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NCLR’s Palm Springs Garden Party

March 31, 2018


The Pond Estate, Palm Springs, CA

Garden Party Logo

Please join NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell along with our event co-chairs, Gary D. Soto and DeeAnn McCoy, for a fabulous party at the stunning Pond Estate in Palm Springs, California!

NCLR’s Palm Springs Garden Party
Saturday, March 31st
The Pond Estate
5:00 p.m. | Sponsor Champagne Reception
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Garden Party
Sponsorship and Tickets Available Now!
Individual tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the event.
VIP Sponsorship packages start at $500.

Demonstrate your community leadership by sponsoring the Garden Party!
Sponsorship benefits include tickets, acknowledgement on our website and event collateral, and a special VIP reception with our honorees.

NCLR will be honoring our brave young plaintiffs in Stockman v. Trump, NCLR’s lawsuit challenging the attempt to ban transgender people from serving in the military. Kate will describe the unprecedented challenges faced by LGBTQ people in the last year and share the victories NCLR has won to defend LGBTQ equality and protect our recent, historic strides towards freedom.

For questions about the event or tickets, contact Margaret Malmquist-West at or 415.365.1314.

For questions about sponsorship or to provide a sponsor guest list, contact Elizabeth Lanyon at or 415.365.1318.


(Sponsor list as of 3.19.2018)


David Vogel & Larry Fulton

Chris Heritage – Heritage Legal | Geoff Kors & James Williamson | Valerie Milano – The Hollywood Times | Lesbians Who Tech | DeeAnn McCoy & Jackie Thomas | Martyna Skowron | Gary D. Soto & Matthew Tully

Gordon & Sally Atkinson | Margie Norris & Nadine Navarro | Eric Shay & Dr. Steve Sorenson | Rich Weissman & J.D. Horn

Scott Beloved | Ilene Chaiken & Louanne Brickhouse | Andy Linsky | John McCoy & Larry Colton

Carl Baker |  Lorraine Carlson & Isabelle Sarfati | Antoinette DeVargas & Susan McCabe | Joan Elliott & Gloria Kapp | Peter Lichtenthal & Dr. Perry Eisman | Ron Wallen

Barbara & Renae Carpenter | Beth Edwards & Cindy Solomon | David Freedman | David A. Lee Photography | Lisa Middleton & Cheryl O’Callaghan | Jeffrey Norman | SMRI | Ana Stewart & Lindsey Abel | Darrell L. Tucci – Desert AIDS Project | Michael Valeo |  Brian Webb | Nancy Worthington in honor of Judith Fein | Rick Zbur

Salim Alama & Monty Poff | Blade Branham & Gregg Seller | Carolyn & Daniel Caldwell | Ron deHarte | Christiane Fiardo | Emily Freeman | Sherry Fulton & Ruth Debra | Dog Haus Properties | Kerry Hendrix & Eric Flora | HRC – Palm Springs | Janet Malachowsky | Cody McCabe | Robert McCann & Jim Walker | Wendy Pierro | Dr. Diane Ross | Annie Sammis | Donna Shepherd & Mimi Su

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