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One Home, Many Hearts

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 Raphael House’s “One Home, Many Hearts” Gala Location: Palace Hotel Attendees: 650 Cause: Programs serving homeless families in the Bay Area Amount raised: $775,096 

More than 650 Raphael House donors packed into the 21st annual “One Home, Many Hearts” Gala on May 5th at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco to support the group’s programs serving homeless families in the Bay Area.

Over its 47-year history, Raphael House has served more than 22,000 of San Francisco’s most vulnerable homeless and at-risk families while raising $4 million, with sponsors including Barneys New York, Dodge & Cox, PG&E and Simpson Thacher.

Amongst the guests were Laura Larsen, Brett Bush, Kate Murphy, Mark Leno, Harriet de Pracomtal, Michelle Harris, Judy Davies, Noelle Bonner, Hala Hijazi, Nina Lay, Ralph Payton and Sarah and Joe Gallo.

KPIX weather woman Roberta Gonzales and CBS “Foodie Chap” Liam Mayclem co-hosted the event, which featured a silent and live auction, live music by latin jazz band Barrio Manouche, a seated 3-course dinner and award ceremony and an after-party and dancing with DJ Mancub.

Raphael House services include mental health programs, residential shelter and comprehensive programs for academic tutoring and employment readiness. More than 86 percent of Raphael House families go on to achieve long-term stable housing and financial independence.

The gala also included the presentation of the second annual Community Impact Award to John Hinman, former board member and chair emeritus, not to mention the founding partner of Hinman & Carmichael. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon presented a Certificate of Honor to Raphael House for its commitment.

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