Garden Feast 2009

The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society recently hosted Garden Feast 2009, an annual benefit luncheon to support the organization.

Eva Monroe, SFBGS Trustee and Wendy Tonkin, SFBGS Board Chair
Don Baldocchi, Jim Marshall, Arden Bucklin-Sporer, & Wendy Tonkin

At the event, 475 guests enjoying a superb luncheon on the Botanical Garden’s Great Meadow. Garden Feast, catered by Dan McCall Associates and complemented by Bonterra Vineyards’ organic wines, raised close to $200,000 for the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society.

Nell Newman & Michael McKechnie

Nell Newman, co-founder and president of Newman’s Own® Organics: The Second Generation®, gave the keynote address. Ms. Newman honored her parents, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, by acknowledging their encouragement to be socially responsible, politically involved, and philanthropic.

Michael McKechnie, Barbara Comer, Richard Davis, Pearl Kimura, Bill Stark, Helena Titus
Honey Johnson, Garden Feast Co-Chair and Kathy Jaunich
Michael McKechnie, Executive Director, SF Botanical Garden Society & Larry Martin, SF Rec & Park Commissioner

Sponsors included Bank of America, Bonterra Vineyards, Greenopia, Interstice Architects, Northen Trust Bank, Ryan Associates, San Francisco magazine, Whittier Trust Company, and Willis Lease.

Photos: Belle Images [belleimages.net]