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

Gary Virginia & Donna Sachet’s Pride Brunch 2022

Gary Virginia and Donna Sachet’s Pride Brunch is back, in person, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel! 

Love is in the air, and Gary Virginia and Donna Sachet’s Pride Brunch is back, in person for 2022! Marking its 24th year, this momentous celebration of all things Pride returns to the beautiful Westin St. Francis Hotel on Saturday, June 25, 2022, for a romping good time! Join us for a joyous commemoration of the Pride Parade’s Grand Marshals during our City’s Pride Weekend.

Mark the date on your calendar (or secure your ticket early) and get ready to show your pride with your friends by your side! All proceeds support PRC’s integrated legal, social, and behavioral health services for those affected by HIV/AIDS, mental health issues, and substance use.

Stay tuned for tickets and more information

COVID-19 Protocols and Guidelines

Based on San Francisco City Guidelines, guests may be required to show proof of vaccination in the form of a CDC card or a picture of your CDC card, you may also be required to wear a mask indoors unless eating or drinking.

ASL services provided

This year’s sponsors include:

Premier sponsors: Wells Fargo, Tito’s Handmade Vodka , Kent Roger and Daniel Hancock

Rainbow Sponsor:  AT&T, Bob A Ross Foundation

Community Sponsors: Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, 440 Castro, Cruise, JP Morgan, Powerhouse BarSeligman Family Foundation, Quest Diagnostics, Harvey’s, Project Open Hand

Media Sponsor: San Francisco Bay Times

Gift Bag Sponsor: GoVino