Raphael House’s Legendary Gala Returns!

By Giving List Staff   |   March 3, 2023
Raphael House will be honoring Kate Smith, with their Community Impact Award.

Spend the evening of Saturday, May 13th, with your community to help Bay Area families experiencing homelessness at the beautiful Palace Hotel. Enjoy delicious food and wines, exclusive auction packages, and dance the night away at the lively afterparty. All funds raised support Raphael House’s residential shelter and comprehensive support programs that help transform the lives of parents and children in San Francisco.

This annual gala is the largest fundraiser of the year for Raphael House. It helps support their mission to provide customized programs to all of the parents and children they serve. With your donations, they will continue to provide Bay Area families with the housing and long-term
solutions they need to achieve stability. This past year, 94% of Raphael House families transitioned from their residential shelter to stable housing. As a privately funded organization, this achievement wouldn’t be possible without the support of you, our community! Please visit raphaelhouse.org/gala2023 to sponsor and learn more about this fantastic opportunity.

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● Past Galas: 2019
● Event Websites: Raphael House + GreaterGiving


Raphael House

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(415) 345-7266 
Director of Development: Nora Niesen


The mission of Raphael House is to help low-income families and families experiencing homelessness strengthen family bonds by achieving stable housing and financial independence.

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

I came from a childhood that was really toxic and I wasn’t able to go live with a family member. At Raphael House, I started building relationships that were positive that I needed in my life. The part that gave me security was having our own room with our own key. It was a safe place for me to go to.

Janice, Client and former resident

Help Keep Families TOGETHER

The past few years have been challenging for Raphael House. The rising cost of doing business in the city, significant shifts in patterns of donations, and the simple fact that the shelter is over 100 years old and requires urgent repairs have created a budget deficit.

Raphael House needs to raise an additional $1.5 million this year to bridge the gap and to remain open.

Families experiencing homelessness rely on Raphael House’s personalized support to achieve and maintain housing and financial stability. Raphael House is 100% community supported, so increased support from donors like you is vital now more than ever.

Key Supporters

Tom Poser, Board Chair
Laura Larsen, Board Vice-Chair
Charlie McEachron, Board Treasurer
Heather Sager, Board Secretary
Yannis Dosios, Director
Laine Gomez, Director
Orlando Harris, Director
Amanda King, Director
Katie Kokenge, Director
Michele C. Lee, Director
Thomas B. Miller, Director
Karl Werwath, Director
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