Due to the unfortunate event of being an underprivileged kid in the Bay Area, there are not many open opportunities to attend school. Although this is the case, KIPP Bay Area Schools assist in stopping this cycle. KIPP, which stands for Knowledge Is Power Program, Bay Area Schools is a network of free college-preparatory schools for underprivileged children.
There are 99 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, serving more then 26,000 students. Eighty percent of KIPP alumni have enrolled in college, compared to the national average of 40 percent for low-income students.
The San Francisco Social 2009 raised more then $21,000, which benefited the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. More than 300 young leaders and professionals gathered to show their support and commitment to improving the city’s beloved arts institution. Outstandingly, The San Francisco Social 2010, which took place Dec. 18, raised $40,000, which exceeded the goals that were implemented. Approximately 350 people were in attendance and tickets were sold out. Even though it was for a good cause, that did not stop the guests from having a great time. Many were dancing the night away, provided by one of the city’s finest deejays, DJ CAMS. There was also a goodie bag from one of the sponsors, Benefit Cosmetics, to take home and enjoy. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks from the open bar were served, including from the sponsors Grey Goose, The Fairmont, Peroni, Blue Moon and Landmark Wines.
To view more photos from this event, visit Haute Living’s Event Gallery.