April 1st, 2013

Announcing Our 2013 Spring Gala


Dear Friends,

This year’s  gala theme is Beside the Seaside.  When we ask our clients to share what brought them through our doors, we often hear, “I felt like I was sinking.” Sinking slowly or sinking rather quickly under the weight of a financial burdens, childcare expenses, a job or benefits loss, a sudden illness or chronic health issue, a passing of a family member, a relationship crisis, an empty kitchen cupboard and children at the table—a few examples our clients fill in the blank with.

We can all relate to the feeling of sinking. We can also probably recount a moment we discovered relief in our troubles. I like to best describe Davis Street as a “safety net”. When a neighbor is sinking, we are there to catch them before they land at the bottom floor of poverty, a place with the slimmest chance of coming up for air. Davis Street can help keep local individuals and families afloat in stormy weather and to provide tools that can nudge and navigate their ship onto better journeys.

Due to donor support, Davis Street’s Opera Night benefit has raised over $780,000 for our Rotacare clinics and family support services. Private support makes Davis Street’s net sturdier and better equipped to serve. Opera Night is our most important charity event, but it is also a celebration of your commitment to provide relief to those in need. On May 13, 2013, we will raise critical funds and honor your contributions over an intimate evening of delightful company, wine, epicurean cuisine, entertainment surprises, and exquisite jazz performances.

Sponsorship levels range from $1,000 – $25,000. Individuals tickets to this event are $300. Thank you so much for your interest!  Please contact Michelle Musgrove at 510.347.4620 Ext. 104 or mmusgrove@davisstreet.org with any inquiries.