Join the next generation of young professionals and philanthropists in supporting GLIDE’s storied 50 year legacy of love, leadership and community at the fourth annual GLIDE Legacy Gala – A Love Supreme at San Francisco’s City View at the METREON on Saturday, July 20th. Celebrating GLIDE’s 50th anniversary and sponsored by the GLIDE Legacy Committee, the annual black-tie affair is an evening of music, dance and celebration that recognizes the important work of up-and-coming change agents who are dedicated to improving the lives of others. With a hosted bar and hors d'oeuvres from some of San Francisco’s finest restaurants, the evening’s entertainment will include the GLIDE Ensemble and Change Band along with Lara Johnston, and DJ KingMost.
During the Legacy Gala, the GLIDE Legacy Committee – a group of young social entrepreneurs – will recognize the outstanding contributions of three architects of change who embody the passion and spirit of GLIDE’s Co-Founders, Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani and the organization’s mission. This year, GLIDE will be honoring the voice of the World Champion SF Giants and Bay Area radio personality Renel Brooks Moon (Janice Mirikitani Award 2013), former SF 49er and Pro Football Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott (Cecil Williams Award 2013) and World Champion SF Giants center fielder and ADHD spokesperson Andres Torres (GLIDE Community Hero Award 2013) for embodying the passion and spirit of GLIDE's legacy, their humanitarian efforts speak to the hearts and minds of young people across the globe to lead a life that empowers others to seek their greatest potential.
In addition, GLIDE Legacy Committee will host an online auction fundraiser on eBay featuring a variety of fabulous items offering the ultimate music, food, wine, travel, sports items and lifestyle experiences from San Francisco to New York! Auction is online now and will run through July 20, 2013 on eBay at ebay.com/glidesf. From Quality Taylor Guitars, a Taylor Swift autographed Baby Taylor guitar (#2011189088) to a San Francisco Giants 2013 Season VIP experience for four, the fourth Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala auction offers the ultimate music, food, wine, travel, sports and lifestyle experiences. 100% of proceeds from the winning bids will benefit GLIDE. Auction will feature items and experiences from the Asian Art Museum, Beach Blanket Babylon, Bloomingdale's, California Academy of Sciences, The Crucible, De Young Museum, Exploratorium, Grouper, Good Vibrations, Intrepid Travel, Legion of Honor, Mohinders, Oakland A's, POPSUGAR, Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, Satori Yoga Studio, Sequoyah Hills Country Club, Skinceuticals, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Vidal Sassoon and many others.
The GLIDE Legacy Gala raises funds for programs of the GLIDE Foundation so it can continue to provide innovative and comprehensive services to the poor and marginalized in the San Francisco community. Tickets range in price from $85 for general admission to $150 for VIP tickets and are available at Glide.org. For more information about the GLIDE Legacy Gala, please call (415) 674-6001 or email dcaminong@Glide.org. For more information about GLIDE, please call (415) 674-6000 or visit http://www.Glide.org
Restaurants and Beverage Partners (partial list):
Cafe des Amis, Chaya Brasserie, Casa Sanchez-Ayulta, Destino Nuevo Latino Bistro, GLIDE Meals Program, Gott's Roadside, Le Charm French Bistro, Oola Restaurant & Bar, Spruce, The Ramp, Kettle One, Damrak and more to be announced
Auction Partners (partial list):
Asian Art Museum, Beach Blanket Babylon, Bloomingdale's, California Academy of Sciences, The Crucible, De Young Museum, Exploratorium, Grouper, Good Vibrations, Intrepid Travel, Legion of Honor, Mohinders, Oakland A's, POPSUGAR, Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, Satori Yoga Studio, Sequoyah Hills Country Club, Skinceuticals, The Crucible, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Vidal Sasoon and more to be announced
Rocket Fuel Inc., 7x7, View at METREON, Wealth Management, RNFIELD Construction Inc.
Located at Ellis and Taylor in the Tenderloin, one of San Francisco's harshest urban environments, GLIDE is an oasis that has served the poor and disenfranchised for 50 years. GLIDE is unconditional in its love, support and commitment to the community it serves – providing a range of holistic services from serving over nearly million free meals a year, to providing affordable housing, free or low-cost state-of-the-art healthcare along with dozens of other programs that help to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. With an unwavering commitment grounded in spirituality and emotional understanding, GLIDE is a leading organization for social justice – inspiring the larger community to celebrate humanity through compassion, generosity and acceptance.
About the GLIDE Legacy Committee
The GLIDE Legacy Committee is a radically inclusive team comprised of social entrepreneurs 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.
About Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani:
In 1963, Reverend Cecil Williams revolutionized the then conservative GLIDE Memorial United Methodist Church by encouraging policies and practices that focused on accepting people from all walks of life in order to create positive change in the community. For 50 years, Williams and his wife Janice Mirikitani, the Founding President of GLIDE, have achieved worldwide recognition for their groundbreaking work toward empowering the city’s poor and marginalized communities to make meaningful changes in their lives and break the cycle of poverty and dependence. Mirikitani is San Francisco’s second Poet Laureate, appointed in 2000. She has authored four books of poetry and the editor of nine landmark anthologies, which provide platforms for writers of color, women, youth and children. Together, they co-authored BEYOND THE POSSIBLE: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change in a Community Called GLIDE.