Filed Under: Eye on the City
- 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
West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards DinnerOn January 17th, the Chamber held the 72nd annual Installation and Awards dinner at the West Sacramento Civic Center and welcome address from outgoing Board Chair, Terry Harvego, and the introduction of the 2019 Incoming Board Chair, Jaclyn Powell. The Chamber Installation and Awards Dinner serves as the largest annual celebration within the West Sacramento business community. This event is a special opportunity to introduce the 2019 Board of Directors and recognize several dynamic and giving leaders in our community.
Sacramento First 5 “Raise UP Sacramento” Reception and AwardsOn January 8, at the Golden One Center, First 5 of Sacramento held “Raise UP Sacramento” and awards. First 5 Sacramento celebrates 20 years of improving the lives of local children and families, including the campaign achievements to reduce the alarming death rate of African-American children who die at twice the rate of other children. First 5 also inspired a movement among local businesses called “Raise Up Sacramento, From Cradle to Career” which encourages innovative approaches to family-friendly workplace. The Sacramento Kings will be honored for their remarkable efforts on behalf of local families enjoying events at the Golden 1 Center. Family-friendly features include a Tot-Lot, a Mamava Breastfeeding Pod (breastfeeding room) and a Sensory Room for people with sensory regulation challenges. Since 1998, First 5 has worked on behalf of children and families across the state, helping them receive the best possible start in life so they can thrive. First 5 Sacramento has an annual budget of $12 million in Prop 10 funding and serves 61,314 children ages 0-5 along with their caregivers. Awardees: Sacramento Kings Thomas Law Group City of Sacramento Councilmember, Eric Guerra Access Dental Health Net Liberty Dental
Urban Land Institute Emerging Trends in Real EstateThe Urban Land Institute Sacramento's annual ULI Emerging Trends program was held on December 12 at the Citizen Hotel, downtown, Sacramento. This event presented an overview on the latest national real estate trends, while also providing valuable local insights specific to the Sacramento market. Emerging Trends in Real Estate is a publication with a 35-year history and one of the most highly-regarded and widely-read trends reports in the real estate industry produced by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and ULI. Following our keynote address by Anita Kramer, ULI’s Senior Vice President, Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, Aaron Marchand moderated a panel with leading Sacramento Real Estate experts to discuss Regional Market and Trends. Panelists included Deana Ellis with Cresleigh Homes, Jim Gray, with Kidder Matthews, Amy Lerseth with Buzz Oates Real Estate and Rick Martinez, CBRE.
Sacramento Hispanic Chamber Latina Estrella Luncheon and AwardsOn Tuesday, December 11th, the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted the 4th Annual Latina Estrella Awards. The event recognizes exceptional leaders in our region. This year, City of Sacramento Councilwoman Angelique Ashby was the guest speaker. Four awards were given: Karina Talamantes, Rising Estrella, Ramona Landeros, Champion Estrella, Clarissa Laguardia, Inspiration Estrella, and Carolina Rojas-Gore, Legacy Estrella. The sold-out event held at the Dante Club celebrated the contributions and accomplishments of these phenomenal women that makes them all Estrellas!
Sacramento Junior League Poinsettia Luncheon and Fashion ShowOn November 28, the Sacramento Junior League held the Grand Finale Poinsettia Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Doubletree Hotel. The Junior League of Sacramento, Inc is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Hope Cooperative Stand Up Sacramento Comedy Showcase And FundraiserOn November 28, the 6th annual Stand Up Sacramento Comedy Showcase and fundraiser was held at the Crest Theatre, downtown Sacramento. Hope Cooperative (formerly TLCS, Inc.) is overwhelmed with gratitude to the Sacramento community. They came out in force to support the most vulnerable among us, people with serious mental illness, many of whom are experiencing homelessness. With the unveiling of their new name, they also launched an inaugural “Carrier of Hope” Award presented to none other than Mayor Darrell Steinberg, for his leadership and commitment to support programs that help mentally ill, homeless folks in the region. The evening was capped off with an announcement that Hope Cooperative (formerly TLCS, Inc.) was awarded the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders $200,000 award for 2019. Thank you to all who came out to support their critical services and programs.