Join the next generation of young professionals, GLIDE President and CEO Karen Hanrahan, GLIDE Co-founders Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, and the GLIDE family in supporting GLIDE's half-century legacy of love, leadership and community at the Ninth Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at August Hall in San Francisco. One of the most established and well-attended young professional social events in San Francisco, the GLIDE Legacy Gala welcomes over 800 guests and honors two luminaries with the Janice Mirikitani Award and the Reverend Cecil Williams Award for their social impact on the San Francisco community and their commitment to GLIDE.
Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy dancing and beats by DJ KingMost and musical performances from the internationally renowned GLIDE Ensemble and The Change Band, drinks and delicious hors d'oeuvres provided by San Francisco's hottest spots, games and more.
Past Legacy Award honorees have included Jeremy Affeldt, Renel Brooks Moon, Chip Conley, Vernon Davis, Dave Eggers, Chris Gardner, Attorney General (now U.S. Senator) Kamala Harris, Chinaka Hodge, Felicia Horowitz, Van Jones, Ronnie Lott, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Shaka Senghor, Shiza Shahid, Andres Torres, and Kristi Yamaguchi. The 2018 awardees will be announced soon.
In addition, the GLIDE Legacy Committee will host an online auction fundraiser on eBay featuring a variety of unique items that offer the ultimate in music, food, travel, sports and lifestyle experiences from San Francisco to New York. The auction will run July 30 to August 4 and can be found at ebay.com/glidesf.
The GLIDE Legacy Gala raises funds for programs of the GLIDE Foundation so that GLIDE can continue to provide innovative and comprehensive services to the poor and marginalized in San Francisco. Tickets are $90 for general admission, $160 for VIP, and are available at Eventbrite. Early Bird specials are available through June 13. A VIP reception from 7:00 to 8:00 pm includes a meet-and-greet with Karen Hanrahan, Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani along with 2018 Legacy Award recipients, as well as premium access to specialty cocktails and small bites. Last year's event was a sellout.