Thank You for Your Support!
The 25th Annual Red Cross Gala raised more than $1 million to support the Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering during emergencies. The sold-out event was attended by 450 guests who honored the Red Cross mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering and our 2019 Humanitarian Company of the Year, Salesforce.
The event was chaired by Lindsey Haswell and Meredith Kendall Maines and attended by notables including Libby Schaaf, Oakland Mayor, Allyson Fryoff, Senior Vice President of Salesforce.org, and Lou Anne Alexander, Co-President of Zelle, Early Warning.
During the program, Gail McGovern, national CEO and President of the American Red Cross, recorded a thank you message for our guests. Trevor Riggen, Senior Vice President of Disaster Cycle Services, shared how disaster response has changed over the past 25 years and how today the Red Cross is better equipped to respond to disasters because of technology partners like Salesforce, Zelle and donors like you.
We were so grateful to the generous donors who helped raise over $100,000 during the live auction. Congratulations to the lucky winners! Your gifts will be directed to support our disaster relief efforts.
Highlights of the incredible live auction packages included a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Michelin-starred Chef Mourad Lahlou to host a private dinner 600’ above San Francisco in the penthouse Related California’s The Avery, of one of the City’s most luxurious properties; the chance to go behind the scenes of New York Fashion Week; and tickets to Lady Gaga’s ENIGMA concert in Vegas, round-trip airfare for two, and hotel room courtesy of MGM properties. The event concluded with a lively after party with guests dancing the night away to the beats of award winning DJ Jason Mitchell.
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