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Junior League Fashion Show Launch Party

photography by Drew Altizer

On Thursday, February 21 at the Zephyr Ventilation Showroom the Junior League of San Francisco celebrated the launch of their 82nd annual fashion show, "American Beauty" to take place on Saturday, April 5 at the Fairmont Hotel. Highlights included a silent auction, music by DJ Hooman, and fabulous cocktails and food.

The Politically Incorrect Valentine's Ball

photography by Drew Altizer

On Saturday February 9, Jillian Manus and Alan Salzman hosted the Politically Incorrect Valentine's Ball at their home in Atherton, CA. The humorous, politically incorrect-themed soiree helped to benefit the Stanford Cancer Center.

Red Cross Paint the Town Red Gala Trunk Show

photography by Drew Altizer

Members of the Bay Area philanthropic community attended an invitation-only trunk show on Sunday, February 10 in anticipation of the annual Paint the Town Red Gala for the American Red Cross Bay Area. Hosted by gala committee members Elyse Adams and Lana Gleckman and co-sponsored by BrandHabit, a portion of the event’s proceeds were donated to the American Red Cross Bay Area disaster readiness and response efforts.

Teach With Africa Benefit

photography by Vasna Wilson for Drew Altizer

Teach with Africa held its inaugural event celebrating the LEAP School of Cape Town, South Africa. Willie Brown, Jr., acted as emcee for the benefit, which took place at the St. Regis Hotel.
 

SF Ballet Auxiliary Diamond Gala

The SF Ballet launched its 75th anniversary season with an opening night shindig called "The Diamond Gala Celebration." The Ballet Auxiliary's black-tie event and fundraiser included dinner at City Hall, a ballet performance and an after-party with food, drink and multiple dance venues.

Zachary Bogue_Marissa Mayer O.J. Shansby Pamela Joyner_Alfred Guiffrida

Toys for Tots Holiday Party

Martin and Rosalina Lydster hosted a holiday party benefitting Toys for Tots.

Chrissy Laffere_Denise Ham Betty Rodriguez_Jared Lehr Lori Levine_Julie Veronese
Chrissy Laffere, Denise Ham      Betty Rodriguez, Jared Lehr      Lori Levine, Julie Veronese

Guide Dogs for the Blind Luncheon

The Westin St. Francis was the site of the Guide Dogs for the Blind’s holiday luncheon, which raised roughly $200,000 with close to 1,000 people in attendance.

Vanessa Zielke_Amy Carr Nancy Gardner_Sigrid Button Laura Chandler_Craig Dietrich

<i>The Color Purple</i> Party

Former 49ers Harris Barton and Ronnie Lott played host to a benefit for Champion Charities, dedicated to promoting brain tumor research and helping children and families in need. The night's festivities included a performance of The Color Purple.

Guardsmen Tree Lot Party

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

The Guardsmen Tree Lot, which benefits educational camping programs for disadvantaged youth, celebrated its opening at the Festival Pavillion at Fort Mason.

Brad De Jean_Bart Damner Chris Roeder_Stephanie Roeder Jaime Jensen_Kelly Grimes

Jingle & Mingle

The 2007 Designer Wreath Auction brought whimsy and holiday cheer to the Golden Gate Club in SF. All proceeds from this event went to Children of Shelters, which provides educational and cultural experiences to homeless children.

Christina Dunning_Lana Adair Wreath by Hedge Leith Brooke_Brian Wilsey
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