FUNDRAISER and Members Screening of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in 3D

July 23, 2014

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Join us Monday for a Members screening of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in 3D Members & Friends Movie Screening.

For over 65 years Variety Children’s Charity has met our mission of providing medical equipment, rehabilitation services, housing assistance, community aid, and more, to tens of thousands of the Bay Area’s children and families most in need.

Movie Nights are just one of the many benefits provided through our Membership Program, which provides vital funding and ensures our ability to continue as one of the Bay Area’s most trusted charitable organizations serving children and families in need.

Please join us Monday, July 23rd for

DAWN of the PLANET of the APES in 3D

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Rated-PG-13  2hr 10min

Film donation and support for Variety provided by 20th Century Fox

6:00PM - Join us for HAPPY HOUR!

MENU
Wine, Beer - $4
The Hard Stuff - $6
Soda - $1
Candy - $1
Popcorn - Free, but we know you’ll feel good about giving $1+

7:00PM – Film starts

$20 Suggested donation at the door,  cash bar & tips all benefit Variety

Your financial support ensures that we can continue to helping more children and to bring you films throughout the year!

Seating is Limited. Variety members and their guest receive priority seating. Tickets will not guarantee seating after 6:45pm.

For more information, please call Variety at (415) 781-3894
or email us at info@varietync.org

RSVP HERE

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Join us for a Members screening of 22 Jump Street

June 23, 2014

Join us Monday for a Members screening of 22 Jump Street.

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Members & Friends Movie Screening

For over 65 years Variety Children’s Charity has met our mission of providing medical equipment, rehabilitation services, housing assistance, community aid, and more, to tens of thousands of the Bay Area’s children and families most in need.

Movie Nights are just one of the many benefits provided through our Membership Program, which provides vital funding and ensures our ability to continue as one of the Bay Area’s most trusted charitable organizations serving children and families in need.

Members enjoy priority seating, complimentary drinks and special gifts.

Join as a member or     Monthly Donor

Please join us Monday, June 23rd for 22 Jump Street

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Rated-R  1hr 52min

6:00PM - Join us for HAPPY HOUR!

7:00PM – Film starts

$20 Suggested donation at the door, a cash bar & tips all benefit Variety

RSVP HERE

Your financial support ensures that we can continue to helping more children and to bring you films throughout the year!

Seating is Limited
Variety members and their guest receive priority seating
Tickets will not guarantee seating after 6:45pm.

For more information, please call Variety at (415) 781-3894
or email us at info@varietync.org

Join as a member at:  www.varietync.org

Your support helps fund programs including the purchase of pediatric wheelchairs, adaptive bikes, and mobility programs for disabled children in our community – and much more!

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Volunteer with us to collect donations at SF Pride!

June 28 & June 29, 2014

Join us as a Donation Volunteer at SFPride to have fun and help support Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California.  Sign up HERE

This year Variety NorCal is participating as a Donation Partner which means we must provide a minimum of six volunteers on Saturday 6/28 and twelve volunteers on Sunday  6/29 to collect donations at the gates or along the parade route during the parade on Sunday.  In exchange for our participation, Variety will receive a grant equal to a percentage of what we collect for SFPride as well as for the hours we volunteer.  The more money we collect in donations, the bigger the grant they give us to impact kids & their families in Northern California!

*Donation Partner volunteers must be able to take part in the collection of donations at the gates, on Civic Center Plaza or the length of the Parade route.

**All Donation Partner volunteers must attend a training session organized by SF Pride.

On Saturday, June 28, 2014 we will need volunteers to collect:
1. At the entrances to the Pride celebration in San Francisco Civic Center.
2. At SF Pride’s Donation booth in the Civic Center.
3. On UN Plaza and Civic Center.

On Sunday, June 29, 2014 we will need people to collect:
1. At the entrances to the Pride celebration at San Francisco Civic Center.
2. At SF Pride’s Donation booth at Civic Center.
3. On UN Plaza and Civic Center
4. At beverage booths located throughout the Pride celebration site.

About SF Pride 2014

Take a Stand for Pride

Donate $5 at the Gates

Gate donations support more than 40+ local nonprofits including Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California!

2014 marks the 44th anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade. The theme is “Color Our World with Pride” and the event will be held over the weekend of June 28 and 29, 2014. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than twenty community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of LGBT people and allies in the nation.

The two-day celebration takes place in Civic Center Plaza in downtown San Francisco the last full weekend of June each year. The Parade, which takes place the Sunday morning of the event, kicks off from Beale Street along Market and ends at Market and 8th St. in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

 

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Join us for a Members screening of Jersey Boys

June 30, 2014

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Members & Friends Movie Screening

 

Please join us Monday, June 30th for

JERSEY BOYS

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys.”

The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic rock group The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Dawn,” “Rag Doll,” “Bye Bye Baby,” “Who Loves You,” and many more.

These classic hits are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical, which has been running on Broadway for more than eight years and has also enjoyed successful tours around the globe.

Starring in the film, John Lloyd Young reprises his Tony Award-winning portrayal of the legendary lead singer of The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli. Erich Bergen stars as Bob Gaudio, who wrote or co-wrote all of the group’s biggest hits. Michael Lomenda and Vincent Piazza star respectively as Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito, two original members of The Four Seasons. Oscar® winner Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”) stars as mobster Gyp DeCarlo.

