Thanks to you, we broke a record – we raised over $1,000,000 to support Raphael House’s mission of providing shelter, services, and support to Bay Area families in need!

Led by our incredible co-chairs Abbey Walker and Emilie Lynch, the event showcased the community’s unwavering commitment to combating family homelessness.

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.

Community Spirit Award Honoree

We are thrilled to honor Town School for Boys with this year’s Community Spirit Award.

From March 6 – March 17, 2023, 66 Town School students read over 37,000 pages and raised over $21,000 for Raphael House families!

We are grateful for the hard work of Town School students, who went to school early to brainstorm, plan, and execute the read-a-thon. Alongside Town School’s incredible librarians, the student-run committee of K-8 students led the promotion and participation in the read-a-thon to ensure it’s incredible fundraising success. Thank you to everyone involved; your dedication is an inspiration and true embodiment of Community Spirit!


Thank You to our Generous Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Charlie and Carrie McEachron
/The Ackrell and Colella Families


Gold Sponsors

The Boschetto Family
Kathleen and Todd Darling
Christina and Damon Edwards
Lee Flynn
Michele Lee and Maco Stewart
Emilie and Andy Lynch
Christina and Rick Saveri
Joanna and Stephen Seelbach
Abbey and Paul Walker
Karl and Jeana Werwath

Silver Sponsors

Andrea and Dru Babcock
Yasmin and Mike Coffey
Jacquelyn Dille and Gregor Feige
Laine Gomez
Sangeeta Landau and Denise Bethel
Laura and Sloan Larsen
Meredith and Hubert Lin
Maureen Offer and Alex Hanley
Tarika and Barrett Richter
Terra and Erich Sollman
Kendall Wilkinson Design
Julie and Collin Williams

/Kelly Fair





VIP Ticket Sponsors

BarbCo Real Estate Group
Tanya and John Marston
Kelley and Josh Myerberg
Britt and Luke Ogelsby
Mindi Weichman and Joe DiNapoli

Thank You to Our Event Committee

Andrea Babcock
Denise Bethel
Yasmin Coffey
Victoria Dade
Kathleen Darling
Jackie Dille
Chrissy Edwards

Mahk Esfahani
Kelly Fair
Sangeeta Landau
Laura Larsen
Meredith Lin
Emilie Lynch, Co-Chair
Maureen Offer
Britt Ogelsby

Tarika Richter
Christina Saveri
Joanna Seelbach
Sarah Sullivan
Abbey Walker, Co-Chair
Mindi Weichman
Julie Williams

Couldn't attend the gala? Make a donation!

All donations support families on their paths to achieve housing and financial stability.

Your Donation Makes a Lasting Impact


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


Provides 10 families in our Residential Shelter with wholesome meals for an entire month

Our Vibrant Emcee

Our auctioneer Liam Mayclem returns for our gala fundraiser!
Liam is a fundraising professional and Emmy Award-winning radio
and TV host known as the “Foodie Chap” on KCBS and host of Travel
Channel’s “Secret Trips.”

As a highly sought-after benefit auctioneer and emcee, Liam has helped
raise millions of dollars for many nonprofits and schools across
America, including Raphael House.


For more information on supporting Raphael House through future events,
please contact Nora Niesen at 415.345.7266 or