Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Published: Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014 - 12:00 am

Stanford Youth Solutions. The 2014 Vintage fundraiser will be May 1 at North Ridge Country Club with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m.

“A Magical Night in the Emerald City” themes the ninth annual signature event, which benefits nearly 2,400 local young people and family members who are part of programs and services by Stanford Youth Solutions.

Susan Peters, a Sacramento County supervisor, will be honored for her efforts to preserve the Leland Stanford Mansion, which is a part of Stanford Youth Solutions history. The Victorian-era Leland Stanford Mansion was once the home for “friendless children” and now is open to the public after a 14-year, $22 million restoration and rehabilitation.

For the “Wizard of Oz” fundraiser, guests will follow the Yellow Brick Road into North Ridge for Auntie Em’s farm-to-fork treats and wines from such places as Cafeteria 15L, De Vere’s Irish Pub, Matteo’s Bistro, Dad’s Kitchen, Cypress Grove Chevre, LeGrand Confectionary and North Ridge Country Club. Kelly Brothers will emcee the program featuring live music, entertainment and an auction hosted by Keith McLane as the Great and Powerful Oz.

Among auction items will be a rooftop Wrigley Field experience including airfare for two, hotel stay, select meals and rooftop bleacher seats for a regular season Chicago Cubs game; a one-week stay at a Tahoe getaway including a golf package and hot air balloon ride; fighter pilot for the day package including three nights, airfare for two and fighter pilot experience for one; and Disneyland and Cabo San Lucas vacations.

Tickets in advance are $100; at the door: $125. Sponsorships are available; visit Stanford Youth Solutions was founded in 1900 to serve young people and families in need and is determined to give each child a chance at a healthy, productive and self-sufficient life. Intensive, individualized and proven programs are utilized to empower youths and families to solve serious challenges.

Lilliput Children’s Services. “Hats on for Kids” themes the Derby Day 2014 celebration from 1 to 5 p.m. May 3 at Mulvaney’s B&L at 1219 19th St. The highlight will be the showing of the 140th Kentucky Derby race on multiple big-screen televisions, plus a chapeau contest, live jazz band, food treats with a Southern taste, and libations. David Sobon will have double duty as emcee and auctioneer. Top prize in the raffle will be an instant wine cellar of 100 bottles of red and white wines. Sponsorships are available; contact Elizabeth Morabito at (916) 567-4472. Visit Funds raised will support Lilliput and its programs for vulnerable foster children and their families.

Fairytale Town. Mad Hatter Meets Sherlock Holmes themes the fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 8 at the Masonic Temple in downtown Sacramento (this is the second annual off-site fundraiser). Chocolate delicacies will star in the treat department, which will include food parings and wine. Business attire would be appropriate, along with costumes or cocktail ensembles. A live auction and raffle are planned. Tickets are $50 per person; purchase through or call (916) 808-7462.

Oak Ridge High School. The Ruff Road mile and 5K run will be at 8 a.m. May 4, beginning and ending at the Oak Ridge High School track field. The race is dedicated to the memory of Coach Josh Ruff. Race fees will benefit the coed Oak Ridge cross country and track scholarships at Oak Ridge. Visit

Soroptimist International of South Placer. The second annual yard sale will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 at 5105 Whitney Blvd., Rocklin. Appliances, furniture, housewares, clothing and more will be on sale with proceeds benefiting women and girls in South Placer. For more, email

Lymphoma Research. The annual golf tournament will be May 4 at Ancil Hoffman Golf Course with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The Cuatro-de-Mayo Fiesta will follow the tourney for participants and guests. Golf fee is $125 and includes two tickets for the fiesta, which will include food, wine tasting, silent auction and raffle. Individual fiesta tickets are $25. The charity events benefit Dr. Joseph Tuscano, a local oncologist and his research programs at UC Davis Medical Center. His areas of specialty include the treatment of leukemia, lymphoma, MDS and multiple myeloma. Visit; for sponsorship information, email Nicki Heupel at

Sacramento Area Black Caucus. The annual Cheryl Fisher and Rosenwald (Robbie) Robertson memorial scholarship recognition and scholarship dinner will be at 6 p.m. May 3 at Touch Of Class Restaurant, 4217 Stockton Blvd. Each year, the caucus awards $500 academic scholarships to area high school and college students. Keynote speaker will be Larry Lee, president and general manager of Sacramento Observer newspapers. The recognition dinner is $10; for availability, email

Sacramento Children’s Home. With “Some Like It Haute” as theme, the SCH will sponsor a special event from noon to 5 p.m. May 4 at the Jardin Rue Estate. The casual afternoon will include fashion, beauty and home features, plus wine tasting and delicacies. Call (916) 290-8202 or visit for ticket information.

St. Joseph Catholic School. The fourth annual Gabe Mendez golf tournament will be May 2 at Auburn Valley Golf Club, 8800 Auburn Valley Road, Auburn. Registration will be at 9 a.m. with shotgun start at 11 a.m. Non-golfers are invited to attend the awards banquet at $30 ($7 for a child). All proceeds benefit St. Joseph and its programs and curriculum for students from kindergarten through eighth grade. For sponsorship information, contact golf chair Tod Sockman at (916) 267-0715 or email

Center for Families. Cycle de Mayo will be May 3 beginning at 8 a.m. from two sites: Woodland High School, 21 N. West St., and Davis Senior High School, 315 W. 14th St. Riders will meet in the middle at Plainfield Station, which will be the central party location with music and a showcase of some wild bikes. Riders are encouraged to decorate their bikes in Cinco de Mayo spirit. Advance tickets are $25 general, $10 students and seniors, free for kids under 12. Day-of-ride registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The Center for Families supports the poor and working poor in Yolo County in many ways, including and with bikes and safety training so they may become contributing members of the community. Contact Maria Contreras at (530) 753-1125 or

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The third annual poker tournament, Texas Hold ’em for a Cure, will be at 3 p.m. May 2 at the Park Towers, 980 Ninth S., on the 25th floor. Registration will begin at 3 p.m. with tournament play beginning at 4 p.m. The fundraiser will support candidates for the Man, Woman & Students of the year fundraiser promoted by the society. The tournament is different in that players may buy in for fun or they may buy in on behalf of a specific candidate. The 2013 poker play raised more than $10,000 for LLS. Basic entry fee is $100 per player; $250 candidate designated player; sponsorships available. Call Sean Kotke at (916) 591-4005 or, or visit

Gloria Glyer focuses on events raising funds for charity. Email announcements four weeks in advance to or mail to Gloria Glyer, The Bee, P.O. Box 15779, Sacramento CA 95852 or call (530) 477-5331.

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