The White Cross Ball of San Francisco


The White Cross Ball hosted by the San Francisco Commandery of the Sovereign Order of the Knights of St. John followed the Knights of Saint John age-old tradition of helping the sick and the poor. The celebratory holiday event served as a fundraiser for George Mark Children’s House and Sentinels of Freedom.

White Cross Ball Chairs Lorna Meyer Calas, John Rosin, and Ranveig Elvebakk Farren welcomed some 150 guests to the St Regis Hotel in San Francisco on December 2, 2017. The evening began with an elegant reception on the rooftop terrace followed by dinner and dancing in the Grand Ballroom. Commander Karen Persichitte with Honorary White Cross Ball Chairs Suzanne and William Stein led the pre-dinner toasts. David Martin’s House Party provided the entertainment and River Myst Haven winery and Peregrine Ranch Vintap supplied the wines.

Scenes from the White Cross Ball of San Francisco:


Photos by Jana Asenbrennerova, Jessica Monroy, and Vasna Wilson for Drew Altizer Photography