The 7th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala—now the most established and well-attended young professional gala in San Francisco—welcomed more than 1,000 guests and honored three luminaries, recognized for their social impact on the SF Community and for their commitment to GLIDE, with the 2016 Legacy Awards.
This year's gala awarded Felicia Horowitz, philanthropist and human rights advocate with the Janice Mirikitani Award; Van Jones, CNN Political Contributor and president & cofounder of Dream Corps with the Reverend Cecil Williams Award (accepted on Jones' behalf by San Francisco Board of Education President Matt Haney); and Sarah Shourd, author, educator, and prisoners' rights advocate with the Community Hero Award.
Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed musical performances from the internationally renowned GLIDE Ensemble and the Change Band, under the musical direction of Clifford Coulter and Vernon Bush, and beats from DJ KingMost. Hosted by the GLIDE Legacy Committee, with Rev. Cecil Williams, Janice Mirikitani and the GLIDE family. Partygoers celebrated one of San Francisco's most beloved and iconic organizations and learned how GLIDE is making an impact.