Don't miss the 2012 GLIDE Legacy Gala, a black tie affair dedicated to celebrating and continuing GLIDE's incredible legacy of love, leadership and community in San Francisco!
A Love Supreme, the 3rd Annual Legacy Gala is a Benefit for GLIDE's Programs.
SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012 7pm - 12 midnight
Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California
This special event will usher in a 1,000 guests and feature local restaurants and beverage sponsors, while the internationally renowned GLIDE Ensemble and the Change Band and the highly acclaimed DJ King Most will be on hand to entertain. Along with the evening’s festivities, two architects of change who embody the passion and spirit of GLIDE’s Co-Founders, Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani will be recognized, Vernon Davis and Jennifer Siebel-Newsom. Click here a to watch footage from 2011's Gala.
Presented by Honorary Host Committee: London Breed • Eric Casher • Giselle Collantes • Hana Hardy • Sumaya Kazi • Heather McGough • Todd Sotkiewicz • Alan Wells
Food and Beverage Sponsors: Blu Restaurant • Chaya Brasserie • Ciao Bella Gelato • Gott's Roadside • Hard Rock Cafe • Le Charm French Bistro • Oola restaurant & Bar • Pasta Pomodoro •
Annabelle's Candy Co. • Anchor Steam • Barefoot Wines and Bubbly • Branca • Cabot Creamery • Casa Noble • Casa Sanchez • Coco500 • Davis Vineyard • Don Q • Donsuemor • El Burrito Express • Food Should Taste Good • Fra' Mani Handcrafted Foods • Goat Hill Pizza • Gussie's Chicken & Waffles • Herradura • Jade Chocolates • Ketel One • Marin French Cheese • SemiFreddi's Bakery • Templeton • That Takes the Cake • Two Degrees
GLIDE is a beloved cultural icon and San Francisco’s premiere provider of innovative social services for marginalized populations. Founded by Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani over forty years ago and under the leadership of Co-Executive Directors Rita Shimmin and Kristen Growney Yamamoto, GLIDE offers comprehensive support services to San Francisco’s poor, homeless, and working poor communities to overcome the barriers of poverty, violence, addiction, dependency and low self-worth. The organization has held steady the vision of helping individuals and families to break cycles of poverty through a wide base of integrated services for over four decades. GLIDE supports and uplifts those who feel disenfranchised through unconditional love, acceptance and respect.
GLIDE Legacy Committee is a radically inclusive team comprised of social entrepreneurs under 40 who strive to engage, inspire and educate new audiences of young professionals within the San Francisco Bay Area through GLIDE’s mission of unconditional love, compassion and social justice to broaden and deepen community involvement with the organization.
When & Where
For over 50 years, GLIDE has worked to create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. Located in the culturally rich Tenderloin neighborhood, GLIDE serves a diverse cross-section of homeless, low-income and disenfranchised populations, providing an array of programs including free meals, HIV/HEPC testing and counseling, housing assistance, domestic violence counseling and abatement, substance abuse recovery, licensed childcare, afterschool and summer programs for youth, and a Family Resource Center. GLIDE has founded and sustained visionary programming, and achieved tangible results for tens of thousands of individuals and families on the margins, all once thought to be beyond the possible. Visit us at www.glide.org.