Spring Gala 2023

Thank you for a fantastic evening!

We’re still in awe of all the support and energy that over 360 outstanding friends of Raphael House brought to the Palace Hotel on Saturday. Thanks to your generosity, we raised over $870,000 for our programs!

Our annual gala is our largest fundraiser of the year, supporting our mission to provide customized solutions to the families we serve. Thank you for being a part of the Raphael House community and building the safety net for Bay Area families.

Thanks to you, 94% of Raphael House families transitioned from our Residential Shelter to stable housing this past year.

As a privately funded organization, this achievement wouldn’t be possible without your support!

If you have not yet made a gift and would like to, you still can. Help us get over the $900,000 mark by donating here!

A special thanks to our co-chairs, Emilie Lynch & Abbey Walker.

Donate now!



For more information on supporting Raphael House through this and future events, please contact Nora Niesen at 415.345.7266 or nniesen@raphaelhouse.org.

Community Impact Award Honoree

We are thrilled to have honored Kate Smith with this year’s Community Impact Award.

Kate is a passionate advocate for families and has been involved with Raphael House for over 20 years as a volunteer, board member, and as board chair; she remains active as a board member emerita. Her most impactful projects include the renovation of Raphael House’s kitchen, The Father David and Elaine Lowell Children’s Library, The Ella Rigney Library and board room, and expansion of the third-floor residential rooms.

We are grateful for her optimism, community-driven spirit, and her dedication to our families.

More photos can be found by visiting the event page here on drewaltizer.com.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

/Kelly Fair

Emilie and Andy Lynch
Charlie and Carrie McEachron
Tom Miller and Kathryn Keating
Abbey and Paul Walker

Silver Sponsors

Brynn and John Bailey
Kathleen and Todd Darling
Meredith Dillon and Hubert Lin
Christina and Damon Edwards
Mahk and Ali Esfahani
Lee Flynn
Ali and Rocky Fried
Laine Gomez
Lindsey and Jake Gotta
Michelle and Jody Harris
Maria and Chris Hemphill
Laura and Sloan Larsen
Craig Martin
Brendan and Leslie O’Neil
Michele Lee and Maco Stewart
Christina and Rick Saveri
Joanna and Stephen Seelbach
Jeana and Karl Werwath

Bronze Sponsors

Jacquelyn Dille and Gregor Feige
Susan and Doug Hendrickson
Laura and Michael Kim
Tanya and John Marston
Kelley and Josh Myerberg
Maureen Offer and Alex Hanley
The Ogelsby Family


Thank You to Our Event Committee

Brynn Bailey
Ashley Berman

Victoria Dade
Kathleen Darling
Meredith Dillon
Chrissy Edwards

Mahk Esfahani
Kelly Fair
Lindsey Gotta
Lisa Isaacs

Laura Kim
Laura Larsen


Emilie Lynch, Co-chair
Elizabeth Majoch

Christina Saveri
Joanna Seelbach
Kimberly Shields

Abbey Walker, Co-chair

Your Donation Makes a Lasting Impact


Provides two months of supportive case management services to 10 families in our Programs


Provides a family in our Residential Shelter with wholesome meals for an entire month

Can't attend the gala? Make a donation!

All donations support our comprehensive wrap-around services that support families on their journeys to stability.