Red Carpet Bay Area is proud to support A Masked Ball to Unmask Domestic Violence, on Thursday, October 13th, in San Francisco. Guests will don their finest masks and gala attire for an elegant dinner, live auction and performance from Phantom of the Opera star Franc D’Ambrosio, at the historic Julia Morgan Ballroom. The gala event will benefit the National Domestic Violence Hotline, which is commemorating 20 years as a component of the Violence Against Women Act.
Operating around the clock, confidential and free of cost, The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides victims and survivors with life-saving tools and immediate support. Callers to the Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in more than 200 languages. Visitors to TheHotline.org can chat live with advocates and they can find information about domestic violence, safety planning, local resources, and ways to support the organization.
Scenes from the Benefactor Reception with National Domestic Violence Hotline CEO Katie Ray-Jones:
Veera Mahajan with Katie Ray-Jones, CEO, National Domestic Violence Hotline
Sergei Troxel, Olya Troxel, Franc D’Ambrosio
Peter Hirshberg, Agnieszka Pilat
Danna Lewis, Elexis Feldbrill and Lillian Phan
Maria Barrios Ehmer, Richard Ehmer and Natalia Urrutia-Hernandez
Elisabeth Thieriot, Cynthia Schreuder Kalev and Elaine Mellis
In 1996, the The National Domestic Violence Hotline was created through legislation written by then Senator Joe Biden. Today the Hotline is the only 24/7 center in the nation with access to service providers and shelters across the United States.
To celebrate 20 years, Chef Larry Finn is creating a sumptuous culinary experience in one of San Francisco’s most beautiful and historic venues, the Julia Morgan Ballroom. A live auction of five lots includes painting lessons and lunch with actress/artist Jane Seymour, a bespoke jeweled mask created for this occasion by KiraKira, Super Bowl tickets and an NFL experience, a week at a spectacular fly fishing lodge in Montana, and a private dinner and concert for ten guests with Phantom of the Opera star Franc D’Ambrosio. Click here for tickets.
Photos from Drew Altizer Photography