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 event.
“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.
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.