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An Intimate Evening With Oscar in the Penthouse at the Fairmont Hotel, presented by the Saint Francis Foundation Ambassadors. Join us in red carpet style for cocktails and a spectacular menu prepared by Executive Chef Oscar Gonzales with special libations from William Grant & Sons. Foodie Chap Liam Mayclem will serve as emcee, with musical accompaniment from Ms. Grace Renaud. Five big-screen televisions and comfortable seating in glamorous viewing rooms, friendly competitions and prizes for guests throughout the evening!
The Oscar viewing party is limited to 200 guests and is expected to sell out. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Saint Francis Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3). The mission of the Saint Francis Foundation is to raise funds and make grants that support and enhance the ability of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital to deliver exceptional health care services and compassionate care to its patients and to the communities the hospital serves. The mission of the Ambassadors is to recognize the diversity, value, and needs of the Bay Area LGBT community.
The Breath of Life Gala benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Northern California Chapter. Cystic Fibrosis is a life threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of approximately 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. More than 10 million Americans are unknowing, symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has a unique and successful approach to developing drugs for this rare disease.
Breath of Life Gala Schedule of Events
6:00pm Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:30pm Dinner Program and Live Auction
9:00pm Music and Dance
Black Tie Attire
Mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit donor-supported organization, is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatments, and ensuring access to high quality, specialized care.
When the CF Foundation was established in 1955, most children with CF did not live past elementary school. Due in large part to the Foundation’s aggressive investments in innovative research and comprehensive care, today, many people with CF are living into their 30s, 40s and beyond.
San Francisco Boys Chorus Gala and Auction Evening is an elegant event that raises funds for tuition assistance for the San Francisco Boys Chorus’ music education and training program. Join us for performances featuring the Boys Chorus and special guest artists. Participate in our silent and live auctions, enjoy local wines with a three-course dinner and wonderful music in the 5-Star atmosphere that the St. Regis San Francisco always provides.
2017 Honoree: Matthew Shilvock, San Francisco Opera General Director
Alumnus Honoree: Graeme Boone, Director of Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Professor of Musicology at The Ohio State University — Graeme was born and raised in San Francisco and educated at the University of California, Berkeley (BA); National Superior Conservatory of Music, Paris (Premier prix, histoire de la musique); and Harvard University (MA, PhD). Prior to accepting a position at Ohio State in 1997, he taught at Haverford College and at Harvard University.
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BayKids Studios 4th Annual Women in Motion Luncheon — join emcee Hooman of Alice@97.3 along with a group of passionate socialites for a movie-themed luncheon event to celebrate and support BayKids Studios. BayKids’ mission is to empower children facing medical challenges. BayKids programs bring the art of filmmaking to children atUCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland.
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The Red Cross Gala is a volunteer-led fundraiser that celebrates the mission of the American Red Cross to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers. This year, the evening Honors the Heroes Among Us by celebrating the service members, veterans and families who have served or are serving our nation so selflessly. The event raises funds supporting the full scope of American Red Cross’ preparedness, response and recovery programs and services in our community, with a targeted “Fund-the-Mission” request to guests during the evening for our Service to the Armed Forces program.
Co-Chairs: Ezra Garrett and Kate Smith
Vice Chairs: Nielma Hock, Alexandra Pastor, Lillian Phan, Kirsten Strobel, Eva Voisin, Julie Yarbrough
Committee Members: Renée Bea, Judy Davies, Janie Fountain, Sally Fowler, Kathryn Holmes, Breanna Johnson, Jennifer Lujan, Uli Martinez, Lauren McLaughlin, Kelly Murphy, Ted Murphy, Theo Schwabacher, V’Anne Singleton
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Join United Religions Initiative at the 14th Circles of Light Gala for dinner and an inspired program under the “Envision, Invest In” theme.
URI’s Global Envoy Mussie Hailu will present global and local impact stories on how people of different religions and traditions collaborate to address critical issues in their local communities, such as peacebuilding, protecting the environment, empowering women and upholding human rights.
Event Chair: Gwinneth Berexa
Gala Committee Members: Suanne Bouvier, Kyle Goldman, Schuyler Hudak, Judy Jorgensen, Irina Kassil, Gail Moore, Maura Morey, Muriel Murch, Kirstin Olsen, Paige Petrini, Courtney Rice, Rita Semel, Renee Tucei
Reception 6:00 pm / Dinner and Programming: 7:00 pm
About United Religions Initiative
URI is a global grassroots interfaith network that cultivates peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences and work together for the good of their communities and the world.
URI implement its mission through local and global initiatives that build the capacity of its 830 member groups and organizations, called Cooperation Circles, to engage in community action such as conflict resolution and reconciliation, environmental sustainability, education, women’s and youth programs, and advocacy for human rights.
URI is present in over 96 countries around the world.
Catholic Charities 20th Annual Loaves & Fishes Dinner and Gala will recognize supporters for their vital role in providing funds to benefit Catholic Charities services to children and youth throughout San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo Counties. Bill Ring, a Catholic Charities Director Emeritus and Super Bowl Champion will receive the 2017 Loaves & Fishes Award for Faith in Action for his 25 years of tireless work in service to children and youth.
University of San Francisco will present its California Prize for Service and the Common Good to Alive & Free co-founder and executive director Dr. Joseph E. Marshall Jr. Join
Proceeds from the gala benefit the African American Scholars Project at USF.
Raphael House Gala 2017: There’s No Place Like Home — Celebrate Raphael House’s 45th year supporting homeless families in San Francisco. Eat, drink, and dance with us in San Francisco’s beautiful Palace Hotel! All funds raised support our family shelter and the comprehensive programs that help us transform the lives of local parents and children in need.
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LymeAid 2017 is the Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s 5th annual exclusive benefit dinner and live concert, held at a private home in Portola Valley, CA.
This year we are featuring live music by Grammy Award winner, singer and songwriter Kenny Loggins. Actor and beloved entertainer, Alec Baldwin, will serve as master of ceremonies. The event is by invitation only—please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
LymeAid, presented by the Bay Area Lyme Foundation, is designed to facilitate collaboration between renowned scientists, physicians, ecologists, business leaders, and philanthropists to accelerate solutions for Lyme disease. Silicon Valley leaders have inspired many to act and are already shaping a new, promising landscape in Lyme diagnostics and treatment.
LymeAid Event Chairs: Arlene Inch, Jane Inch, Lucy Kuchan, Carolyn Margiotti, Eileen Morgenthaler, Lisa Najarian, Kathleen O’Rourke, Laure Woods
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Some 600 guests including American Cancer Society’s Board of Ambassadors will gather for a reception, elegant dinner, special guest entertainment, and a live and silent auction.
Event Chairs: Denise and John Orwin, Chief Executive Officer of Relypsa
Ideation 2017: The Premier Fashion Technology Software Conference presented by Gerber Technology — Join visionaries, disruptors, and leaders who are changing the world of Fashion, Apparel, Retail, Footwear, Home Furnishings, Automotive and Aerospace at the premier software conference dedicated to digital solutions.
Discover hundreds of ways to innovate, collaborate and accelerate your productivity and performance. Learn how leading organizations are meeting the challenges of an increasingly competitive marketplace by maximizing their productivity and accelerating time to market.