Philanthropic Fun: 7th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala in SF

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I am way too excited to be attending the 7th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala at San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom this Saturday, August 13. Each year, GLIDE brings together Bay Area young professionals and philanthropists to celebrate the year’s most accomplished entrepreneurs.

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About GLIDE

GLIDE, a non-profit org located in SF’s Tenderloin, works to serve the homeless, low-income, and disenfranchised by providing helpful programs such as free meals, HIV/Hep C testing and counseling, assisted living, domestic violence counseling and abatement, substance abuse recovery, and even childcare and youth educational programs.

This year, GLIDE recognizes three unique individuals who’ve contributed to breaking social marginalization barriers throughout our Bay Area community.

Van Jones

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Van Jones is the President and Co-Founder of Dream Corps, which promotes initiatives that “close prison doors and open doors of opportunity.” Current initiatives include #cut50, decreasing the current prison population; #YesWeCode, assisting under-privileged men and women in finding work in the tech industry; and #GreenForAll, which works to take money from the big market polluters and put it into the hands of those who need it most.

Sarah Shourd

Sarah ShourdSarah Shourd is an author and prison rights advocate. After being held in solitary confinement for 410 days in 2009 – 2010 under the Iranian government, she now writes, speaks, and advocates against the use of prolonged solitary confinement in the U.S. You can read her story in The Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran.

Felicia Horowitz

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Felicia Horowitz, the 2016 Janice Mirikitani Legacy Award recipient, is a human rights advocate dedicated to LGBTQ rights, food justice, harm reduction, and violence prevention. She’s worked with marginalized communities all over the world and seeks to unite people through tech, community, and culture.

But ‘Why So Serious…?’

Yes, these philanthropists may be working to cure very serious social justice issues, but remember this is a celebration of their achievements thus far and encouragement for future movements. The event will also feature live music, DJs, and dancing.

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And luckily for foodies like me, there’s a whole host of local vendors to provide tasty treats and winning drinks:

Cityscape

KC Catering

25 Lusk

Aventine

Cumaica Coffee

Judy’s Breadsticks

Limon

PF Chang’s

Semifreddi’s Bakery

Woodhouse Fish

Barefoot Wine

Epidemic Ales

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Want to hang out with some of the Bay Area’s most innovative minds and hearts? There are still tickets available for both general admission and VIP access until August 13.

Can’t make it to the event, but want to contribute to a good cause? The GLIDE Legacy Committee will host an online fundraiser. Visit ebay.com/glidesf to bid on music, food, travel, sports, and lifestyle experiences.

Learn more about GLIDE, its work, team members, and celebrated philanthropists at www.GLIDE.org. The event is produced by White Rain Productions. Direct questions can be addressed by calling (415) 674-6060 or emailing youngprofessionals@glide.org.

Hope to see you there… Cheers!

Stacy Briscoe

I am a self-proclaimed book-nerd, gym-bum, home-chef, and wannabe wine snob. I first began cooking and baking for health reasons and to accompany my fitness lifestyle. I found the more I knew about what I was putting in my body the more healthy choices I would make. Researching recipes, experimenting in the kitchen, and playing with different flavor profiles, I learned that I have a very strong palate and a personal passion for making — and eating! — tasty food. When it comes to dining out, I love eating at local, hidden treasures with menus that challenge my mouth and my mind — and there’s no shortage of those in the SF Bay Area. Then there’s the wine. I have an insatiable curiosity about wine — from grape to glass, a wine’s life is so complex. It must be the book-nerd in me (or my BA in English Literature) that sips and savors to discover a wine’s story: when I can taste the scenery where the grapes grew, breathe in the character developed from the wine-making process, I truly feel I am reading that story. Of course, I believe stories are meant to be shared, and what better way to share the life of a wine than with a companionate meal. With so many recipes to create, wine to discover, and an abundance of local produce and cuisine, I finally started my own food blog BriscoeBites. It’s in the fix-it stage, so until then you can follow my foodie adventures on Twitter and see what I’m cooking up on Instagram. Cin-Cin and Cheers!

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