Oscar® winner Eastwood (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Unforgiven”) directed “Jersey Boys” from a screenplay and musical book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, song music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. The film is produced by Eastwood, Graham King and Robert Lorenz, with Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tim Moore, Tim Headington, Brett Ratner, James Packer and Steven Mnuchin serving as executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team was led by Oscar®-nominated director of photography Tom Stern (“Changeling”); Oscar®-nominated production designer James J. Murakami, (“Changeling”); Academy Award®-winning editor Joel Cox (“Unforgiven”) and editor Gary D. Roach; and costume designer Deborah Hopper.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a GK Films Production, a Malpaso Production, a Clint Eastwood Film, “Jersey Boys.” The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. This film has been rated R for language throughout.

R – 134 minutes

6:00PM - Join us for HAPPY HOUR!

7:00PM – Film starts

$20 Suggested donation at the door, a cash bar & tips all benefit Variety

RSVP HERE

Your financial support ensures that we can continue to helping more children and to bring you films throughout the year!

For over 65 years Variety Children’s Charity has met our mission of providing medical equipment, rehabilitation services, housing assistance, community aid, and more, to tens of thousands of the Bay Area’s children and families most in need.

Movie Nights are just one of the many benefits provided through our Membership Program, which provides vital funding and ensures our ability to continue as one of the Bay Area’s most trusted charitable organizations serving children and families in need.

Members enjoy priority seating, complimentary drinks and special gifts.

Join as a member or      Monthly Donor

 

Seating is Limited
Variety members and their guest receive priority seating
Tickets will not guarantee seating after 6:45pm.

For more information, please call Variety at (415) 781-3894 or email us at info@varietync.org

Join as a member at:  www.varietync.org

Your support helps fund programs including the purchase of pediatric wheelchairs, adaptive bikes, and mobility programs for disabled children in our community – and much more!

 

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Join us for a pre-release screening of KORENGAL

June 19, 2014

Join us Thursday at 6pm for Happy Hour and a 7pm members screening of KORENGAL.

 

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Members & Friends Movie Screening

For over 65 years Variety Children’s Charity has met our mission of providing medical equipment, rehabilitation services, housing assistance, community aid, and more, to tens of thousands of the Bay Area’s children and families most in need.

Movie Nights are just one of the many benefits provided through our Membership Program, which provides vital funding and ensures our ability to continue as one of the Bay Area’s most trusted charitable organizations serving children and families in need.

Members enjoy priority seating, complimentary drinks and special gifts.

Join as a member or   Monthly Donor

Please join us Thursday, June 19th for

KORENGAL

Documentary from Afghanistan war by Sebastian Junger (co-director of Restrepo)

Opens June 27, 2014 in San Francisco

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In the past decade the Korengal Valley—a rugged valley six miles long in the mountains near the border with Pakistan—has become an epicenter of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. The new documentary Korengal picks up where the Academy Award-nominated Restrepo left off: the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war. Korengal shows how war works, what it feels like and what it does to the young men who fight it. As one soldier cheers when he kills an enemy fighter, another looks into the camera and asks if God will ever forgive him for all of the killing he has done. As one soldier grieves the loss of his friend in combat, another explains why he misses the war now that his deployment has ended, and admits he would go back to the front line in a heartbeat. Every bit as intense and affecting as Restrepo, KORENGAL goes a step further in bringing the war directly to the people back home. Directed by journalist Sebastian Junger (co-director of Restrepo and author of the bestsellers War and The Perfect Storm).

Saboteur Media and Goldcrest Films present KORENGAL, opening June 27, 2014 at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, and Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley.

www.korengalthemovie.com

R – 84 minutes

6:00PM - Join us for HAPPY HOUR!

7:00PM – Film starts

$20 Suggested donation at the door, a cash bar & tips all benefit Variety

RSVP HERE

Your financial support ensures that we can continue to helping more children and to bring you films throughout the year!

For more information, please call Variety at (415) 781-3894 or email us at info@varietync.org

Join as a member at:  www.varietync.org

Your support helps fund programs including the purchase of pediatric wheelchairs, adaptive bikes, and mobility programs for disabled children in our community – and much more!

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Join us for a pre-release screening of VIOLETTE

June 17, 2014

Join us Tuesday at 6pm for Happy Hour and a 7pm members screening of VIOLETTE.

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Members & Friends Movie Screening

For over 65 years Variety Children’s Charity has met our mission of providing medical equipment, rehabilitation services, housing assistance, community aid, and more, to tens of thousands of the Bay Area’s children and families most in need.

Movie Nights are just one of the many benefits provided through our Membership Program, which provides vital funding and ensures our ability to continue as one of the Bay Area’s most trusted charitable organizations serving children and families in need.

Members enjoy priority seating, complimentary drinks and special gifts.

