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LeVar Burton joins HIP Housing for fundraiser at Fox Theatre

The anniversary event will take place Thursday, May 12 at the Fox Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.
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LeVar Burton Joins HIP Housing for 'Cheers to 50 Years' Fundraiser"

LeVar Burton will be the guest speaker for HIP Housing’s ‘Cheers to 50 Years!’ Anniversary, fundraiser, which will take place next month at Fox Theatre, according to a news release from the organization. 

Known for his performances on Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Reading Rainbow, Burton will take part in a conversation with HIP Housing’s Executive Director Kate Comfort Harr on the power of storytelling as a means of solving the affordable housing crisis, the release said. 

The fundraiser will also pay tribute to HIP Housing’s founder, Lois Almen Everett; former agency Associate Director, Joelle Perkocha; and long-time agency supporter and Honorary Board Member, Congresswoman Jackie Speier. 

Attendees will have the option to hear stories from agency clients and participate and take part in a live auction. HIP Housing hopes to raise $250,000 from the event to fund its affordable housing programs. 

HIP Housing has been a premier affordable housing agency in San Mateo County for the last 50 years. The agency is able to help more than 1,400 people every year to find, or remain in, a safe, stable, and affordable home. 

For more information about this event, including COVID protocols for the venue and attendees, or to purchase tickets, please visit Individual theatre row seats are $125 each. 

The anniversary event will take place Thursday, May 12 at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City located at 2215 Broadway.

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