For over four decades, GLIDE has been there to help our brothers and sisters overcome their struggles and celebrate life! Today more than ever, we are there to meet those needs.

On Thursday, December 2, 2010 at the San Francisco Warfield Theatre, we celebrated the Glide Annual Holiday Festival, our largest gala fundraiser and a time for us to come together.

Co-hosted by Richard C. Blum, Janice Mirikitani, California First Lady Maria Shriver, Cecil Williams and Robin Williams, our theme was Bringing Down the House with joy and laughter – to benefit Glide’s programs to feed the hungry with hope, humanity, humor…and fried chicken.  This year's event, was filled with fun and adventure from a surprise cast of characters including live entertainment from comedians Robin Williams, W. Kamau Bell, Selene Luna and Johnny Steele, and the Glide Ensemble and Change Band.


View photos from the event on our Facebook page.



$65 Balcony Seat | $100 Central Lower Balcony Seat | $250 Upper Loge Seat

Available through Ticketmaster and at the Warfield Theatre Box Office. Groups planning to sit together should purchase tickets at the same time.


$500 VIP Seat

Available by contacting us at 415.674.6117 or

Honorary Co-Chairs

Richard C. Blum • Janice Mirikitani • California First Lady Maria Shriver • Cecil Williams • Robin Williams


Honorary Host Committee

Amelia Ashley-Ward • Pam and Larry Baer • Susan K. Barnes and Guy L. Tribble • Richard and Kim Lam Beleson

Ron and Ellie Berman • Senator Barbara Boxer • Renel Brooks-Moon and Tommie L. Moon • Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr.

The Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr. • Ann Moeller Caen • Anni Chung • Kate Clinton • John Philip Coghlan and Tina Vindum

Kenneth Cole and Maria Cuomo Cole • Paula and Chuck Collins • Elizabeth Colton • Chip Conley • Brian Copeland

Charles Cordes • Belva Davis and William Moore • Lloyd H. Dean • Kathleen Dracup • Yongping Duan and Xin Liu

Supervisor Bevan Dufty • Will and Debi Durst • Dave Eggers • Amy J. Errett and Clare E. Albanese

Senator Dianne Feinstein • Robert and Michelle Friend • David Gockley • Rev. Dr. Donald and Brenda Guest

District Attorney Kamala D. Harris • Chief Joanne Hayes-White, SFFD • Nancy Hom

Ambassador James C. Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen • Sean and Jennifer Jeffries • Judi and Buz Kanter

Phyllis Kaplan and Michael Ballingall • Jeannine Kay and Michael Rugen • Man J. Kim • Alonzo King • Sydnie Kohara

Barbara Lee, Member of Congress • Graham Leggat • Coltrane and Christopher Lord

Susan Lowenberg and Joyce Newstat • devorah major • Beckie Masaki • Nancy Milliken, M.D. • Jeff and Sandy Mori

Mayor Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel-Newsom • Rev. Dr. Karen Oliveto and Ms. Robin Ridenour • Angela L. Padilla

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi • Paul Pelosi • Cheryl Polk • Craig and Maja Ramsey • Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock

Wade Rose • Bill Santiago • Carrie Schwab Pomerantz • Richard Schiller • Irene S. Scully • Charlotte and George Shultz

Mimi Silbert • Congresswoman Jackie Speier • Danielle Steel • Don Tamaki • Tad and Dianne Taube • Paula Todd

Michael and Nancy Torres • Jerry and Karin Vallery • Suzanne Whang • Michael E. Willis • Diane B. Wilsey • Anne Wilson

Brenda Wright


Executive Leadership of GLIDE

Cecil Williams, Founder, 1963* • Janice Mirikitani, Founding President

Rita Shimmin, Co-Executive Director • Kristen G. Yamamoto, Co-Executive Director

Donald Guest, Pastor • Karen Oliveto, Pastor

  *GLIDE was established by Lizzie Glide in 1929


A Very Special Thanks

Restaurant Donors
1300 on Fillmore • Aidells Sausage Company • Annabelle's Bar & Bistro • Anthony's Cookies • Bay Bread

Cabot Creamery • Casa Sanchez  • Chenery Park Restaurant • Diamond Foods, Inc

Double Rainbow Gourmet Ice Cream • Eureka Restaurant and Lounge • First Crush Restaurant, Wine Bar & Lounge

GLIDE Daily Free Meals Program & Mo's Kitchen • Grand Café • GreenLeaf Produce Company • Hilton San Francisco

John's Grill • Judy's Breadsticks • La Mar Cebichería Peruana • La Tempesta Bakery • Marin French Cheese

Oola Restaurant & Bar • Seasonal Elegance Culinary Service • Sukhi's Gourmet Indian Foods • The Chocolate Traveler

Beverage Donors
Best Beverage Company • Chamisol Vineyards • Hansen's Natural Soda • The Hogue Cellars • Jackson Family Wines

Lagunitas IPA • Martha & Bros. Coffee Company  • Pine Ridge Vineyards • Purity.Organic Fruit & Juices


Special Thanks

1300 on Fillmore • Bob Ayres • Renel Brooks-Moon & Tommy Moon • The Change Band • The Galivant Group

The GLIDE Ensemble • GLIDE Staff • The GLIDE Volunteer Program • The GLIDE Youth Choir • JC Decaux

Kathleen Gross, Studios of Kathleen Gross • Ron Halbert • Greg Klamm, The National Print Group

Denise Lamott, Denise Lamott Public Relations • Alain McLaughlin

Bruce McKinney, Carl Mosely and the GLIDE Daily Free Meals Program Staff • Jean B. Tsang, Jean B. Tsang Design

Visual Presentation • Lynne Winslow, Winslow & Associates

Event Committee

Dori Caminong, GLIDE • Denise Lamott, Denise Lamott Public Relations • Curtis Maughlin, Winslow & Associates

Cindy Mendoza, GLIDE • Janice Mirikitani, GLIDE • Lena Sullivan, KPIX • Tod Thorpe, GLIDE

Jean B. Tsang, Jean B. Tsang Design • Rev. Cecil Williams, GLIDE • Lynne Winslow, Winslow & Associates

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