Annual Events

Our sincerest thanks to all partners, sponsors and guests who supported the events listed below.  Not only do fundraisers like these provide critical support for the agency – over $500,000 combined – but they help to build a community of support that encourages HPP’s work daily.

Our House

Hosted at HPP, the 23rd annual Our House gala gave a behind-the-scenes look at the agency’s work.

The evening honored Tuft & Needle with a Community Partner Award for their annual donation of over 300 new mattresses to HPP clients moving into stable housing.  Our House also celebrated the achievements of Derrick Littles and his family. In the span of two years, Derrick completed a drug rehabilitation program, reunited with his daughter and secured stable housing with his family. After the speaker program, guests bid on silent auction lots and danced the night away with records spun by Heart of Gold’s DJ Ashleyanne Krigbaum. Sponsorship and ticket sales generated over $175K for HPP.

Committee: Kristen McGuire (Co-Chair), Justine Simpson (Co-Chair), Lauren DeMetro, Victoria Fiore, Meg Kammarud, Sara Kassabian, Carin Sauerwein


The agency’s 5th Annual Luncheon gathered over 400 philanthropists, city and state government officials and corporate leaders to raise $281K to benefit HPP’s work with low-income and homeless families. HPP was delighted to honor the achievements of former client and current HPP staff member Christina Hernandez, as well as the partnership of the internationally renowned psychologist Dr. Alicia F. Lieberman and the talents and generosity of family photographer and long-time volunteer Keri Vaca.

Committee: Mary E. Rudden & Kathy Baxter-Stern (Chairs), Victoria Camelio, Helene Farber, Helen Hughes, Karen Hughes, Mary Kaminski, Moira Kimball, Margaret Lynch, Rita O’Hara, Kate Pacoe, Helen Pollock, Cathy Worner


It was a grand slam for the 4th annual Amici’s Pizza Party this past June.  Once again, Bruce and Kim Bochy, together with Amici's East Coast Pizzeria and the San Francisco Giants, hosted a Pizza Party to benefit HPP.  Bruce was at both restaurants to sign autographs and take photos, while baseball fans shared pizzas and bought raffle tickets for a chance to win jerseys and wine packages.  All in all, the event raised over $40K to benefit HPP!