The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) and the San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center) hosts the fifth annual Reunion on the Bay on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the Bay View Lawn at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina at 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.
The event features a silent auction, an opportunity drawing, full hosted premium bar, gourmet food and live entertainment, including an onstage performance by special guest star actress and comedian, Judy Tenuta, who will perform hilarious selections from her standup comedy and musical acts. Also known as “The Aphrodite of the Accordion” and the “Love Goddess,” Tenuta was the first woman to win Best Female Comedienne at the American Comedy Awards in 1987. Noted for her brash onstage persona and alternating insult comedy, she has appeared in shows from “The Vagina Monologues” to “Menopause The Musical.”
The annual Reunion Party is one of the hottest social events of the summer in San Diego and proceeds will benefit SDHDF’s Aging with Dignity Initiative and The Center’s Senior Services program. The Senior Services program provides an inclusive community for LGBT seniors ranging from ages 50 to 90 years old. Senior Services – 50 and Better Together – strives to create a safe space where those 50 years and “better” will have access to important resources and referrals regarding health care, social services and community activities. Since the event’s inception, more than $83,000 has been raised for LGBT senior services in San Diego County. The presenting sponsor of the 2016 Reunion on the Bay event is the La Pietra Foundation, which allows 100 percent of the ticket sales will benefit SDHDF’s Aging with Dignity Initiative and The Center’s Senior Services program.
This year’s event will also celebrate San Diego Human Dignity Foundation’s 20 years of giving and supporting the LGBT and HIV/AIDS charities in San Diego County. During the organization’s tenure, SDHDF has granted more than $5 million to nonprofits in the San Diego community, including Christie’s Place, Stepping Stone San Diego and various health centers that focus on HIV/AIDS services.
Purchase tickets at sdhdf.org or by phone at (619) 291-3383.