A cocktail reception on the 10th honored the benefactors & grand benefactors of the San Francisco Ballet’s Opening Night Diamond Gala Celebration, which will be held on January 23 to launch its 75th anniversary season.
The reception, sponsored by the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary, was hosted by Mrs. Alfred (Dede) Wilsey at her home, shown here with dancer Aubert Vanderlinden, and Yurie Pascarella.
Rosemary Baker (Gala Dinner Chair), Glenn McCoy (Executive Director, San Francisco Ballet Association), O.J. Shansby
Party chair was Angelique Griepp
Over 200 guests, including several members of the San Francisco Ballet’s Board of Trustees and Board Co-Chairs Pamela Joyner (shown here with Fred Giuffrida), and James Herbert, attended the reception.
Google’s Marissa Mayer, with Zachary Bogue
Cecilia Herbert, James Herbert (Co-Chair, San Francisco Ballet Board of Trustees)
Ann Fisher, Aubert Vanderlinden (Dancer), Dr. Janice Zakin
Jean Larette (Gala Chair), Glenn McCoy (Executive Director, San Francisco Ballet Association), Marie O’Gara Lipman (President, San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary)
Jennifer Caldwell, John Fisher
Jim Schneider, Barbara Brookins-Schneider
Gail De Martini, Merrill Kasper
Dede Wilsey (Benefactor Party hostess), Marie O’Gara Lipman (President, San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary)
Dr. Jeffrey Hays, Genevieve Molat, Pascal Molat (Principal Dancer)
Frank Kawalkowski, Marlene Tomasson, Daru Kawalkowski, Helgi Tomasson (Artistic Director, San Francisco Ballet).