Dear Benefactor,


On behalf of The Black Hat Foundation, I would like to ask you for your generous support in helping us make our most important fundraising event of the year, the Annual Black & White Ball May 2020 at Black Oak Casino Conference Center a great success. However due to our national health challenges, we have chosen to cancel the event and pursue alternative fundraising opportunities. which can be accessed through our donation button below and on all of our site pages.  Thank you for your compassion and understanding.


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 and much of the cost of event tickets is 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. 


The success of the annual Black Hat Ball is essential to the operations and ongoing commitment to make Tuolumne County a better community. We hope that we can count on your support. 


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.





Arnie Brockmire

President, Black Hat Foundation


P.O. Box 3142

Sonora, CA  95370

cell: 209-743-0964

personal email:

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