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Past REDF Events
REDF 2012 Benefit + Social Enterprise Expo Raises $1M+ to Create Jobs for Californians Facing the Greatest Barriers to Work!
700 guests celebrate REDF's 15th anniversary and honor REDF's Founder, George R. Roberts, and individuals who have overcome life's toughest challenges through work.
On September 18, 2012 at The Regency Center in San Francisco, REDF gathered directors, advisors, donors, and friends for its fourth annual Benefit + Social Enterprise Expo. This year, two simultaneous events - a benefit dinner and expo featuring the nine organizations in REDF's portfolio - showcased the power of social enterprise to transform lives and communities. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed fantastic food, an inspirational program, and amazing networking before Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue put an exclamation point on the evening's success!
REDF's Board of Directors, event sponsors, and generous donors pledged just over $1 million to create jobs and employment opportunities for thousands of people overcoming challenges like homelessness, incarceration, addiction and mental illness. Supporters are also helping to take this model to scale in California and, eventually, around the country so that tens of thousands more have the opportunity to work
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©2012 Drew Altizer, All rights reserved
Sustainable, Scalable Solutions to Chronic Joblessness
Lunch and Conversation with George R. Roberts
On Friday, June 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, REDF’s founder and Chair, George R. Roberts, hosted a lunch discussion on “Scalable, Sustainable, Solutions to Chronic Joblessness.” Over 75 business, civic, and philanthropic leaders gathered to learn more about the power of social enterprise to transform lives and communities. Click here to see photos from the event. REDF opened an Los Angeles office in 2011 to support a growing social enterprise portfolio in southern California.
2011 Benefit + Social Enterprise Expo
An inspirational evening of fun, great people, and innovation!
More than 500 people came out to support job creation at REDF's 2011 Benefit + Social Enterprise Expo on September 30. Here are just some of the highlights:
- 2,000 Social Enterprise Expo booth visits! Guests met California's leaders of social innovation and learned how they can help create jobs for people facing the greatest barriers to work.
- 5 inspirational individuals honored! REDF presented the 2011 Stuart G. Moldaw Step-Up Awards to individuals who have overcome significant challenges and are now employed.
- $160,000 raised! Donors contributed generously to REDF to help put thousands more people in jobs in California and to develop a national scalable social enterprise model by 2015.
- Interactive, fun, and green! Using innovative technology, social enterprise expo booth visits and donations were tracked in real-time on screens throughout the beautiful Bently Reserve. Thousands of dollars of Travel, Sports, and Tech raffle prizes were given away to expo participants and the evening ended with a dance party featuring DJ Nu Mark of Jurassic 5. In partnership with the San Francisco Conservation Corps' Urban Green Team and Green Streets of Urban Strategies -- two San Francisco social enterprises -- 95% of event waste was diverted from landfills!
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©2011 Drew Altizer, All rights reserved
Help us keep the momentum from this great event!
Donate to REDF
Your support helps to create jobs for people overcoming life's toughest challenges. Because REDF's overhead is covered by other sources, 100% of your donation directly supports the social enterprises you met at the expo, and the people they employ.
Help Our Portfolio Social Enterprises
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REDF Benefit + Social Enterprise ExpoSeptember 30, 2010
At REDF's 2010 Benefit + Social Enterprise Expo, we launched our new strategy to create employment opportunities for thousands more Californians with significant barriers to employment. It was a grand celebration with more than 400 guests, a buzzing Expo, inspiring awards program, and rockin' musical performances! Here are just some of the evening's highlights:
$150,000 raised to put Californians to work.
Thanks to the generous support of corporate sponsors, Host Committee members, and many event guests, REDF raised $150,000 to support its job creation efforts in California.
Awards given for innovation and inspiration.
REDF honoredSecretary Matthew Cate of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation andphilanthropists Mitch and Freada Kapor with the inaugural REDF 2010 Inno+prise Award. The highlight of the evening, however, was the inspiring video tribute and award presentation to eight individuals who have "stepped-up" into the workforce with the support of a social enterprise job.
Rockin' The Bently for REDF and jobs.
Following the Expo and the awards, the talented Jackie Greene performed a benefit concert backed by his amazing band. DJ Squeak E Clean kept thedancefloor rockin' following Jackie's set to send guests home on a celebratory note.
“The Responsibility Revolution”
An Evening with Jeffrey Hollender of Seventh Generation
6-9 pm, Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA
Click here to listen to a podcast of the discussion with Jeffery Hollender.
Social Innovation. Human Enterprise.
A REDF Benefit and Social Enterprise Expo
October 1, 2009
A sold-out success with over 275 guests gathered to hear (RED)™ founder Bobby Shriver discuss social innovation and to network with REDF directors, advisors, donors and friends during REDF’s first-ever social enterprise expo. Just under $60,000 raised!
REDF/Tipping Point Mixer and Giants GameMay 27, 2009
REDF and Tipping Point Community teamed-up to host a mixer and showcase the work of joint grantee New Door Ventures. Over 75 guests enjoyed food and beverage at Pete’s Tavern before heading across the street to watch the Giants take on the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park.
REDF Young Professional Mixer at Taverna AventineFebruary 20, 2009
50 young Bay Area professionals gathered for this happy hour in San Francisco’s Financial District to network and learn more about social enterprise.
A Celebration of Social EnterpriseSeptember 24, 2008
REDF’s first annual event celebrating the social enterprise model and featuring the leadership of the social enterprise organizations in REDF’s portfolio. 100 guests gathered in SOMA’s Varnish Fine Art Gallery for a reception and brief program with remarks by CEO of Juma Ventures, Marc Spencer, Ed.D.