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GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam: Love Overcomes @ The Masonic
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

2_jhill2GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam: Love Overcomes

A celebration of hope and unconditional love, two ingredients that can overcome violence, bigotry, racism, environmental disasters, and divisiveness.

Special performances include:

  • Soulful and powerful singer and songwriter Judith Hill
  • Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Valerie Simpson
  • Grammy-nominated, soul singing sensation, model, and Empire actress, V. Bozeman
  • Voice percussionist and female beat-boxing champion Butterscotch
  • World-renowned GLIDE Ensemble and The Change Band

Funds raised will help the GLIDE Daily Free Meals program and more services that help marginalized members of our community.

This year’s benefit will feature a special tribute honoring Amy Errett for her dedicated service and visionary leadership as Chairperson of GLIDE’s Board of Trustees for 22 years. Amy has been a major influence in supporting GLIDE’s co-founders, Janice Mirikitani and Reverend Cecil Williams, its board and executive staff, and the fiscal robustness that has helped GLIDE become a major human services provider and spiritual force in this city.

In addition to the tribute to Amy Errett, GLIDE welcomes new Board Chair Kaye Foster, new President and CEO Karen Hanrahan, and new Lead Pastor Rev. Dr. Jay Williams, who together will work with our Co-Founders, Executive Director and staff to take GLIDE into the future, embracing our values of unconditional love, acceptance, inclusion, and social justice.

Honorary co-chairs include Richard C. Blum and Senator Dianne Feinstein, Felicia and Ben Horowitz, Susan Lowenberg and Joyce Newstat; Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom; Eva and Bill Price; Jim and Liz Steyer; and Joyce Stupski.

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Junior League of San Francisco Holiday Faire @ JLSF HQ
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

jlsf-holiday-faire-flyer-v2The Junior League of San Francisco, Inc. announces its first-ever Holiday Faire! More than two-dozen vendors will offer exciting gifts for the holiday season with a portion of sales benefiting The Junior League of San Francisco.

The Junior League of San Francisco is an organization of women – 1,200+ strong in the Bay Area – dedicated to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

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Valle Monte League 50th Anniversary of Christmas Tree Elegance @ Santa Clara Convention Center
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

version-3-2Valle Monte League 50th Anniversary of Christmas Tree Elegance

Don’t miss one of the best holiday parties in town and join us as we celebrate 50 years of fundraising to support mental health! Step out of the cold, leave your coat at the door, and let our holiday party warm your soul. Enjoy a night filled with donation drawings, silent auction items, a spectacular fashion show, dinner, and live music.


Jingle and Mingle 2017 @ General's Residence Fort Mason
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

jmsf-2017-reindeer-onlyJingle and Mingle is an annual designer wreath auction and a festive party featuring wreaths and art from some of San Francisco’s top designers. The lively event serves as a holiday kickoff and includes delicious food catered by NOSH, cocktails, and live music.

All proceeds benefit Children of Shelters and support our mission to educate, enrich and empower children living in local homeless shelters.

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Holiday Heroes 2017 @ AT&T Park
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Holiday Heroes Hosts Frankie Solinksy Duryea and Sean Patrick Cronan, with Aidan Skytt (front) and Lou Seal (photo: Christie Hernandez)

Holiday Heroes Hosts Frankie Solinksy Duryea and Sean Patrick Cronan, with Aidan Skytt (front) and Lou Seal (photo: Christie Hernandez)

This December, the Wender Weiss Foundation for Children is presenting the annual Holiday Heroes event which raises awareness for deserving children in the Bay Area. This event is an excellent way to spread the holiday spirit with your family as well as to share that experience with other families in need of support. Be a hero to your own child and to local children in need!

Inspiration Award Recipient: Barry Bonds

Event Chairs: Michelle Harris and Jody Harris, Marie Hurabiell and Mainul Mondal

Let the holidays begin! After hours at AT&T Park:

4:30 pm –6:00 pm VIP RECEPTION

This pre-event reception on the AT&T Park field is for the higher level donors and sponsors. Invitation to this event includes early entry to the Batting Tunnels and Dugout, as well as to the event itself, s’mores on the field, special VIP-only children’s activities and special wine and appetizers.

5:30 pm –8:30 pm MAIN EVENT

Held on the Club Level of AT&T Park, Holiday Heroes is an evening of holiday joy and fun for San Francisco Bay Area families and children in need. Holiday Heroes attendees enjoy rare access to the SF Giants’ dugout and batting tunnels and an exclusive opportunity to meet local sports athletes while celebrating the holiday season. This event also includes many family friendly activities such as cookie decorating and face painting!

Watch our 2013 recap video featuring the charming reporters Frankie Duryea and  Sean Cronan:

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