Party for Change 2023

Dear Sacramento Friends and Families,

Your incredible support at Party for Change helped Saint John’s Program for Real Change raise $819,665! We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Five Star Bank for once again being our presenting sponsor.

The funds raised will support the hundreds of children and women who walk through the doors and give them the skills and space to heal from trauma and homelessness.

This is truly a remarkable gesture by our kindhearted and compassionate community to celebrate the women and children in the program AND raise funds.

What’s more, the work couldn’t be done without the leadership from our Board of Directors and committed staff.


Thanks to Tia Gemmell photography for capturing the event!

Thank you, Board of Directors:

Laura Hewitt, Mark Wiese, Kimberlie Hiltachk, John Petrovich, Michele Wong, Cara Chatfield, Daisy Castellon, Erin Cabelera, Ed Manning, David Cloninger, Amanda Blackwood, Kimberly Bleichner-Jones, Kristine Hyde, Kevin Ramos

Thank you, Party for Change Committee:

Chair Francisco Castillo, Patrick Harbison, Diane Sindt, Aulaina Knight, Eva Nybo, Erin Uribe, Kristine Hyde, Shelley Wetton, Kellie DeMarco, Tia Gemmell

Thank you, Saint John’s Team:

Leah Matthews, Jose Dominguez, Quinta Davenport, Jenny Boseman, Badar Khan, Nia Towne, Karen Edwards, Crystal Ellis, Nicholle Cox and all the dedicated team members who made it happen!

With Gratitude,

Julie Hirota

CEO, Saint John’s Program for Real Change

Party for Change Photo Gallery

Party For Change Committee

  • Committee Chair: Francisco Castillo
  • Shelley Wetton
  • Diane Sindt
  • Kristine Hyde
  • Aulaina Knight
  • Elaine Robetcky
  • Patrick Harbison
  • Eva Nybo
  • Erin Uribe