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San Francisco Film Society Gala Fundraiser

On Thursday, May 1 the San Francisco Film Society honored guests Mike Leigh, Maria Bello and Robert Towne at the Gala Fundraiser for the SFFS Education Program. The Gala was part of the 51st International SF
International Film Fest and was held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.


Maria Bello


Scott Owens, Dana Shapiro, Gary Shapiro

Symphonix's Beyond the Ball Pre-Party

On Wednesday, April 23 guests joined the Symphonix League in celebration of the Beyond the Ball Bash at the Bently Reserve as part of the SF Symphony's Black and White Ball festivities.


Bradley Jox, Katie Burton


Molly Parsley, Amy Lanigan, Kendra Thayer


 Reginald Cooper, Charles Richard

<i>7x7 Magazine</i> and Eco Fabulous’ Earth Day Benefit for <i>Healthy Child Healthy World</i> Part 1 of 2

On Thursday, April 23 7x7 Magazine, Eco Fabulous, Veev and Heart of Green co-sponsored the Earth Day Benefit for Healthy Child Healthy World, a resource guide that promotes toxic-free living. The event, which was presented by Zem Joaquin, featured an Earth Day stroll that included a Linda Loudermilk trunk show at Eco-Citizen, a book signing, hors d’ouevres and cocktails at Spring and an eco-centric silent auction.

Part 1 of 2




<i>Vanity Fair</i>, Nordstrom and Vanessa Getty Celebrate the SF International Film Fest

To celebrate the 51st San Francisco International Film Festival Vanity Fair Magazine, Vanessa Getty and Nordstrom co-hosted a fashionable fête at Bix. The midday event featured lunch and a fashion show with models donning the latest looks from both American and European collections, courtesy of Nordstrom.


Terrence Charles, Vanessa Getty


Vanessa Getty

Glitter Ball 2008

On Saturday, April 12 the Junior League Committee to the Woman’s Board of California Pacific Medical Center Foundation hosted the Glitter Ball 2008, which benefited the Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research Center.


Dare Felchlin, Courtney Joglekar, Maria Sullivan


Katharine Murphy, Maria Sullivan

The 11th Annual Loaves & Fishes Leadership Fund and Awards Dinner

On Friday, April 11 the Catholic Charities CYO held their 11th Annual Loaves & Fishes Leadership Fund and Awards Dinner at the Westin St. Francis. The dinner honored both individuals and organizations for their outstanding charitable works. Guests included honoree Robert Haas of Levi Strauss & Co., honoree and former 49er Ronnie Lott and California Attorney General Jerry Brown.


Alexandria Marcus, Demetra Marcus


Maureen Sullivan, Craig Sullivan

A.C.T.'s "Illuminate the Night, A Spotlight on Our Shining Stars"

On Sunday, April 6, 2008, the Four Seasons Hotel played host to A.C.T. students, alumnus and friends, including the current cast members of the hit TV show Heroes, for Illuminate the Night, A Spotlight on Our Shining Stars. The event benefited A.C.T.’s actor training programs by raising more than $725,000 to support the future of American theater.

photography by Drew Altizer, Vasna Wilson & Aubrie Pick for Drew Altizer


Carey Perloff

SF Symphonix Event at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

To celebrate the second installment of the SF Symphonix Trilogy concert series, guests and Symphonix members were treated to appetizers courtesy of Ana Mandara, decadent chocolates from Schoggi and wines from the Pellegrini Family Vineyard at a pre-show soiree held at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.


Princess Fati Farmanfarmaian, Justin Fichelson



SFMOMA Art Auction 2008 Launch Party

A launch party for the SFMOMA’s Art Auction 2008 was held at the InterContinental Hotel’s Grand Ballroom on Tuesday, April 1. The soiree featured a cocktail reception and a special preview of some of the artwork.


Nora Desruisseaux, Redge Martin, Meredith Rogers


Lee Wells, Blair Wynne

Black and White Ball 2008 Launch Party

On Wednesday, April 2 the San Francisco Symphony held a special VIP cocktail reception at the Robert Fountain Design Studio to celebrate the launch of the 2008 Black and White Ball. In attendance were SF Symphony President John Goldman and Black and White Ball Chair Patricia Sprincin, who unveiled the all-star entertainment lineup for this year’s festivities, which include big-name acts like Seal, Blues Traveler and Pete Escovedo.


Virginia Lukkes, Judy Webster

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