Join as a member or   Monthly Donor


Please join us Tuesday, June 17th for

VIOLETTE

French period drama by director Martin Provost (Seraphine) about feminist writer Violette Leduc and her mentor/object of desire, Simone de Beauvoir

Opens June 27, 2014 in San Francisco

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The sensual, beautifully photographed period drama VIOLETTE is the second biographical feature about a French female artist from writer/director Martin Provost (Séraphine). Violette Leduc (Emmanuelle Devos, Read My Lips, Kings & Queen), born out of wedlock at the beginning of the 20th century, encountered Simone de Beauvoir (Sandrine Kiberlain, Mademoiselle Chambon) in the post-WWII years in St-Germain-des-Prés. An intense relationship began between the two women, which would last their whole lives, a relationship based on the quest for freedom through writing, for Violette, and, for Simone, on the conviction that she held the fate of an extraordinary writer in her hands.   Official SelectionToronto International Film Festival.

Adopt Films presents VIOLETTE, opening June 27, 2014 at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco, and Landmark’s Albany Twin in Albany.

http://www.adoptfilms.com/violette

Not Rated – 138 minutes

6:00PM - Join us for HAPPY HOUR!

7:00PM – Film starts

$20 Suggested donation at the door, a cash bar & tips all benefit Variety

RSVP HERE

Your financial support ensures that we can continue to helping more children and to bring you films throughout the year!

Seating is Limited

Variety members and their guest receive priority seating

Tickets will not guarantee seating after 6:45pm.

 

For more information, please call Variety at (415) 781-3894 or email us at info@varietync.org

Join as a member at:  www.varietync.org

Your support helps fund programs including the purchase of pediatric wheelchairs, adaptive bikes, and mobility programs for disabled children in our community – and much more!

 

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USA vs. Ghana World Cup 2014

June 16, 2014

Variety is proud to host Team USA’s debut in the 2014 world cup against Ghana. Join us Monday June 16th beginning at 2:45pm for the 3pm kickoff.

Please RSVP HERE

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Calling all World Cup Fans! Come watch your team on the BIG SCREEN!

June 12 – July 13, 2014

As the 2014 World Cup kicks off on Thursday June 12th with Croatia vs. Brazil and on through to the final round on July 13th, the board of directors at Variety encourage fans to rent out the Preview Room Theatre for an unrivaled experience. Boasting HD Digital Cinema Projection, Dolby certified sound, and DirecTV HD, the Preview Room private screening room and event space is the ideal setting for a viewing party. Complete with a wet bar and the ability to bring in catered food and bar, there is no better place to see a game.

And, best of all, the rental income goes to support the programs of Variety Children’s Charity.

To see the Preview Room calendar and place your reservation visit: http://www.varietync.org/screening-room

And to see a schedule of the upcoming World Cup games visit: http://worldsoccertalk.com/2013/12/06/world-cup-2014-tv-schedule-for-june-12-26-find-out-when-your-team-plays/

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How Variety Helps – Going Mobile!

March 13, 2014

Variety goes mobile with Text to Donate! Text “Variety” to 41444 and help today!

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Variety to participate in the 2014 Day of Giving!

May 6, 2014

Variety is pleased to announce participation in the 2014 Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s annual 24-hour Day of Giving on May 6th, 2014.

The Day of Giving will help donors from all over the Bay Area to achieve the most of their donations through matching by Variety’s corporate sponsors.  Donations of the day will help Variety raise additional funding for our programs within the South Bay.

To participate in this amazing event visit Variety’s page HERE.  Be among the first to make a donation during the Kickoff Hour and your donation will be matched dollar for dollar!

For more information on the event visit www.SVGives.org.   To join as a matching sponsor, contact Ayesha Williamson at ayesha@varietync.org

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Members Pre-Release Screening of ON MY WAY / Elle s’en va

March 27th, 2014

Members and supporters, join us Thursday March 27th for a special pre-release screening of ON MY WAY / Elle s’en va.

RSVP HERE

After being dumped by her married lover for a 25-year-old woman, former beauty queen Bettie (Catherine Deneuve) grows tired of managing her failing restaurant and aging mother and, desperately trying to shake a lifetime of regret, impulsively sets off on a road trip adventure with an unexpected traveling companion, the ten year old grandson she barely knows. Emmanuelle Bercot, an actress as well as filmmaker (Polisse, Clement), wrote and directed this love letter to screen icon Deneuve as an engaging and whimsical journey of self-discovery and renewal.

Directed by: Emmanuelle Bercot
French Dramedy starring: Catherine Deneuve
Written specifically for the screen legend by writer-director Emmanuelle Bercot

This is a pre-release screening.  Regular public engagements of ON MY WAY start April 4 at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco, and Landmark’s Albany Twin in Albany.

 

Join us at 6 PM for Happy Hour!

7:00 – Film begins

Free popcorn!!

Cash bar, tips, donations and 30% of art sales benefit Variety Children’s Charity

Suggested $10-$20 donation at the door helps to support Variety Children’s Charity!

No need to drive! We are directly adjacent to the BART/MUNIMontgomery Street Station!

The Variety Preview Room Theatre

The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor
entrance next to Citibank
582 Market St. @ 2nd & Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94104

415.781.3894

info@varietync.org

www.varietync.org

 

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Members Pre-Release Screening of LOVE AND DEMONS with Director Q&A

March 12, 2014

Members and supporters, join us Wednesday March 12th for a special pre-release screening of Love and Demons with a special Q&A with Writer/Director JP Allen.

