Monday, April 15, 2013

World Savvy Gala

World Savvy Gala
April 11th 6:30-10pm @ WineWorks 

Dana Mortenson, Co-Founder 
I crashed a Gala (not pronounced 'gay-la'). World Savvy's mission is to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, to prepare them to learn, work and thrive as responsible global citizens in the 21st century. I came to support Dana Mortenson, the Co-Founder & Executive Director as we stood together for the photo -please ignore the veins that are protruding from my neck I was trying to flex. When World Savvy was founded in San Francisco eleven years ago they began working with just 20 teachers and 90 students from a shared cubicle in Redwood City.  Today, they serve a network of more than 56,000 constituents annually as leaders in the field of global education from three offices nationwide- San Francisco, Minneapolis-Saint Paul and New York. During the gala celebration with hours d'oeuvres and unlimited wine was a silent auction with trips to Hawaii, the Rocky Mountains, box seats at AT&T, the Adobe Suite and beyond... and I stayed silent for most of it. With a dedication to education, global awareness and thoughtful dialogue about the issues that affect us all as global citizens, this was a gala that was worth crashing.
No-name wine lady. 
The other person that stood out for me that night (beside the Founder) was the the wine lady who was equally amazing -although I forgot her name.

World Savvy Gala was taking place at Dogpatch WineWorks -San Francisco's only collective tasting room, wine bar and event space in a working winery. This local urban winery offered up an assortment of wines that evening in there industrial setting that even gives you the option to create your own wine in-house.
CRASHED IT.. For the children (and the wine)! 

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