The Eighth Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala on Saturday, August 5th, will bring young Bay Area professionals and philanthropists together for a formal, festive and celebratory night in support of GLIDE and its programs and to honor GLIDE’s tradition of love, leadership and community. The Gala’s new location at the San Francisco Design Center (101 Henry Adams Street) will be the backdrop for an evening filled with dancing, music, food, drinks and awards.
Hosted by the GLIDE Legacy Committee, the evening will feature musical performances and honor three luminaries for their social impact in the Bay Area and global communities and their commitment to making the world a better, freer and more equitable place for all. This year’s Gala will honor three notable leaders with the following awards: the Janice Mirikitani Award will go to Shiza Shahid, co-founder of the Malala Fund and Founding GP NOW Ventures; the Reverend Cecil Williams Award will go to Shaka Senghor, prison reform activist and New York Times bestselling author; and the Community Hero Award will go to Greg Kloehn, artist and tiny-house builder for formerly homeless people.
The internationally renowned GLIDE Ensemble and The Change Band will entertain the more than 1,000 guests, while the beats by DJ KingMost will keep the groove going. Drinks and delicious hors d'oeuvres will be provided by San Francisco's hottest spots, including: BaoDown GastroBar, Bob's Steak & Chop House, The Brixton, Casa Sanchez, Farallon, Mourad, Pa'ina Restaurant & Lounge, Taverna Aventine, Twenty Five Lusk, and Woodhouse Fish Co. Exclusive libations from Lagunitas, SKYY Vodka, Wild Turkey Bourbon, Espolon Tequila and many more!
“It is heartwarming to see these young philanthropists giving back to their community and helping those that have been marginalized by society,” said GLIDE’s Co-Founder and Minister of Liberation, Reverend Cecil Williams. “We are thrilled to see these young people embody GLIDE’s commitment to social change and unconditional love,” said GLIDE Co-Founder Janice Mirikitani.
In addition, the GLIDE Legacy Committee will host an online auction fundraiser on eBay featuring a variety of unique items that offer the ultimate in music, food, travel, sports and lifestyle experiences from San Francisco to New York. The auction will run August 1st-5th and can be found at ebay.com/glidesf.
The GLIDE Legacy Gala raises funds for programs of the GLIDE Foundation so that GLIDE can continue to provide innovative and comprehensive services to the poor and marginalized in San Francisco. Tickets are $90 for General Admission and $160 for VIP, and are available at Eventbrite. A VIP ticket includes a meet-and-greet with GLIDE co-founders Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, one-hour early entry from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, special access to VIP areas, and premium access to specialty cocktails and small bites. Last year’s event was a sellout. This event is produced by White Rain Productions. For more information about the Legacy Gala, please call (415) 674-6060 or email youngprofessionals [at] glide.org
Past honorees have included Jeremy Affeldt, Renel Brooks Moon, Chip Conley, Vernon Davis, Dave Eggers, Chris Gardner, Attorney General (now U.S. Senator) Kamala Harris, Chinaka Hodge, Felicia Horowitz, Van Jones, Ronnie Lott, Doniece Sandoval, Sarah Shourd, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Andres Torres, and Kristi Yamaguchi.
Event Sponsors include A.T. Kearney, Laguna House, Plant Construction, Ubisoft, RepairPal, and 7x7with more to be announced.
For more than fifty years, GLIDE has worked to create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. Located in the culturally rich Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, GLIDE serves a diverse cross-section of homeless, low-income and disenfranchised individuals and families, providing a holistic set of programs that includes free meals; HIV/Hep C testing and counseling; housing assistance; domestic violence counseling and abatement; substance use recovery; licensed childcare; afterschool and summer programs for youth; a resource center for families; free legal services; and access to free primary and behavioral health care. GLIDE has founded and sustained visionary programming and achieved tangible results for tens of thousands of people on the margins, and remains a life-changing gateway to comprehensive care that embraces every individual with dignity and respect. For additional information, visit GLIDE.org.
About the GLIDE Legacy Committee
The GLIDE Legacy Committee was established in 2009 by a group of young professionals who recognized an opportunity to spread the message and mission of GLIDE to their communities. The Legacy Committee’s goal is to inspire a new generation of Bay Area change-makers to continue GLIDE’s legacy of unconditional love, and breaking the cycles of poverty and marginalization.
Eight Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala
An evening to benefit GLIDE’s programs and honor change-makers who embody GLIDE’s values.
Featuring musical entertainment by the inspirational GLIDE Ensemble and The Change Band, and the groove-setting DJ KingMost, a hosted bar, and hors d’oeuvres from some of San Francisco’s finest restaurants.
