Raphael House’s Black & White Gala Raises Record-Breaking $1 Million

May 16 2024
Kellen Sarver

We had a RECORD-BREAKING night at our 2024 Black & White Gala on Saturday, May 11th at The Palace Hotel! Thank you to our generous supporters who helped us raise over $1,000,000 to provide vital funds to support Raphael House’s mission of providing shelter, services, and support to families in need.

(Photo – Drew Altizer Photography)

Raphael House’s 2024 Black and White Gala, held at San Francisco’s renowned Palace Hotel on May 11th, brought together a diverse array of supporters in an energetic and festive evening of philanthropy. Led by our incredible co-chairs Abbey Walker and Emilie Lynch, the event showcased the community’s unwavering commitment to combating family homelessness.

Liam Mayclem returned for his 15th year as auctioneer and attendees were treated to gourmet cuisine, entertainment, and a spirited live auction, where exclusive experiences were eagerly bid on to support Raphael House’s vital mission.

Among the highlights of the evening was the recognition of the students at Town School for Boys, who received the Community Spirit Award for their dedicated efforts in fundraising through their Read for Need initiative. Their desire to make a positive impact beyond their own community resonated deeply with the gala’s attendees, serving as a poignant reminder of the collective responsibility to uplift those in need. The program was followed by a lively dance party hosted by DJ Cams.

(Photo – Scott Chernis for Drew Altizer Photography)

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, every single dollar that was raised on Saturday will go directly to the families that Raphael House supports on their path to achieving long-term housing and financial stability.

With heartfelt gratitude to sponsors, donors, and volunteers, Raphael House looks ahead with renewed determination to continue providing essential support and resources to families experiencing homelessness, building a brighter future for all.

(Photo – Drew Altizer Photography)
(Photo – Drew Altizer Photography)
(Photo – Scott Chernis for Drew Altizer Photography)
(Photo – Drew Altizer Photography)
(Photo – Drew Altizer Photography)

If you couldn’t join us, you can still make a 100% tax-deductible donation to support families now. We appreciate everyone who has generously stepped up to support our families during this critical time.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for helping us make our event a success and supporting Raphael House families!

Make a donation on behalf of our Gala

Thank You to Our Community

Our record-breaking 2024 Black & White Gala was made possible thanks to our generous community and sponsors, our dedicated Raphael House team and volunteers, the incredible staff at the Palace Hotel, and our hardworking event committee!


Check out some of the amazing photos from our event, and order your favorites directly from Drew Altizer Photography.

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Thank you to everyone who supported our 2024 Black & White Gala!

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