A warm evening greeted guests as they arrived at the 22nd Annual Great Chefs & Wineries event held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 benefitting Lifehouse. A cold glass of champagne set the mood for a memorable evening. Master of Ceremonies Bud E. Luv was on hand once again this year to keep the festivities lively while Culinary Host Heidi Insalata Krahling and our fabulous line-up of chefs and wineries tickled guests’ palates with an array of culinary delights and fine wine pourings. Honorary Chairman Huey Lewis sent his warm regards in a video filmed with Lifehouse performers during a rehearsal. As always, our performers were excited to share their energetic dance, which was choreographed to the Huey Lewis & The News song “The Power of Love.” Many guests noted that it was their best performance ever! Continue reading
For over 17 years, Lifehouse has hosted its Annual Community Awards Banquet. Over 350 guests gather for this special evening of celebration as we honor outstanding community supporters, the people we serve and our staff members for their personal achievements.
The Awards Banquet is an important tradition for our agency and the community. It is a favorite event for our supporters as well as the people we serve. There is camaraderie and warmth felt throughout the room. For our supporters, this event provides an opportunity to visit with the people we serve on a social basis. Our honorees are recognized for their achievements, instilling a sense of togetherness and inspiration within the community. The Awards Banquet is a topic of discussion for months among all attendees before and after the event takes place.
This event is not a fundraiser. Sponsors help to cover the costs of the evening, which is free to our clients and staff. We work closely with all of the event vendors to keep costs to a minimum. Embassy Suites Hotel kindly provides a 15% discount on the food and service, which comprises the largest expense. The total expenditure for this event is approximately $20,000, and our goal is to break even.
For more info, please contact Meg Cadiz by email or phone (415) 526-5305.
Love Lifehouse and the Great Chefs & Wineries event? Vote before May 6 at San Francisco Magazine’s Best of the Bay Area Readers’ Poll web page. Your vote for Lifehouse and Great Chefs & Wineries in the category of “Best Charity” will help us win for a third year in a row! Don’t forget to have your friends and family vote, too!