The San Francisco Design Center
101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco, 94103
Saturday, August 5, 2017
8:00 pm to midnight, VIP entry 7:00–8:00 pm
Hosted by: The GLIDE Legacy Committee
GLIDE Co-Founder and Minister of Liberation Reverend Cecil Williams
GLIDE Co-Founder Janice Mirikitani
Janice Mirikitani Award recipient Shiza Shahid, co-founder of the Malala Fund and Founding GP NOW Ventures
Reverend Cecil Williams Award recipient Shaka Senghor, prison reform activist and New York Times bestselling author
Community Hero Award recipient Greg Kloehn, artist and tiny-house builder for formerly homeless people
Entertainment from the GLIDE Ensemble and The Change Band and DJ KingMost
General Admission Ticket: $90, includes access to reception, dancing and concert with hosted bar and
bites provided by local restaurants.
VIP Ticket: $160 includes a meet-and-greet with GLIDE co-founders Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, one-hour early entry from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, special access to VIP areas, and premium access to specialty cocktails and small bites.
Tickets available at Eventbrite
For more information about the Legacy Gala, please call (415) 674-6060 or email youngprofessionals [at] glide.org
About Shaka Senghor
Shaka Senghor is a leading voice in criminal justice reform, a Senior Fellow with The Dream Corps, and President/Creative Director of Mind Blown Media. His memoir, Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison, was released in March 2016 and debuted on The New York Times Bestseller List as well as The Washington Post Best Seller List. An unforgettable tale of forgiveness and second chances, Writing My Wrongs reminds us that our worst deeds don't define who we are or what we can contribute to the world. Shaka’s story has inspired thousands and serves as a powerful testament to the power of hope, compassion and unconditional love.
Shaka is a former 2013 MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, and a former Fellow in the inaugural class of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Community Leadership Network. He has taught at the University of Michigan and shares his story of redemption around the world. Shaka’s TED Talk, which he delivered at TED’s 30th Anniversary Conference, received a standing ovation and has been viewed more than 1.3 million times; TED later featured his talk in its “Year in Ideas” roundup, a collection of the most powerful TED Talks of 2014.
Shaka is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2012 Black Male Engagement (BMe) Leadership Award, the 2015 Manchester University Innovator of the Year Award, the 2016 Ford Man of Courage Award, and the 2016 NAACP Great Expectations Award. He was recently recognized by OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network) as a “Soul Igniter” in the inaugural class of the SuperSoul 100, a dynamic group of trailblazers whose vision and life’s work are bringing a higher level of consciousness to the world around them and encouraging others to do the same. Shaka is a 2016 Ebony Magazine Power 100 Honoree for his leadership and positive impact on the black community. He is also the 2017 recipient of GLIDE’s Rev. Cecil Williams Legacy Award.
Shaka has been a guest on CNN, CBS This Morning, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Good Day New York, NewsOne Now with Roland Martin, and C-SPAN’s After Words. He has also been a guest on numerous radio programs, including All Things Considered, The Lenny Lopate Show, The Maggie Linton Show, and Power 105.1 with Angie Martinez.
About Greg Kloehn
Greg Kloehn is an artist and tiny-house builder in Oakland, California and founder of Homeless Homes Project whose goal is to bring together imaginative people and discarded materials to make sturdy, innovative, mobile shelters for the homeless. Kloehn uses found materials, including illegally dumped items, to build unique structures at a cost of less than $100. The houses are typically just over three feet wide and several yards long, and include doors and windows, and small wheels for mobility. Kloehn has given away many of the houses to formerly homeless persons.
About Shiza Shahid
Shiza Shahid is a social entrepreneur, television personality, speaker and women’s rights advocate. She is passionate about leveraging philanthropy, venture capital, technology and the media to drive scalable social impact.
Shiza co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and Ziauddin Yousafzai, and led the organization as founding CEO. She is now focused on supporting startups, innovators and entrepreneurs, particularly women, who are creating positive global impact. She is the founder of The Collective, a global community of influential entrepreneurs, investors, artists, business leaders, human rights advocates and thought-leaders united by a desire to collaborate and improve the world.
She is the host of the new MSNBC show ASPIREist, which is focused on covering social issues around the world.
Shiza grew up in Pakistan as a vocal advocate for social change. She graduated from Stanford University with University Distinction. She was a business analyst with McKinsey & Company. She is also a graduate of Singularity University where she studied how to apply technology towards the goal of solving gender inequities.
Shiza has received many awards for her work including Times 30 under 30 World Changer, Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur, WEF Global Agenda Council, Tribeca Institute Disruptive Innovator. She has been featured in multiple publications including Forbes, Fast Company, Elle, Glamour, Town & Country, The Edit, CNN, ABC, Al Jazeera, MSNBC and others.
Shiza is a prominent speaker on social impact and innovation, and women’s entrepreneurship. She speaks frequently at major international convenings including Aspen Ideas Fest, Milken Global Institute, Forbes Women, Fortune MPW and more.