Ampa West Coast Gala

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Ampa West Coast Gala
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Ampa West Coast Gala says
On the heels of our incredibly successful 3rd Annual National Gala in our nation’s capital, the American Military Partner Association is thrilled to announce our inaugural AMPA West Coast Gala to be held in SAN DIEGO on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at the San Diego Sheraton Hotel & Marina.

Join our LGBT military, veterans, spouses, and allies as we meet in California to celebrate our accomplishments together at one fabulous event.

This event will be particularly significant for our community as we celebrate two important milestones together — the 5 year anniversary of the end of DADT and the recent end to the ban on transgender military service.


Additional Event Information:

Attire: Dress Uniform/Formal/Black Tie optional

Hotel Accommodations: A discounted special room rate is available for only $140 at our host hotel. Book your hotel room here: *Please note, gala tickets must be purchased separately.

Parking: Event self parking: $10. Event valet parking: $16. Overnight self parking: $20. Overnight valet parking: $34.

Platinum-level sponsor: The Palm Center
Gold-level sponsor: AbbVie Careers
Silver-level sponsor: Booz Allen Hamilton
Bronze-level sponsors:
Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
Community sponsors:
SoFluential - MSB New Media
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
Blue Star Families

The event is expected to sell out, so purchase your tickets early.

Are you not able to attend, but want to help an LGBT servicemember, veteran, or military spouse be there? Email us at to learn how to sponsor someone.

Are you a junior enlisted service member or spouse who can't quite afford the cost of tickets? AMPA is committed to making sure everyone who wants to be at our incredible celebration can be there. Send us a quick email at or message Stephen Peters here on Facebook, and we'll do our best to find someone to help!
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By: The American Military Partner Association