The San Francisco Housing Development Corporation (SFHDC) will celebrate 30 years of providing affordable housing, financial empowerment, supportive services and economic development to low-income communities of color at Power in Numbers – 30th Anniversary Gala & Awards Dinner.
The gala will feature a live and silent auction, cocktail reception, elegant seated dinner and live music. Guests will have full access to the California Academy of Sciences’ popular exhibits, including the exciting Osher Rainforest and wondrous Steinhart Aquarium.
Hosted by comedian, writer and talk radio show host Brian Copeland, the event will honor individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in philanthropy, the arts and locally-owned business. Live jazz music will be performed by the Tammy Hall Trio, featuring Bay Area-based artist Tammy L. Hall (piano, vocals), Ruth Davies (bass) and Ruth Price (drums).
Special guest, the Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr. – former San Francisco Mayor and longtime Speaker of the California State Assembly – is scheduled to present an award during the honoree recognition ceremony.
This year’s group of distinguished honorees includes Benard Simelton, president of the Alabama Chapter of the NAACP; Perman Hardy, community leader of Alabama’s “get-out-the-vote;” Kimberly Bryant, founder and CEO of Black Girls CODE; internationally recognized musician Michael Franti and his wife Sara Agah Franti, co-founders of the wish-granting nonprofit Do It For The Love; Jay and Kathryn Cahill, representing two generations of CEO leadership in building affordable housing at Cahill Contractors; Willie and Mary Ratcliff, publishers of the SF Bay View National Black Newspaper; and Susan Howell, a Fillmore area small business owner for 34 years.
For more information, sfhdcgala.org.