American River Parkway Foundation Summer Solstice Dinner and Auction On June 23, the Summer Solstice Dinner and Auction benefiting the American River Parkway Foundation was held at William B Pond Park.
Center for Fathers and Families Salute to Fatherhood BanquetEvent was held at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, Sacramento on June 14th. Nathaniel “ Gene” Wilson Donald Terry Justin Jay Marzz Marshall Michael Marion Doug Christie
Saint John’s Program Polo For Change FundraiserOn June 2nd, Saint John’s Programs inaugural Polo for Change Event was hosted at Chamberlain Ranch where over 900 people came together for an amazing, fun-filled event, featuring delicious food catered by Plates Café n a shopping promenade, a silent auction, live music, California Cowgirls and CalCrush Clydesdales demonstrations, a fabulous hat competition.
Best of Carmichael Awards Dinner On June 1st, the 2nd annual Best of Carmichael Awards Dinner was held at the Milargo Center, sponsored by Carmichael Chamber of Commerce and Carmichael Times.
City Year Sacramento Ripples of Hope FundraiserOn May 31st, City Year Sacramento “Ripples of Hope” fundraiser was held at the Golden 1 Center. Honorees: Congratulations to Mark Friedman and Marjorie Solomon Friedman for their commitment to the Sacramento community. The City Year AmeriCorps members serve students in seven Sacramento schools using, Whole School, Whole Child model. City Year Sacramento deploys 66 highly skilled AmeriCorps members to serve in seven schools impacting over 4,000 students at Father Keith B. Kenny K-8, Fern Bacon Middle School, Leataata Floyd Elementary, Oak Park Preparatory Academy, Oak Ridge Elementary School, Rosa Parks K-8 School, and Sacramento Charter High School.
Sacramento Tree Foundation Hero AwardsSacramento’s preeminent environmental awards on May 30th at the Natomas Farm Bureau. The awards honor the people and projects that have done great things for our region’s urban forest, and support the programs of the Sacramento Tree Foundation. This annual event hosts 200-300 attendees, including leaders of Sacramento's most influential businesses, national and state elected officials, and tree lovers from around the region.
Powerhouse Science Center Groundbreaking CeremonyMay 31st marks the ground breaking ceremony for the new Powerhouse Science Center at the historic power station on the Sacramento waterfront. Gathered to celebrate the newest addition to the urban core were numerous elected officials, sponsors, architects, board members and community supporters. “With a target opening date in late 2020, Powerhouse Science Center will be a premier institution for informal science education in Sacramento and the Northern California Region. The new Powerhouse will serve as a dynamic regional hub for STEM education with a mission to engage and inspire people of all ages to explore the wonders, possibilities and responsibilities of science through dynamic exhibits and education programs. “ The new Powerhouse will include: · A 50,000 square foot campus that incorporates the 100-year-old Pacific Gas & Electric power plant currently located on the property. · 22,000 feet of exhibition space. · A state-of-the-art, 120-seat, full-dome digital planetarium theater. · Aesthetic improvements to the Robert T. Matsui Waterfront Park. · Iconic grounds on the Sacramento River that will serve as a unique backdrop for corporate and private events.
Salvation Army Annual Community Luncheon honoring Julie and Michael TeelOn May 30th, the annual Spirit of Caring Community Luncheon was held at McClellan Conference Center honoring Julie & Michael Teel, Raley’s
My Sisters House GalaMy Sister's House celebrated its 17th anniversary at the Crest on May 21st with timely performances by civic, corporate and community leaders from throughout the Sacramento region performing songs related to this year's theme, "RISE". Acts included songs from Hamilton, The Greatest Showman, and "Praying" with local me-too advocates. Funds raised support services for domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking victims. The event also honored the following Heroes of Hope including (volunteer hero) Nancy Woo; (law enforcement hero) (Seargent John Sydow, Sac County Sheriff's); and (corporate hero) Dignity Health. My Sister's House is a non-profit which specializes in providing services for Asian /Pacific Islander and other underserved victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes FundraiserOn May 20, WEAVE hosted the 8th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes presented by Western Health Advantage. More than 800 men, women, and children walked the mile to take a stand against domestic and sexual violence. Together with the event sponsors, they raised more than $250,000 to support crisis intervention services in our community. The event debuted a new location at Crocker Park to rave reviews! Event Chairs were Patrick Harbison of PHPR and Jason Poole of Preservation and Company.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2018 Man & Woman CampaignAt the annual Grand Finale Gala held at the Hyatt Regency on May 12th, the winners of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2018 Man & Woman of the Year campaign were announced. Josh Corell of Tri Counties Bank was named Man of the Year, and Drisha Leggitt of Anpac Bio was named Woman of the Year. Four men and four women business leaders were candidates in this year’s fundraising competition. The Greater Sacramento Area Chapter of LLS also had its first ever All Star Candidate, Delbert Stapp of Harv’s Car Wash. All Stars are alums of the campaign that compete on a national level with other All Stars in LLS Chapters across the country. Together the Man and Woman of the Year campaign, which includes the All Star, raised over $450,000 to support blood cancer research, new lifesaving therapies and vital patient services. Man & Woman of the Year is philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States. Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of children who are blood cancer survivors.
