Wow! We are still basking in the glow of our Open House!

We wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who made our second annual Open House on April 3, such a tremendous success. 

From our dedicated volunteers and generous supporters to our staff members and community partners, your presence and support truly made the evening unforgettable. The energy and enthusiasm in the building buzzed as we came together to celebrate our clients and the vital services they receive at PRC. 

The evening was filled with recognition of our dedicated Volunteer Extraordinaires, powerfully inspiring spoken word, captivating musical performances, heartfelt staff testimonials, exciting raffle winnings, and a celebration of our fifth anniversary in our integrated Services Center. It was a true testament to the resilience and compassion of our community. 

Left to right | Chuan Teng, PRC CEO, Marjorie and Larry Schlenoff, Colin Hartke, Senior Director Marketing / Strategy Quest Diagnostics and PRC Board member  
PRC Volunteer Extraordinaire framed keepsakes and flowers in PRC mugs for volunteers to take home 

One of the highlights of the evening was the speech delivered by PRC volunteer extraordinaire Joanie Juster, as she reflected on her experiences with the AIDS Emergency Fund, now PRC’s Emergency Financial Assistance program. Joanie’s words echoed throughout the room, reminding us of the importance of community and the impact each individual can make when they come together with a shared purpose. 

PRC CEO Chuan Teng and PRC Volunteer Extraordinaire Joanie Juster

Tehya Fernandez, a PRC Housing Navigator, shared a heartfelt testimonial, illustrating the profound impact PRC’s services have on the lives of those they serve and the importance of lived experience. Her words painted a vivid picture of hope, resilience, and transformation. 

PRC Workforce Development Trainer Jeremias Vasquez delivered an incredible spoken word performance that left the audience spellbound. His words resonated deeply, shedding light on the challenges faced by many in our community, the importance of the connections that bring us into the work of serving our clients, and a poetic cheer for everyone providing these services.  

Sky (L) on the keys and Jeremias, PRC Trainer (front) presenting their spoken word performance

Eric and Sky performed a portion of Wind Beneath My Wings adding another layer of depth and emotion to the evening, showcasing the diverse talents within our community and bringing people together through the universal language of music. 

Left to right | Nguyen Pham, Volunteer Extraordinaire, Frameline Director of Philanthropy, and SF Pride President, Ray Pulman, 2023 Bare Chest Calendar Mr. November, Erik Lauritzen, PRC Capital Asset Manager, and Derek Jandu, Conservatory of Music Major Gifts Officer
Lauren Vega, PRC Employment Specialist  congratulates Volunteer Extraordinaire Troy Brunet for his raffle win
Left to right | Team Lead – Risk Analytics & Modeling – Chevron – Brian Redmond, Senior Software Engineering Manager – Shopify – Rune Madsen – Shopify, PRC Chief Development Office Randi Paul, PRC Board Member Darren Smith, Associate Director – Rubicon Point Partners – Austin Morgan, and PRC CEO Chuan Teng 
Ice cream cake in honor of PRC’s fifth anniversary in our Integrated Services Center

We want to extend a special thank you to PRC Board Member Colin Hartke for championing the event, our staff members who worked tirelessly to bring this event to life, and those who represented our programs and took the time to share the impactful work we do every day. Events like these remind us of the incredible power of community and the joy that comes from gathering together in support of a shared mission.

Thank you to our Co-Host Sponsors

PRC Board President Brian Schneider and Robert Lieberman

PRC Board Member Colin Hartke


Thank you to our In-Kind Sponsors 

Jeff Millard

Liz Pickell

Jeremias Vasquez