See Inside amfAR’s Inaugural Charity Poker Tournament

Robin Wright, Karolina Kurkova and other VIPs attended the glamorous gala!

Elena Licari, Tony Licari, Antonio Esfandiari . Photo by Drew Altizer

Ann and Gordon Getty recently welcomed supporters of amFAR to their Pacific Heights home for the organization’s Inaugural Charity Poker Tournament, attended by Robin Wright, Karolina Kurkova, Jay Ellis and Mia Maestro, among others.

Guests were invited to buy-in to the tournament for a chance to play with professional poker players Antonio Esfandiari, Scott Blumstein and Jeff Gross while raising funds for amfAR, an organization dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research.

Karolina Kurkova, Archie Drury
Karolina Kurkova, Archie Drury and Romain Pavee

Photo: Drew Altizer Photography

The black-tie gala included the tournament, live auction, a special performance by singer/songwriter CeeLo Green and comedy and magic by Justin Willman. The event also featured Perrier-Jouët Champagne and signature Absolut Elyx vodka cocktails.

Joshua Wood, Vanessa Getty, Eric Muscatell
Joshua Wood, Vanessa Getty, Eric Muscatell

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Vanessa Getty introduced her cousin, Aileen Getty, who spoke remotely to the crowd about her personal experience fighting health complications as a result of being HIV positive, and the importance of funding research.

Dick Costolo, Anne Waterman Bassin
Dick Costolo, Anne Waterman Bassin

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Guests included Ken Fulk, Tolan and Tyler Florence, Shannon and Peter Getty, Tatum Getty, Archie Drury, Nina Senicar, Gerhard Gulewicz, Dr. Mervyn and Deborah Silverman, Dr. Ray Schinazi and Nadira Mansour and more.

David Shimmon, Greg Lopez, Tyler Florence
David Shimmon, Greg Lopez, Tyler Florence

Photo: Drew Altizer Photography

During a mid-event break from the tournament, celebrated actress, philanthropist and event host Robin Wright welcomed guests and spoke to the impact their support would make in potentially ending the AIDS epidemic.

See more photos from the event below.

Elena Licari, Nicole Lacob View Gallery 18 images

Event chairs included Lynne and Marc Benioff, Ken Fulk, Aileen Getty, Ann and Gordon Getty, and Gavin Newsom. Co-Chairs included James Bailey and Devon Aoki, Jonathan and Criselda Breene, Archie Drury and Karolina Kurkova, Alexander and Tatum Getty, Shannon and Peter Getty, Vanessa and Billy Getty, Gerhard Gulewicz, Jason Kim, Philipp Meyer-Schmeling, Boris Nikolic, Johan Ernst Nilson, Raymond Schinazi, Bradford Shellhammer and Mena Suvari.

Beth Townsend, Geoffrey De Sousa, Jose Alorda
Beth Townsend, Geoffrey De Sousa, Jose Alorda

Photo: Drew Altizer Photography

Pernod Ricard was the event’s Signature Partner, featuring Perrier-Jouët Champagne and Absolut Elyx Vodka. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR. Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco was the Official Hotel of the event. Wines provided by Ann and Gordon Getty. The amfAR Inaugural Charity Poker Tournament was produced by Josh Wood Productions.

For more information, please visit amfar.org.