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Signature Fundraising Events

Dining Out for Life® San Diego

Looking for awesome restaurants, bars and businesses? See the list of participating locations for Dining Out for Life® 2014!

Thursday, April 24
On the last Thursday in April each year, thousands of San Diegans Dine Out to Fight AIDS.  Dining Out for Life® is an international fundraising event involving the generous participation of restaurants throughout the country. Restaurants and bars across San Diego pledge to donate 25-100% of that day’s food and liquor sales to benefit HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs at The Center. Visit us at http://events.thecentersd.org/DOFL or find us on Facebook!


Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast

Thursday, May 22
The Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast is designed to bring together more than 1,000 diverse San Diegans – business, labor, Democrats, Republicans, all communities, all ages, all San Diegans who support equality and justice – to celebrate the memory of this influential civil rights activist.

The 2013 Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. Proceeds benefit the social services programs of the San Diego LGBT Community Center. Visit the website at www.harveymilkdiversitybreakfast.com or find us on Facebook!


Happy Birthday Frida (Pachanga de Frida)

Saturday, June 28
Each year we celebrate the birthday of Frida Kahlo, commemorating the legendary life of one of the most influential Mexican painters of the mid-twentieth century while enjoying live music multiple art exhibits by local Latin@ artists and vendors, a Frida look-a-like contest, great food and Tequila! Proceeds from this event benefit Latin@ Services at The Center. Find out more and purchase tickets online!


AIDS Walk San Diego

Saturday, Sept. 27
More than a dozen different agencies — serving thousands of clients — rely on funds raised at the annual AIDS Walk to help provide essential prevention and care programs to thousands of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Through a unique funding partnership with the San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative, AIDS Walk San Diego is able to increase the impact of the dollars raised at the event. Visit us at www.aidswalksd.org or find us on Facebook!


Nightmare on Normal Street

Saturday, Oct. 25
Follow the crowd down to Normal & Harvey Milk Street for the original community fundraiser for The Center - Nightmare On Normal Street! Join your ever-entertaining emcee The Outrageous Nicole and DJ John Joseph for an evening of fun and frightfulness, 7-10 pm, Saturday, Oct. 25. Practice your runway walk with the San Diego Club Kids & The ToyBox Dolls at 7 pm and don't forget to register for the costume contest and a chance at the $1000 prize! Contest registration closes at 8:15 pm. General Admission is $10. VIP tickets (available online only) are $50 and include complimentary drinks. Come join us for the biggest Halloween party in Hillcrest and support The Center! This is a 21+ event with adult content. ID is required. Find out more and buy your tickets online at events.thecentersd.org/nightmare.