BERC Sustainable Business Awards and ExpoThe 2018 Sustainable Business Awards and Expo was a success! The guest speakers, Congresswoman Doris Matsui and Aran Rush, VP of Operations, Golden One Center. 2018 award recipients: - Energy Conservation: @Datacate, Inc. - Green Building: @Clark Pacific - Pollution Prevention: @Roxy Restaurant and Bar - Solid Waste Reduction: @Gutterglove, Inc. - Transportation & Air Quality: @Taylor’s Market and Kitchen - Water Conservation: @Veg Café BERC honored and recognized the top environmentally proactive Sacramento area businesses whose work practices demonstrate an outstanding commitment to enhancing sustainability!
Habitat for Humanity Hard Hats and High Heels Gala and FundraiserOn September 14th the annual Hard Hats and High Heels with theme of this year’s Gala “#BuildLouder” – the event was at the State Capitol grounds to build funds and awareness to help Habitat combat the current housing crisis in our community, as well as generating greater advocacy awareness for the Prop 1 campaign which is a $4 billion bond measure for Veterans and Affordable Housing which is on the CA ballot this November. This is the first ever charity Gala ever to be held on the grounds of the State Capitol
Sacramento Asian Peace Officer Association Service Award BanquetThe Sacramento Asian Peace Officers Association held the 25th annual Community Service Awards Banquet and fundraiser at Happy Garden Seafood Restaurant on August 31st. Portions of the proceeds will benefit the Asian Peace Officers Associations Youth Outreach Programs, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento and other community enrichment programs. Honorees: Mahmud Sharif, founder and owner of Sharif Jewelers, Community Service Award Harvey Woo, Lieutenant, California State University Sacramento Police Department, received the Kinya Noguchi Award.
Africa Hope Fund SAFARI ON THE RIVER Safari Fundraiser in Sacramento
Sacramento Region Business Association Annual BBQ and FundraiserOn August 24.Sacramento Region Business Association held the BBQ this year at the Fountain Square Community Center in Citrus Heights. This popular event with business’s, community, civic and elected leaders joined the event that featured food, beer, wine, silent and live auction. The Sacramento Region Business Association is the region’s leading champion for economic growth and job creation. As the broad-based representative of the business community and the catalyzing voice of multiple vertically aligned trade associations – Region Builders, Region Restaurants, Region Technology, and Region Finance – we are uniquely positioned in our ability to advance economic growth for key industry sectors that strategically benefit the entire region. Every major successful economic initiative in our region over the last five years has been spearheaded by Region Business
CAPITAL CelebrASIAN Dinner Honors Mona PasquilThe Council of Asian Pacific Islanders Together for Advocacy & Leadership (CAPITAL) celebrated their 6th Annual CelebrASIAN Dinner on Aug 23, 2018 with award recipient, Mona Pasquil, for her outstanding services to the API Community who serves as Appointments Secretary in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and is responsible for helping the Governor build his administration by recruiting top candidates to serve the state.
Old Sacramento Waterfront New Brand Identity and Logo UnveilingOld Sacramento property owners and merchants alongside representatives from the City of Sacramento, California State Parks, Visit Sacramento, Downtown Sacramento Partnership and others, held the unveiling of Old Sacramento’s exciting new brand identity and Logo on, August 22, 2018. “Inspired by the trailblazing spirit that launched our city, Old Sacramento’s new brand marks a significant evolution of its brand positioning and visual identity. Designed to reconnect Sacramento with the waterfront, and the historic district encompassing the 28 acres surrounding it, the logo was revealed during remarks by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Vice Mayor Steve Hansen, Old Sacramento property owner, Terry Harvego of Harvego Enterprises, and California State Railroad Museum Foundation CEO, Cheryl Marcell. “
Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes at the State CapitolOn Aug 18, Make-A-Wish hosted their 19th annual Walk For Wishes event at the State Capitol. More than 800 wish families, volunteers, and supporters came out dressed as superheroes to walk to walk the 1 or 3-mile route in support of the mission: to create life-changing wishes for children battling critical illnesses. Thanks to the support of our local community, all funds raised at the Walk are going to grant wishes of children in our community.
Neighbor Works Annual Art, Wine & Food Classic FundraiserOn August 18th, Neighbor Works Annual Art, Wine & Food Classic Fundraiser was held at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria. Founded by a small group of residents who wanted to improve their distressed neighborhood, Sacramento Neighborhood Housing Services was created in 1987. Now doing business as NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center Sacramento Region (NeighborWorks® Sacramento), the organization has changed and grown, but the heart of its mission remains the same. Initially, Sacramento Neighborhood Housing Services served just four neighborhoods in Sacramento. Today, NeighborWorks® Sacramento serves an 11-county region from two offices, and its program offerings include a full range of services to assist potential and current homeowners. The mission is to “provide opportunities for successful homeownership and strong communities through quality education, affordable lending, supportive partnership and dedicated leadership.”
Bounty and Beast Restaurant Kickoff Party in Midtown SacramentoBounty and Beast Restaurant VIP kickoff was on July 28th at the newest midtown venue on R & 17th Street at the end of the Ice Blocks Development. Congratulations to the co-owner Michel Hargis and Executive Chef Brock Macdonald and Pastry chef Edward Martinez.
WIND Youth Services Summer Soiree and FundraiserWind Youth Services’ Summer Soiree was celebrated at the new Wind Youth Center at 815 S Street on Friday, July 27th. The fun evening of local food and drink was emceed by Rob Stewart of KVIE’s Rob on the Road. Wind Youth Services provides supportive services and opportunities to youth experiencing homelessness. It is estimated that on any given night in Sacramento, there are 250 homeless youth on the streets. Wind Youth Services aims to end the cycle of youth homelessness. The new Wind Youth Center will offer wrap around services for youth; it is here they can enter one front door and access case management, crisis counseling, a warm meal, clothes, respite and a hot shower. SMUD presented Wind a check for $100,000 as the largest grantee of the inaugural SMUD Shine Awards. The money from SMUD will fund the restrooms, solar and showers at the Wind Youth Center.
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.