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Orange County Gala

*DETAILS COMING SOON*


CHAIRED BY

Cathie Lawler
Anoosheh Oskouian
Bill Peters

Ticket page coming soon

Join us for Tahirih’s 3rd Annual Orange County Gala: Journey to Justice. This year, we will bear witness to the long and arduous journey to freedom taken by survivors of human trafficking and gender-based violence. We will come together, in solidarity, to honor the resiliency of Tahirih clients and celebrate the oneness of our global and local community. We invite you to join us on this journey of hope, unity, and justice.

Funds raised at the Gala will go directly toward Tahirih’s holistic model of service, including free legal and social services, bridge-building policy advocacy, and research-based training and education. Join us as we stand together with immigrant survivors of gender-based violence.

To purchase a sponsorship or request additional information, contact Allie Mattil at AllieM@tahirih.org or 571-577-8147.


TICKETS & SPONSORSHIPS

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

General Admission Tickets: $500
Access to Reception
Seated Dinner & Program

Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, October 12 (subject to availability) To purchase a full table, contact Allie Mattil at AllieM@tahirih.org.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS & BENEFITS

To download the 2020 Orange County Gala Sponsorship Form, click here.

To purchase a sponsorship or request additional information, contact Allie Mattil at AllieM@Tahirih.org.

Defender
$50,000 + (Tax deductible amount $46,800.00 – not available for purchase online – submit sponsorship form to Allie Mattil at AllieM@Tahirih.org).

  • 20 seats (2 tables of 10) with VIP priority seating
  • Recognition:* Tahirih social media and press release (name), Tahirih Impact Report (name);  invitation (name); vocally, on screen, in printed program, and on signage at event (name); Gala webpage (name and web link)
  • Receive Defender Award

Benefactor
$25,000 + (Tax deductible amount $21,800.00 – not available for purchase online – submit sponsorship form to Allie Mattil at AllieM@Tahirih.org).

  • 20 seats (2 tables of 10) with VIP priority seating
  • Recognition:* Tahirih social media and press release (name); Tahirih Impact Report (name); invitation (name); vocally, on screen, in printed program, and on signage at event (name); Gala webpage (name and web link)

Patron
$15,000 + (Tax deductible amount $13,080.00 – not available for purchase online – submit sponsorship form to Allie Mattil at AllieM@Tahirih.org).

  • 12 Seats (1 table of 12)
  • Recognition:*  Tahirih social media (name); Tahirih Impact Report (name); invitation (name); on screen, in printed program, and on signage at event (name); Gala webpage (name and web link)

Advocate
$10,000 + (Tax deductible amount $8,080.00 – not available for purchase online – submit sponsorship form to Allie Mattil at AllieM@Tahirih.org).

  • 12 Seats (1 table of 12)
  • Recognition:* Tahirih Impact Report (name); on screen and signage at event (name); Gala webpage (name and web link);

Lifesaver
$6,000 + (Tax deductible amount $4,400.00)

  • 10 Seats (1 table of 10)
  • Recognition:* Tahirih Impact Report (name); Gala webpage (name and web link)

Friend
$3,000 + (Tax deductible amount $2,200.00)

  • 5 Seats (Partial Table)
  • Recognition:* Gala webpage (name and web link)

*All sponsorships must be confirmed by July 13 for inclusion in invitation, September 23 for inclusion in printed program, October 10 for inclusion on webpage and in on-screen presentation.

LOGOS SHOULD BE SENT TO ALLIE MATTIL AT ALLIEM@TAHIRIH.ORG AND SHOULD BE HIGH RES VECTOR IMAGE OR .PNG W/TRANSPARENT BACKGROUND, AT LEAST 1000PX

SHOULD TWO (2) OR MORE PARTIES BE INTERSTED IN UNDERWRITING, CONTACT CAREY EISENBERG AT CAREYE@TAHIRIH.ORG or 571-282-6172.

GALA HOST COMMITTEE
Gala Co-Chairs
Cathie Lawler
Anoosheh Oskouian
Bill Peters

Host Committee
Michi Arena
Elham Ataii
Iris Bourne
Melissa Cavanaugh
Jennifer Condas
Darci Crawford
Lili Daftarian
Evalyn Daniel-Putnam
Erin Decker
Suzy Elghanayan
Christine Hallen-Berg
Tijana Hamilton
Christina Jenkins
Eva La Rue
Kerry Mogharebi
Mitra Nasab
Karen Pierce
Berta Santos
Shideh Shayan Smith
Maura Short
Vanessa Silvan
Sarah Vanderveen
Linda Young
Poupak Zadeh

TAHIRIH CEO & FOUNDER: LAYLI MILLER-MURO

Layli Miller-Muro
CEO & Founder, Tahirih Justice Center

Layli Miller-Muro is the CEO and Founder of the Tahirih Justice Center. She established Tahirih in 1997 following her involvement in a high-profile case that set national precedent and revolutionized asylum law in the United States. Fauziya Kassindja, a 17-year-old girl who had fled Togo in fear of a forced polygamous marriage and female genital mutilation, was granted asylum in 1996 by the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals. This decision opened the door to gender-based persecution as grounds for asylum. Using her portion of the proceeds from a book she and Ms. Kassindja co-authored about the case, “Do They Hear You When You Cry?” Layli established Tahirih.

Since 2001, Layli has led Tahirih in its service to nearly 29,000 individuals, growing the nonprofit from a staff of six to over 100 located in offices in Atlanta GA, Baltimore MD, Greater Washington DC, Houston TX, and the San Francisco Bay Area CA.

Prior to joining Tahirih, Layli was an attorney at the law firm of Arnold & Porter, where she practiced international litigation and maintained a substantial pro bono practice. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Layli was an attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice, Board of Immigration Appeals.

Layli is a frequent lecturer and has appeared in numerous news outlets including CNN, Fox News, The New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. She lives in the Greater Washington, D.C. area with her husband, three children, and dog, Anis.

VENUE: THE RESORT AT PELICAN HILL

The Resort at Pelican Hill
22701 Pelican Hill Road South
Newport Coast, CA 92657