Signature Fundraising events
The Center’s Signature Events are a great way to connect with community and also support vital programs and services that The Center provides for our community. For information and updates on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our events, visit thecentersd.org/signatureevents.
Tantrums & Tiaras
Tantrums & Tiaras is an event like no other! A high-quality spoof of beauty pageants complete with extravagant costumes, divine “ladies”, and a “talent” showcase. Local companies sponsor male contestants, none of whom have any pageant experience, as they compete to be crowned the next community Queen! In collaboration with Mo’s Universe Group, it’s an evening of wigs, glitter, and hilarity, all for a great cause! Join the fun and cheer for your local favorites. Proceeds benefit the programs and services of The Center.
April 29, 2021 - May 2, 2021
Each year, thousands of San Diegans Dine Out to Fight HIV. Dining Out for Life® is an international fundraising event involving the generous participation of restaurants. This year, we’ve transformed it into a four-day event where you can Dine Out, Take Out, and Fight HIV to benefit The Center’s HIV Services, as well as local restaurants as they recover from the pandemic
Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast
May 21, 2021
Established by Nicole Murray Ramirez, Robert Gleason, and Dr. Delores Jacobs in 2009, the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast is designed to bring together more than 1,000 diverse San Diegans – business, labor, Democrats, Republicans, all communities, all ages, all San Diegans who support equality and justice – to celebrate the memory of this influential civil rights activist. Proceeds benefit the social services programs of The Center. Stay tuned for updates for 2021!
Pachanga de Frida (Happy Birthday Frida)
Each year, The Center celebrates the birthday of Frida Kahlo, commemorating the legendary life of one of the most influential Mexican painters of the mid-twentieth century. Guests enjoy live music, multiple art exhibits by local Latin@ artists and vendors, a Frida look-alike contest, great food, and tequila! Proceeds benefit Latin@ Services at The Center. Stay tuned for more information for 2021!
Each year, more than 8,000 individuals, teams, social clubs, local businesses, schools and universities, and faith organizations will come together for AIDS Walk & Run San Diego. This is San Diego’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraising event that remembers those who have been lost to the disease and raises funds to support the more than 18,000 San Diegans living with HIV/AIDS. Proceeds benefit The Center and other local HIV/AIDS support organizations.