30th Annual Frank and Bethine Church Gala


Sat Mar 09 2024 at 05:30 pm to 09:00 pm


Boise Centre | Boise, ID

The Annual Frank and Bethine Church Gala is the Idaho Democratic Party's premier social event.
About this Event
Join us March 9th for the Annual Frank & Bethine Church Gala. Hear from a fantastic lineup of speakers and enjoy a quality dinner with fellow Idaho Democrats.

Now entering its 30th year, the Frank and Bethine Church Gala is the premier social event for Idaho Democrats. Each year, hundreds of Democrats from every corner of Idaho gather in Downtown Boise for a rich evening featuring local and national leaders in the Democratic Party.

Keynote Speaker: TBD, stay tuned!
How to get your tickets:
100% of proceeds benefit the Idaho Democratic Party's effort to promote Democratic values and support our candidates.

1. Think about who you're going with or who you'll want to see there. For dinner, you'll be seated at an assigned table. Before purchasing your tickets online, check in with your friends and colleagues to see if they plan on going. You'll be asked at checkout for any guests you prefer to be seated with.

2. Should you buy a table or individual tickets? Individual tickets start at $120, while tables for ten people start at $900, a 25% savings. If you choose to purchase a table for your party, you'll have until Friday, March 1st to submit the names of your tablemates and their meal choices.

3. Purchase your tickets online. At the top of this page, click the "Get Tickets" button to get started. You'll be asked to select an admission type and dinner option for each ticket you purchase. After completing your purchase, a receipt will be sent to your email, and your tickets will be at roll call when you arrive at the event.

Plus, don't forget to get in on the Golden Ticket drawing!

ONLY 100 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD! It's very likely that all tickets will be sold before the event, so get yours now by selecting this "add-on" during checkout. Winner chooses from four vacation destinations.

  • Jamaica, all-inclusive, five nights for two adults.
  • Sedona, three nights for 2 adults at the Wilde Resort and Spa, plus helicopter or Jeep tour included
  • Tuscany, six nights for two adults at private apartment in Cortona, Italy, wine included, dinner show and private chef, wine tastings at four local wineries.
  • Kentucky, three nights for two adults in Lexington, KY, guided tour of three local distilleries and dinner at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse.

Dinner Options

To start, you'll be served a fresh Snake River Wine Country Salad with organic mixed greens, red grapes, candied walnuts, goat cheese, and roasted garlic balsamic vinaigrette.

For your entree, you may select from two dinner options.

Grilled Manhattan New York Steak and Pan-Seared Salmon - Served with pesto risotto cake, roasted shallot-artichoke confit, and lemon-roasted pepper cream.

Grilled Sweet Potato - Served with quinoa-kale black bean hasgh, butternut squash puree, and vegan pesto (gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free).

And for dessert, your pick of a Dark Chocolate Pot Au Creme or a Lemon Berry Tart.

Ticket Options

Regular Admission ($120) - Admission to the Social Hour and Dinner.

Premium Admission ($250) - Admission to the Social Hour, VIP Reception, and Dinner with preferred seating, plus one free entry into the Golden Ticket drawing.

Regular Table ($900) - Regular admission for ten guests. Save by purchasing a table and enjoy preferred seating.

Premium Table ($1,500) - Premium admission for ten guests at a table located near the stage, complimentary wine for the table, and party favors.

Sponsorships ($2,500+) - Sponsors enjoy premium access and recognition throughout the event along with the best seats in the house. Contact Dakota Sharette, [email protected], to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

Golden Ticket Drawing Entry ($100) - One entry into the Golden Ticket drawing, only 100 tickets will be sold!

IDYD Afterparty ($25) - Join the Idaho Young Democrats for an afterparty directly after the Gala. Downtown Boise venue and guest speakers TBD.

Event Details

Saturday, March 9th, 2024

5:30pm - Arrival and Check-in

5:30pm - Social Hour and VIP Reception

7:00pm - Dinner and Program

9:00pm - Idaho Young Democrats (IDYD) Afterparty

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay by check? Yes! If you prefer to pay by check, please email [email protected] or call (208) 695-4924 with your reservation details. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 445, Boise, ID 83701.

What is the social hour? Before dinner, explore the venue and grab a drink at any of the several bars located in the reception hall. Meet up with friends and colleagues, and bid on some of the hundreds of items in our silent auction!

What is the VIP reception? VIP's, Giving Society Members, and Premium Admission ticket holders are invited to the VIP Reception which takes place concurrently with the social hour, before dinner. Enjoy complimentary drinks and the chance to meet our featured guests in an intimate space.

What is the IDYD Afterparty? The Idaho Yound Democrats will be hosting an afterparty directly after the Gala, ~9pm. The downtown venue and special guest speakers will be announced soon.

Can I select who I sit with? During checkout, you'll indicate your preferred seating. Don't forget this important step so that we can seat you with your friends. Tables seat up to 10 people.

Are there reduced-rate tickets available? Yes, we understand that the Frank and Bethine Church Gala is pricey. The ticket pricing is set such that we can have a high-quality experience at a nice venue while also raising the funds IDP relies on to operate in an election year. That being said, we have a long tradition of not letting money get in the way of attending. If you’d like to request financial assistance, email [email protected] for free or reduced ticket-pricing.

Meeting of the State Central Committee: The regular State Central Committee Meeting takes place prior to the Frank and Bethine Church Gala at the Boise Centre. You must register for the meeting separately.


Email Dakota at [email protected] and we will get back to you right away.

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Where is it happening?

Boise Centre, 850 West Front Street, Boise, United States

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USD 0.00 to USD 1500.00

Idaho State Democratic Party

Host or Publisher Idaho State Democratic Party

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