Meeting/Event Information

2019 BABTA Annual Gala

December 05, 2019
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102


Our Annual Holiday Gala is right around the corner and we need YOU to make this year’s efforts another success!

Your donation allows us to continue to fund BABTA’s educational programs and monthly networking meetings.  In addition to funding BABTA’s monthly meetings, the organization has once again selected to donate a portion of the proceeds to a local non-profit organization.  We are looking for items for our Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Prize Donation Drawing, including gift certificates for hotels, airlines, car rentals, parking, restaurants, events, and tours.

To donate and be added on our online catalogue, click here to submit a detailed description of your donation, or copy and paste this link to your browser: All donations must be received by no later than Friday, November 29, 2019 in order to be included in the online and paper catalogue as well as the evening’s program. Please click here to view the Online Donation Catalogue.

Please send donations to the following address:

c/o Jeni Tickler
5004 Melvin Drive
Carmichael, CA 95608


Cathay Pacific Airways is challenging the BABTA (Bay Area Business Travel Association) community and their employers to raise funds for the Bay Area Women's and Children's Center (BAWCC) in San Francisco.  BAWCC is BABTA's charity of choice for their annual GALA fundraiser to be held December 5, from 5pm to 9pm at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco.

*Those who donate will be eligible for a Lucky Draw for two (2) Cathay Pacific Premium Economy tickets EITHER to Hong Kong with (2) night stays at each luxury Langham Property (6 nights total): Cordis, Eaton & The Langham OR to a single point beyond Hong Kong without hotel.  Each $20 you donate qualifies for an entry in the Lucky Draw (i.e. $100 = 5 chances)!  Ask your company to match and send the confirmation of corporate match to [email protected] or through the GoFundMe page to increase your entry chances accordingly!

**Additionally, a package consisting of two (2) Cathay Pacific Premium Economy tickets with a Black Tie Limo (Bay Area to/from SFO) and a 3 night stay in both Singapore and Bangkok Shangri-la Hotels will be a part of the LIVE AUCTION at the GALA!


***If the community raises $5,000, Cathay Pacific will up the tickets to BUSINESS CLASS for both the Lucky Draw and Gala Live Auction!

No donation is too small, but $20 could make you lucky!  Check to see if your employer has a donation match program!  'Tis the season of giving.  BABTA's focus on BAWCC right in their own backyard is a worthy cause!

About BAWCC:

In the heart of San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood, Bay Area Women's and Children's Center is a unique presence.  BAWCC focuses entirely on the needs and issues of low-income families, children, and women in this multi-ethnic, inner-city neighborhood.

BAWCC offers a variety of direct services that address immediate needs as well as long-term stability.

BAWCC also leads advocacy and planning work that has resulted in significant public policies and neighborhood institutions that have tangibly improved the daily lives of thousands of families, children, and women since 1981.

BAWCC's long-term projects have resulted in buildings and playgrounds for children of all ages including: 
- Five new playgrounds
- A new recreation center with an adjacent children's playground
- A new 400-student public elementary school with an on-site family center run by BAWCC, which includes a state-of-the-art dental clinic, computer center, counseling rooms, rooftop learning garden, beautiful library, and a welcoming family room where parents, guardians, and family members can gather for classes or just for times to share with other parents

About Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific Airways offers over 100 flights per week from the USA to Hong Kong and beyond, including over 20 destinations in mainland China, including the only non-stop flights from Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C, and Seattle. For more information, including fares and availability, visit,, Twitter @CathayPacificUS or Instagram @CathayPacific. For North American reservations, dial toll-free: 1-888-233-ASIA!

BABTA  Room Block at the Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake is offering a special sleeping room rate of $209, exclusive of taxes, for BABTA Members and Guests attending the GALA.  This rate is open the nights of Dec 3rd - 6th. The $29 nightly GAF ( guest amenity fee) has been waived as part of this special offer. Reservations will carry a 24 hour cancellation.

Make your reservation at:  Booking Link BABTA


Thank you to our Title Sponsors:

Thank you to our Gala Host:




$135.00 Gala Allied Member Ticket (Registration fees are non-refundable - please visit our FAQs page)
$150.00 after 5:00 pm December 2

$165.00 Gala Non-Member Ticket (Registration fees are non-refundable - please visit our FAQs page)
$185.00 after 5:00 pm December 2

$135.00 Gala Corporate/Direct Member Ticket (Registration fees are non-refundable - please visit our FAQs page)
$150.00 after 5:00 pm December 2

$1,800.00 VIP Table for 10

$135.00 Gala Honorary Member Ticket (Registration fees are non-refundable - please visit our FAQs page)
$150.00 after 5:00 pm December 2