Poverty-Fighting Organization Tipping Point Raised A Cool $12 mil In One Night!

May 8th, 2014 was a record-setting fundraising event for  Tipping Point Community, the Bay Area's leading poverty-fighting organization since 2005. The evening raised an unprecedented $12 million to fight poverty in the Bay Area and it   could not have come at a more critical time.   Nearly 20% of families in the Bay Area are struggling to make ends meet.

CEO/Founder Daniel Lurie
Founder Daniel Lurie- Photos courtesy of Drew Altizer

The event was co-chaired by Devon and Pete Briger, Abigail and Egon Durban, and Heather and Jony Ive. Daniel Lurie and auctioneer Lydia Fenet of Christie's hosted the seventh annual event.

More than 365,000 Bay Area residents have been served by Tipping Point grantees since 2005. Tipping Point's Board underwrites all operating costs, and 100% of the $12 million raised will go directly to the most effective education, employment, housing and health organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Christine Aylward & Gabriella Sarlo -Photos courtesy of Drew Altizer

A four-ton robot created by Bot & Dolly treated the crowd to a light show that mirrored real-time fundraising as proceeds neared the $12 million level.  OneRepublic  entertained guests after the dinner and DJ Ruckus spun until midnight for the attendees.

One Republic played the afterparty- Photos courtesy of Drew Altizer

One Republic- Photos courtesy of Drew Altizer

  

"It's nights like last night that exemplify what makes the Bay Area one of the best regions in the world," said Thomas Laffont, board chair of Tipping Point Community. "We live in a part of the world spurred by cutting-edge technology, but many of our neighbors are barely able to make ends meet. This event spoke to the incredible sense of community that exists in spite of this gap. We must step up and invest in each other."

Tipping Point Community Benefit 2014

Rupert Murdoch,Juliet DeBaubigny, Daniel Lurie - photos courtesy of Drew Altizer

Mira Veda & Jaz Banga -Photos courtesy of Drew Altizer

Mira Veda & Jaz Banga -Photos courtesy of Drew Altizer

About Tipping Point CommunityTipping Point Community screens non-profits rigorously to find, fund and partner with the most effective organizations serving Bay Area individuals and families in need. Tipping Point's board underwrites all operating and fundraising expenses so that 100% of every dollar donated goes directly toward the fight against poverty. Since 2005, Tipping Point has raised more than $60 million and has reached nearly 250,000 people in need. More information about Tipping Point Community is available atwww.tippingpoint.org.

SOURCE Tipping Point Community