The OctoGala

Glitz, glamour and swag – all the makings of a fantastic event. It’s not often us folks at Running Chicken get to put on our top hats and ball gowns, and we were happy to take full advantage as sponsor recipient for the first annual OctoGala event. The event was hosted by GitHub, a San Francisco-based social coding company which provides friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers with a website where they can store, write, and collaborate on software-coding projects.


The OctoGala took place at Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco, Sunday, July 22nd. RunningChicken board members were joined by our supporters, GitHub employees, and various tech geniuses from the San Francisco area. The night included all of the ingredients for success; delicious food, cocktails, entertainment, and dancing - with all ticket proceeds going directly to Running Chicken’s programs. Executive Director Veronica Ensign shared our current projects, future goals, and the valuable impact ticket proceeds will have on our programs.

We are thrilled with the outcome of the event, and look forward to seeking out similar opportunities in the future. A hearty THANK YOU to GitHub for their generous sponsorship; ticket proceeds totaled over $7000.00 - a HUGE gift to our programs.

Here is a breakdown of how some of this funding can be used (see entry #3); check out our blog in the coming months for full information on fund usage. -- Catherine Leys, 08/13/2012