2017 GLIDE Legacy Gala

The 8th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala chaired by Amy Gardner and Laura Thompson featured music, dancing, generous hospitality, and awards for three inspiring change-makers:

  1. Janice Mirikitani Award: recipient Shiza Shahid, co-founder of the Malala Fund and Founding GP NOW Ventures
  2. Reverend Cecil Williams Award: recipient Shaka Senghor, prison reform activist and New York Times bestselling author
  3. Community Hero Award: recipient Greg Kloehn, artist and tiny-house builder for formerly homeless people

Some 700 supporters gathered at the San Francisco Design Center for the festive awards evening on August 5, 2017. Musical entertainment by the inspirational GLIDE Ensemble and The Change Band and the groove-setting DJ KingMost filled the air. A few of San Francisco’s finest restaurants including Bob’s Steak & Chop House, Casa Sanchez, Farallon, and Mourad, presented delicious hors d’oeuvres. Hosted bars served libations compliments of Lagunitas, SKYY Vodka, Wild Turkey Bourbon, and Espolon Tequila. GLIDE Co-founders Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani glowed with pride as they watched their legacy inspire new leaders.

Scenes from the GLIDE Legacy Gala:

The GLIDE Legacy Committee is a group of young professionals who help 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.

Photos by Alain McLaughlin