On November 15, UCSF Medical Center CEO Mark Laret joined UCSF Partners in Care for their first signature fundraiser. Event Co-Chairs Lisa Gruber and Bailey Locke—with the support from their committee comprised of UCSF Partners in Care members—coordinated Cirque du Soiree.
Guests enjoyed circus-like décor, trapeze artists contorting and flying mid-air, high-wire cocktails, lion-size appetizers and danced the night away to music by DJ Franco “Freestyle” Finn, all under the big top at Robert Fountain Studio, RF80.
On September 1, Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette headlined a fundraising concert at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco to benefit the building of a new home for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Special guest Jay Leno opened the show, which was underwritten by the Salesforce.com Foundation. DJ will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas spun at an exclusive after-party.
The new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay will be part of a 289-bed integrated hospital complex for children, women and cancer patients. Upon completion in 2014, the 183-bed children’s hospital will set a new world-class standard for patient- and family-centered health care, safety, sustainability and translational medicine.