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Heidi Duckler Dance 36th Annual Gala

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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An unforgettable celebration filled with dance and music in the garden at the historic Wilfandel Club.

History of the Wilfandel Club
Finding a place of your own for cultural, educational, and social activities.

This was the motivation for upwardly mobile African American women in Los Angeles in the 1940s as they organized a clubhouse. There was no place for them to meet. Mrs. Fannie Williams, an outstanding entrepreneur and recognized community leader, and Mrs. Della Williams a philanthropist and wife of Paul Revere Williams, the noted Los Angeles Architect, shared the vision to organize and provide a venue and meeting place for the community.

Founders Della Williams (left) and Fannie Williams led the process of purchasing the clubhouse in 1948
PHOTO COURTESY OF WILFANDEL CLUB

The Wilfandel Club is Los Angeles personified. It sits at the heart of a very particular experience in L.A. and as Heidi Duckler has done for years, she wants to shine a light on what is right in front of you, what is part of the history of Los Angeles.

To learn more about the Wilfandel Club House click here.

Meet our Honorees

Avis Ridley-Thomas
Executive Director, Institute of Nonviolence in Los Angeles

Zahirah Mann
President & CEO, SLATE-Z

Gala Evening Highlights

5pm– Welcoming champagne and appetizers in the front yard of the Wilfandel Club.
6pm – HDD performance on the front porch
7pm
– Dinner and dancing in the romantic back yard & Performance by St. Mary’s Academy students
8pm
– Acknowledgment of honorees & screening of Lost & Found, filmed at the Paul R. Williams designed Founder’s Church
8:30pm
– Acoustic music and dessert served in the front yard
9pm
– Announcement of auction winners and gala closing in the front yard

COVID-19 Safety Measures

– The event will mostly take place outside, guests will be required to wear masks whenever indoors.
– Limited number of guests with tables spaced out. All surfaces will be sanitized before guests arrive and throughout the event.
– All guests are required to show either proof of vaccination or proof of negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of entry to the venue

Online Auction

As part of our gala we are having an online auction ending on the day of the event. Proceeds go to Heidi Duckler Dance in order to support our mission of creating place-based dance productions, and activating spaces all around Los Angeles while connecting with communities whose voices we listen to and seek to amplify. Our work strives to democratize dance, provide innovative arts education, and promote spatial justice. So, tell your friends, family, community. Let the bidding begin!

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Individual Tickets: $250

Sponsorship Opportunities

Place Keeping | Artist Sponsor : $1,000
– Entry for up to 4 guests with a table reserved for your party during dinner.
– Become a member of Heidi Duckler Dance.
– Acknowledgement listed on program materials.

Democratic Dance | Event Sponsor : $2,500
– Entry for up to 10 guests with a table reserved for your party during dinner.
– Become a member of our Leadership Circle.
– Company logo and acknowledgement listed on all media materials, newsletters and e-blasts.

Spatial Justice | Season Sponsor : $5,000
– Entry for up to 20 guests with 2 tables reserved for your party during dinner, plus wine bottle service.
– Become a member of our Leadership Circle.
– Company logo and acknowledgement listed on all media materials, newsletters and e-blasts.

Arts Education | Organizational Sponsor : $10,000
– Two VIP reserved tables for up to 20 guests, wine bottle service, plus a rooftop cocktail reception at The Bendix in 2023. Managing Director Raphaelle Ziemba will call to arrange the details.
– Become a member of our Leadership Circle.
– Company logo and acknowledgement listed on all media materials, newsletters and e-blasts.

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Details

Date:
October 23
Time:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
bit.ly/hdd36th

Organizer

Heidi Duckler Dance
Phone:
2135365820
Email:
info@heididuckler.org
Website:
heididuckler.org

Venue

Wilfandel Club House
3425 W. Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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