The Eighth Annual Glide Legacy Gala, on Saturday, August 5th, will bring young Bay Area professionals and philanthropists together for a formal, festive and celebratory night to support Glide and its programs and to honor Glide's tradition of love, leadership and community. The gala's new location at the San Francisco Design Center (101 Henry Adams Street) will be the backdrop for an evening filled with dancing, music, food, drinks and awards.
Glide cofounders Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani (center) at Glide's Legacy Gala in 2015.(Courtesy of Glide)
Hosted by the Glide Legacy Committee, the evening will feature musical performances and honor three luminaries for their social impact in the Bay Area and global communities and their commitment to making the world a better, freer and more equitable place for all. This year's gala will honor three notable leaders with the following awards: the Janice Mirikitani Award will go to Shiza Shahid, cofounder of the Malala Fund and Founding GP NOW Ventures; the Reverend Cecil Williams Award will go to Shaka Senghor, prison reform activist and New York Times bestselling author; and the Community Hero Award will go to Greg Kloehn, artist and tiny-house builder for formerly homeless people.
The internationally renowned Glide Ensemble and The Change Band will entertain the more than 1,000 guests, while the beats by DJ KingMost will keep the groove going. Drinks and delicious hors d'oeuvres will be provided by San Francisco's hottest spots, including: BaoDown GastroBar, Bob's Steak & Chop House, The Brixton, Casa Sanchez, Farallon, Mourad, Pa'ina Restaurant & Lounge, Taverna Aventine, Twenty Five Lusk, and Woodhouse Fish Co. Exclusive libations from Lagunitas, Skyy Vodka, Wild Turkey Bourbon, Espolon Tequila and many more!
The Glide Legacy Gala raises funds for Glide so that they can continue to provide innovative and comprehensive services to the poor and marginalized in San Francisco. Tickets are $90 for General Admission and $160 for VIP, and are available at Eventbrite. VIP tickets include a meet-and-greet with Glide cofounders Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, one-hour early entry at 7pm, special access to VIP areas, and premium access to specialty cocktails and small bites. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit Eventbrite.