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¡VIVA MEDA! 44th Anniversary Celebration Brings Together Community, Generates Record Donations to Strengthen Mission Latino Immigrant Families

As 300 attendees were greeted by the mellifluous sounds of a 12-person mariachi band, ¡VIVA MEDA! got off to a rousing start on Oct. 19. The venue was the San Francisco Design Center. Thirty-three valued sponsors generously made this gala possible. (See list of sponsors following blog — click to enlarge.) The evening’s theme was…

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Executive Director Luis Granados’ Speech at ¡VIVA MEDA! 44th Anniversary Celebration

Normally, at this celebration, I would share with you the great work that MEDA does.  However, it does not seem quite right to use this time with you to list our accomplishments, and ignore the larger context that is being experienced by our Latino immigrant community nationally. Over the last year, people in power in…

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Early Bird Tickets Now Available for ¡VIVA MEDA! 44th Anniversary Celebration

It will be quite the Thursday night event on Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the San Francisco Design Center. That’s because MEDA’s annual gala will be taking place as a way to bring together the community to celebrate the organization’s decades of serving the Latino immigrant community — a community for…

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¡VIVA MEDA! 43rd Anniversary Celebration a Night to Remember

Mariachis. Deserving honorees. Great food. A community of support. Those were just four of the elements that combined to make ¡VIVA MEDA! a success on Wednesday. This year’s venue was the San Francisco Design Center. Celebrating 43 years of investing in people in the Mission – and now the Bay Area — it was a…

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Join Us: ¡VIVA MEDA! 43rd Anniversary Celebration Tickets Available

“I know all of our guests will have a memorable night as we celebrate MEDA’s accomplishments — accomplishments that could not be done without a community of support. This party is for everyone,” explains Development Officer – Special Projects Noris Chavarría of why he has been busy planning ¡VIVA MEDA! for months. With special attention to…

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¡VIVA MEDA! 42nd Anniversary Celebration a Night to Remember

The world has changed plenty since 1973 when MEDA started its mission of asset building for the low-income Latino community in San Francisco, but one thing has remained the same: the need to offer a helping hand to those looking to achieve family economic success. Such success is designed in many ways, so MEDA has…

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