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Our sincerest thanks to all partners, sponsors and guests who supported the events listed below.  Not only do fundraisers like these provide critical support for the agency – over $500,000 combined – but they help to build a community of support that encourages HPP’s work daily.

 
 

Our house, our light

Committee: Jennifer Board (Chair), Valerie Alaimo, Emma Edwards, Victoria Fiore, Meg Kammerud, Sara Kassabian, Margaret Carlson Lynch, Carin Sauerwein, Madison Smith, Molly Finn Titley

This year’s Our House encouraged guests to share their light, loosely interpreting the Buddhist notion that “thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the single candle will not be shortened.” The spirit of the evening was reflected in this notion: with the title Our Light, Our House. And the evening certainly shined, bringing over 400 guests onsite to eat, drink and dance the night away.

HPP honored the Family Treatment Court (FTC), a collaborative court for parents involved in child welfare that provides support to families in critical need. FTC promotes family recovery, fosters parental attachment and facilitates long-term family reunification. A brief program honored FTC, with acceptance of the award by longtime HPP partner, Jennifer Pasinosky and additional remarks by Judge Kathleen Kelly. The agency also celebrated the achievements of the FTC's first graduate – and current HPP employee– Eli Parson.

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4th annual luncheon

Committee: Mary E. Rudden (Chair), Kathy Baxter-Stern, Victoria Camelio, Helene Farber, Helen Hughes, Karen Hughes, Mary Kaminski, Moira Kimball, Margaret Lynch, Rita O’Hara, Kate Pacoe, Helen Pollock, Cathy Worner

HPP was delighted to formally recognize Kim Bochy, a doula by training, and a natural advocate for access to prenatal care. Bochy partners with the agency in many ways, but perhaps most notably, she helped to launch an annual fundraising event with Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria that brings scores of baseball fans out to the restaurants to meet Giants Manager Bruce Bochy and eat pizza to benefit HPP. 

The event also celebrated the agency’s Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Program, and one of its accomplished graduates Julia Arroyo. Julia is a graduate of the CHW Program, now serving as Program Director at the Young Women’s Freedom Center. Four hundred guests filled the Grand Ballroom of the Fairmont Hotel.

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Amici's pizza party

For the 3rd year in a row, Bruce and Kim Bochy, together with Amici's East Coast Pizzeria and the San Francisco Giants, hosted a Pizza Party benefiting HPP.  Giants fans gathered at both San Francisco restaurants for a chance to meet-and-greet Giants Manager Bruce Bochy.  An incredible 100% of all Amici’s sales (dine-in, take-out and delivery) were donated to HPP!  Additionally, the event hosted a sweepstakes for autographed jerseys and generous wine packages. 

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Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort Benefit Concert

HPP hosted its first-ever benefit concert, featuring renowned jazz violinist, Regina Carter, in February.  HPP supporters and jazz fans filled the Norse Auditorium to see the two-time Grammy nominee play on behalf of HPP families. As a musician, Carter’s achievements are extensive and include a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship and nine critically-acclaimed albums.  Southern Comfort is her most recent – and very celebrated – release of folk songs and spirituals through which Carter guides the listener on a journey – musically and historically.  The evening was truly inspired and a testament to the value of collaboration between the arts and social services.

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