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Gala 2024

The Icon Ball


Saturday, March 23, 2024
6:00 PM - Midnight

Sashay into an iconic and legendary evening celebrating the third oldest LGBTQIA+ theatre in the nation! Come dressed as your favorite LGBTQIA+ legend, trailblazer, activist, diva or icon – or just dress festively as your legendary and iconic self! This fabulous party will include delicious dining, show-stopping performances, and culminate with a high-energy dance party in the main atrium of the Natural History Museum until midnight!
The San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 EL PRADO, San Diego, CA
For more information, call Jesse Marchese, Director of Development & Resident Dramaturg at (619) 220-6830 *209 or
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VIP Table - $3,500

Enjoy a table of ten (prime seating location), ten drink tickets, ten gift bags, wine & champagne table service. $1,500 tax deductible 

Limited Availability! Please contact Jesse Marchese, Director of Development, at or 619-220-6830 x209 for more information and to purchase.

Regular Table - $2,500

Enjoy a regular table for ten at Diversionary’s The Icon Ball and enjoy dinner, show-stopping performance, and dancing! $2,500 per Regular Table ($1,000 tax deductible)

Legendary Circle - $500

Enjoy a prime seating location, drink ticket, gift bag, wine & champagne table service, and special recognition in the Gala Program! 
$300 tax deductible

Limited Availability! Please contact Jesse Marchese, Director of Development, at or 619-220-6830 x209 for more information and to purchase.

Dinner & Dancing Tickets - $250

Join us for dinner and dancing at our most accessible ticket price. Contact us directly to purchase a table of 10 at this rate. 
$100 of each ticket is tax deductible

Dance Party Only Tickets - $50

Can’t attend the whole evening but want to partake in some of the fun? Join us, beginning at 9pm, for our dance party only, featuring an amazing live DJ set and grazing tale! Early Bird Special: tickets will increase to $75 after March 8!

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Gala Co-Chairs
Melody Corvalán & Jay Henslee
Legendary Circle Co-Chairs
Allison Rossett & Sue Reynolds,
Robert Leyh & William McCain
Featuring Performances by:
Andres Acosta, Gerilyn Brault, and Kirk Brown
Board of Trustees
Russ Sperling
Catherine Hanna Schrock 
Vice President
Tom Abbas
Alex Villafuerte 
Debbie Stone Macdonald
Andy Acosta
Isiah Bell
Jenny Case
Melody Corvalán
Lindsey Deaton
Jay Henslee
Daniel Jáquez
Colleen Kendall
Karla J. Martinez
Allison Rossett
Glenn Sipes
Paula Tallal
Richard P. Trujillo



Fritz Klein Award Honorees:

Fernando Lopez

LGBTQ Community Leader and Human Rights Activist
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Constance M. Carroll Ph.D.

President & CEO, California Community College Baccalaureate Association & Chancellor Emerita, San Diego Community College District
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Scott Williford

Philanthropist and Former Diversionary Board President
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