Drever Family Foundation’s fifth annual Hotbed Benefit lit up Tiburon on June 4th with host Sharon Stone, unforgettable performances and a record amount raised for Planet Hope, a charitable foundation started by Sharon and her sister Kelly Stone. Some 350 guests gathered under the big top at the Drever family estate for the 1920’s French circus themed evening, Cirque du Nuit.
Highlights included musical performances from Andrea Bocelli, Victoria Noyes, American Idol’s Rayvon Owen, Ru Paul’s Drag Race contestant Laganja Estranja, a fashion show featuring designs from Tony Ward, and circus entertainers. TV host Frankie Grande served as ringmaster and Sharon Stone as the auctioneer. Stone auctioned off her own 1958 Chevrolet Apache truck for $45,000, and helped raise a total of $330,000 for Planet Hope.
Notable guests: Gilles Marini, best known for his steamy appearance alongside Samantha Jones in Sex and the City: The Movie, two time Emmy winning actress Sela Ward, local fashion favorites Joy Venturini Bianchi, Monaz Mehta and Jake Wall and Blake Patterson of JAKE.
Scenes from Cirque du Nuit on June 4, 2016:
Photos by Drew Altizer Photography