The next generation of young activists and philanthropists join GLIDE President and CEO Karen Hanrahan, GLIDE Co-founders Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, and the GLIDE family to support GLIDE’s half-century of helping the most vulnerable and marginalized, at the Tenth Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala on Saturday, September 7 at August Hall in San Francisco.
Every year the GLIDE Legacy Gala honors individuals and groups who have made an impact on communities with their unique talents, innovative leadership, and passion. This year’s Reverend Cecil Williams Legacy Award will go to The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for their devotion to community service, ministry to those on the edges, efforts in promoting human rights, and respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. The Janice Mirikitani Legacy Award will go to Mpumi Nobiva,an international speaker and communication strategist, graduate of the first class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, and current Leadership Academy board member for her domestic violence and HIV/AIDS advocacy in South Africa.
“It is inspiring to see this young generation of philanthropists supporting GLIDE. We are building on our fifty-plus–year history to create a new generation of services to help those in crisis and poverty, and the support that GLIDE receives from the Legacy Gala and its generous and philanthropic attendees will help us meet those goals,” said GLIDE President and CEO Karen Hanrahan.
The GLIDE Legacy Gala – one of the most highly-anticipated and meaningful young professional social events in San Francisco -- will welcome over 800 guests for a night of celebration and dancing with beats by DJ KingMost and a soulful performance from the internationally renowned GLIDE Ensemble and The Change Band. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy tasty bites provided by some of San Francisco’s favorite restaurants, a hosted bar (until 10:00 pm), glamorous photos by Vanity Portrait Studio Sessions, custom on-site poems by Ars Poetica, games and more.
The GLIDE Legacy Gala raises funds for programs of the GLIDE Foundation so that it can continue to provide innovative and comprehensive services to the poor and marginalized in San Francisco. Tickets are $100 for general admission, $190 for VIP. 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 2019 Legacy Award recipients, as well as premium access to specialty cocktails and small bites.
Past Legacy Award honorees have included Lateefah Simon, Alicia Garza, Jeremy Affeldt, Renel Brooks-Moon, Chip Conley, Vernon Davis, Dave Eggers, Chris Gardner, California Attorney General (now U.S. Senator and presidential candidate) Kamala Harris, Chinaka Hodge, Felicia Horowitz, Van Jones, Ronnie Lott, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Shaka Senghor, Shiza Shahid, Andres Torres, and Kristi Yamaguchi.
Event Sponsors include:Qatalyst, A.T. Kearney, Survey Monkey, Zendesk, The Laguna House, Uber, Zillow, Ubisoft, RepairPal, Gensler, WeWork and August Hall.
About Mpumi Nobiva
International speaker and communication strategist Mpumi Nobiva has spoken at the White House, congressional fundraisers, corporate functions and nonprofit initiatives in several countries. Mpumi grew up in South Africa, and, at age nine, lost her mother to HIV/AIDS, leaving her orphaned like millions of other children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Reared in material poverty but spiritual wealth by her grandmother, she excelled in the first class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa before coming to the United States to study. She currently holds a master's degree in Strategic Communications from High Point University and serves as the first alumnus on the Board of Directors of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. As NationBuilder's first Leader in Residence, Mpumi is developing the digital infrastructure for Share Your Story Africa—an initiative inspired by her advocacy work uniting youth against HIV/AIDS and domestic violence in South Africa—all while sharing her powerful story at events around the world. She also is experienced in hosting events and facilitating workshops.
Building on its 50-year legacy, GLIDE challenges inequities and stands with the poor, people of color, LGBTQ persons, and others facing oppression, isolation and stigma, while offering a holistic, integrated model of programs and services to address the complex needs of the community. Today, GLIDE continues to deepen its impact and extend its reach to thousands of individuals and families in need. Through comprehensive services, fearless advocacy and spiritual connection, GLIDE remains a powerful beacon of hope for a healthier, more just and inclusive city.
ABOUT GLIDE’S LEGACY COMMITTEE:
The GLIDE Legacy Committee inspires the next generation of Bay Area young professionals to engage in the life-changing and life-saving work of GLIDE. More information at glide.org/glide-legacy-committee
Tenth Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala
An evening to benefit GLIDE’s programs and honor architects of change that embody GLIDE’s values.
Featuring musical entertainment by the inspirational GLIDE Ensemble and The Change Band, and the groove-setting DJ KingMost, a hosted bar (until 10:00 pm), and tasty bites from some of San Francisco’s finest restaurants.
August Hall, 420 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Saturday, September 7, 2019
8:00 pm to midnight, VIP entry 7:00–8:00 pm
Hosted by: The GLIDE Legacy Committee
GLIDE President and CEO Karen Hanrahan
GLIDE Co-Founder and Minister of Liberation Reverend Cecil Williams
GLIDE Co-Founder Janice Mirikitani
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, recipients of the Reverend Cecil Williams Legacy Award
Mpumi Nobiva, recipient of the Janice Mirikitani Legacy Award
Entertainment from the GLIDE Ensemble and The Change Band and DJ KingMost
On-site poems by Ars Poetica
General Admission Ticket: $100 includes access to reception, dancing and concert with hosted bar (until 10 pm) andbites provided by local restaurants.
VIP Ticket: $190 includes a meet-and-greet with GLIDE President and CEO Karen Hanrahan, GLIDE Co-founders Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, one-hour early entry from 7:00–8:00 pm, special access to VIP areas, and premium access to specialty cocktails and small bites.
For more information about the Legacy Gala, please call (415) 674-6145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.