Every year on Mother’s Day it is my wonderful privilege to host a benefit show for Tenderloin Tessie Holiday Dinners. This over 40 year, 100% volunteer organization feeds the homeless and marginalized of San Francisco family-style meals every Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. Vanessa has the unique delight of singing and entertaining at every single dinner. It is a sheer joy to be part of this wonderful organization that does such tangible good for so many people.
Thank you to everyone who came out to Martuni’s this Mother’s Day evening to contribute so generously to this cause. TT President Michael Gagne and I co-hosted the show, joined at the piano by the ever-brilliant Tom Shaw,and Absolute Empress LI Emma Peel as guest soloist & door hostess. Boy did Emma know how to work that tip jar at Martuni’s! Thanks to her magic and all of your generosity, I gifted Tenderloin Tessie with the largest donation we have ever generated from a Mother’s Day show. A wonderful evening, indeed!