Annual Reception

Annual Reception

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the event has been tentatively rescheduled for Friday, September 11, 2020 pending lifts on travel bans and social gathering. Further details will be distributed to all registered guests when available.

The LGBTQA Commission will host our 12th Annual Reception on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 5PM.

The evening will be at the Barn at Boone’s Dam with light refreshments 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 Gretchen Osterman at

Please note, current Bloomsburg University undergraduate students and persons under 21 years of age are not permitted to attend the event unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or pre-approved in writing by the Commission chair. We apologize for any inconvenience.


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
  • Bashar Hanna
  • Jeffrey and Jacklyn Leitzel
  • Sue Ei and Brett McLaurin
  • Mark Usry and Kevin Allison
  • Mary Jean Rosini
  • Asa Kelley
  • Damien Marken
  • Jim McCormack
  • Craig and Ammon Young
  • Robbie Hughes
  • Brian Deegan
  • Dave Kube
  • Faith Warner
  • Tom Ruhl
Maroon Level Sponsors:
  • Mary Almy and Betsy McCormick
  • Heather Feldhaus and Dave Maxwell
  • Anna Turnage
  • Lisa Stallbaumer-Beishline and Eric Beishline
  • Gretchen Osterman
  • Sue ODonnell and Doug Michael
  • Kristi Hammaker
  • Jacob Kelley
  • Julie Petry

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
  • Almond Dates Wrapped in Bacon (G)
  • Crab Dip (G)
  • Mustard Green and Sweet Onion Frittata (G)
  • Mash Potato Bar (V, G)
  • Beef Tenderloin with horseradish sauce (G)
  • Chocolate Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache
  • Assorted Cupcakes
  • Cannoli
  • Water and Soda


White Wines

Mija Sangria – New York
A fresh and natural bottled sangria made with 100% real unfiltered fruit juice for a true homemade taste.

Montevento Malvasia - Puglia, Italy
Light grassy nose. Medium bodied with a balanced citrus. Closed, slight finish.

Oak Vineyards Chardonnay (2017) - California
Expresses smokey aromatics with nuances of apple and lemon zest that continue onto the palate where they flourish into citrus, orange blossom, and smoked oak flavors until meeting a crisp, medium finish.


Red Wines

Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz (2018) - Western Cape, South Africa
A more fun style than your typical Shiraz, this fresh, fruity, semi-sweet wine displays aromas and flavors of ripe, juicy berries with dark chocolate undertones.

Vina Borgia Garnacha (2018) - Sierra de Moncayo, Spain
Fresh bright red fruit balanced by a fine structure and ample bouquet.

Domino Cabernet Sauvignon - North Coast, California
Rich in flavor with a smooth mouth feel, Domino Cabernet sports blackberry, currant and black cherry flavors with notes of sweet vanilla and toast for a concentrated finish.

Protocolo Tinto - La Mancha, Spain
Offering lovely fresh blackberry and strawberry flavors, this Tempranillo is an easy drinking effort from Spain's hot interior.




The evening's entertainment will be provided by George Chamuris, Darrin Inman, and Kim Van Tuyl.



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RSVP form

Silent Auction Item Donation Form


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.