Day-of Valet Instructions 

We can’t wait to spend the evening with you at SAY Soirée! Please access the complimentary valet by traveling west down 3rd Street toward B Street. Signage will direct you to turn right (across from Luther Burbank Savings/in front of Empire Hotel) where you will be greeted by valet staff.

SAY Soirée

For the first time ever, the story of Social Advocates for Youth will be told in downtown Santa Rosa, within the newly reunified Courthouse Square.

SAY Soirée will deliver guests a sophisticated, black-tie experience highlighting Sonoma County’s full bounty of flavors, right within the heart of downtown Santa Rosa on Saturday, April 14, 2018. This outdoor evening event will bring guests together to hear the stories of our youth and the power of SAY’s housing, counseling and career services. No matter how youth access SAY’s continuum of services, our goal is to create a home for the youth we serve; a place a safety, support, and care.

What defines a home?

To Alex, it means, “a place where someone cares enough to pay attention and interact with me on a daily basis. A place where people care if I hurt myself.” Growing up in the foster care system, Alex often felt isolated and alone. At a young age she started cutting herself as a way to process overwhelming feelings she didn’t know how to express.

After moving into the SAY Finley Dream Center, Alex worked with a case manager and therapist to learn healthy coping skills that allow her to communicate without self-harming. With the help of SAY staff Alex learned that she is not alone in her pain. Now when she comes home to the Dream Center every day after working and going to SRJC, she feels empowered and safe. And when life gets tough, Alex knows she has a safe place to call home filled with people who care.

Your support at SAY Soirée will allow us to continue providing a safe home and caring adults for kids like Alex who are struggling with life-threatening challenges.

Sponsor Reception | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SAY Soirée Sponsors are recognized as esteemed members of our community. From CEOs and philanthropic leaders, to elected officials, they are the top influencers and decision makers from a wide variety of local businesses and organizations. This small and exclusive hour-long reception provides our sponsors with an unparalleled opportunity to mix and mingle while enjoying spirits and bites from a guest chef. The Sponsor Reception will take place at a private venue adjacent to Courthouse Square.

Valet generously underwritten by The Press Democrat
Sponsor Reception generously underwritten by the Chandi Hospitality Group + Agave Mexican Restaurant 


Reception | 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

All SAY Soirée guests are cordially invited to join us for an experiential and immersive glimpse into the programs and services SAY delivers to the vulnerable youth in our county. As guests socialize they will be taken through a series of program installations that ground them in the “home” SAY creates for our youth. Guests will sip premier local wines and nosh on farm-to-table inspired appetizers.

Valet generously underwritten by The Press Democrat


Main Event | 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Guests will gather underneath the main tent to hear stories of hope. The evening’s dinner will have a “what makes a home” theme, complete with family-style gourmet comfort food inspired by our youth. The kitchen table conversation will include serious fundraising on the menu! After the toasts and testimonials, a boisterous auction of once-in-a-lifetime packages for those seeking culinary adventures will take place. The Soirée will end with what our investors do best, raising a paddle to end youth homelessness and empower self-sufficiency. The Soirée will be a see-and-be-seen sellout evening, with 350 seats filled to capacity.

Dinner Sponsor: Park Avenue Catering
Wine Sponsor: Jackson Family Wines


SAY: After Dark | 9:00 pm – 2:00 am

SAY: After Dark aims to position SAY as the charity of choice for an entire generation of young“ish” philanthropists. This block party style evening is open to all 21+ community members through a wristband purchase for $41.10 – the average daily cost for SAY to care for one youth in our housing programs. Downtown establishments will offer unique experiences for guests to dance up a sweat, sample new libations, and invest in our youth.

Participating Establishments: Beer Baron, La Rosa, Stout Brothers, Sweet Spot and 2 Tread Brewing Company!

Ticket Details

Premier Ticket (includes admission to SAY: After Dark): $350
Event Ticket: $250

Premier Table of 10: $3,500
Table of 10: $2,500

To inquire about ticket or table sales, please contact Stephanie Picard Bowen at @ 707.800.3967 or stephanie@saysc.org.

Seating is limited for this event.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have lots of volunteer opportunities for SAY Soirée! Please click here to sign up for an available opening. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring SAY Soirée will position your organization in front of more than 350 guests the night of April 14th. Our event guests are esteemed members of our community. From CEOs and philanthropic leaders, to elected officials, they are top influencers and decision makers from a wide variety of local businesses and organizations.

Sponsorship benefits also include pre-event promotions, which will guarantee your organization publicity to SAY’s highly-engaged audiences across our marketing channels. To see SAY’s full menu of sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephanie Picard Bowen at @ 707.800.3967 or stephanie@saysc.org

Live Auction

SAY Soirée’s Live Auction will feature once-in-a-lifetime and never-before-sold packages. To see a full list of all our amazing auction packages this year, please click here.

SAY-after-dark-banner-v2

SAY: After Dark

9:00 pm – 2:00 am | Wristbands on sale now! Click here to purchase.

Directly after the close of SAY Soirée (SAY’s fundraising gala) on April 14, 2018 downtown establishments will open up for an after party, SAY: After Dark.

This block party style evening is open to all 21+ community members through a wristband purchase for $41.10 – the average daily cost for SAY to care for 1 youth in our housing programs. Downtown establishments will downtown establishments will offer exclusive perks and drink specials to SAY: After Dark guests only.  100% of  wristband sales directly supports our housing, counseling, and career services.

Participating Establishments: Beer Baron, La Rosa, Stout Brothers, Sweet Spot, and 2 Tread Brewing Company!

GOLD SPONSORS

Codding-Foundation-Logo

SILVER SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

DINNER SPONSORS

DAY OF SPONSORS

Matt + Chrystal Davis

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

X
X