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Sixth Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala

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Date:
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time:
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Event Type:
Party/Street Party
Organizer/Author:
GLIDE
Email:
Phone:
415.674.6124
Location Details:
The Regency Ballroom
1300 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109

An evening to benefit GLIDE’s programs and honor architects of change who embody GLIDE’s values.

Join the next generation of young Bay Area professionals and philanthropists in supporting GLIDE's 51-year legacy of love, leadership and community at the 6th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala. Taking place at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, this formal (black-tie optional) affair is one of the most energizing events of the year with all proceeds from the gala benefitting GLIDE’s programs. This will be a night to remember filled with music, dance and celebration honoring change agents who are dedicated to improving the lives of those less fortunate. The evening's live entertainment will include performances from the GLIDE Ensemble and Change Band along with the hip beats of DJ KingMost, and there will be a hosted bar and tasty bites from some of San Francisco's finest restaurants.


WHERE:
The Regency Ballroom
1300 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

WHEN:
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
8pm to midnight, VIP entry 7-8 p.m.

WHO:
Hosted by: The GLIDE Legacy Committee Honorees:
Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic and World Champion Figure Skater and Chip Conley, hotel guru, traveling philosopher, speaker and author of national bestseller "Emotional Equations"
and Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy for AIRBNB
GLIDE Founder and Minister of Liberation Reverend Cecil Williams
GLIDE Founding President Janice Mirikitani
Entertainment from the GLIDE Ensemble and Change Band and DJ KingMost
Franco Finn, hype man for NBA World Champion Golden State Warriors, will act as the evening’s emcee.

TICKETS:
General Admission Ticket:
$85 includes access to reception, dancing and concert with hosted bar and Bites provided by local restaurants.

VIP Ticket:
$150 includes a meet-and-greet with GLIDE 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.

Tickets available at http://www.glide.org/legacygalatickets.

INFO:
For more information about the GLIDE Legacy Gala, please call
(415) 674-6124 or email youngprofessionals [at] glide.org. For more
information about GLIDE, please call (415) 674-6000 or visit
http://www.glide.org

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
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 Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, as well as the organization's mission. This year, GLIDE will be honoring Olympic and World Figure Skating Champion Kristi Yamaguchi with the Janice Mirikitani Legacy Award. Chip Conley, hotel guru, traveling philosopher, speaker and author of national bestseller "Emotional Equations," will be honored with the Cecil Williams Legacy Award. The announcement of the Legacy Award will be made soon. Franco Finn, hype man for NBA World Champion Golden State Warriors, will act as the evening’s emcee.

“It’s a wonderful thing to see this young group of philanthropists inspire those around them to get involved and make change happen,” said GLIDE Co-founder and Minister of Liberation, Reverend Cecil Williams. “The enthusiasm, compassion and drive of these young philanthropists will go a long way in bringing hope and inspiration to those who need it most,” added GLIDE Co-founder and Founding President, Janice Mirikitani.

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 August 12-22 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 the San Francisco community. Tickets are $85 for General Admission and $150 for VIP, and are available at http://www.glide.org/legacygalatickets. A VIP ticket includes: a meet-and-greet with GLIDE 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. Last year’s event was a sellout. This event is produced by White Rain Productions. For more information about the GLIDE Legacy Gala, please call (415) 674-6124 or email youngprofessionals [at] glide.org. For more information about GLIDE, please call (415) 674-6000 or visit http://www.glide.org.

Event Sponsors include: Qatalyst Partners, Zendesk, SF Giants, Wharton | San Francisco, SurveyMonkey, Intuit Demandforce, Schoenberg Family Law Group, LivingSocial, Neiman Marcus, McKesson, and First Republic.

About GLIDE
For over 50 years, GLIDE has worked to create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and to break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. Located in the culturally rich Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, GLIDE serves a diverse cross-section of homeless, low-income and disenfranchised clients, providing a wrap-around 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; a resource center for families; free legal services; and access to free primary and psychiatric health care. 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. Please visit us at http://www.glide.org.

About the GLIDE Legacy Committee
The GLIDE Legacy Committee was established in 2009 by a group of young professionals who recognized an opportunity to spread the message and mission of GLIDE to their communities. The Legacy Committee’s goal is to inspire a new generation of Bay Area change-makers to continue GLIDE’s legacy of unconditional love, breaking the cycles of poverty and marginalization.

About Kristi Yamaguchi
Both on and off the ice, Kristi Yamaguchi has been an inspiration to millions of fans around the world for her athletic achievements and continually giving back to the community. As an athlete, artist, author, wife, mother and philanthropist, Kristi embodies the word “champion”. Her motto is "Always Dream," and Kristi's accomplishments prove that dreams can come true with hard work and dedication. Following her victory at the 1992 Winter Olympics, Kristi founded the Always Dream Foundation to support the lives of children through educational and recreational initiatives. For almost 20 years, Kristi has championed the Always Dream Foundation, continuing to inspire children and supporting the local community.

About Chip Conley
The founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Chip Conley began reinventing hotels in San Francisco at age 26. His first — the Tenderloin’s iconic Phoenix Hotel — turned into the 2nd largest boutique hotel brand in America. The author of four books, including PEAK and The New York Times bestseller, EMOTIONAL EQUATIONS, Chip shares his theories on transformation and meaning with audiences around the world. In 2013, he launched Fest300 — connecting his passion for travel, culture, and the world’s best festivals — and he joined Airbnb as Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy where he's teaching his methods to hundreds of thousands of hosts in nearly 200 countries. Chip received his BA and MBA from Stanford University, and holds an honorary doctorate in psychology from Saybrook University. A former longtime board member at GLIDE, he currently serves on the boards of Youth Speaks, Esalen Institute and the Burning Man Project. http://www.chipconley.com.
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