About Boas & Bow Ties

The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce (SRCC) presents Boas & Bow Ties, its annual awards gala, now in its 17th year. It is the premier LGBTQ gala of the year and includes awards presentation for the Business Leader of the Year, scholarship recipients, an auction, fabulous entertainment, networking, and so much more.

Lending their talents for the evening are:

Master of Ceremonies: Kory

Kory is a radio personality, podcaster, and outspoken member of the LGBTQ community. Hear Kory afternoons 3p-7p on Mix 96 (96.1FM), 7p-11p on Now 100.5 and on his podcasts Unpacked and Theme Park Pulse. Twitter/Instagram: @KoryOnTheRadio

Keynote: Reichen Kuhl

Reichen Kuhl is a Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a nine-year Air Force veteran, a flight instructor, an attorney member of the State Bar of California, an LGBT published author, and now the founder and CEO of LeaseLock, a company recently valued at $95M and that is revolutionizing residential apartment leasing across the United States. 

Since winning CBS’ Emmy-award winning reality series, “The Amazing Race”, Reichen caught the eyes of many producers and casting directors, to appear on “Frasier”, “The Drew Carey Show”, “Days of Our Lives”, and “The Young and The Restless”.

Following what Reichen calls a “brief dog-leg” in his life to pursue entertainment, Reichen attended Loyola Marymount University Law School at night while, during the day, building LeaseLock from an idea on a napkin to a nationwide rent-payment protection insurance program.   

 After being denied housing in New York City because he did not earn the requisite 80x the monthly rent to live at a certain property, Reichen co-founded LeaseLock, the first and only nationwide “Lease Insurance” program, a type of insurance that did not exist prior to LeaseLock.  While helping people at all rent-levels qualify for housing they could truly afford, his solution was also ultimately designed to protect and provide countless benefits to landlords as well.    

LeaseLock eliminates the single largest source of friction related to a residential lease transaction- security deposits– which helps the multifamily industry convert more leases, drive more revenue, and eliminate rent payment loss, property damage liability, costs for physical damage, and even “turn” cost expenses. 

LeaseLock is trusted by property owners and managers in over 1,000,000 units nationwide, and is powered by insurance rated: A (Excellent) by A.M. Best.

Featured Performers: Rogue Music Project

Rogue Music Project (RMP) is a collective specializing in opera and classical music on the fringe. RMP creates adventurous productions that push artistic boundaries and break genre rules in order to reinvigorate the concert and theater-going experience. It’s RMP’s mission to entertain and enlighten audiences — creating an atmosphere of music, art, and fellowship.

For more about RMP, visit their website: https://www.roguemusicproject.com/ 

Music: Anthony Avery

 Anthony Avery is the owner of A&A Music Events, specializing in weddings, corporate events, and casino nights. Anthony and his company offers services such as wedding planning, DJs, photo booths, lighting, audio-visual, theme development, video displays, and so much more! They have worked with almost every vendor and in almost every venue from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe.

For additional information about Anthony and A&A Music Events, visit https://sacramentoeventplanner.com/ 

Auctioneer: Steven Godfryd, Pacific Auction Company

Steven started the Pacific Auction Company out of his garage almost twenty years ago.  The business has grown into a company that annually supports over 200 charity fundraising auctions and plays a key role in generating millions of dollars to help make the world a better place.

Steven is a commanding presence on the stage, and his auction style is a fine balance of theatrical timing, gentle persuasion, heartfelt passion and keen humor.   Wearing his trademark flashy jackets, he is a true hybrid of old-fashioned country charm combined with high-brow city flare.

Steven’s diverse background reflects his passion for giving and helping others. He served as a beekeeper in the Peace Corps in Paraguay, where he taught impoverished farmers how to produce honey as a secondary income generating activity. After three years in Paraguay, he subsequently worked in Brazil, Argentina, Chile & Nicaragua, spending a total of seven years working with bees and rural people in Latin America.

Contact: Steven Godfryd | Pacific Auction Company | www.pacificauctioncompany.com | 530-753-8400

Contact and sponsorship information:

Fred Palmer | 916-329-9280 | BusinessManager@rainbowchamber. com


The Rainbow Chamber Foundation has provided so many students with an opportunity to pursue their passions and the number of students who have benefited continues to grow each year. I have been a proud supporter and sponsor of the annual gala since its inception in 2007, and will continue to do so because not only do the students benefit, but so does our community. It’s a win-win for everyone!

Stephanie Slagel, CLU

Agent, State Farm

By giving me this scholarship, you all are supporting me not just financially, but emotionally as you all believe in me to be worth supporting. I am beyond grateful for the help you are all giving me to turn my passion into a career. Thank you for validating my hard work and dedication and for placing your trust and support for my future. Thank you, Rainbow Chamber Foundation!

Fernanda Mendoza

2018 Scholarship Recipient, Student, UC Berkeley

This scholarship reminds me that I have my community behind me. Thank you for investing in tomorrow’s leaders!

Travis Legault

2018 Scholarship Recipient, Student, Sacramento State