Comedy ● Romance ● Thriller   87 mins.

Written & Directed by: JP Allen

Synopsis:
Two demons, slinging sex, drugs and chaos, attack the lives of a struggling couple.

6:00PM – Join us for HAPPY HOUR!
7:00PM – Film starts
8:30PM – Special Q&A with Writer/Director JP Allen

$10-$20 Suggested donation at the door, a cash bar & tips all benefit Variety

Your financial support ensures that we can continue to helping more children and to bring you films throughout the year!

**Seating is Limited

Variety members and their guest receive priority seating

 

Join as a member at:  http://www.varietync.org/how-to-help/donate

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Members Pre-Release Screening of AFTERNOON OF A FAUN

March 11, 2014

Members and supporters, join us Tuesday March 11th for a special pre-release screening of Afternoon a Faun: TANAQUIL LE CLERCQ, directed by Nancy Buirski.

Of the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. She mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike – her elongated, race-horse physique became the new prototype for the great George Balanchine. The muse to both Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, they loved her as a dancer and a woman. Balanchine married her and Robbins created his famous Afternoon of a Faun for Tanny. She was the foremost dancer of her day until it suddenly all stopped.

At age 27, Tanny was struck down by polio and paralyzed. She never danced again.

6:00PM – Join us for HAPPY HOUR!
7:00PM – Film starts

$10-$20 Suggested donation at the door, a cash bar & tips all benefit Variety

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The BEST Academy Awards Cocktail Party around!

March 2, 2014

San Francisco, CA

Variety invites you to the BEST Academy Awards Cocktail Party around! Hosted at our private screening room off Market Street and in partnership with Yuppie Friday, this event promises to be a fun filled, sensational, night!

For more info and for tickets and registration, visit: http://yfoscars2014.eventbrite.com

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A Kind Word of Thanks From the Children We Serve

July 23, 2013

As part of Variety’s community outreach and support programs we take children’s groups to sports events, movies, museums, and more. Often times we provide a memorable movie experience for them in the Variety Preview Room, our own private screening room in the heart of San Francisco.

Seeing the smiles on their face as they not only get to attend a movie, but do so in a private VIP screening room is priceless.

From the wonderful children at Glide we received this kind thank you

MONSTERS University screening - Glide Thank You note

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Variety Children’s Comedy Benefit

At The Punch Line Comedy Club Thursday Feb. 7, 2013!

Join us during SF Sketchfest for an unforgettable night featuring Zach Galifianakis and The Punchline’s best lineup in support of Variety’s
Therapeutic Scholarship Program!

 

Tickets on Sale NOW!
Click HERE


Variety Children’s Comedy Benefit

 

February 7th, 2013

7 PM
The Punch Line Comedy Club
444 Battery Street, San Francisco

Starring Zach Galifianakis, Ronn Vigh, Alex Koll, Joe Tobin,
Carla Clayy,
and Chris Burns !

Zach Galifianakis

Comedian Ronn Vigh

Comedian Alex Koll

Comedian Joe Tobin

Comedian Carla Clayy

Comedian Chris Burns

 

Mingle with VIP guests

Renel Brooks-Moon
SF Giants Announcer and KISS FM Radio Host
Fiona Ma
Former SF Supervisor and California Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore
Mike Sugerman
CBS 5 and KCBS Radio Reporter
Wavy Gravy
Comedian

Renel Brooks-Moon SF Giants Announcer and KISS FM Radio Host

Former SF Supervisor and California Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore

CBS 5 and KCBS Radio Reporter Mike Sugerman

Comedian Wavy Gravy

 

 

 

Benefiting

Serving disabled, disadvantaged, and at-risk children throughout
Northern California
for over 65 years!

All proceeds from this great night will enable Variety’s Therapeutic Scholarships Program for children including those helped by Katie’s Clinic for Rett Syndrome to attend the James S. Brady Therapeutic Riding Program and Camp Winnarainbow


About Variety

Since 1947 Variety has worked tirelessly to serve disabled, disadvantaged, and at-risk youth throughout Northern California and has donated millions of dollars through our Therapeutic Scholarships Program—proving scholarships to deserving disabled children to receive specialized care and to achieve greatness, Mobility Program—providing specialized adaptive bikes, wheelchairs, and medical equipment for children suffering from degenerative illnesses, Compassion Fund— providing gas cards, hotel stays and groceries to families traveling far distances to visit their hospitalized children, and Outreach for At-Risk Youth Program— providing assistance to after-school and community youth programs.

Here are a few photographs of those kids we’ve helped throughout the years.

About the Event

An evening of world famous comics delivering their best lines and lighting up the room in support of children in need.

In addition to an evening of fun, this is a great opportunity to build recognition for your organization, employees, network, and to help us with our goal of raising $50,000 for Variety Children’s Charity Therapeutic Scholarship Program.

 

How Can You Help?

