United Way Emerging Leaders’ 1920s-style event celebrates United way’s 90th anniversary

News Release

February 5, 2013 – One hundred fifty local residents celebrated the roaring 1920s at United Way Emerging Leaders’ 2nd Annual Cocktails & Ballet Jan. 31 at the Elks Tower Ballroom in Sacramento. In celebration of United Way California Capital Region’s 90th anniversary of its founding in 1923, guests dressed in 1920s-themed attire and enjoyed a costume contest, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, photo booth, dancing, networking and more.

The Sacramento Ballet presented dance routines from its upcoming show, “The Great Gatsby.” The ballet is based on the novel of the same name that was published one year before the local United Way was founded.

“It was wonderful to see such an enthusiastic response to our 90th anniversary fundraiser, with amazing 1920s costumes and dancing. People can continue the celebration and make a difference in their community with many more volunteer opportunities throughout the year,” said Rocky Regino, United Way Emerging Leaders chair. 

For 90 years, United Way California Capital Region has actively worked to address the community’s most pressing issues, now focusing on innovative solutions related to high school graduation rates, household financial stability and obesity. United Way’s team of nonprofits, businesses, donors and volunteers are working together to provide positive, measurable results on these issues through United Way projects: STAR Readers, $en$e-Ability and Fit Kids. Community members can give, volunteer and advocate in support of the causes they care most about, benefiting United Way and hundreds of nonprofits in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. United Way is an independent, local affiliate of United Way Worldwide. For more information, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org .

United Way Emerging Leaders are young or young-at-heart professionals who join together across varying backgrounds and industries to create lasting change in the community through hands-on volunteer opportunities, innovative leadership trainings and inventive networking events. For more information, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org/el .