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Sep
22
Fri
2017
Independent Institute 30th Anniversary: A Gala for the Future of Liberty @ The Ritz-Carlton
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Independent Institute 30th Anniversary: A Gala for the Future of Liberty, Red Carpet Bay AreaIndependent Institute 30th Anniversary: A Gala for the Future of Liberty

Join us for an elegant Gala to celebrate our past successes and to look forward as we honor champions of liberty, entrepreneurial innovation, and human well-being.

Master of ceremonies:

P.J. O’Rourke, best-selling author, and America’s leading political humorist

Honorees:

  • Timothy C. Draper, world-renowned, tech-entrepreneur
  • Vernon L. Smith, Nobel Laureate economist
  • Yeonmi Park, North Korean refugee, defector, and human-rights activist

Event Chairs:

Robert W. Alspaugh, William H. Draper III, John Hagel III, Kenneth G. Hecht Jr. Esq., Phillip Hudner Esq., Franklin P. Johnson Jr., Jennifer M. Johnson, David J. Teece CNZM, Leigh G. Teece

Through uncommon independence, depth, and clarity, the Independent Institute expands the frontiers of our knowledge of public policy and fosters new and effective directions for government reform. In 1986, Independent began its tradition of boldly advancing the timeless principles of liberty by combining scholarly rigor with extensive communications and media coverage of the results, engaging new audiences in innovative, enterprising solutions. Through uncommon independence, depth, and clarity, the Independent Institute expands the frontiers of our knowledge of public policy and fosters new and effective directions for government reform.

Sep
23
Sat
2017
JLSF 23rd Annual Home Tour: From Great Heights @ South of Market
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

JLSF 23rd Annual Home Tour, Red Carpet Bay AreaJLSF 23rd Annual Home Tour: From Great Heights

Each year, the Junior League of San Francisco highlights one of San Francisco’s most prestigious neighborhoods. Join us at some of the most exclusive high rise towers of the SoMa neighborhood. Our Home Tour includes residences not normally open to the public.

JLSF Home Tour proceeds support our focus area – advancing the social and emotional health of at-risk youth and elderly populations throughout the Bay Area.

Home Tour Chair: Kris Kolassa

— Related — Red Carpet Bay Area coverage of past Junior League of San Francisco Home Tours:

 

Sep
28
Thu
2017
Pinwheel Party @ Monarch SF
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Pinwheel Party, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention CenterPinwheel Party for San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center

The pinwheel is a national symbol of child abuse prevention, and this year, the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center is hosting its first ever Pinwheel Party to celebrate the vital importance of children’s advocacy.

Join us for a night of drinks, dancing, and fun for a cause — advocating for the safety of the Bay Area’s children. Delicious bites, craft cocktails, and DJ Lauren Cañas spinning. Cocktail attire requested.

All proceeds benefit programs and services at the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center – working to prevent child abuse and to reduce its devastating impact.

Host Committee: Kelly D. Fair, Emilie Lynch, Hilary Mendola, Jamie Mendola, Vanessa Mendoza, Shawn Miller Gillam, Gwenn Murphy, Emily Schell, Joanna Seelbach, Pippy Sou, Alissa Yee

— Related — more Red Carpet Bay Area coverage for San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center:

Shanti’s 43rd Anniversary Compassion Is Universal Dinner @ The Palace Hotel
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Shanti's 43rd Anniversary Compassion Is Universal DinnerNordstrom presents Compassion Is Universal Shanti’s 43rd Anniversary Benefit Dinner

2017 Nancy Pelosi Lifetime Achievement Award: Mark Leno
Performance from CHEER San Francisco
Event Co-chairs Monica and Adam Mosseri
Honorary Co-chairs: U.S. Ambassador James C Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen

Shanti Project exists to enhance the health, quality of life and well-being of people with terminal, life-threatening or disabling illnesses or conditions. Through a continuum of services, including in-home and onsite patient and care navigation, emotional and practical support and preserving the human-animal bond, Shanti strives to achieve the highest medical and quality of life outcomes for San Francisco’s most vulnerable.

More Red Carpet Bay Area coverage for Shanti Project:

Sep
30
Sat
2017
Strut Your Mutt @ Little Marina Green
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

sym-dog-headerStrut Your Mutt is an annual fundraising dog walk and festival held in more than a dozen cities across the country and online. Money raised during the event goes toward saving the lives of homeless dogs and cats. What sets Strut Your Mutt apart from other dog walks is that strutters can choose the group that they want to strut with and raise money for — whether it’s Best Friends or a participating group nearby. In addition to the charity dog walk, Strut Your Mutt includes super fun activities like doggie yoga, Frisbee, live music, contests, and more. There are also numerous vendors offering pet-related goods and services.

Oct
3
Tue
2017
13th Annual City College Basic Skills Luncheon @ The Fairmont Hotel
Oct 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
City College Basic Skills Luncheon, Red Carpet Bay Area

Genelle Relfe

The Auxiliary of the Foundation of City College of San Francisco and President Debra M. Dooley, invite you to the 13th Annual City College Basic Skills Luncheon

Keynote Speaker: Mark Leno, Former Senator District 11
Speaker: Dr. Mark Rocha, Chancellor CCSF
Master of Ceremonies: Jan Yanehiro
Event Chair: Marie Lipman
Host Committee Chairs: Elsa and Rennie Spaulding

Your donation to this luncheon is an investment

City College of San Francisco: A Place of Opportunity and Success

City College of San Francisco continues to make the changes necessary to serve the Bay Area Community for generations to come. Please know that all funds donated to the Basic Skills Luncheon are used in the current school year to help the students of the Guardian Scholars Programs and those enrolled in Basic Skills classes. Your donation will have a direct impact this year supporting a student in real need of your help.

Related: Red Carpet Bay Area coverage of the 10th Annual City College Basic Skills Luncheon

Oct
5
Thu
2017
Root and Rebound 2017 Annual Benefit @ The Lab
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Root and Rebound 2017 Annual Benefit, Red Carpet Bay AreaRoot and Rebound 2017 Annual Benefit

Join Shaka Senghor, a storyteller, an author and one of many who transitioned from prison into society. Root and Rebound, a legal resource center, works to empower those who are re-entering communities from prison or jails all around California. Funds raised will help Root and Rebound expand their reach and provide legal assistance so that jail is not a life sentence. Their services restore hope and dignity and create real opportunities and second chances for those Americans who may have never had a first.

Shine Gala: Celebrating San Francisco’s Girls @ Twitter HQ
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Join us to for a shining-good time to raise funds for Oasis For Girls’ RISE Life Skills, CREATE Arts Education, and ENVISION Career Exploration programs. Discover the amazing things Oasis girls are doing and meet some of the women who inspire them to SHINE every day!

Founded in 1999, Oasis For Girls partners with young women of color from under-resourced communities in San Francisco to help them cultivate the skills, knowledge, and confidence to discover their dreams and build strong futures.

Featuring tasty hors d’oeuvres and drinks from Twitter’s chefs and a can’t-miss silent auction

NOTE: In accordance with Twitter security, no event entry will be allowed after 7:30 p.m.
Special thanks to our sponsors!

Oct
11
Wed
2017
25th Annual TNDC Pool Toss @ Phoenix Hotel/Chambers Eat + Drink
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

TNDC Pool Toss, Red Carpet Bay AreaGet ready to soak up the fun at the 25th Annual TNDC