Big Game Big Give

Giving Back Fund Big Game Big Give San Francisco
Jennifer Montana, Joe Montana

Big Game Big Give — Some 500 celebrities, athletes, entrepreneurs, tech founders and philanthropists gathered at Jillian Manus‘s home for an over-the-top Super Bowl party on February 6, 2016. Giving Back Fund’s Big Game Big Give raised more than $1 million for four foundations, including The Stanford Cancer Institute, The Four Rings Montana Family Foundation, The Giving Back Fund and Do It For The Love Foundation.

Joe Montana and Matt Williams co-hosted the event with Jillian Manus; Jay Leno served at the emcee. Michael Franti, with band members J Bowman and Carl Young, performed an acoustic set with hits The Sound of Sunshine and Say Hey (I Love You) among several others. CBS’s Liam Mayclem presided over a live auction that included the opportunity to visit the set of the new Blade Runner sequel and attend the movie premier. NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana threw passes to four guests for a donation of $50,000 each — which also included Super Bowl 50 tickets and the signed football.

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

Jillian emptied her Atherton estate and let Robert Fountain turn the house into nine different parties, with extravagant California-themed sets in each room. A Napa wine room, a Rodeo Drive room with shops, a Palm Springs room with a live Frank Sinatra impersonator, a beach and surf room featuring a Beach Boys cover band and a silent disco room, filled the first level of the home. The driveway was transformed into a BMW “Laguna Seca Raceway,” and seal rock was replicated just outside the front door.

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