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Festival of Trees

15 Nov 2023

written by Cindy Matalucci

Friday Nov. 10th LIVE FESTIVAL OF TREES!

 

On Fridays Live Show we spotlighted Festival of Trees San Diego and gave you the scoop on how to get your tix to this amazing event held at InsideOut. ❤️💕
InsideOut 1642 University Avenue
San Diego, CA
92103

Details: Sunday November 19th-6-8PM General Admission
Location is: InsideOUT

This weeks Guests include: the Co-Hosts of the 3rd annual Festival of Trees!
Moe Girton

Moe is a native of San Diego and provides so much leadership by giving back to our community in many ways. She is co-owner and General Manager of Gossip Grill and Barrel & Board, and is a shareholder for insideOUT.

Moe has been recognized as the Nicky Award Businesswoman of the Year, Grand Marshall of the 2021 San Diego Pride Parade, and was recognized in 2023 by the San Diego Business Journal and San Diego Equality Business Association as one the top 50 LGBTQ+ Leaders of Influence. She’s recently been featured in several publications and was nominated in 2023 as Pioneer of the Year for Food & Beverage by San Diego Magazine.

Bobby Gordon: Speaker & Consultant
Bobby created and launched Festival of Trees in 2021 after relocating to San Diego a few years ago, as part of BGCA/Big Gay California, a 501c3 non-profit. Other than being the “King of Christmas,” he’s volunteered for several non-profit LGBTQ+ Boards of Directors, is a public speaker, and works full-time in marketing and communications in San Diego.

He also hosts local events like Big Gay Trivia and Big Gay Sing Along, and was recognized in 2023 by the San Diego Business Journal and San Diego Equality Business Association as one the top 50 LGBTQ+ Leaders of Influence.

 

 

About Festival of Trees:

Festival of Trees has grown to become the premiere holiday kick-off fundraiser in the Hillcrest and greater San Diego community! We feature expertly decorated and donated trees that are auctioned off and delivered to winners’ homes the following day, as well as a robust silent auction, travel raffle, and more! Their beneficiary this year is Being Alive HIV/AIDS, who provides essential end-to-end resources locally in San Diego.

* Notable Highlights
* It’s the 3rd annual Festival of Trees which began in 2001
* They have a record number of trees this year – 25 trees and wreaths
* All trees have been expertly decorated and donated by local businesses from the LGBTQ+ and allied communities.
* Over 75 local organizaitons and businesses have donated either money, trees, silent auction items, and in-kind media to support our event this year—that’s a record number!
Festival of Trees has raised the following amounts the first 2 years:
* 2021: over $27K
* 2022: $40K

Let’s help them raise more!

Travel Raffle

TRAVEL RAFFLE TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE

Pre-sale and at event
100 maximum tickets sold
Includes $1500 travel credit and 2 round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines
Approximate value $1500

$100/ticket*
*Travel Raffle purchase is NOT an entry to the event; winners need not be present to win. See “Travel Raffle” page for full details.

One of Last Years Trees:


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