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The 2008 Hot 20 Under 40 Party

The who's who of SF gathered amongst antelopes, hartebeests and (very curious) penguins at the California Academy of Science's African Hall last Friday for the 7x7 2008 Hot 20 Under 40 party, sponsored by Johnnie Walker.

Third Annual Dress for Success Gala

On Thursday, July 17, Dress for Success San Francisco celebrated its third year serving the local community with a gala fundraiser. This year’s event at the Bently Reserve featured local jazz legend Paula West along with fashion and design expert Nick Verreos from Project Runway’s second season. Guests sampled food from the city’s finest restaurants, wine from local vintners and both a live and silent auction.


Beth Schnitzer, Andrew Freeman, Shannon Dean (Gala co-chairs)

WildAid Celebrates Bo Derek’s Work with Peter Knights

On Thursday, June 26, guests joined Laney and Pasha Thornton at their San Francisco home to toast actress Bo Derek and celebrate her work with Peter Knights of WildAid. The celebrity-endorsed Bay Area nonprofit is dedicated to protecting endangered species in developing countries and ending the illegal wildlife trade.


Lydia Mondavi, Gillian Shenon


Steve Morgan, Mattie Morgan

TeamPlay Foundation Benefit

On Wednesday, May 28 the TeamPlay Foundation—an organization managed by Baron Davis, Gunnar Counselman, Anne Gaylord and Cash Warren—hosted a cocktail party and benefit, along with LA real estate developer Ross Walker and event planner Gianna Cardinale, at Apartment 24.


Liz Armistead, Daniela Tempesta


Michael Bismuth, John Eide

Trinity Plaza Groundbreaking Ceremony

On Wednesday, May 21 a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Trinity Properties to commemorate the official beginning of construction of the highly anticipated Trinity Plaza. Mayor Gavin Newsome, Arquitectonica architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Trinity Properties owner Angelo Sangiacomo were on hand to officiate the ceremony.


Bernardo Fortbrescia, Angelo Sangiacomo


Jessica Feller, Ben Feller

Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund’s Hope Gala

On Saturday, May 17 the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund threw their tenth annual Hope Gala. The Benefit, which raised over $ 2 million for research, was held at the Fairmont Hotel and featured a silent auction, dinner and dancing.


Betty Kay Coakley, Brian Wilsey


Luke Miller, Amy Miller, Jennifer Jeffries, Sean Jeffries

PURR Vintage Fashion Fundraiser hosted by Vanessa Getty and Melanie Ellison

On May 14th, Vanessa Getty and Melanie Ellison hosted a fabulous sale of Vintage and Designer clothing to benefit the San Francisco Bay Humane Friends and the Peninsula Humane Society. Clothing was donated from the closets of some of San Francisco, LA, and New York’s most stylish women along with many top fashion houses, such as Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, Judith Leiber, Oscar de la Renta, and Riser Goodwyn.


Jenna Hunt, Kate Harbin


Allison Speer, Alexis Traina, Kate Harbin

SFMOMA MAC Art Auction

On May 14th, the SF MOMA’s Modern Art Council  hosted the biennial Art Auction Fundraiser, featuring a range of art including photographs, paintings and works on paper donated by local and national galleries and acclaimed artists. The highlight of the live auction was the "Turbosphere" (2007) by Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, whose work was the subject of a recent critically acclaimed survey. Guests enjoyed tantalizing passed hors d’ oeuvres and gourmet food stations by McCall Associates. Sponsors included Frette and Intercontinental San Francisco.


Dolly Chammas, Danielle Erb

Sunny Hill Services Council Benefit

On May 10th, the Sunny Hills Service Council hosted the Power of Love: Opening Our Hearts to Children in Need benefit at the Four Seasons in San Francisco. The evening included a fabulous silent auction as well as a gourmet dinner and dancing. The Sunny Hills Services programs provide educational, community and housing services to emotionally disturbed children. 


Dana King, Hannah Heller


Chris Hollenbeck, Holly Hollenbeck

Oscar de la Renta Trunk Show Luncheon

On Monday, May 12, John Capizzi, VP general manager of Neiman Marcus, hosted a special luncheon in honor of Boaz Mazor who was in SF for the Oscar de la Renta trunk show.


Andrea Schnitzer, Lindsay Bolton


Anette Harris, Sally Debeham


Christine Suppes, Lucy Buchanan
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