Teo Torres of KCRA Channel 3 interviewed Ryan Brough of Reason to
Party and Emily Butler of Sacramento Splash to tell the story of
Reason to Party and its novel approach to fundraising: hosting
cutting-edge events that engage emerging leaders.
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Reason to Party’s annual Winter Gala, held Saturday, Feb 4, 2012,
attracted more than 700 guests to the W Hotel for an evening of
fantasy and celebration with DJ Dylan McIntosh of BLVD, sponsored
bars, and even an art installation made entirely of masking tape.
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The event raised over $7000 for Matri, the last AIDS hospice in
San Francisco is not a city that needs a formal excuse to let
loose and have a good time. A growing local organization,
however, is providing the community with a feel-good cause to
rally, err, rather party behind.
Some of the 200 audience members are busy pushing social change
as well. Arsen Ari Kalfayan, who by day runs business
development for cloud labor start-up CrowdFlower (formerly
called Dolores Labs), co-founded a nonprofit called
Reason To Party that throws affordable
fundraiser parties for a variety of causes, from an AIDS
hospice to the San Francisco Food Bank. Kalfayan’s parties
raise thousands of dollars from 20- and 30-somethings who
normally couldn’t afford to attend the fancy black-tie
fundraisers held by more traditional charities.