Jesse Vasquez

"Jesse has been a vital component of the Soiree team over the past four years. Through his leadership we have been able to grow our outreach to different community groups, engage in a more robust social media strategy and develop unique and engaging themes for the Soiree. Jesse’s ability to work with various Center staff and other volunteers in order to achieve a strong presence for Soiree has allowed the Center to utilize our flagship event to tell a story of the work and impact we are having on our community."- Jimmy Ancheta, Jr, Development Events Coordinator

Interview with Volunteer of the Month - Jesse:

  • The Center: What is most memorable to you about your time at the Center?
  • Jesse: Over the past 4 years, the most memorable moments for me have been the night of the Center’s Soiree. That’s the moment when I get to see all of our hard work pay off. When I get to meet people who’ve been personally affected by the center, thank those who are huge supporters of the center, and watch everyone rejoice in all the center has accomplished for the year. It’s such an exhilarating night. And it’s such an honor to know that I was part of the amazing team that helped bring the Soiree to life.
  • The Center: Why should others volunteer with the Center?
  • Jesse: It’s not only a great way to give back and help the community, but it’s also a fantastic way to meet new people, make lifelong friends and experience such a close knit and loving second family in such a wonderful city.
  • The Center: How has volunteering at the Center allowed you to impact the community?
  • Jesse: It has allowed me to use my skillset in a creative way to help further the Center’s mission of connecting our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other in order to achieve their vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies.
  • The Center: Thank you Jesse, so much for volunteering with us. I think your story will inspire other people to give back. If you are interested in joining the Soiree planning committee or helping to promote Soiree as an ambassador please contact Jimmy Ancheta, Jr, Development Events Coordinator at 415-865-5646 or

    If you are interested in volunteering at the Center, please send us an email at or call 415-865-5661

  • Month of Award: 
    August 2015