As a sponsor, you’ll gain VIP seating and get great exposure at the event and through our media campaign.  Specifics of each sponsor package are as follows:

 

SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES:

Headline Sponsor: $8,000
▪ Two table for eight guests at the event
▪ Seating at event with comedian of your choice
▪ Company name and logo prominently featured and mentioned from stage at the event
▪ Mentions in press releases, and Variety Children’s Charity website
▪ A Therapeutic Scholarship will be named and made in recognition of your company
▪ Inclusion in one Variety Children’s Charity mailing
▪ Three complimentary corporate offsite engagements at the Variety Preview Room Theater and Event Space in the historic Hobart Building ($2,700 Value)

Featured Sponsor:  $5,000
▪ One table of eight guests at the event
▪ Seating at event with one celebrity comedian
▪ Company name and logo featured at the event and Variety Children’s Charity website
▪ Inclusion in one Variety Children’s Charity mailing
▪ A Therapeutic Scholarship will be named and made in recognition of your company
▪ Two complimentary corporate offsite engagements at the Variety Preview Room Theater and Event Space in the historic Hobart Building ($1,800 Value)

Table Sponsor:  $2,000
▪ One table of eight guests at the event
▪ Company name and logo featured on Variety Children’s Charity website
▪ One complimentary corporate offsite engagement at the Variety Preview Room Theater and Event Space in the historic Hobart Building ($900 Value)

Private Table:  $500
▪ One private table seating up to 6 guests

Silent Auction Donations:
▪ Your Donation and your Business will be featured on our website, Facebook posts, all pre- and post-show mailings, in print at every table, and called out live directly from stage.
▪ Donations are fully tax deductible. Examples: Wine Tours, Weekend Getaways, Private Chefs, Photography Sessions, Box Seats, Gift Certificates, Private Tours, Etc.

Your donations are tax-deductible. Receipt will follow in two weeks. EIN 94 1075155.

Please send inquiries and payment to: Variety Children’s Charity
582 Market Street, Suite 101
San Francisco, CA 94104
info@varietync.org
(415) 781-3894

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Please send this page and your check to: Variety Children’s Charity582 Market Street, Suite 101San Francisco, CA 94104Donations are tax-deductible. Receipt will follow in two weeks. EIN 94 1075155. ***LOGOS: Email your logo to ian@varietync.org in the following format: 1) JPG or GIF, 160×75 pixels, 72 dpi.
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2013 Academy Awards® Cocktail Party

Sunday February 24, 2013

What better way to enjoy the Oscars than in a private theater and lounge. Dress up like a star and enjoy wine and beer while you meet and greet at San Francisco’s best Sunday night viewing. And best of all, proceeds will benefit Variety Children’s Charity and the thousands of children served each year through the Mobility Program, Variety at Work Program, and Compassion Fund.

Please join Yuppie Friday and Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California for a Glamorous Evening Cocktail Party and Live Screening of the 2013 Academy Awards® hosted at the private Variety Screening Room.

Tickets: http://oscars2013.eventbrite.com/

Includes hosted wine, beer, champagne and Catered Food!

Capacity is very limited in this intimate professional theater setting so please get your tickets early.

*This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Variety helps Lucy get a Van!

January 15, 2013

Dear Foundation Directors-

We are so grateful for your kindness and generosity in helping us get a wheel-chair accessible van for our sweet daughter, Lucy.  Your contribution was so thoughtful and helpful in getting this necessary piece of equipment.  We have already been able to take Lucy places and see new things with such safety and ease.

Although this letter is an inadequate expression of thanks, we certainly want to express our gratitude and appreciation for what your foundation does and how much it helped us.  We wish you all the best in the good work that you are doing.  If you click on the link to our blog, there is a video (second post from the top) that shows what a difference this van makes in our lives!

Many Thanks!

The Lunt Family (Chad, Cherisse, Dallin, Jocey, and Lucy)

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Variety Toy Drive

December, 2012

San Francisco, CA — A big THANK YOU goes out to Gregg Lynn and his fellow host committee members, the San Francisco St. Regis Hotel, and HSBC, for hosting what is sure to be one of Variety’s most successful Toy Drive events ever!

Last year’s event brought in over 1500 toys and 2012 is looking to be even brighter!  For more information, contact Variety or email the host committee!

 

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Variety hosts KEEN Athletes Holiday Party

December 2, 2012

San Francisco, CA — Variety welcomes KEEN athletes and coaches for a special holiday movie event at Variety.

Athletes and coaches only!  10:45am-12:45pm

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Variety Mobility provides freedom to Tessa!

November 10, 2012

San Francisco, CA — The Variety Mobility Program, celebrating more than 65 years of helping children throughout Northern California, provided a life-changing bike to Tessa!

After hosting fundraisers and gaining new member donors Variety delivered the custom-built bike to Tessa, a young girl suffering from movement and muscular impairment.

Nothing but smiles and a can-do attitude!

Giving her sibilings something to be jeaolous about!

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Variety Rebuilds Bayview Beacon after school center

October 27, 2012

San Francisco, CA — The Variety @ Work program hit a home run on Saturday with a day-long rebuilding project focused on the Bayview Beacon after school center.

The event, featuring dedicated volunteers from Farella Braun + Martel LLP and coordinated by the wonderful team at Rebuilding Together SF, turned the formerly dilapidated center into a shining example of good will, dedication, teamwork, and pride in our community’s next generation.

