CHARITY HISTORY

Not only has the Diabolique Ball provided a wicked good time to partygoers for 14 years in a row, but each year the ticket sales raise thousands of dollars for charities that provide vital services to Philadelphia’s diverse communities. Additionally, funds raised during the actual party itself have supported organizations fighting for equal rights, freedom of sexual expression and other causes near and dear to the heart of the Diabolique Foundation and it’s volunteers and guests.

Beneficiaries

 

Be Bad for a Good Cause: Each year Diabolique Ball raises thousands for local charitable efforts.

1997$8,000 to Action AIDS
The first-ever Diabolique Fetish Masquerade Ball produced by Fetishes Boutique (now known as PASSIONAL Boutique) and Delicious Corsets  on a Thursday night at Club at Club Egypt in 1997 raised nearly $8,000 for Action AIDS with internal fundraising (raffle and silent auction) raising almost $700 for the NCSF (National Coalition for Sexual Freedom).

1998 – $10,000+ National Foundation for Children with AIDS and NCSF
The second Diabolique Ball at Egypt wasproduced by Fetishes Boutique (now known as PASSIONAL Boutique) and Memento Mori Photography. It raised over $10,000 for the (now defunct)National Foundation for Children with AIDS to raise funds for a planned Philadelphia clinic. Internal fundraising stations raised nearly 1,000 dollars for the the NCSF (National Coalition for Sexual Freedom).

1999 $15,000 split between PCHA, Washington West Project, WISDOM
In 1999 the Diabolique  Ball was produced by produced by Fetishes Boutique (now known as PASSIONAL Boutique) and Kinkhouse.com and  brought in some $5,000 each for PCHA (Philadelphia Community Health Alternatives- now known as Mazzoni Health), Washington West Project, and WISDOM (Women with Immune System Disorders Organizing and Meeting) with internal fundraising stations benefitting the NCSF (National Coalition for Sexual Freedom).


2000- $20,000 split between Manna, SafeGuards, BEBASHI
In Y2K, the Diabolique Ball was produced by produced by Fetishes Boutique (now known as PASSIONAL Boutique) and the Philadelphians MC and raised nearly $20,000.00 that was split between Manna, Safeguards and BEBASHI (Blacks Educating Blacks about Sexual Health Issues) with internal fundraising stations benefitting the NCSF (National Coalition for Sexual Freedom).

Blacks Educating Blacks about Sexual Health Issues

2001- $15,000 split between Calcutta House, William Way Center,
Germantown Women’s Y

In 2001, the Diabolique Ball was produced by Fetishes Boutique, Memento Mori Photography and Delicious Corsets. $10,000 in proceeds were split between Calcutta House, The William Way Community Center and the Germantown Women’s Y with internal fundraising stations benefitting the NCSF (National Coalition for Sexual Freedom).

Calcutta House

2002- $15,000 split between ASIAC, Aids Law Project
In 2002 Diabolique Foundation was created to produce the Ball, with members from several local nonprofits as well as representatives from Fetishes Boutique (now known as PASSIONAL Boutique), Delicious Corsets and Memento Mori Photography. The 2002  Ball at Transit Nightclub raised funds for ASIAC (AIDS Services in Asian Communities) and the AIDS Law Project, with internal fundraising stations benefitting the NCSF (National Coalition for Sexual Freedom). The first-ever Diabolique community service award was presented to Lolita Wolf.

2003- $8925 each to Women in Transition, Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Task Force
The 2003  the Diabolique Foundation  presented a Wild West themed Diabolique Ball at Shampoo Nightclub that  raised more than $16,000 in funds that were split between Women in Transition and the Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Task Force with $684 of internal fundraising “kinky sherriff’s lockdown” benefitting the NCSF (National Coalition for Sexual Freedom). For the first time ever, the Ball was supported by the Philadelphia Department of Health, who provided free, confidential HIV testing from a trailer outside the club.

2004-YHEP, AIDS Library
In 2004, the Foundation’s Diabolique Ball transformed Shampoo into Grimm Fantasia- a world of Dark Fairy Tales that raised funds for  YHEP (Youth HealthEmpowerment Project) and the AIDS Library with internal fundraising stations benefitting the Woodhull Freedom Foundation. Once again, the Philadelphia Department of Health provided free, confidential HIV testing.

Youth Health Empowerment Project

2005- The Attic, Mazzoni Center
In 2005, Emerald City Nightclub hosted Cirque Diabolique . Ticket proceeds benefited the Attic and The Mazzoni Center, and internal fundraising complete with a Dominatrix dunking tank benefitted the Woodhull Freedom Foundation.

The Attic Youth Center

2006- $6k each Planned Parenthood of SE Pennsylvania, Women Against Abuse.
In 2006 the 10th Anniversary Diabolique Xtreme Ball at Shampoo raised 6,000 for Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA and another 6 grand for Women Against Abuse. The Dominatrix Auction and other internal fundraisers benefitted The Woodhull Freedom Foundation  in amounts exceeding two thousand dollars.

2007- $5,000 each to Philadelphia FIGHT, Anonymous Children’s Charity
2007 Brought the Diabolique Ball back to Shampoo for Viva Diabolique, a Las Vegas- themed event replete with a live arts stage. $5000 in ticket monies went to both Philadelphia FIGHT and an anonymous local children’s charity (due to a communication breakdown prior to the Ball). Almost $1000 of internal fundraising money went to the Woodhull Foundation.

2008- $5,000 each for  Women’s Therapy Center, Bread and Roses Community Fund
In 2008, ticket money benefitted the Bread and Roses Community Fund and The Women’s Therapy Center who received $5,000 each. Internal fundraising efforts raised an additional $500 for the Woodhull Foundation.

2009- $14,000 for the Leather Heart Foundation

The 2009 Diabolique Ball raised $14,000 for the Leather Heart Foundation, and internal fundraising by local exotic entertainers raised $100 in funds for the Coalition to Oppose the Pennsylvania Pole Tax.

2010- $3,000 each to Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation, Project Safe and the Mazzoni Youth Drop-in Center.

In 2010, Diabolique raised $9000 that was split between Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation, Project Safe and the Mazzoni Youth Drop-in Center. Internal fundraising raised $300 for The Leather Heart Foundation.

2011: We are in the process of reviewing charity nominations for the 2011 Diabolique Ball. If you would like to nominate a charity that provides vital services to Philadelphia’s diverse communities, email you nomination to diaboliqueball@gmail.com.

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