JDRF One Party Gala FundraiserOn May 11th the JDRF Northern California Inland Chapter presented ONE Party Gala at the Hyatt Regency, downtown Sacramento honoring Bob Pole, CMO and Partner, Dome. An evening to support JDRF’s mission to create a world without type 1 diabetes.
American Heart Association Go Red for Women Luncheon On May 11th at the Doubletree Hotel, Downtown Sacramento, the annual Go Red for Women Luncheon ,Keynote Speaker, George Fehrenbacher, MCC, FACC, Roseville Cardiology.
California Musical Theatre Broadway Galatheatre in Sacramento for over 67 years at Music Circus and Broadway. Over 400 business and community leaders enjoyed a reception and gourmet dinner; featured performances from Carolee Carmellon, nationally recognized Broadway singer and the CMT Gala Signers. Guests enjoyed dancing to the music of the live band, Hip Service all in an elegant and theatrical atmosphere at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium. The proceeds from this event support performing arts and education experiences for our community.
West Sacramento Annual State of the City AddressOn May 3rd, West Sacramento Mayor, Christopher Cabaldon gave his annual State of the City Address. Community members got the chance to hear first-hand from the Mayor about the achievements West Sacramento has made, and the bright and innovative plans for the future of West Sacramento. In addition to the address; City Councilmembers had the honor of recognizing members of the community for civic leadership in the following categories. Pride: Kim Conley. 2016 team USA Olympic athlete. Progress: Lisandro “Chando” Madrigal. Chando’s Tacos. Prosperity: Jess Milbourn. Devil May Care Ice Cream Service: Fred Bustillos. Emergency Operations Coordinator Community: Alona Jennings, Gina Lujan, and Alan Ware. Code for Hood”
Make-A-Wish Wine & Wishes FundraiserMake-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada held their 31st Anniversary of Wine & Wishes on Saturday, April 28 at the Sacramento Convention Center. This year marks the 35 years of creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. At the event, more than 700 attendees experienced the power of a wish as they granted a wish to a local child on stage.
The Greater Urban League Unity BallOn April 26th, The Greater Sacramento Urban League Unity Ball was held at the Hyatt Regency, celebrating the 50th anniversary. The annual Unity Ball is a special event where community leaders come together to celebrate the Urban League’s accomplishments and impact while raising critical funds to support the important programs that help underserved youth and adults achieve economic self-reliance. GSUL is committed to educate, empower and employ through programs, policies and advocacy. We STAND STRONG for justice and equality.
American Heart Association Sacramento Heart BallThe 28th Annual Heart Ball- Life is Why was held on Saturday, April 21st at the home of the Sacramento Kings- Golden 1 Center! Chaired by Trish Rodriguez of Kaiser Permanente, and Vice-Chaired by John Rinehart of the Sacramento Kings this event is an annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Life is Why is the anthem of the American Heart Association, connecting everyone to its mission that we all have a reason to live a longer, heathier life! The evening included dinner, silent and live auction, dancing and more and honored local CPR survivor 13-year-old Delaney Conway. Unveiled that evening was Sacramento's first CPR Kiosk, sponsored by Clark Pacific. Now members of the community can learn Hands Only CPR at the Golden 1 Center!
Junior League Sacramento 75th Anniversary GalaOn April 7th, the Junior League of Sacramento held the 75th Anniversary Gala at the Croatian American Cultural Center.
