Mayors Ball Benefiting Cityserve logo.
December 2, 2023

"The Mayor's Ball is a special evening to support one of the worthiest of causes—helping the needy and broken in our midst. CityServe has remained committed to filling the gaps in our community and addressing the biggest needs. Please join me in celebrating the work that has been done when we come together for a flourishing community."

-Mayor Karen Goh,
City of Bakersfield

The Bakersfield Mayor's Ball logo symbol.

Coming together for a flourishing community

The Bakersfield Mayor's Ball logo symbol.

The Mayor’s Ball is about bringing together leaders who care to invest in our community and see it become a flourishing place to live and thrive for all. One night a year, this exclusive premier gala unites multiple organizations and harnesses the power of generosity for a better community.

The Mayor’s Ball has enabled CityServe to make powerful impacts on thousands of lives. Here are two stories.

Amber’s Story

“I never thought that I would have a respectable job like working in a hospital. The CityServe Educational Collaborative gave me everything that I needed to finally believe in myself.”

Amber shares her journey from a life in the adult escort business to freedom in Christ and having a respectable job at a hospital after graduating from the CityServe Educational Collaborative.

Martin’s Story

“In my first month I got ‘Employee of the Month.’ I framed it and put on my wall. It was a big deal to me. I’m grateful to CityServe for training me and helping me get a job.”

Martin shares his story as an ex convict working on his skills and job training in the CityServe Workforce Development.

CityServe Impact

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are so grateful for the sponsors of The Mayor’s Ball. You’re amazing! We wouldn’t be able to serve the community without you.




  • Table of 10 and VIP seating
  • Special recognition by Mayor Karen Goh
  • Full page ad in program book
  • Prominent logo on digital marketing and website




  • Table of 10 and preferred seating
  • Full page ad in program book
  • Logo on digital marketing and website




  • Table of 8
  • Half page ad in program book
  • Logo on digital marketing and website

Silver Table



  • Table of 8
  • Logo and recognition in program book

Bronze Table



  • Half table of 4
  • Logo and recognition in program book



How can I attend The Mayor’s Ball?

Seats for The Mayor’s Ball are only sold by sponsorship levels starting at $1,500 for a half table of 4 seats. Individual tickets are not available, nor will tables/seats be sold at the door. Please see Sponsorship Opportunities for more information on pricing.

Is there a dress code for The Mayor’s Ball?

The Mayor’s Ball is a formal, black tie event. Men are meant to wear tuxedos, suits, or dinner jackets with ties. Women are meant to wear floor length gowns. Please no denim, shorts, t-shirts, sandals or athletic shoes.

Can children attend The Mayor’s Ball?

The Mayor’s Ball is an adult event. Please no children. Enjoy your date night!

Is this only for the local community?

The Mayor’s Ball is a black tie event to benefit CityServe, a local nonprofit. Sponsors do not have to be from Bakersfield. However, all funds raised will go to CityServe Kern County programs for impact in our local community.


CityServe is a collaborative network of churches and community leaders designed to create greater impact and offer hope.

Volunteers helping those in need.
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