Emerging Leaders kick up their heels at Cocktails & Ballet
United Way Emerging Leaders Blog

Jeffrey Mrizek, Franchise Tax Board

On Thursday, January 31, the United Way Emerging Leaders held their 2nd annual Cocktails & Ballet event. Hopefully, you had the pleasure of “putting on the Ritz” with me at this “Flappers & Fellas” 20s-themed event, celebrating the United Way California Capitol Region’s 90th Birthday.

More than 150 of the area’s up-and-coming philanthropists attended this sold out soiree sponsored by AT&T. Throughout the evening, guests were treated to delicious food and wine provided by Hannibal’s Catering, networked and chatted on the comfy sofas donated by Classic Party Rentals, and enjoyed sneak peak dances from the cast of the Sacramento Ballet’s world premier “Great Gatsby.” Many of the “dolls” and “fellas” even joined in for a swinging Charleston lesson, proving Emerging Leaders know how to “tog the bricks.”

Clearly, the evening was an amazing success—the cat’s meow, if you will! Not only did we raise money for the consistently stellar programs of the United Way California Capital Region, but also the Emerging Leaders demonstrated our “Social with a Purpose” mission.

Check out photos from the event on our flickr photostream!

Now I know you’re an “eager beaver” to join us at our upcoming events! Contact us today to get involved!

Jeffrey Mrizek is an Administrator with the Franchise Tax Board and a community college professor with Los Rios Community College District.  He believes that true and effective leadership requires: generosity, compassion, and service. As a steering committee member of Emerging Leaders, he has strong commitment to sharing his strengths for the benefit of others.