|“I know all of our guests will have a memorable night as we celebrate MEDA’s accomplishments — accomplishments that could not be done without a community of support. This party is for everyone,” explains Development Officer – Special Projects, Noris Chavarría of why he has been busy planning ¡VIVA MEDA! for months. With special attention to detail and a history of being the consummate host, Chavarría is guaranteeing a good time for his 300 guests.
The ¡VIVA MEDA! annual gala is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The venue is the spectacular San Francisco Design Center. When Chavarría initially toured this space, he immediately knew it was the perfect spot for such an event.
And what an event it will be, with well-deserving honorees receiving awards, a great meal, an open bar and a dance party. The latter is renowned, as at a MEDA gala everyone gets pulled onto the dance floor by the rhythmic beats of salsa. Those salsa beats will be complemented by the always-popular sounds of a mariachi band.
Honorees will include Janis Bowdler of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Sam Ruiz of Mission Neighborhood Centers, both community innovators in their own right. There will also be an “Employee of the Year” award (a tough decision with MEDA’s dedicated staff!), along with “Family of the Year” and “Rising Leader” awards for clients. All well deserved.
So don your finest outfit — one that you can also dance in — and we’ll see you at ¡VIVA MEDA! on Oct. 12.
Questions? Email Noris, your host.