Presenting our 2015 Beneficiary

Sierra Repertory Theatre

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The Black Hat Foundation was organized in 1991 by a group of Tuolumne County residents for the purpose of supporting community events and local non-profit organizations needing help.


The Black Hats have raised funds by producing events such as the Black& White Ball, the Wild West Film Fest Celebrity Golf Tournament, and Music Madness, a day of fun and music for the benefit of local High School Music Departments. As the Black Hats have non-profit status, contributions and much of the cost of event tickets is tax deductible.


Beneficiaries of these events have been The VNA-Hospice, The Mother Lode Women's Center, The Special Olympics, Sonora High School & Summerville High School Music Departments and Habitat for Humanity, ICES, Smile Keepers, WATCH, Tuolumne 4-H, ATCAA, Central Sierra Search and Rescue,

Tuolumne County Search & Rescue, Mountain Women's Resource Center (now known as: Center for a NonViolent Community), TeenWorks of Tuolumne County, Mounted Dream Center, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Boy Scouts of America, Interfaith, Foster Parents Association, Foundation for Excellence in Education (Kids Reach) and Meals on Wheels.

among others.


The Black Hat foundation is an all volunteer organization. All income raised from the Charity Ball after expenses is donated to local charities. The success of this program comes from the hard work of it's members, generous donations from local business owners and community members.



Since 2002 we have raised and donated over a quarter of a

million dollars to local non profits in Tuolumne County