Gail McGovern with honoree Anthony Earley, and Sarah Earley
Red Cross Gala 2015 Chair Lillian Phan
Red Cross Gala 2015 Honorary Chair Alexander Mehran, Carolyn Mehran
Red Cross Gala 2015 netted some $1.74 million for local disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, and raised awareness of the vital role the organization plays in both local and global communities. Some 600 philanthropists attended the black-tie event at Herbst Pavilion in Fort Mason on April 11, 2015. The evening included a tribute to American Red Cross of the Bay Area’s Philanthropic CEO of the Year Anthony F. Earley, Jr., chairman, CEO and president of PG&E Corporation. For more than four decades, PG&E has partnered with the Red Cross to support community safety and disaster response at home and abroad.
Honorary event co-chairs Teresa Briggs and Alexander R. Mehran, Sr. paid tribute to Earley. “Under the leadership of Tony Earley, PG&E employees have dedicated more than 75,000 volunteer hours at hundreds of company-led community projects this past year and have donated more than $7.3 million out of their own pockets to local nonprofit agencies like the Red Cross,” said Briggs.
Motown legends The Four Tops performed and local favorite McCall’s provided the catering for the sold-out event, chaired by Lillian Phan.
Scenes from the Red Cross Gala 2015:
Keith White, Rose White
Uli Martinez, Jenny Brown, Kelly Murphy, Nielma Hock
Duke Fakir, Joe Madison
Hiro Ogawa, Kazue Watanabe
Mark Cloutier, Tricia Clement
Lindsey Haswell, Shelly Carter, Ginie Brown, Colby Hallen, Lillian Phan, Maryam Ghajar, Julie Le, V’Anne Singleton, Elaine Mellis
Keith White, American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter Board President
Red Cross Gala 2015 Honorary Chair Teresa Briggs
Lawrence Payton, Ronnie McNair, Carlton Bryant, Janice Bryant Howroyd, Duke Fakir, Spike Bonhart
Performance by The Four Tops
Photos by Drew Altizer Photography
— Related: More Red Carpet Bay Area coverage of Red Cross Gala events