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August 13, 2010
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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS BOARD HONORS GLIDE'S REVEREND CECIL WILLIAMS AND JANICE MIRIKITANI AT THE FIRST ANNUAL GLIDE LEGACY GALA

 

Friday, September 17 at San Francisco's Julia Morgan Ballroom
 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Join the Glide Young Professionals Board in honoring San Francisco icons Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani at the First Annual Glide Legacy Gala on Friday, September 17 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in the Merchants Exchange Building in downtown San Francisco. The evening’s festivities will feature the inspirational Glide Ensemble and Change Band, famed jazz guitarist Terence Brewer, and DJ KingMost with a hosted bar and hors d'oeuvres from some of San Francisco’s finest restaurants.

The Glide Legacy Gala will highlight the 45-year history of Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani and their tireless service and dedication to helping those in need break the cycle of poverty and dependence.

“The Young Professional Board has the tremendous honor of recognizing two of San Francisco's most passionate community heroes. Cecil and Janice's leadership during the past 45 years has been monumental,” said Mike Kim, chairman of the Glide Young Professional Board. “They have instilled in all of us a sense of service and the importance of unconditional love; for that we couldn't be more thankful. We are proud to celebrate their legacy at the Gala."

The Glide Legacy Gala will raise funds for programs of the Glide Foundation so it can continue to provide innovative and comprehensive services to the poor and marginalized in the San Francisco community.

 “It’s an honor to be recognized by the Young Professionals Board,” said Reverend Cecil Williams, Glide’s Minister of Liberation. “It is most hopeful and inspiring to know that our vision has planted a seed onto this young generation of philanthropists, and it keeps on growing.”  

 “Their generation embodies Glide’s spirit and passion for social change,” said Glide’s Founding President Janice Mirikitani. “It is wonderful to see these young leaders stepping up to lend their resources and expertise to bring Glide’s values to their communities and be today’s architects of change.”

About the Young Professionals Board
The Glide Young Professionals Board is a diverse board comprised of social entrepreneurs who strive to engage, inspire and educate their various communities and networks through Glide’s mission. Developed with the purpose of continuing Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani’s long legacy of social justice and generosity, the Board works to ensure that Glide’s values and culture are instilled in future generations. Targeting young adults, the Board highlights Glide’s key initiatives to a new audience with hopes that they spread Glide’s message of justice, compassion and unconditional love and acceptance.

About Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani
As founders of the Glide Foundation, Williams and Mirikitani have built an oasis that has served the poor and disenfranchised for 45 years. Located in the Tenderloin, one of San Francisco's harshest urban environments, the Glide Foundation is a key nonprofit organization in the San Francisco Bay Area, providing the largest number of social services to the greatest number of marginalized and homeless people in the area.  Glide’s 87 different comprehensive programs include serving nearly one million meals a year; operating a professional state-of-the-art medical clinic; housing individuals and families in three major low-income housing buildings; offering weekly spiritual celebrations at Glide Church; and much more. Glide has provided real care to thousands of people and helped them get back on their feet, improve their quality of life and find their way to jobs, housing, healthcare and fulfilled their basic needs.

Tickets range in price from $65 - $150 and are available at http://glidegala.eventbrite.com/. For more information about the Legacy Gala, please call (415) 674-6070 or email youngprofessionals@glide.org.  For more information about Glide Foundation please call (415) 674-6000 or visit www.GLIDE.org.

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS BOARD HONORS GLIDE’S REVEREND CECIL WILLIAMS AND JANICE MIRIKITANI AT THE FIRST ANNUAL GLIDE LEGACY GALA


Friday, September 17 at San Francisco’s Julia Morgan Ballroom

 

WHAT

First Annual Glide Legacy Gala - An evening to honor Glide founders Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani
Featuring the inspirational Glide Ensemble and Change Band, famed jazz guitarist Terence Brewer and DJ KingMost with a hosted bar and hors d'oeuvres from some of San Francisco’s finest restaurants.

WHERE

Julia Morgan Ballroom in the Merchants Exchange Building
465 California Street @ Montgomery, Downtown San Francisco

WHEN

Friday, September 17, 2010
8pm to midnight

WHO

Hosted by: The Young Professionals Board
Honorees: Reverend Cecil Williams, Glide’s Minister of Liberation and Janice Mirikitani Glide’s Founding President
Entertainment by: The Glide Ensemble and Change Band Jazz guitarist Terence Brewer, DJ KingMost

TICKETS

Tickets range in price from $65 - $150 and are available at http://glidegala.eventbrite.com          

INFO

For more information about the Legacy Gala, please call (415) 674-6070 or email youngprofessionals@glide.org

For more information about Glide Foundation please call (415) 674-6000 or visit www.GLIDE.org

 

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