Red Cross Gala 2015

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:

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

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