Thanks to all involved, the 600+ children served by the Bayview Beacon Center can enjoy a safe and inviting after school program and continued educational development.

Board Member Mark Porter hard at work!

Dedicated volunteers used over 100 gallons of paint

Board Member Christina Millikin painting away!

New furniture, too!

Rebuilding volunteers unite!

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Variety Members Screening: FLIGHT

November 8, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Current members and personal guests are invited to join us for an exclusive screening of FLIGHT, Thursday at 6pm.

In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award winner Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash-lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault, and what really happened on that plane?

Click here to RSVP:  http://flightscreening.eventbrite.com/

All donations and proceeds benefit Variety Children’s Charity programs.  To make a donation today, or to sign up to be a monthly donor, visit http://varietync.org/how-to-help/donate

Or Join as a Member HERE

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SF Sports Domination!

October 29th, 2012

San Francisco, CA — Come watch the World Series game 5 at the Variety Screening Room,  private movie theater and lounge! Its downtown, drinks are cheap, its all for charity, and GLORY!

And, if we’re already champs come Monday, no need to fret, the 49ers are playing Monday Night football.  No matter what, the night is sure to be full of great SF sports greatness!

RSVP here: http://sfsportsnight.eventbrite.com/#

 

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15th UNITED NATIONS Association Film Festival

October 24, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Variety is pleased to host the 15th UNITED NATIONS Association Film Festival at the Variety Preview Room Theater, Northern California’s most advanced private screening room and events lounge.

Variety Preview Room Theatre, 582 Market St. San Francisco

OCTOBER 24th -  5:00PM

Reception with the filmmakers to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the United Nations signing of the Declaration of Human Rights.

UNDOCUMENTED DREAMS -6:00 PM

Director/Producer: Sara Masetti Loren, a young Latino college graduate and civil right

organizer, learns to move forward in life with an engineering degree in one hand and an expired visa in the other.

Biography: Sara Masetti is an Italian graduate student filmmaker at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Her interest varies from social issues to hybrid international documentary with a focus on topics and practices like immigration, minority representation, social justice, war zones, applied anthropology, and participatory video.

IMAGINING EMANUEL: 6:20 PM

Description:

How can we know who a person is? Emanuel’s identity is unknown, and his life is put on hold. Emanuel has an unknown identity and is residing illegally in Norway. He entered the country in 2003, but does not want to live in Norway illegally, and has tried to return to his homeland without success. He claims to be from Liberia, but Norwegian authorities claim that Emanuel comes from Ghana and have forcibly sent him there twice. Each time, Ghana has returned him to Norway with the message that he is not Ghaneser.

Emanuel is thus condemned to a life in limbo, without a residence permit and rights, but also without exit opportunity. Through several different documentary genres, Imagining Emanuel attempts to form an image of a man calling himself Emanuel. At the same time, the film exposes the process of observing, and how credibility is formed in a documentary. Who is Emanuel? What is identity? How can identity be depicted? Who holds the truth?

Biography:

Thomas A. Østbye was educated as an editor at the Norwegian Film School in Lillehammer, and works as an artist, film director, and editor. He runs his own production company, Plymserafin, and works with documentary material in film, photography, and installations. His short documentary In Your Dreams received numerous awards and nominations, among them the Prix Francaise at the National Art Exhibition in the autumn of 2005, the Best Short Film Award at Bergen International Film Festival and the award for best documentary at Euganea Movie Movement. It was also nominated for the National Film Award Amanda for best short film in 2005 and bought by the Arts Council Norway. Veil from 2008, and the fiction short Human from 2009 were also shown at various festivals around the world.

Director: Thomas A. Østbye Producer: Kristine Ann Skaret

PANEL DISCUSSION: 7:15 PM

Filmmakers discussing the DREAM ACT and its effects.

CAPTIVE RADIO: 8:30 PM

Director/Producer: Lauren Rosenfeld

Description:

Every Sunday morning, men and women in captivity deep in the Colombian jungle show.Captive Radio tells the story of two families that use the unique radio program to communicate with their loved ones held hostage by rebel guerrilla groups in Colombia. The film follows the harrowing personal accounts of the police major, Guillermo Solórzano, and the parents of Juan Camilo Mora, who have waited six years for news of their kidnapped son. Their stories represent the thousands of people marred by kidnapping who desperately seek a way to cope with separation and find it through The Voices of Kidnapping.

Biography:

Lauren Rosenfeld has worked on a variety of educational films, multimedia content, public television series, and independent documentary films. She settled in the Bay Area after producing two documentaries in Chile, including Watershed, which screened at film festivals and environmental forums around the world. Her other credits include coordinating producer of the George Lucas Educational

Foundation’s Digital Generation Project and consulting producer for the PBS

series E2: The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious. She was the associate producer at Talking Eyes Media, where she managed the production and outreach campaign for the documentary film, Collateral Damage and co-produced the Iraqi Kurdistan Flipbook for MediaStorm. Lauren worked for Propeller Films on two documentary features, including The Recruiter, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and was broadcast on HBO. She was also an assistant editor on the Emmy Award-winning film, Made in LA. Most recently, Lauren has produced content forMission Loc@l, MediaStorm, the PBS NewsHour and the Center for Investigative Reporting.


