michael chiarellosmll for web Party for Change was a huge success!

Saint John’s Program for Real Change will celebrated its 30th anniversary in style with an elegant black tie/red sock soirée titled Party for Change. Party goers helped homeless families in crisis move from homelessness to self-sustainability while enjoying an unforgettable experience at the intersection of local farm-fresh food, art, wine and music.

Because of the nature of the anniversary and celebration, we simplified our event to focus on a gourmet “plate” experience featuring the signature dishes of Chef Michael Chiarello, appetizers by Chefs Patrick Mulvaney and Jay Veregge, and wine tasting by Darrell Corti. Our emcee for the evening was  KCRA-3′s Teo Torres.

Click to purchase Michael Chiarello’s signed Live Fire cook book 

Click for a list of sponsors 

Click to view photos of the event

for website

With help from Sacramento area businesses, donors, local philanthropic organizations and volunteers, we hosted a night that was truly a celebration! Our success stories are tied directly to your support of our program – delivering care, hope, and change to 30,000 people over the past 30 years wouldn’t have been possible without YOU. Real Change happens when brave women walk through our doors and begin the hard work necessary to achieve the goals our comprehensive program provides.

Together at Party for Change, we raised over $340,000 to support the women and children at Saint John’s Program.

Our heartfelt thanks go to all the Saint John’s volunteers. Our organization is extraordinary in large part due to our incredible volunteer base. Volunteers like our Board and fabulous host committee- Stacey M Larson, Maren Conrad, David and Joy Garibaldi , Rina Dimare and Dominic Dimare, Glenda Corcoran and Dustin Corcoran, Jodi Hicks and Paul Mitchell, Jenifer Story Russo and Tony Russo, Laurel Speier and Erica Thompson–this event would not have happened without you!

Thank you to Misfit and KVIE who created and donated our new amazing video, highlighting the children of Saint John’s… Thank you to Brenda Hilder Bisharat who captured the evening festivities. Check out the photos here:

Please also take a moment to recognize the sponsors on our website -This event would not be possible without their support! THANK YOU, SPONSORS! A VERY special thank you to Chef Michael Chiarello and his team, KCRA Teo Torres (our MC), Darrell Corti, Mulvaney’s Building & Loan, Ten22, Laura McIntosh (Bringing it Home), David Sobon and Libby Siino Events for creating such a magical evening.

On behalf of all of us at Saint John’s, but especially the mothers and children… thank you.


Host Committee members:  Stacey Larson (Chair), Maren Conrad, Dustin & Glenda Corcoran, Dominic & Rina Dimare, David & Joy Garibaldi, Paul Mitchell & Jodi Hicks, and Tony & Jenifer Russo.

Auction Chairs: Laurel Speier & Erica Thompson

Event Date: 

Saturday, October 10th, 6:00pm



Black tie optional

What are you wearing to Party for Change? Post your pictures on Facebook and Instagram and don’t forget to tag Saint John’s Program for Real Change and use the hashtag #30YearsRealChange #PartyforChange

Additional Information: 

Please contact Sasha Wirth at
916-453-1482 ext. 16


Click to purchase Michael Chiarello’s signed Live Fire cook book



Click for a list of sponsors



Click here to view photos of the event







#30YearsRealChange #PartyforChange #ArtBattleforChange

Saint John's Program for Real Change is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID: 68-0132934).
Contact info: 916-453-1482 info@saintjohnsprogram.org
2443 Fair Oaks Blvd, #369 | Sacramento, CA 95825-7684
Mailing address only. Not a physical location.

Donate or Volunteer