Dear Benefactor,


It is with a heavy heart that due to the continuing issues facing the Country, State, and Community, due to the COVID-19 virus, we have been forced to cancel the 2021 Black and White Ball.   

Our mission statement has always been, “We Live To Give.” Even in these uncertain times, we are continuing to work with our community to try and give back to The Children of Tuolumne County through five non-profit organizations.  The core decision behind choosing youth organizations was a simple one:  To give back to our community by helping children grow into strong members of the community we all live in and love.

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.  We have raised funds of over 500K 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 are tax deductible.  Donations can be in the form of a Service, Gift Certificate or Merchandise. The Black Hat Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and any donation is tax deductible. Our 501(c)(3) federal ID is # 77-0325544. 


We understand that our work along with your charitable contributions can get us through these uncertain times. We are currently in the planning phases of a fundraiser in late October of this year. It will be something that the Black Hat Foundation has never done before, and something to get the children of Tuolumne County involved with. When we get closer to October, we will send out information regarding the event.


For your convenience, either myself or a member of the Black Hat Foundation Board, would be happy to pick up your donation or it can be sent to the address listed below.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call me directly. Thank you for your time and consideration.





Kristen Lopez

President, Black Hat Foundation


P.O. Box 3142

Sonora, CA  95370

cell: 559-240-8020

personal email: kristen.lopez@me.com