viva meda gala Archives

“The Big Picture”: ¡VIVA MEDA! 46 Raises $235,000, Speaks to Reawakening Civil Rights Movement

by Donor Engagement Officer Lucy Porras-Azimi See the photos. Read the program. Listen to the speeches. It was definitely a memorable night on Oct. 3. That’s when 460 community members, funders and supporters filled the spectacular City View at Metreon for the annual ¡VIVA MEDA! gala to celebrate our nonprofit’s 46 years serving the low-income…

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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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¡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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