Hazaribagh, Toxic Leather: 9:10 PM

Director: Elise Darblay, Eric de Lavarene Producer: Veronique Mauduy

Description:

Hazaribagh is giant slum of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh. The increasing production costs in China have pushed this slum to one of the first world leather-producing rank. Garments and accessories, mainly intended for the European market, bring in more than 350 millions euros per year to Bangladesh. In archaic conditions, the workers work at least twelve hours a day for forty euros per month. Cancer, congenital malformation, ulcers, and many other illnesses will catch and kill them before they are fifty. Hazaribagh became a sanitary and environmental drama scene, and European and Bengali authorities seem to ignore it. This is a story about the everyday life of those men and women who live in one of the world’s top most polluted areas.


Biography:

Elise Darblay is an author of various documentaries and has been an assistant director for over five years. She worked on various series thirteen -to twenty-six minute TV reports, including one in Nagorno Karabakh that explores the issues of a country auto-proclaimed independent in the heart of hostile Azerbaidjan. Elise then became one of the directors for Yann Arthus Bertrand’s 7 billion Others, a world-scale project covering the UN Millennium Development Goals. She is currently working for WA Productions, writing and directing series of documentaries on the new human and environmental issues of our world.

Eric de Lavarene left for Cambodia during the peace process and became a journalist by working in a monthly magazine, which was published in Phnom Penh. He went back to Paris after four years to work with a new magazine and work in TV. For two years, he worked with Aina, an NGO media centre, training Afghan journalists and also working as a correspondent for radio France. Since 2003, he has covered the war on terror in Afghanistan and Pakistan for French public radio. He created various documentaries in the region: The Hunt of Ben Laden, The Country of the Taliban andIslamization of Pakistan. He is just finishing a documentary for French public television showing how NATO forces lost the war in Afghanistan.

UNAFF would like to thank both the UNA-San Francisco Chapter for organizing tonight’s reception and the Variety Screening Room for their generous support of the festival.

 

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Variety Members Screening: TAKEN 2

October 9, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Current members are invited to join us for an art reception, happy hour and screening of the new hit movie TAKEN 2!

Join us for a pre-show happy hour and artists reception with Devika Keskar and Belinda Lima!  FREE Admission and popcorn!  RSVP HERE

All donations and proceeds benefit Variety Children’s Charity programs.  To make a donation today, or to sign up to be a monthly donor, visit http://varietync.org/how-to-help/donate

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Monday Night Football is on!

September 17, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Variety Members and guests are invited to join us for Monday Night Football!   Come see the game in life-size HD in the Variety Preview Room movie theater and lounge!

RSVP HERE:  http://nflatvariety.eventbrite.com/

Or learn about private rentals on our webpage:  http://www.varietync.org/screening-room

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Happy 65th Birthday Variety!

1947-2012

San Francisco, CA–2012 marks Variety’s 65th year helping children in Northern California!  Among our rich history are programs that launched the Blind Babies Foundation, built community centers, funded summer camps, purchased Sunshine Coaches, wheelchairs, surgery, therapy, emergency aid, and more, to thousands of children.

As we celebrate this legacy, we’ll be publishing information from our archives.  Look for more posts to see more of the outstanding work Variety has done over the years.

An excerpt from the Feb. 1967 Newsletter showing the inauguration of a Variety Sunshine Coach

Variety welcomes US Senator George Murphy as an official member

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Variety Board approves $10,000 grant for Bayview Childrens Center

July 25, 2012

San Francisco, CA–The Variety Board of Directors, as part of the Variety@Work program, approved a $10,000 grant toward the rebuilding of San Francisco’s Bayview Beacon Center, serving the youth of San Francisco’s Bayview and Hunter’s Point neighborhood.

The grant provided by Variety Children’s Charity will go toward a rebuilding project lead by an exceptional community partner, Rebuilding Together San Francisco, on October 27th.

Stay tuned or contact us for more information.

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Variety proudly welcomes Christina Millikin to the Board of Directors

July 25, 2012

San Francisco, CA –The Variety Children’s Charity Board of Directors is proud to welcome Christina Millikin, owner of Glow Event Design, as a new member of the Board of Directors.

Christina brings great energy, amazing creativity, and a passion for helping the children Variety serves.  She has already become a champion of the Variety Mobility Program and has been personally responsible for granting the delivery of adaptive bikes and medical equipment to children and families and will be working with our community partners to ensure we can continue outreach to new constituents in need.

Welcome Christina!

To contact Christina:  christina@varietync.org

 

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Variety Members Screening of Spiderman 3D

July 9, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Current members are invited to join us for a screening of the new hit movie The Amazing Spiderman in 3D!

Making the event even more special, this will be our first screening using Variety’s new state-of-the-art 3D Digital projection system featuring Dolby 7.1 Surround sound!!

