Christopher Gardner Honored At Glide Legacy Gala

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Janice Mirikitani and Reverend Cecil Williams   Credit: Drew Altizer Photography
Janice Mirikitani and Reverend Cecil Williams Credit: Drew Altizer Photography

A new generation of young professionals and philanthropists came together to support Glide’s legacy of love, leadership and community during the Glide Legacy Gala, A Love Supreme This was Glide’s fifth annual black-tie affair that recognizes the contributions of members of the community who embody Glide’s passion and spirit as well as the organization’s mission.

 

Janice Mirikitani, Chris Gardner Jr. and Rev. Cecil Williams  Credit: Drew Altizer Photography
Janice Mirikitani, Chris Gardner Jr. and Rev. Cecil Williams Credit: Drew Altizer Photography

This year’s honorees were Pursuit of Happyness author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and single parent Christopher Gardner with the Cecil Williams Legacy Award(You may remember him as the main character in the Pursuit of Happyness movie starring Will Smith).  Gardner’s son, Chris Gardner Jr., was present to accept the award for his father.  The Janice Mirikitani Legacy Award went to Doniece Sandoval, a homeless advocate and founder of Lava Mae, an organization that provides mobile showers for the homeless.

Felicia Horowitz, Janice Mirikitani, Rev. Cecil Williams, Chris Lyons, Ben Horowitz and Dori Caminong  Credit: Drew Altizer Photography
Felicia Horowitz, Janice Mirikitani, Rev. Cecil Williams, Chris Lyons, Ben Horowitz and Dori Caminong Credit: Drew Altizer Photography

Guests enjoyed a hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres from some of San Francisco’s finest restaurants as well as music from Glide’s Ensemble and Change Band and DJ KingMost.

 

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