Launch Party for ‘A Masked Ball to Unmask Domestic Violence’

Arlene Inch, Joan Oloff, ?, Danna Lewis, Elisabeth Thieriot, Kirstin Campbell, Katie Ray Jones, Elaine Mellis, Maria Barrios, Gwyneth Borden, Mary Ben Ramsey, Debra Leylegian, Susan Snyder

The National Domestic Violence Hotline turns 20 this year, and the anniversary will be marked in San Francisco this Fall by ‘A Masked Ball to Unmask Domestic Violence.’

Supporters recently gathered at Caldwell Snyder Gallery to celebrate the upcoming event, with sponsors Rotari Wines and Credo Catering.

Katie Ray Jones, Elaine Mellis
Katie Ray Jones, Elaine Mellis
Photos: Drew Altizer

The ball will take place in the famous Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco’s Financial District and includes a gourmet dinner, live auction, and a performance from Franc D’Ambrosio, the longest running Phantom of the Opera. All proceeds will aid the Hotline.

Susan Snyder, Kristin Campbell, Elaine Mellis
Susan Snyder, Kristin Campbell, Elaine Mellis
Photos: Drew Altizer

Established in 1996, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 and gives confidential, free, and often life-saving support and means to assist people in immediate need.

Survivors and victims in need can speak (or chat) with a trained advocate online at www.thehotline.org or by calling 1-800-799-SAFE(7233).

Erin Sawyer, Elaine Mellis
Erin Sawyer, Elaine Mellis
Photos: Drew Altizer

Susan Snyder, Agnieszka Kulczyk
Susan Snyder, Agnieszka Kulczyk
Photos: Drew Altizer

Katie Ray Jones, Arlene Inch, Elaine Mellis
Katie Ray Jones, Arlene Inch, Elaine Mellis
Photos: Drew Altizer

Sallie Huntting, Lillian Phan, Ashley Sherman
Sallie Huntting, Lillian Phan, Ashley Sherman
Photos: Drew Altizer

Maria Barrios, Gwyneth Borden


Maria Barrios, Gwyneth Borden

Photos: Drew Altizer

Paul Stein, Jack Stein
Paul Stein, Jack Stein
Photos: Drew Altizer

Mary Winfield, Kristin Campbell
Mary Winfield, Kristin Campbell
Photos: Drew Altizer

Elizabeth Folger, Katie Ray Jones
Elizabeth Folger, Katie Ray Jones
Photos: Drew Altizer

Heather Cassady, Lillian Phan
Heather Cassady, Lillian Phan
Photos: Drew Altizer

Atmosphere
Atmosphere
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Don Lee, Elisabeth Thieriot, Debra Leylegian
Don Lee, Elisabeth Thieriot, Debra Leylegian
Photos: Drew Altizer

Phil Spiegel, Sam Leichman
Phil Spiegel, Sam Leichman
Photos: Drew Altizer

Mary Poland, Linda Zider
Mary Poland, Linda Zider
Photos: Drew Altizer

Patsy Lurie, Arlene Inch, Cherese Pouliot, Jane Inch
Patsy Lurie, Arlene Inch, Cherese Pouliot, Jane Inch
Photos: Drew Altizer

Arlene Inch, Jane Inch
Arlene Inch, Jane Inch
Photos: Drew Altizer

Kimberlee Sharp, Marybeth Lamotte, Maria Barrios
Kimberlee Sharp, Marybeth Lamotte, Maria Barrios
Photos: Drew Altizer

Robert Richards, Teresa Rodriguez
Robert Richards, Teresa Rodriguez
Photos: Drew Altizer

Trevor Felch, Arlene Inch
Trevor Felch, Arlene Inch
Photos: Drew Altizer

Phil Speigel, Gwineth Borden, Ashley Fehrmann, Colton Hanley
Phil Speigel, Gwineth Borden, Ashley Fehrmann, Colton Hanley
Photos: Drew Altizer

Maria Barrios, Roberta Economidis, Kimberlee Sharp
Maria Barrios, Roberta Economidis, Kimberlee Sharp
Photos: Drew Altizer

Joan Oloff
Joan Oloff
Photos: Drew Altizer

Alexis Hansen, Paris Hays
Alexis Hansen, Paris Hays
Photos: Drew Altizer

Lorence Manansala, Elaine Mellis
Lorence Manansala, Elaine Mellis
Photos: Drew Altizer

Katie Ray Jones, Sallie Huntting
Katie Ray Jones, Sallie Huntting
Photos: Drew Altizer