Sacramento’s 1st Inaugural Stars Installation and Ceremony was on August 31 on L and 18th streets. The Sacramento Walk of Stars honors national and worldwide accomplishments made by those who call or once called the Sacramento region home. The 2016 Walk of Stars Inductees are: Debbie Meyer, Gregory Kondos, LeVar Burton, Dr. Ernie Bodai and Timothy B. Schmit.
Art With A Heart was held on August 24 at the Sierra 2 Center, featuring local artists. Organized by My Sister’s House, Art With A Heart raised donations for services to Asian and Pacific Islander and other underserved women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking by providing a culturally-appropriate safe haven, job training and community services.
The Sacramento chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance welcomed San Francisco 49ers legend and Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young as the keynote speaker during the 2016 Jeans and Jerseys Youth Sports Awards on August 30 at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento.
BBQ in the Vineyards is the region’s signature political event for networking. Many business, community, civic and elected leaders attended the outdoor event at The Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg on Aug. 18. The BBQ had more than 750 attendees from the Sacramento building industry including dozens of local elected officials.
At the RECON Nexus Mixer on July 28, regional executives and professionals in the commercial real estate, architecture, engineering and construction industries met for a bi-monthly industry mixer at Blue Prynt Restaurant & Bar in downtown Sacramento.
Make-A-Wish of North California granted 6-year-old Ethan Dean’s wish to be a garbage man for a day, on July 26. Ethan, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at only 3 weeks old, got to ride through downtown in a Waste Management Truck and pick up trash at different locations in downtown Sacramento, ending with a with final stop at the State Capitol.
The Sacramento Tree Foundation held the Tree Heroes Awards Dinner on June 1 at the Farm Bureau in Natomas, featuring a live auction and dinner. The dinner, held beneath the heritage 300 year old native oak grove at the California Farm Bureau, celebrates those in the community working toward clean air, healthy communities and economic prosperity through the promotion of a healthy urban forest.
The annual Wind Youth Services Summer Soirée fundraiser was on July 22 at the home of Scott Gregory. The Wind Youth Center provides programs, tools and resources to homeless teens in the Sacramento area. All proceeds from the event were matched by Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
The Center for Fathers and Families recently held their 14th annual Salute to Fatherhood banquet. Guests were invited to hear an interview of Sacramento’s hometown hero, Anthony Sadler, Jr. and his father, the Reverend Anthony R. Sadler. The banquet raised $100,000 to support CFF’s programs and services.
The American River Parkway Foundation’s Summer Solstice Dinner and Auction was held on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at William B. Pond Recreation Area in Carmichael. More than 250 guests helped raise $97,000 to support the Parkway Foundation in caring for Sacramento’s greatest natural asset, the American River Parkway.
Metro Edge Executive Insight, held on June 17 at the Sutter Club in downtown Sacramento, again brought together the region’s most influential executives. Guest speakers such as Chris Granger, president of the Sacramento Kings and John Hodgson, founder and president of The Hodgson Company shared what it takes to be successful and great leader.
On June 11, more than 500 guests attended the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Grand Finale Gala at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. Jeff Anderson of Coldwell Banker and Nolana Mymka Daoust of Kaiser Permanente won the titles of Man & Woman of the Year for 2016 and more than $455,000 was raised for cancer research and patient services.
The 2016 Pride Awards took place on Capitol Mall, the same place where Sacramento Pride holds its festival. VIPs and guests enjoyed a reception at the Wells Fargo building with a hosted bar and appetizers by Il Fornaio, a live auction by David Sobon Auctions & Events, and food by Empress Tavern and Mother restaurants.
The 10th Annual Cheers for Children Fundraiser Event, benefiting Junior Achievement of Sacramento, hosted over 150 guests at the private Residence of VIP CEO Jonna Ward in Granite Bay on June 10th. The night included fabulous food & libations by Russell Okubo, a live auction by David Sobon, a bourbon experience hosted by the Bourbon Babes and a VIP Cigar Lounge. Due to the generosity of the various members of the community, Junior Achievement was able to raise $75k to spread JA programs to even more local K-12 grade classrooms.
Jaguar Sacramento was thrilled to host the regional debut of the all-new Jaguar XE and F-Pace at the stunning Mather Aviation airplane hangar. Guests dined on a variety British-inspired small bites while taking a closer peek at the first vehicles to be identified as the New Generation of Jaguar.
In light of the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando, Florida, a local community coalition including The Sacramento LGBT Community Center, Latino Center of Art and Culture, Team Darrell Steinberg, The California Endowment and others led a public art project on Sunday, June 19 as a symbol of solidarity with the LGBTQ community. The art project repurposed campaign yard signs from the recent California primary election by painting over them with the message “Pride over Prejudice.”
The 25th Annual Feast in the Streets was held on May 25th at 15 and C streets in downtown Sacramento, across from the Francis House Center. All proceeds went to Francis House Center, working to assist those in the community struggling with homelessness.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento held their 20th anniversary Broke Ball and fundraiser, with the theme “Denim & Diamonds,” on May 6 at the Lemon Hill Boys and Girls Club location. The evening included a special tribute to Fred Teichert and the Teichert Foundation.
NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Sacramento Valley Chapter, held their Person of the Year Award and Dinner in downtown Sacramento, on May 11, 2016. The night honored Kevin Ramos, Buzz Oates’ Chief Investment Officer, with a VIP reception, staging and dinner outside on the mall.
City Year Sacramento’s annual Ripples of Hope event was held May 19 at the California Museum in downtown Sacramento. More than $300,000 was raised to help City Year students through sponsorships and an auction held that evening.