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Celebrating Sophie

Celebrating Sophie

San Francisco is a very generous town, with many people giving of their time, their expertise, their name and their money to help those who are less fortunate.

There are few, however, who give all of the above. We were happy to attend a birthday luncheon at Neiman Marcus recently to celebrate one who does: Sophie Azouaou.

The lunch hosted by friends at the Rotunda was actually one of several events thrown in her honor in the last few weeks.

Carolyne Zinko, David Costello, and Clara Shayevich

The outpouring of love and affection for her was really touching, as people recounted the ways she had touched their lives, as well as those who live at the Raphael House.

Anyone who has known Sophie KNOWS that she is absolutely devoted to helping Raphael House. She works tirelessly day and night for the organization, raising awareness and money to keep it going.

Sophie with Linda Felts

A the luncheon, Sophie mentioned that on May 8th, 2008 the Raphael House would be having its annual black tie gala at the Four Seasons. It looks to be its most glamorous function yet, with a top-notch, A-list guest list, and support from major sponsors such as Lufthansa, PG&E, Bloomberg, and other generous folks. Sophie and Dr. Nourredine Azouaou are even donating wine from Rosenblum Cellars.

Mireille Schwartz with Cameron Noble

Carolyne Zinko with Harry Denton
Sophie with Janel Andronico of View from the Bay
Harry Denton with Clara Shayevich
  • Further Information: Raphael House Annual Gala []
  • Location: Neiman Marcus Rotunda []