Join us for a pre-show happy hour!  FREE Admission and popcorn!  RSVP HERE

All donations and proceeds benefit Variety Children’s Charity programs.  To make a donation today, or to sign up to be a monthly donor, visit http://varietync.org/how-to-help/donate

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Variety Members Screening of Fairwell My Queen

July 2, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Current members are invited to join us for a screening of the new hit movie Farewell My Queen!

Join us for a pre-show happy hour!  FREE Admission and popcorn!  RSVP HERE

All donations and proceeds benefit Variety Children’s Charity programs.  To make a donation today, or to sign up to be a monthly donor, visit http://varietync.org/how-to-help/donate

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Live HD TV on the big screen at Variety!

June 11, 2012

San Francisco, CA – The Variety Preview Room theater and event space is now equipped with complete HD satellite programming allowing private rentals with the ability to stream live sports and all HD programming carried by DirecTV!

This addition to the Preview Room digital offerings allows Variety to continue reaching a new market of renters for the Preview Room space, from which all proceeds benefit the programs of Variety Children’s Charity.

Whether it be a private viewing party for the Super Bowl, a Pay-Per-View event, Mad Men, or any other selection, Variety is ready to indulge viewers with a full compliment of options.

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Variety Joins Grantwatch

May 16, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California has joined GrantWatch!

GrantWatch.com is the #1 daily resource detailing grants for nonprofits and grants for small business.  GrantWatch.com displays the newest available grant applications, proposals, RFPs and funding opportunities that offer free government money, free foundation money and corporate giving  for capital funds, economic development, community programs, and educational programs, including: youth grants, arts and culture grants, science grants, technology grants, disabilities grants and special education grants.  Grantwatch.com fully describes the grant proposal in an easy to read format that details grant eligibility requirements and funding sources for available grants. GrantWatch.com has domestic grants and international grants.

Grant Watch

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Variety Members Screening of MIB 3!!!

May 29, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Current members and supporters are invited to join us for a screening of the new hit movie Men In Black 3!

Making the event even more special, this will be our first screening using Variety’s new state-of-the-art Digital projection system featuring Dolby 7.1 Surround sound!!

Join us for a pre-show happy hour!  FREE Admission and popcorn!  RSVP HERE

All donations and proceeds benefit Variety Children’s Charity programs.  To make a donation today, or to sign up to be a monthly donor, visit http://varietync.org/how-to-help/donate

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The Variety Screening Room goes DIGITAL and 3D!

May 25, 2012

San Francisco, CA – The Variety Screening Room and Event Space is proud to announce we have gone DIGITAL!  The new state-of-the-art system featuring the very latest NEC projection system, Dolby 3D technology, and Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound cements the Variety Screening Room as the only screening room in Northern California with such setup.

In recent months, the motion picture industry has undergone a dramatic change when it comes to format and equipment.  As Variety’s Preview Room Theater primarily functions as a review screening room for the trade, we began to see that we’d lose business as studios began shipping digital instead of 35MM.

To keep that business, and maintain the firm financial base that running the business of the Preview Room Theater provides to Variety…

We’ve upgraded!

AND WE’VE GONE ALL THE WAY!!

Variety is proud to offer the screening capability for: Digital and 3D cinema /35 MM / VHS / DVD / Blu-Ray / Broadcast and Satellite TV

A HUGE THANK YOU is owed to Jerry Harrah and Harrah’s Theater Equipment Company for the generosity and expertise that has guided this project from the beginning.

Thanks to Jerry, we look forward to not only continuing to support  Variety through the increased business in the Theater, but entertaining our supporters, members, and children at the movies!

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Mother’s Day Movie and Spa Day

May 13th, 2012

San Francisco, CA – As part of Variety’s annual Mother’s Day celebration efforts working with the Hamilton House, Variety will host nearly 50 children for a day of fun, games, and movies as their well-deserved mothers enjoy a spa day!

 

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Variety Donors Screening of SAFE

May 3rd, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Join us at the Variety Screening Room for an action-packed screening of the new thriller SAFE starring Jason Statham!

Join us for a pre-show happy hour!  FREE Admission and popcorn!  RSVP HERE

All donations and proceeds benefit Variety Children’s Charity programs.  To make a donation today, or to sign up to be a monthly donor, visit http://varietync.org/how-to-help/donate


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Variety Home Improvement Project Day with Ameriprise

April 28, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Variety, in partnership with Ameriprise Financial and Rebuilding Together San Francisco, be part of a wonderful day to rehabilitate the home of a multi-generation family!

 

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Variety volunteering at the Beeper Egg Hunt

March 31, 20120

San Francisco, CA – It’s that time again – the 11th Bay Area Beeper Egg Hunt is underway! Thank you again to all who volunteered last year – it made the day run so smoothly to have you all there!

We are looking forward to seeing you all again this year, and having new volunteers as well! The egg hunt is on March 31, and will be at the same location as last year, Midtown Terrace Park in San Francisco, click
HERE for a map.
We will need volunteers from around 9:30 for set-up through 3 (maybe just 2:30 if we get enough people to help clean up!). If you are unable to make it for the whole day, that is okay but please let me know your availability so that I can assign people appropriately!
For more information…

For more information about the day, please visit our 2012 Beeper Egg Hunt website at: http://blindbabies.org/2012/01/2012-beeper-egg-hunt/

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