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.
The Broadway Gala on May 7, benefitted California Musical Theatre’s performing arts education and Music Circus productions. Over 450 business and community leaders attended the gala at the historic Sacramento Memorial Auditorium.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2016 Students of the Year Finale took place at Niello Mini with more than 200 people attending. The total campaign included 10 student pairs, representing eight local high schools and more than $260,000 was raised for LLS.
The Sacramento Economic Forum was held at the Sacramento Convention Center on May 13, 2016 and featured a keynote address by Sacramento native and President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Dr. John C. Williams. The event also featured a panel discussion focused on the economic challenges, opportunities and trends impacting and influencing the Sacramento region.
To celebrate with our clients and friends who in no small way have been part of our success, Comstock’s held a VIP Customer Appreciation on night on May 18, 2016.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento’s 3rd Annual Hard Hats and High Heels Gala was held on April 21 at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center. The night included food, drink and a live auction to support building homes for families in need int he Sacramento and Yolo communities.
The Construction Financial Management Association held its 5th annual dinner and awards at Arden Hills Club and Spa on April 21.
The 29th Annual Wine and Food Fest, benefiting Make-A-Wish, hosted more than 1,200 guests at the Sacramento Convention Center on April 23. More than 100 restaurants, wineries breweries and other fine spirit establishments provided tastings.
On April 23, 950 men participated in WEAVE’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event raising awareness and more than $315,000 to support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking.