Reason to Party Sacramento’s first event a ’sell-out success’ Novel event draws over 230 people, raising $2,726 for Cottage Housing, Inc.
November 21, 2011
Thanks to the huge crowd of fun, young professionals who turned
out for our launch event, Reason to Party Sacramento will donate
$2,726 to support outstanding youth leadership programs at
Cottage Housing, Inc.
“It exceeded our expectations,” stated Reason to Party Sacramento
co-founder Catherine Mattesich, a new attorney and Sacramento
native who managed logistics for the successful launch
“We are thrilled to be able to make such a significant donation
to Cottage Housing,” said co-founder Emily Butler. “And this was
just our launch party! With help from all the awesome young
leaders who turned out for this first event, next time, we can
throw an even bigger party with even lower costs.”
Butler is the executive director of Sacramento Splash, a local
non-profit dedicated to helping children understand and value
their natural world through scientific investigation and outdoor
exploration, and made optimizing the financial performance of RTP
events her priority when joining the Sacramento team.
In addition to Butler and Mattesich, the Sacramento Reason to
Party team is comprised of a diverse and energetic cross-section
of young leaders in the Sacramento community including Miguel
Ramos, Patrick McGiff, Tre Borden, and 29 hosts—key partners in
the community who drive ticket sales and promotion. The group was
rallied by high-tech entrepreneur Mac Clemmens who had championed
the organization’s use of the web and social media in San
Francisco and wanted to ensure its successful expansion to his
hometown. “It’s important that we are a model for non-profits and
community organizations in the way we use the web and social
media—we draw thousands of people every year to events in ways
that cost us no money. Instead, we capitalize on the
connectedness of our community,” explained Clemmens. “We invite
others to follow our lead.”
Cottage Housing, the
beneficiary of last Friday’s event, provides transitional housing
and builds healing communities where homeless people help
themselves, and each other, from the streets to
self-sustainability. At Serna Village in McClellan Park,
eighty-three apartments offer over 100 parents and more than 200
children a place to call home. Serna Village is also home to the
SKYLAB Youth Development Studio, where recently homeless youth
engage in self-directed leadership programs that build their
competence, confidence, and creativity.
About Reason to Party
Reason to Party Sacramento is the newest outpost of the
highly-successful Reason to Party nonprofit founded in San
Francisco. It harnesses the power of social media and personal
networks to bring together young professionals for spectacular
parties that support good causes.
Reason to Party has become one of California’s hottest young
charities, which has garnered the attention of Forbes Magazine,
NBC, and even Former SF Mayor Gavin Newsom, who declared a
“Reason to Party Day” in San Francisco.
With start-ups happening simultaneously in Los Angeles, New York,
and Sacramento, Reason to Party has become an
internationally-recognized space for the emerging non-profit,
high-tech, artistic, and enterprising cultures to connect, give
back, and share a powerful new reason to party.
For more information, please contact Emily Butler at (916)
508-7607 or Catherine Mattesich at (916) 799-5152.