2019 Annual Masked Ball - Los Angeles | UNCF

2019 Annual Masked Ball – Los Angeles

Join UNCF Los Angeles for the eighth annual Los Angeles UNCF Masked Ball.

Founded on April 25, 1944, UNCF has spent 75 years investing in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), awarding over $4.8 billion in scholarships, and helping more than 450,000 students and counting get to and through college, and become leaders.

Please join UNCF Los Angeles as we celebrate our scholars, HBCUs and 75 years of lighting the way to better futures. The eighth annual UNCF Masked Ball includes:

  • VIP Diamond Reception
  • Signature Parade of Stars and Dignitaries
  • Elegant Dining
  • Dancing and Live Entertainment
  • UNCF 75th Anniversary Celebration

Attire: Black-Tie/Formal Dress and Mask

Ticket, table, and sponsorship details below.  Download the sponsorship packet here.

Hosts and Chairs
2019 Masked Award Honoree
Venue
Vibiana

Vibiana

Vibiana is located in the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles.   Vibiana is a former cathedral, church building and parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The cathedral structure is one of the last remaining buildings from the early period of Los Angeles history. The building opened in 1876 as the cathedral for what was then known as the Diocese of Monterey-Los Angeles and remained the official cathedral of the Los Angeles archdiocese for over 100 years. The cathedral was named after Roman martyr Saint Vibiana. The structure was listed on the country’s “11 Most Endangered Places” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

During the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the building sustained damage that was too expensive for the Archdiocese to repair. In 1996, the City of Los Angeles and the Archdiocese reached an agreement in which the archdiocese would purchase a nearby site on which to build a new cathedral, and in turn would transfer over the St. Vibiana site to the City of Los Angeles. In the late 2000s, the former cathedral building became the event venue we now call Vibiana. 

 

Visit the venue’s website for directions and information.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Download the sponsorship package

For more information or to reserve your ticket, table, or sponsorship, click here, or contact Brianna Holmes at 213.639.3800 or e-mail brianna.holmes-becknell@uncf.org to become a sponsor by Feb. 15, 2019. 

PRESENTING SPONSOR:  $100,000

Please contact Jennifer Childress at Jennifer.childress@uncf.org or 213.639.3800 to discuss this sponsorship level.

  • Reserved dinner seating for 20 guests – preferred seating
  • Opportunity for representative to participate in event program
  • Listed as Presenting Sponsor in all event communications
  • Representative listed as Honorary Co-Chair in event program
  • Tickets for 20 guests to attend the Diamond VIP Reception
  • Dedicated email announcing the donor’s inclusion in the $75K Club
  • Dedicated social media post announcing the donor’s inclusion in the $75K Club
  • Invitation for a representative to contribute to the 75th anniversary video anthology, 75 Stories for 75 Years
  • Two tickets to the National UNCF 75th Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC
  • Listing on UNCF Los Angeles web page as a member of the 75K Club
  • Place cards for guests seated at your table
  • Prominent brand placement in pre-function area
  • Brand recognition in select print and electronic media
  • Red-carpet photo opportunities
  • Event souvenir photos
  • Opportunity for two representatives to be listed as a vice chair on the event host committee
  • Full-page four-color advertisement in souvenir program
  • Logo displayed on a solo screen as part of sponsor video presentation
  • Designated representative participation in the “Parade of Stars and Dignitaries”
  • Complimentary valet parking for 20 guests

75th ANNIVERSARY DIAMOND SPONSORSHIP $75,000

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate 75 years of lighting the way to better futures. This package includes all Marquis Sponsorship benefits, plus the following 75K Club benefits:

  • Dedicated email announcing the donor’s inclusion in The 75K Club
  • Dedicated social media post announcing the donor’s inclusion in The 75K Club
  • Invitation for a representative to contribute to the 75th anniversary video anthology, 75 Stories for 75 Years
  • Two tickets to the National UNCF 75th Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC
  • Listing on UNCF Los Angeles web page as a member of The 75K Club
  • Opportunity to co-host Diamond VIP Reception

MARQUIS SPONSOR $50,000

  • Reserved dinner seating for 14 guests – preferred seating
  • Prominent brand placement in pre-function area
  • Brand recognition in select print and electronic media
  • Representative to be listed as a vice chair on the event host committee
  • Name cards for guests seated at your table
  • Red-carpet photo opportunities
  • Event souvenir photos
  • Full-page four-color advertisement with preferred placement in souvenir program
  • Logo displayed on a solo screen as part of sponsor video presentation
  • Red carpet participation of designated representative in the “Parade of Stars and Dignitaries”
  • Complimentary valet parking for 14 guests
  • Tickets for 14 guests to attend the Diamond VIP Reception

ROYAL COURT: $25,000

  • One reserved table for 12 guests – preferred seating
  • Prominent brand placement in pre-function area
  • Brand recognition in select print and electronic media
  • Representative to be listed as a vice chair on the event host committee
  • Red-carpet photo opportunities
  • Event souvenir photos
  • Full-page four-color advertisement in souvenir program
  • Logo displayed on a shared screen as part of sponsor video presentation
  • Red carpet participation of designated representative in the “Parade of Stars and Dignitaries”
  • Complimentary valet parking for 12 guests
  • Tickets for 12 guests to attend the Diamond VIP Reception

MASKED COURT: $12,500

  • One reserved table for 10 guests
  • Representative to be listed as a vice chair on the event host committee
  • Full-page four-color advertisement in souvenir program
  • Company name listed as part of sponsor video presentation and listing in souvenir program

THE COURT: $5,500 (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

  • Reserved table for eight guests in the main ballroom
  • Listing in souvenir program

75th ANNIVERSARY VIP TICKET: $1,000

  • Preferred seating
  • Access to Diamond VIP Reception
  • Listing in souvenir program

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET: $750

"I Need a Mask!"

If you don’t want to wait until the night of the event to pick up your mask, you can check out any of these vendors to help you:

Pat Hudson-Soulful Expressions, info@soulfulcards.com 909.613.9107

Janice Burton, www.theperfectmaskforyou.com,  310.597.7059

The Perial Company, 906 South Maple Avenue, Los Angeles  eeagaltrimming.com  213.622.6152

 

Special Highlight: Chef Neal Fraser

Vibiana is able to offer a culinary experience unparalleled to many others due to having critically acclaimed, award winning celebrity Chef Neal Fraser at the helm of their kitchen.  Chef Neal Fraser started his career in the kitchen at age 20. Fraser touts an impressive resume that includes a degree from the Culinary Institute of America and an honor roll of kitchen credits such as Wolfgang Puck’s Eureka and Spago, Checkers Hotel under Thomas Keller, Joachim Splichal’s Pinot Bistro, Hans Rockenwagner’s Rox, and the highly revered Boxer. Currently, he and his business partner/wife Amy Knoll Fraser own and operate critically acclaimed Redbird; high-volume special events and performing arts venue Vibiana; fast-casual Fritzi Coop in the Farmer’s Market at the Grove.

Outside of the restaurants, Fraser has logged some hours on the small screen, most notably on Bravo TV’s ‘Top Chef Masters,’ Fox’s ‘Hell’s Kitchen,’ and Food Network’s ‘Iron Chef America,’ on which he won his battle against chef Cat Cora. He also won his battles on Esquire TV’s ‘Knife Fight,’ and Food Network’s ‘Beat Bobby Flay.’  

Fraser and his restaurants have been featured in publications such as Food & Wine, Los Angeles Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Architectural Digest and EaterLos Angeles.