SACRAMENTO, CA — Key community leaders toured the Old Sugar Mill
to solidify plans, garner support, and galvanize the Sacramento
community to “Embrace the Elements” this Friday.
The team then regrouped in midtown at Zocalo to celebrate and
rally support for the gala. More than 40 leaders joined and
pledged to reach out to their friends and networks.
This is our time to teach Sacramento how to party with a
purpose. We can send hundreds of kids to learn about nature and
science just by choosing to party together.
—Mac Clemmens, Co-Founder, Reason to Party Sacramento
The San Francisco-based non-profit had its Sacramento premier
last fall which sold out completely and raised thousands for
Cottage Housing, a housing facility for homeless families
transitioning to self-sustainability.
Now, Reason to Party is offering its signature gala-style event
and is prepared to rally more than 1,000 partiers—and the entire
Sacramento region is taking notice. According to Reason to Party
Sacramento Co-Founder Catherine Mattesich, KCRA, Good Day
Sacramento, KVIE, Fox 40, and Univision have either covered the
gala or are scheduled to cover it this week. “We are pleased with
the coverage and are excited to see the great networking and
energy that comes out of the community coming together,” said
The novel gala will raise money for Sacramento Splash, a local
nonprofit dedicated to helping local children understand and
value their natural world, by bringing together emerging leaders
to party. According to Ryan Brough, Reason to Party’s Director of
Gala Execution and event co-chair, hundreds have purchased
tickets and will experience fire dancers, aerial acrobats, and an
array of performing artists at the event.
The meeting was one of three held in the last month to build
grassroots interest which have raised $10,000 in ticket sales so
far, according to Emily Butler, Executive Director of Sacramento
Mac joined Reason to Party shortly after its inception and served
as Director of Technology and Social Media from 2009-2011 and
Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2012, helping to direct
Reason to Party’s expansion to Sacramento while helping
standardize Reason to Party’s business processes to make it a
scalable idea that can take root around the world. Today, Mac
serves as special advisor to ensure its ongoing growth.