2017 United Way Luncheon

On Oct. 26 United Way held its 16th Annual Luncheon at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, where 450 Women United members and guests raised more than $75,000 to support United Way’s foster youth program. Guests heard from Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and viewed a fashion show featuring young adults from United Way’s foster program. 

Nov 1, 2017

15th Anniversary Scholarship & Awards Dinner

Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce

On Sept. 14, The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 15th anniversary at the Dante Club in Sacramento. Honorees included Steven Walker of Fast Break Tech, Jason Russell of Russell CPAs, Lori Okamoto of SMUD, and nine additional students who received Rainbow Chamber Foundation scholarships. Proceeds of the live and silent auctions benefit the Rainbow Chamber Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Oct 31, 2017 Tia Gemmell

American Cancer Society Hope Gala

On Sept. 9, The American Cancer Society held the 9th Annual Hope Gala at the home of Nancy and Alan Brodovsky honoring cancer survivor Brandi Rhodes and Ralph de Vere White M.D. Emeritus Director, UC Davis Cancer Center. The fundraiser featured a silent auction, a strolling dinner from Elaine Bell Catering and live music.

Oct 30, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Breathe Gala

Breathe California Sacramento Region

Breathe California Sacramento Region celebrated its centennial gala on Oct. 21 at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium. The event featured a silent auction and special guest speakers Congresswoman Doris Matsui and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg. Since 1917, Breathe has built a legacy of fighting for clean air, healthy lungs and smoke-free living.

Oct 26, 2017 Tia Gemmell

All Access Reception

American Leadership Forum

On Aug. 1, the American Leadership Forum – Mountain Valley Chapter, held their“All Access” reception at The Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento, welcoming Gary May, the new chancellor of University of California, Davis. ALF-MVC “All Access” events are designed to connect individuals with the region’s newest leaders. May was previously the engineering dean at Georgia Tech and was appointed as the 7th chancellor of UC Davis, earlier this year.

Oct 11, 2017 Tia Gemmell

NELP Roast and Toast of Doni Blumenstock

On Oct. 5, the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program held a Roast and Toast to honor Doni Blumenstock, co-founder of NELP, at the Sacramento State Alumni Center. The event raised funds to pay tuition costs for the incoming NELP class. NELP is a 10-month professional development program designed to prepare its fellows for effective and ethical leadership.

Oct 10, 2017 Tia Gemmell

2017 Jessup Gala

The 2017 Jessup Gala was held Oct. 1 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. The gala raised funds for student scholarships at William Jessup University in Rocklin, the Sacramento region’s only Western Association of Schools and Colleges-accredited, private four-year Christian university.

Photos by Image Outfitters Photography

Oct 6, 2017

Race for the Arts

The 19th annual Race for the Arts was held on Aug. 27h at William Land Park. Race for the Arts is a nonprofit organization that raises funds and awareness, and increases audiences for California nonprofit performing, literary, cultural and visual arts organizations, along with school music, literary, drama and art programs.

Sep 28, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Jeans and Jerseys Youth Sports Awards

On August 29th, Positive Coaching Alliance held the 2017 Jeans and Jerseys Youth Sports Awards at Sacramento State to highlight community members, coaches and athletes throughout the Sacramento region.

Photos courtesy of Positive Coaching Alliance/ Douglas Taylor Photography 

Sep 25, 2017

State of Agriculture: Crushing It

Sacramento Metro Chamber

On Aug. 3, The Sacramento Metro Chamber hosted “Crushing It: How the Wine Industry is Influencing Agriculture,” as part of their annual State of Agriculture series, at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. The event featured a moderated panel discussion, keynote address from John Aguirre, president of CA Association of Winegrape Growers and wine tasting from the region’s favorite wineries.

Sep 9, 2017 Tia Gemmell