The Crescendo gala is a fundraising event and celebration to honor extraordinary individuals and corporations who tirelessly champion and promote LGBTQ equality.

Join us at the historic Fairmont San Francisco to celebrate this year’s champions and the the Chorus’ continued mission to change the world through the power of music.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019

TIME
5:00 PM - VIP Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
5:30 PM -
Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
6:30pm Dinner & Awards

ATTIRE
Deco Chic

LOCATION
Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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PARKING
Valet parking is available at the Fairmont, should you be driving to the event.
Local parking options can be found here.

AFTER PARTY
Immediately following Awards Ceremony

FEATURING WORLD-RENOWNED DJ PHIL B.

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TICKETS

Dinner and the show

Preferred Seating + Early Access to Cocktail Reception (5 pm)

If you are interested in purchasing a table, please contact Brianne Cohen, Events Manager, at brianne.cohen@sfgmc.org.


2019 HONOREES ANNOUNCED!

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Trailblazer Award - Adam Rippon

Olympic medalist, artist and LGBTQ activist, Adam Rippon is one of the most dramatic figure skaters on the planet, and won the hearts of America and the world at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Known for his refreshing candor and wit, his rise to fame on the global stage has provided him with a platform to speak out in support of LGBTQ rights and the freedom to be oneself.

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Vanguard Award - Kristin Chenoweth

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. She has spent her offstage career as pioneer for human rights, supporting LGBTQ equality issues, and giving back to the community in countless ways. 

Photo credit: Gian Di Stefano

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Corporate Champion Award - Zendesk

CEO Mikkel Svane will accept the award for Zendesk for its support of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and similar choruses around the world, as well as its commitment to LGBTQ equality globally. Zendesk's involvement has gone far beyond financial support, which itself has made a big impact.


 
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GUEST SPEAKER


Mayor London Breed

 

PRESENTERS

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Stephen Schwartz

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Andrew Lippa

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Honey Mahogany

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Brian Boitano


BOOK A ROOM AND STAY AT FAIRMONT SAN FRANCISCO!

Crescendo Gala attendees qualify for a 20% discount from best available room rates. Reserve a room here.


CRESCENDO AUCTION

It's not just Crescendo attendees who can participate in this year's auction. From the comfort of your cubical or couch, bid on exclusive items, experiences, memorabilia, and vacations.

Silent Auction
For this year's silent auction, we have incredible trips, tickets to sold-out shows, restaurant certificates, spa trips, stunning wines, hotel stays, and so much more. Don't miss out on any of these incredible items. 

Live Auction
This year's live auction includes the most enticing and exciting packages we've ever offered at Crescendo! You could win a once-in-a-lifetime experience and MUCH MORE! A sneak peek at our super-exclusive live auction items coming soon.  

Become a Silent Auction Donor 

Crescendo, SFGMC’s largest annual fundraiser, draws a highly affluent guest list with substantial buying power. This is a fantastic product placement as well as advertising opportunity for promoting your business.


PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS

GOLD PARTNERSHIP $10,000

  • (10) priority dinner seats

  • Verbal recognition from stage during program

  • Full-page color ad in digital program

  • Listing on virtual donor wall for one year

  • Social media mentions (25,000+ followers)

  • Rights to use approved event photos incorporate communications

  • Logo inclusion in continuous sponsor loop at event

  • Acknowledgment in event press releases

  • Company logo placement in the following areas:

    • Web Pages with Hyperlink

    • Electronic Invitations

    • SFGMC Website

    • Digital Program Book

    • Sponsor Video (pre, during and post show)

SILVER PARTNERSHIP $5,000

  • Ten (10) priority dinner seats

  • Ad in digital program

  • Social media mentions (25,000+ followers)

  • Rights to use approved event photos incorporate communications

  • Logo inclusion in continuous sponsor loop at event

  • Acknowledgment in event press releases

  • Company logo placement in the following areas:

    • Web Pages with Hyperlink

    • Electronic Invitations

    • SFGMC Website

    • Digital Program

    • Sponsor Video (pre, during and post show) 

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Enjoy many benefits when you become a Partner for Crescendo! To learn more, download our Partnership Deck. For more information please contact Chris Verdugo, Executive Director by email or (415) 865-3650. For advertising opportunities at Crescendo, see media kit.


2019 Crescendo PARTNERs

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PLATINUM

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GOLD

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SILVER

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OFFICIAL AIRLINE

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FOR SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION, CALL 415.865.3650


MEDIA PARTNER

 
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CRESCENDO COMMITTEE

Crescendo Co-Chairs
Cammy Blackstone + Kenyon DeVault

Crescendo Committee

Mike Bernard, Eric Chau, Justin Donahue, Todd Lienhart, Monica MacMillan, Gregory Marks, and Matt Rodrigues