Spring Gala

Jazz Vistas Spring Gala

Saturday, April 13
6:00 – 10:00 pm

The Bellevue Club
525 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland

Oakland Mayor, Libby Schaaf, Honorary Chair
Cheryl Jennings, ABC7 News Anchor, Host
Emeryville Mayor, John Bauters, Auctioneer

Born in Oakland, West Coast Jazz and Blues flourished in the vibrant club scene of 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. We invite you to don your finest vintage jazz club cocktail attire from  this era and join us for a lively evening of dining and dancing in tribute of Oakland’s Jazz and Blues heritage!

Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities

$200 Individual Gala Ticket
– $100 of your Gala ticket purchase is tax-deductible

Purchase an Individual Gala Ticket

$250 Patron of the Arts Gala Ticket
– $150 of your Gala ticket purchase is tax-deductible.
– Special thank you gift.

Purchase a Patron of the Arts Gala Ticket


$2,500 Corps de Ballet Table Sponsor
– Gala Table (seating 10)
– Advertisement in spring season playbills (1/2 page)
– 4 VIP tickets to repertory season performance and post-performance reception
– 4 VIP tickets to the East Bay DANCES festival, presented by OBC
– Logo recognition as a Gala and repertory season sponsor
– $1,200-$1,500 is tax deductible dependent upon benefits elected

Become a Corps de Ballet Sponsor


$1,000 Apprentice Sponsor
– 2 tickets to the Spring Gala
– Advertisement in repertory season playbills (1/4 page)
– 2 VIP tickets to repertory season performance and post-performance reception
– 2 VIP tickets to the East Bay DANCES festival, presented by OBC
– Logo recognition as a Gala and repertory season sponsor
– $500-$800 is tax deductible dependent upon benefits elected

Become an Apprentice Sponsor


$500 Friend of OBC Sponsor
– 2 VIP tickets to repertory season performance and post-performance reception
– Logo recognition as a Gala and repertory season sponsor
– $450 is a tax-deductible donation

Become a Friend of OBC


$5,000 Soloist Sponsor

– Gala Table (seating 10)
– Advertisement in spring season playbills (1/2 page, priority placement)
– 6 VIP tickets to repertory season performance and post-performance reception
– 6 VIP tickets to the East Bay DANCES festival, presented by OBC
– Logo recognition as a Gala and repertory season sponsor
– $3,150-$4,000 is tax deductible dependent upon benefits elected

Become a Soloist Sponsor


$10,000 Principal Sponsor
– Gala Table (seating 10)
– Advertisement in spring season playbills (full page, priority placement)
– 8 VIP tickets to repertory season performance and post-performance reception
– 8 VIP tickets to the East Bay DANCES festival, presented by OBC
– Logo recognition as a Gala and repertory season sponsor
– $8,000-$9,000 is tax deductible dependent upon benefits elected

Become a Principal Sponsor

About the Gala

Join Artistic Director Graham Lustig, the Oakland Ballet dancers, the Gala Committee and the Board of Directors at this fun and glamorous evening in tribute of Oakland’s Jazz and Blues heritage.

– Dinner, drinks and dancing;
– Special performances;
– Live music by Little Jonny and the Giants;
– Silent and Live Auctions featuring Hamilton tickets, Apple watches, dinner with the Oakland Firefighters, tastings at Wine Country’s best wineries, and much more.

Gala Committee
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Honorary Chair
Jennifer Minore, Co-Chair
Dana Zuber, Co-Chair
Deborah Gerstel
Dale Marie Golden
Catherine Haley
Marlene Henderson
Ashok Katdare
Jayne Modean
Carolyn Rinetti
Heather Rowden