40TH ANNIVERSARY

GALA 2022

5 pm | SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2022

Join us for a celebratory evening of inspirational dance featuring a world premiere by LINES Ballet, an elegant dinner, and a live auction with one-of-a-kind experiences.

Your generous support of the 40th Anniversary Gala provides access for students to experience and embrace the LINES philosophy through education and community programs, and it allows us to inspire more people locally and globally through the creation of new work.

This event is hosted by the LINES Ballet Gala Committee and Honorary Gala Chair Lisa Stone Pritzker, founder and chair of the LSP Family Foundation, which provides support for the creation of new work.


 

LOCATION

Yerba Buena
Center for the Arts
700 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

EVENING EXPERIENCE

 

5PM: PRE-PERFORMANCE COCKTAIL HOUR

Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA

6PM: WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE

Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA
Collaboration with Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer, featuring a commissioned score by jazz pianist Jason Moran

7PM: GALA DINNER, LIVE AUCTION & PROGRAM*

YBCA Forum
Modern California cuisine, one-of-a-kind auction items and experiences, and words from founder Alonzo King
*For Gala ticket holders

7PM: POST-PERFORMANCE RECEPTION*

Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA
Champagne toast for Terrace guests
*For Terrace ticket holders


TICKETING LEVELS

PURCHASE TICKETS

Spotlight Table: $50,000

(Tax-Deductible Amount: $48,000)
RESERVE BY APRIL 15
Pre-performance cocktail reception
20 VIP orchestra tickets to a world premiere performance by LINES Ballet + additional 20 terrace tickets
2 tables (20 guests) for the post-performance gala dinner and live auction

Centerstage Table: $25,000

(Tax-Deductible Amount: $23,000)
RESERVE BY APRIL 15
Pre-performance cocktail reception
10 VIP orchestra seats to a world premiere performance by LINES Ballet + additional 10 terrace tickets
1 table (10 guests) for the post-performance gala dinner and live auction

Encore Table: $10,000

(Tax-Deductible Amount: $8,000)
RESERVE BY APRIL 15
Pre-performance cocktail reception
10 VIP orchestra tickets to a world premiere performance by LINES Ballet + additional 6 terrace tickets
1 table (10 guests) for the post-performance gala dinner and live auction

Gala Ticket: $1,000

(Tax-Deductible Amount: $800)
RESERVE BY MAY 1
Pre-performance cocktail reception
1 VIP orchestra ticket to a world premiere performance by LINES Ballet
1 premier seat for the post-performance gala dinner and live auction

Terrace Ticket: $150

(Tax-Deductible Amount: $100)
Pre-performance cocktail reception
1 terrace ticket to a world premiere performance by LINES Ballet
Champagne toast after performance
Exclusive discount on restaurants in the neighborhood including Fogo de Chao, TRACE Restaurant, and Living Room Bar at the W Hotel

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. To learn more, please contact gala@linesballet.org.

COVID-19 Policies & Procedures

In order to provide the most safe and enjoyable experience for the LINES Ballet Gala, guests will be required to participate in three important COVID safety protocols in order to enter the event.

These protocols are:

1) Proof of Vaccination and ID

 

At the Gala check-in kiosk, guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter YBCA buildings. Proof of vaccination means an individual has received a complete initial series of vaccinations against COVID-19, with the last dose being at least two weeks prior to building entry.

Valid forms of proof of vaccination include:

  • Original, copy, or electronic photo of the CDC vaccination card (or similar documentation issued by another foreign governmental jurisdiction)
  • Documentation from a healthcare provider
  • Personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California.
  • Personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by another State, local, or foreign governmental jurisdictions

 
Each person ages 18+ must also provide a photo ID. Valid forms of ID must include a name and photo.

Examples include:

  • State issued identification card
  • State issued driver’s license
  • Student identification card
  • Military identification card
  • Passport
  • Passport Card

 

2) Proof of Negative COVID Test

 

At the Gala check-in kiosk, guests are asked to present a proof of a negative COVID test. The health and safety of our donors, guests, dancers, and staff is LINES’ first priority. In the event that a Gala guest tests positive for COVID-19, the guest would not be permitted to attend the Gala. LINES would kindly ask this donor to transfer their donation into a fully tax-deductible contribution towards the Gala, or general operations donation. Other options can be discussed after the Gala with a member of our Development Team.

Acceptable forms of COVID diagnostic tests include:

  • Rapid Antigen Test: Proof of a Rapid (at-home) test taken within 24 hours of the May 15th event. Rapid tests are regularly available at most major retail pharmacies. Popular and reliable brands include BinaxNow, iHealth, and On/Go.
  • RT-PCR Test: Proof of a PCR test taken within 48 hours of the May 15th event. PCR tests are regularly available and testing sites near you can be found at datasf.org/covid19-testing-locations. Many testing locations do not require insurance.

In both testing scenarios, guests are required to show evidence of negative test results.

  • PCR Test results are most often delivered via email or via your healthcare provider web platform. A screenshot of these results will be required.
  • Proof of Rapid Test results must be a screen shot of the negative test, along with the guest’s initials, date, and time of the test. For example:

iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Result
*No exemptions will be made for entrance without one of the two forms of COVID tests. A limited amount of Rapid Antigen tests will be available on-site, however there is no guarantee of availability for all guests. Please arrive with your test results easily accessible to expedite the check-in process.*

 

3) Masks

 

Everyone must wear well-fitted masks that cover their nose, mouth, and chin when inside the YBCA facility unless they are actively eating or drinking. YBCA recommends N95 or KN95 respirators as the first choice for masks. Gaiters, kerchiefs, and other coverings of similar type do not meet the definition of a well-fitted mask. As a courtesy, we will provide KN95 masks at the door.

 

 
If you have questions about these protocols, please contact gala@linesballet.org.

Parking

Paid parking is available at several garages nearby. The garages offering the closest access to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts are the following:

Yerba Buena Garage
Fifth + Mission
2700 Spaces

Moscone Garage
Moscone Center
710 Spaces

Hearst Parking Center
45 Third Street
806 Spaces

Sponsors

PRESENTING SPONSOR


NEW WORKS SPONSOR

Encore Sponsors



Media Sponsor

HOTEL SPONSOR

Spirits Sponsors

Beer Sponsor


Wine Partner

Gala Committee

Lisa Stone Pritzker, Honorary Chair
Christopher Dydyk, Co-Chair
Micki Klearman, Co-Chair
Stephen Brady
Al Wong
Breanna Zwart
Carolyn Tyler
Gwyneth Borden
Kimberly Hughes

QUESTIONS

For all Gala-related inquiries, please contact gala@linesballet.org.

Photography: Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Dancers: Madeline DeVries, YuJin Kim, and Kara Wilkes | © RJ Muna

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