Luncheon in the Serengeti, a benefit for Parca Organization held at a private estate in Hillsborough, California, attracted some 400 supporters for lunch and a fashion show on May 16, 2012. Native African dancers and musicians entertained throughout the afternoon, Wilkes Bashford presented summer fashions, and exotic creatures indigenous to Africa were introduced as special guests from the San Francisco Zoo.
The most poignant part of the program occured when Parca client Tryn Miller shared how Parca’s staff and advocates helped her achieve successful independent living, “I have learned how to cook, budget, clean, keep up with my doctor appointments, do my own grocery shopping and laundry.” Miller received a standing ovation. Parca Auxiliary raised over $150,000 through the event, its 24th annual spring fundraiser.
Dana Pulley modeled spring fashions from Wilkes Bashford
Parca Auxiliary President Lara McDonald with Parca Sustainer of the Year honoree Tera Gilmartin
Bruce Bligh, Sawyer Bligh and Kelly Bligh hosted Luncheon in the Serengeti at their home in Hillsborough
Parca Auxiliary member Julie Ford
Luncheon in the Serengeti event co-chairs Liat Bishko and Tara Klein
Moon Singh in a Roberto Cavalli double-tiered gown from Wilkes Bashford
Julie Ledbetter (left), Kiele Wolf (right)
Dessert was a chocolate elephant by Billy Harris of St. Clair’s catering
Paige Burns, Kim Hughes, Carolyn McCusker
Luncheon in the Serengeti Decorations Chairs Heather Gilmartin Krumins, Allison Keenan and Jeanine Cranston
Parca CEO Diane Conti introduced Parca client Tryn Miller
Parca Auxiliary members Tish Scola, Ahnna Dudley, Julie Lev and Tiffany Mills
— Check out more Red Carpet Bay Area coverage of Parca Auxiliary events: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011.