Gary Virginia and Donna Sachet’s 24th Annual Pride Brunch Benefiting PRC a Resounding Success

Co-chair Donna Sachet, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and co-chair Gary Virginia at the 24th annual Pride Brunch.

PRC is proud to announce the resounding success of Gary Virginia and Donna Sachet’s 24th annual Pride Brunch benefiting PRC on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Taking place at the Westin St. Francis at Union Square and attracting more than 300 guests, this incredibly successful fundraising event raised more than $116,000 in revenue, with net proceeds of nearly $73,000 for PRC’s essential services for San Francisco’s most vulnerable individuals.

“Seeing a full ballroom of returning Pride Brunch guests, as well as first-timers, filled my heart. PRC staff and volunteers have been working for months on this benefit, and every detail came together beautifully. Hearing the Grand Marshals’ and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s remarks were the icing on the cake. Gratitude to all!” expressed co-chair Gary Virginia.

We can’t thank enough our hosts, Gary Virginia and Donna Sachet; our generous sponsors, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Wells Fargo, Kent Roger & Daniel Hancock, AT&T, Bob A. Ross Foundation, 440 Castro, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Cruise, J.P. Morgan, Harvey’s, Powerhouse, Project Open Hand, Quest Diagnostics, The Seligman Family Foundation, Brian Schneider & Robert Lieberman, Josh & Dana Frieman, Tim Schroeder & Peter Chandonnet, Korbel, the San Francisco Bay Times, Govino, Hot Cookie, and Jack Daniel’s; our inspiring speakers, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senator Scott Wiener; the Grand Marshals, Andrea Horne, Amber Gray, Vinny Eng, Melanie DeMore, and Amy Schneider; our live auctioneer Liam Mayclem; DJ Jimmy Strano; flow artists Fiona Davidson, Jouke Lanning, and Sara Nicole Glass (MissConception); vocalist Carly Ozard; caricaturist Rasa Vitalia; greeters Deana Dawn and DivaD; and our staff, board, and volunteers who made it all possible. Helping to make the benefit colorful and festive this year we’re Sparky’s Balloons, our volunteer team of floral arrangers led by Richard Lopez, and a beautiful rainbow-themed photo backdrop.

There was a joyful exuberance that was palpable as longtime friends embraced and bid fervently on auction items, with all proceeds going to PRC. It was a touching return to being in-person – and keeping with the theme of “Love is in the Air” – for this beloved community event that went virtual the past two years.

“It is truly inspiring to see such energy and vitality harnessed in a way to benefit the people we work with who are so deserving of support. Thank you for coming together as a community for an experience that illustrates the love, support, and care that we all need in our lives to thrive.” shared CEO Brett Andrews.

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Donna Sachet, Nancy Pelosi and Gary Virginia at Pride Brunch 2022