team.

As the Skyline debate team captain, Christine is a true inspiration to her team and is loved by league competitors. Through summer debate camps at Cal, Towson, Dartmouth, and the University of Texas, Austin, she has continued to advance her skills and brings back knowledge to share with her teammates.

Christine has a promising future with plans to be an attorney. She interned at the John Burris Law Offices in July of 2016 and participated in the BAUDL Law Mentorship program. Outside of BAUDL, Christine is an active member of the Skyline High School campus, where she restarted the Black Student Union and holds a 3.7 GPA. Check out Christine's recent KPIX segment, to get a brief view into Christine's story as a BAUDL debater.




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Sponsorship Opportunities - Levels & Benefits - to receive a sponsorship pack, please email info@baudl.org


CHAMPION

$15,000

only 1 available


- 2 tables for 8 at the Gala Dinner
- 16 tickets to the VIP reception
- Banner advertising on BAUDL website (homepage) for one month
- Company spotlight article in BAUDL e-newsletter distribution of 3,000+
- Logo placement on invitation, program, website, signage, and press campaign


ADVOCATE

$10,000

2 available


- Table for 8 at the Gala Dinner
- 8 tickets to the VIP reception
- One time social media recognition
- Name recognition on invitation, program, website, signage, and press campaign


TABLE SPONSOR

$5,000


​- Table for 8 at the Gala Dinner
- 2 tickets to the VIP reception
- Name recognition on event invitation, program, website, and signage
*Half Table Sponsorship available upon request​ ​
​ ​The VIP reception begins at 5:30pm. VIP ticket holders will meet and mingle with awardees, including pictures with the honored guest as well as the Visionary Award winner, BAUDL student of the year.

Current Sponsors:

​Citi Private Bank
​High Flying Foods
​Julia Burke Foundation
​Latham & Watkins
​Lex Machina
​Silicon Valley Urban Debate League
​John & Nina Cobb


For more information, please contact Toni Nielson at 510-451-4020 or tnielson@baudl.org



  
  
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For more information, please contact Toni Nielson at 510-451-4020 or tnielson@baudl.org