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Peter Michael Foundation’s 11th Annual Stars Knights Valley Fundraising Event

Over $350,000 was raised in the live auction at the event

BY Glenden Hess - September 2, 2016


Food, wine, music, and philanthropy were all on the menu at the 11th annual Star Knights Valley fundraiser held at Peter Michael Winery near Knights Valley on July 30.

 Chef Christopher Kostow and Meadowood Staff
Chef Christopher Kostow and Meadowood Staff

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The highlight of the night was the live auction, resulting in $375,000 raised for prostate cancer research at the Stanford Cancer Center.

Atmosphere at Peter Michael Winery
Atmosphere at Peter Michael Winery

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A sold-out affair, 90 people were entertained by San Francisco’s Dick Bright while enjoying a 5-course meal prepared by Christopher Kostow from Meadowood. And, of course, the meals included hand-picked Peter Michael wine pairings.

Sundown at Peter Michael Winery
Sundown at Peter Michael Winery

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 Brandon Behle, Elizabeth Cook Behle (Co-Anchor KPIX 5)
Brandon Behle, Elizabeth Cook Behle (Co-Anchor KPIX 5)

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Peter Michael Team: Paul Michael, Juli Tantum, Scott Rodde, Jenny Koehler, Chef Christopher Kostow, Emily Michael, Sir Peter Michael, Walter Menzel
Peter Michael Team: Paul Michael, Juli Tantum, Scott Rodde, Jenny Koehler, Chef Christopher Kostow, Emily Michael, Sir Peter Michael, Walter Menzel

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 Scott Rodde (President Peter Michael Winery & Peter Michael Foundation), Malcolm Barber (CEO, Bonhams)
Scott Rodde (President Peter Michael Winery & Peter Michael Foundation), Malcolm Barber (CEO, Bonhams)

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Aruna Gambhir, Dr. Sam Gambhir (Chair, Radiology Stanford)
Aruna Gambhir, Dr. Sam Gambhir (Chair, Radiology Stanford)

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Emily Michael
Emily Michael

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Chef Christopher Kostow
Chef Christopher Kostow

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(standing) Wendy Paskin-Jordan, Aaron Gershenberg (Founder, SVB Capital), Jenny Zeng, Li Zhang, Julia Massa, (seated), Sulu Mamdani, Liuyi Luo, Frank Jordan (former SF Mayor)

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