Wednesday May 9th 2012
|Where||Hilton Union Square - 333 O'Farrell St. - San Francisco, CA|
|Time||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|Event Page Link||Event Page|
||Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) will celebrate 31 years of providing hope and homes at its 31st Anniversary Dinner on Wednesday, May 9 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in the Grand Ballroom at the Union Square Hilton, San Francisco. The festive evening chaired by Fred Levin and Nancy Livingston will feature cocktails, dinner, a heartwarming program emceed by ABC7 anchor Cheryl Jennings, dancing with live entertainment by the Robert Vickers Orchestra, a special rendition of "Happy Birthday" sung by a cast member of Beach Blanket Babylon and the annual presentation of the Brother Kelly Cullen Community Award.
Named for the late former TNDC Executive Director, the Brother Kelly Cullen Award is given to an individual who shows extraordinary community spirit and compassion in providing services to San Francisco's poorest and neediest residents. This year, the Award is going to Mimi Yee, the owner of the Manor House Restaurant, that serves up hundreds of affordable meals to Tenderloin residents six days a week.
Hundreds of supporters will be on hand to toast TNDC's long history of providing safe, affordable housing and support services for low-income people in San Francisco. Individual tickets to TNDC's 31th Anniversary Dinner are $200 each, and tables start at $2,000.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.
6:00 pm: Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm Dinner, Awards, Program & Dancing
Hilton Union Square
333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco
Mistress of Ceremony: ABC7's Cheryl Jennings
Entertainment by: The Robert Vickers Orchestra
Special rendition of "Happy Birthday" sung by Beach Blanket Babylon
TNDC Executive Director: Don Falk
Event Chairs: Fred Levin and Nancy Livingston
Individual tickets to TNDC's 31th Anniversary Dinner are $200 each, and tables start at $2,000. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For tickets and information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lori Linker at 415.358.3906 or llinker@TNDC.org.
About Mimi Yee
As the owner of the Manor House Restaurant, located on the ground floor of TNDCís Antonia Manor at the corner of Turk and Jones streets, Mimi serves up hundreds of affordable meals to Tenderloin residents six days a week. The home-style cooking, generous portions and remarkably low prices have made Manor House a Tenderloin institution and a crucial source of food security. Without Mimiís help, many of the Tenderloinís senior and disabled residents would be much hungrier.
Mimiís restaurant not only serves healthy, low-cost meals, but provides a community gathering place for those living alone in SROs. Without the Manor House in the neighborhood, many low-income residents would have one less place to gather, socialize, share a meal and leave with money in their pockets.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC)
Founded in 1981, TNDC's mission is to provide safe, affordable housing with support services for low-income people in the Tenderloin community and be a leader in making the neighborhood a better place to live. TNDC owns and manages 30 buildings that provide homes for over 3,000 extremely low-income seniors, families, people with disabilities, emancipated youth from the foster care system, and formerly homeless individuals recovering from substance abuse or mental illness. In addition, TNDC provides support services to help residents stabilize their lives and develop a sense of community, including a team of 25 on-site social workers, the free TNDC Tenderloin After-School Program for neighborhood children, and a Community Organizing program to encourage residents to get involved in making positive change in the Tenderloin. More information about TNDC and its programs can be found at www.tndc.org.