April is always the month of...
The Silicon Valley Humane Society's "Fur Ball"
I attended the very first one back in 2003 and for years after, had donated
all kinds of wonderful (And Breathtakingly Beautiful) Packages and things, for auction and of course bought tickets etc.
And had been involved in underwriting.
When I stopped getting invitations in the mail it was a little confusing.
Then after several calls, the person on the other end of the phone finally told me
(Wasn't easy pulling it out of her)
Only people who donate $1000,00 dollars per year plus I think (It was very unclear)
purchase some kind of underwriting. and then you receive one or two tickets.
I'm not really sure how much the tickets are now because it doesn't seem like you can purchase them.
(On Their Own) they used to be $250.00 and went to, also unclear. ($350-$500.00)
And if you donate $1000.00 through the year, you are also eligible to purchase tables for several thousands of dollars depending on the level you would like to donate.
It was very difficult to get a straight answer out of her, it took several phone calls.
I find this to be the most distasteful and ugly kind of fundraising event.
They need to take the Humane part out and just keep the Society part in…the name.
I can afford to do all of the above (Not the point) it seems to me that they have taken a name that actually stood for something good and sullied it.
Think about this political climate. Even if you could care less about Bernie Sanders, isn't it kind of cool that
(7) SEVEN MILLION people had been moved enough to donate money? Regular citizen's?
That is so cool.
The joy of giving.
Not just the one percent.
Anthony Slaughter our local Meteorologist, took my dog Missy and my picture and it ended up on the local news.
Since the party's sometimes had been themed you can only imagine how accurate I had been! (Hair, make up, costume, dog's costume!)
Pictured above is, yes you guessed it , Kathy Griffin!!! and me.
One of my favorite people! She was the queen of the Fur Ball that year!
Missy and I also ended up on her show that year, "My Life on the D List".
She was sitting next to Steve Wozniak who has always been a big supporter of the SVHS.
I now donate to every other shelter but the SVHS.
Rescued my present dog Sophie from 3R Rescue in Winter's California.
I also go to all kinds of events and fund raisers for local and not so local animal advocate groups.
I am so soured by the thought and the meaning/message behind this event now, and I had to share my feelings with you.
What do you think?
The meaning of the Yiddish word Mitzvah…. A good deed without taking credit.
So my darling Kathy Griffin,
Let's Talk Hair,
Kathy has always been stylish and glamorous.
Her hair always beautifully coiffed. Kathy always has serious style for a funny lady!
I think it is very interesting that when she is performing she is always in a plain black outfit
True to her craft.
Basically she is not distracting the audience while delivering the goods!
A smart, funny, witty, political and adult humored gossipy fun fest!
She does usually wear a very beautiful necklace and hair and make up are always gorge.
Remember, everyday can be a beautiful one.
Cosmetologist, Business Owner, Educator
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