The Association of Commercial Real Estate Broker of the Year AwardsOn April 5th at the Hyatt Regency, The Association of Commercial Real Estate (ACRE), held the annual Broker of the Year Awards. The Association of Commercial Real Estate’s Charity Benefit/Broker of the Year Awards originated in 1992. These distinguished awards are presented annually to brokers who have achieved outstanding brokerage results in eight categories: Industrial, Office, Retail, Investments (non-Apartment), Land, Multi-Family, Rookie of the Year, Broker of the Year and Broker’s Choice. The Broker of the Year Award will be presented to the outstanding Broker that year. In addition to recognizing industry high achievers, the Charity Benefit Broker of the Year Awards has given many millions to local charities. This year’s Charity recipient went to 3 Strands Global.
Carmichael Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year Awards DinnerOn March 16th, The Carmichael Chamber of commerce held the 9th Annual Person of the Year Awards Dinner at Arden Hills Club Resort & Spa. Honorees: Taro Arai, Mikuni’s Businessman of the Year Shawna Rivera, Lido Café & Bakery Businesswoman of the Year Dan Kellow, Comerica Bank Young Professional of the Year Barbara Safford Volunteer of the Year Lina Fat, Fat Family Restaurants 2018 Person of the Year
Sacramento Public Library Foundation Authors on The Move FundraiserThe Sacramento Public Library Foundation presented the 16th annual fundraiser Authors on the Move “Read Beyond Your Fears” at the Hyatt Regency on March 10, 2018 This year’s “Authors on the Move“ brought together 40 plus distinguished California authors and their recently published books for an evening of literary delight with featured author and speaker, Sasha Abramsky.
Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch for NonprofitsOn March 8th at the Golden 1 Center, Social Venture Partners (SVP) held the 2018 Fast Pitch event that brought together over 800 individuals from the Greater Sacramento region to elevate 10 nonprofits and their stories. The event and program successfully raised $217,000 in cash and in-kind support for 12 nonprofits in the 2018 Fast Pitch program. The winners of the Fast Pitch competition awards were: The 1st place winner was Ashlie Bryant from 3Strands Global Foundation who won $15,000 The 2nd place winner was Mike Mason from KidsFirst who won $2,000 The 3rd place winner was Licia King from CCHAT Sacramento who won $1,000
Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Salud Business Awards LuncheonOn March 2nd the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held the 2018 Salud Awards Business Luncheon at The Center, Twenty Three Hundred, Sierra Blvd. Salud Award Recipients: Chando’s Tacos, Small Business Entravision, Corporate Partner La Familia Counseling Center, Non-Profit Partner Lisa Kirkland, Young Professional, Dignity Health President Robert Nelsen, Sacramento State, President’s Award
Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber Installation & Awards DinnerOn February 22nd, the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce held their 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Hyatt Regency, downtown Sacramento. Honorees: Mark Friedman, President of Fulcrum Property and 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award to The Matsui Family.
Asian Resources Inc Lunar New Year Celebration Dinner The Lunar New Year Dinner and Awards annual fundraiser was on February 22nd to support ARI's programs and services. Established in 1980, Asian Resources Inc. (ARI), is a nonprofit community-based organization dedicated to empowering disenfranchised communities by assisting them in becoming proactive citizens and achieving self-sufficiency. Awards: May O. Lee Award: Dr. Donna L. Yee Community Partner Award: Basim Elkarra, Board of Trustees, Twin Rivers Community Partner Award: Kevin McCarty, Assembly Member
Sacramento Commercial Real Estate Women of Influence AwardsCongratulations, Sacramento Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) for the Women of Influence dinner and Awards was on February 15th at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria downtown Sacramento to honor dynamic & influential women in the Real Estate community.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento Annual Hammy Awards DinnerOn January 31st, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento hosted the 24TH Annual Hammy Awards Dinner at The Center at Twenty-Three Hundred. The 350 person dinner and awards banquet honored and celebrated the donors, sponsors, volunteers, trade partners, ReStore supporters, and partner families who helped Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter in 2017. During the event, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento also proudly announced their newly named Chief Executive Officer, Leah Miller.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Dinner and Service AwardsThe MLK Celebration hosted its 18th annual event at Sacramento State University More than 500 + elected officials, judges, law enforcement, business leaders, clergy, nonprofits and students attended. Susan Savage, CEO of the Sacramento River Cats received the Robert T. Matsui Community Service Award. The Annual MLK Celebration symbolizes the principles of freedom and unity, and the celebration of diversity that highlighted the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce annual Diner and Business Awards The Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce annual Diner & Business Awards was on January 26 the Hyatt Regency, downtown Sacramento.