Mission Dolores Academy's Benefit Dinner 2024

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  • Thursday, April 25, 2023

    Bimbo’s 365 Club, SF,
    5:30 Cocktails, Dinner, and Program.
    8:30 - 10:30 After Party

    Chairs: Kendel Qvale Duford, Michelle Curtis Harris
    Honorees: The Sangiacomo Family
You asked, we listened. By popular demand, in 2024, Mission Dolores Academy's annual spring Benefit Luncheon is a Benefit DINNER! 
We will be celebrating and giving thanks for the thousands of ways you open doors to education and opportunities for MDA students. You make all the difference, and we want you to know how much we appreciate your generosity and commitment to the school. 
Join us on Thursday, April 25, 2024 for MDA's Benefit Dinner, Grazie Mille/A Thousand Thanks.
Together, we'll be honoring the memory of Yvonne and Angelo Sangiacomo's wholehearted dedication to Catholic education in San Francisco, and the philanthropic legacy that lives on through their children. 
It will be a night to remember! We will gather at Bimbo's 365 Club, a popular San Francisco establishment with Sangiacomo family ties. For those of you who want to make the celebration last even longer, the MDA Young Professionals Committee will be hosting an After Party following the dinner. 

Meet Our Honorees

San Francisco natives Anna, Sandro, Jim, Mark, Maryanne, Mia, and Susan Sangiacomo grew up in a caring family shaped by their parents Angelo and Yvonne's inspiring devotion to philanthropic causes and the Catholic faith. Just as their parents spent a lifetime giving to organizations dear to their hearts, this generation of Sangiacomos carries on the family's wholehearted philanthropic legacy. Their generous support of Father Charles Gagan's commitment to creating access to education in under-resourced communities opens a world of opportunities to MDA students. True to their family's values, the Sangiacomos continue to make a difference in San Francisco by embodying loving spirituality in action.

Meet Our Chairs

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  • Kendel Qvale Duford

    Kendel Qvale Duford, a San Francisco native lives in the Marina with her husband, three daughters and berdoodle, Goose. She is Vice President of Qvale Automotive Group, which served as a leading automotive manufacturer and dealership group. Kendel served on the Mission Dolores Academy Board for many years and continues to support the school in new ways, including sponsoring a child to attend the school every year.
  • Michelle Curtis Harris

    Michelle Curtis Harris lives with her husband and three children in the Marina District of San Francisco. She is a real estate agent in San Francisco and Marin. Michelle's husband, Jody, owns a neighborhood restaurant, Cultivar San Francisco, and is the owner and founder of Cultivar Wine and Caspar Estate Napa Valley. Michelle serves on the Board of Directors of Mission Dolores Academy and also devotes her time to the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary and Edgewood Center for Children and Families as co-president of the Edgewood Auxiliary.
Mission Dolores Academy, an inclusive faith-filled school community, empowers confident students who are academically prepared, leading lives motivated by integrity and committed to the common good.
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