Annual Reception

Annual Reception

Save the date!

The LGBTQA Commission will host our Eleventh Annual Reception on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 5PM.

The evening will begin at the Barn at Boone’s Dam with light refreshments followed by an awards presentation and silent auction. Tickets are $40.00 each and include creative appetizers, beer, and wine. Payment may be made by Cash, Check, or Credit/Debit card.

If you need to discuss accommodations for a sight, hearing, or physical disability or have any other questions or concerns, please contact the Bloomsburg University LGBTQA Resource Center at


Please join us for an evening of celebration!

To RSVP, please click the button below and complete the online form.

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We would like to express our appreciation to this year's Sponsors. Their generous donation offsets the cost of the event.

Gold Level Sponsors:
  • Christina Francis and Ethan Krupp
  • Mary Jean Rosini
  • Michael Martin and Ruth Beerman
  • Jeffrey and Jacklyn Leitzel
  • Sue ODonnell and Dough Michael
  • Mark L. Usry and Kevin W. Allison
  • Brett McLaurin and Sue Ei
  • Bashar Hanna
  • Damien Marken
  • Michael Botts
  • Faith Warner
  • Craig Young
  • Keith Edwards
Maroon Level Sponsors:
  • Gretchen Osterman
  • David Miller and Molly Lloyd
  • Julie Petry and Kim Van Tuyl
  • Ralph Godbolt
  • Janet Rarig
  • Lisa Stallbaumer-Beishline and Eric Beishline
  • Dave Kube and Mark Middlebrook
  • Chris Podeschi and Carrie Vitko
  • Christine Heimbach
  • Danial Haverstock
  • Donald Young
  • Matthew Feudale
  • Tom Ruhl
  • Mary Jo Larcom
  • Dale Springer

If you would like to sponsor the event, please make that selection within the online RSVP form.


Silent Auction Items

We're always accepting gifts for the Silent Auction! Money raised supports LGBTQA Commission sponsored events, the Mid-Atlantic LGBTQA Conference, and student educational travel.

If you have an item you would like to donate, please complete the Silent Auction Item Donation Form.



  • Fruit and Vegetable Display
  • Bruschetta
  • Vegetable Pancake with Tzatziki Sauce
  • Montreal Poutine Station - French fries, beef gravy, chicken gravy, sausage gravy, cheddar cheese, gruyere cheese, chili, pulled pork, pulled beef brisket, ham, bacon, sautéed onions, and sautéed mushrooms
  • Antipasti Station - Prosciutto, capicola, salami, provolone, fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, marinated artichoke hearts, marinated asparagus, assortment of olives, and assortment of rolls
  • Chocolate Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache
  • Assorted Cupcakes
  • Cannolies
  • Water and Soda


White Wines

90+Cellars Sauvignon Blanc (2018) – Marlboro, New Zealand
Crisp & Lively, Non-Oaky, Savory & Fruity

Floriography Blooming White (2016) - Western Cape, South Africa
Prominent muscat flavors with apricot and floral notes


Red Wines

Tilia Bonarda (2016) - Mendoza, Argentina
Black cherry compote, fresh blueberry and plum with some toasty edges, light minty notes, black pepper and a little vanilla

Man Pinotage (2017) - Coastal Region, South Africa
Aromas of mocha chocolate and roasted coffee beans, followed by juicy flavors of red berries, nutmeg and vanilla spice on the palate

Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon (2017) - Breede River Valley, South Africa
Blackcurrant and dried herb characters on the nose, backed up with some spicy oak notes


Various beer selection donated by these local establishments:

Berwick Brewing Company

Turkey Hill Brewing Company

Filet 18



The evening's entertainment will be provided by Ric DelNero and George Chamuris.



The LGBTQA Commission welcomes submissions for the annual awards recognizing individuals who have contributed to the LGBTQA community.

For more information and to nominate an individual, please visit the Annual Awards page.



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2010 Photo Album

2009 Photo Album



RSVP form

Award Nomination Form

Silent Auction Item Donation Form

Donation Request Letter


Event Planning Committee

  • Gretchen Osterman - Committee Chair
  • Beth Brennan
  • Asa Kelley
  • Damien Marken
  • Mary Jean Rosini
  • Brad Swenson

If you would like to join the planning committee, please contact Gretchen Osterman.