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Gloria Glyer: Fundraising events around the Sacramento region

Stanford Youth Solutions: With “Vintage, a Tradition of Home, Family and Community” as its theme, the 10th annual fundraising event will be held April 30 at North Ridge Country Club. Receiving the distinguished philanthropist awards will be Bill Kelly, director of information technologies for VSP; Kevin and Val Hutton, philanthropists; and the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, led by Linda Cutler. Carrie Johnson, director of development and marketing at Stanford Youth Solutions, said, “This year, we have redefined the distinguished honoree awards to align with the three pillars – home, family and community – that together create permanency for the young people and their families we serve. Our honorees were selected because each one represents a different pillar. Individually, their contributions and dedication are significant, but together they are building a bright and sustainable future for youth and families in crisis.”

Johnson submitted this information about the recipients:

Bill Kelly, who will receive the “Home” award, has served on the board for 10 years and was instrumental in the organization’s evolution as it increased services to youth and families in their own environment. “Family” honorees Kevin and Val Hutton have given time, talent and financial resources to help vulnerable children and families in the community. The “Community” award will be presented to the Sacramento Region Community Foundation and Linda Cutler for advancing philanthropy for Stanford Youth and the community at large.

Founded in 1900, Stanford Youth Solutions helps nearly 2,400 children and families annually. (Visit

Simple Loaf of Bread: The Hoedown fundraiser will be from 6 to 10 p.m. May 2 at the Knoll Homestead, 12100 Green Road South, Wilton. The program includes a barbecue, libations, live music, dancing, a raffle and a live auction. Ticket price: $20. Visit or contact Donations will be accepted. Proceeds will help pay for fuel cards for cancer patients.

Fairytale Town: Great Gatsby ensembles may be worn to the Mad Hatter fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Masonic Temple in downtown Sacramento. Business or cocktail attire also will be appropriate. Tickets are $50 per person, $90 for a couple. Call (916) 808-7462 for ticket availability.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: One Party will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Auditorium. Women of Distinction honorees are Winnie Comstock of Comstock’s magazine, Kathy Pescetti of Admail West, Francine Vorhees of Moss Adams, and Michele Wong of CleanWorld and Synergex. Contact (916) 920-07900, For ticket information, visit

Sacramento State University Alumni Association: The 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards reception/dinner is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Alumni Center on campus. The name of one of the recipients was not included in a previous announcement. Add Pat Fong Kushida, ’85, CEO and founder of Stem Express, to the list. Also receiving awards will be Cate Dyer, ’05, CEO/founder of Stem Express; James Gomez, ’71, Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce; Lee Ritchey, ’67, California Association of Health Facilities; and Tami R. Bogert, ’93, and Scott Yuill, ’85, Speeding Edge and Sensorium Wines. Alexander Gonzalez, who is departing as president of CSUS, will receive the Order of the Hornet, and retired District Attorney Jan Scully, ’73, will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Rising Star Award will be presented to Philip I. Person ’08.

Sacramento Area Black Caucus: The caucus will hold a scholarship recognition dinner from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 9 at A Touch a Class, 4217 Stockton Blvd. Scholarships to be awarded include the annual Cheryl Ann Fisher Scholarship; the Rosenwald (Robbie) Robertson Scholarship; and the Dr. Alexandre Kimenyi Fund for the Friends of Rwanda Association. Dr. Hazel Mahone, educator, author and founder of Vision 2000 Educational Foundation, is the keynote speaker. A donation of $10 per person is requested. Responses are requested by May 1; contact

The Bike Campaign: The Cycle De Mayo benefit bike ride is May 3, featuring a roll through Yolo County. Bikers may begin between 8 and 9 a.m. at either Davis Senior High, 315 W. 14th St., Davis, or Woodland High School, 21 N. West St., in Woodland. Proceeds will benefit the Center for Families, which guides low-income families to self-sufficiency, providing bikes and training. All ages, types of bikes and levels of riders may sign up for the 10-, 15- or 25- mile option. Advance tickets are $25 adults, $10 kids/students, and are available at The central party location at Plainfield Station will have music, prizes, healthy snacks and more. For more info, contact Maria Contreras Tebbutt at (530) 753-1125; or

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.