San Francisco's young professionals flocked in their suits and gowns to the W Hotel this past Saturday to party for a good cause at the 2013 San Francisco Social! 550+ attendees proved that age is just a number - a very big number. Together they raised more than $75K for local homeless children at Larkin Street Youth Services.
About.com summed it up pretty perfectly in their pre-event coverage: "Twenty-somethings in San Francisco are often thought of as smug and self-absorbed. But every winter since 2007, a ballroom full of them parties in San Francisco for a reason." It's astonishing what a group of young people can do when they rally together and combine their resources.
The San Francisco Social board and committee work year-round to plan a powerful event that lasts all of eight hours. Gaining the respect and support of companies like SoulCycle, Benefit Cosmetics, Rent the Runway, and W Hotels Worldwide, the 24 board and committee members take it upon themselves to introduce their peers to local non-profits in hopes of spreading the philanthropic bug.
Board: Founder Anderson Pugash, Chair Kelly Boynton, Pamela Ambler, Bill Barnes, Danielle Bersen, Jordan Hudson, Mike Kaney, Mat Mullen, Hannah Schmunk, Starr Rey, and Kenly Walker. Committee: Hayley Besecker, Amanda Coffee, Annie Danielson, Ben Flajnik, Colleen Garrett, Madison Ginnett, Mark Gudaitis, Brianna Haag, Nick Hudson, Jack Herr, Kaitlyn Landers, Sloane Lehman, and Erik Noland.
Main Event Venue: W Hotel
Flowers: Michael Daigian Designs
Photographer: Larry Wong Photography
Photobooth: Snap Fiesta
Dance Performaces: EPIC Entertainment