Stern Grove Gala

Over 200 supporters celebrated Stern Grove Festival’s 73rd Season of admission-free performing arts concerts and education programs at the organization’s 2010 gala in San Francisco’s Sigmund Stern Grove.

Tom Klein, Barbara Klein

Organized by Gala Co-Chairs Eliza Cash, Sakurako Fisher, Patsy Lurie, and Jane Wolf, with Honorary Chair Lisa Goldman, the Gala raised $300,000 for Stern Grove Festival’s annual fundraising campaign.

Lily Preiner, Lea Orwitz

Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception in a balmy and sunny Stern Grove, followed by dinner in a crystal tent awash in hot pink lights with tables adorned with fuchsia peonies, roses, and hydrangea. Legendary R&B super-duo Ashford and Simpson ended the evening with a performance featuring a string of their biggest songwriting hits (including “Solid as a Rock,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I’m Every Woman”) that had guests on the dance floor and singing along.

Sako Fisher, Eliza Cash, Jane Wolf, Patricia Lurie
Lisa Goldman, Sandy Schmaier
Connie Ring, Bill Ring, Fred Harman, Stephanie Harman
Anita Westly, Soniti Subhedar, Rosina Sun
Gregory Malin, Charlot Malin
Nancy Nishimura, Lisa Schatz, Goretti Lui
Stephanie Milligan, Eliza Cash
Lisa Goldman, Doug Goldman
Steven Haines, Nicholas Chastain
Shirley Eisler, Staci Cole
Nickolas Ashford, Lisa Goldman, Valerie Simpson, Doug Goldman
Sako Fisher, Eliza Cash
Atmosphere - Stern Grove Festival Gala
Barry Lipman, Marie Lipman, Bob Newman
Performance - Ashford & Simpson
Sako Fisher, Eliza Cash, Jane Wolf, Patricia Lurie, Lisa Goldman
Janice Berkowitz, Lea Orwitz, Shelly Eisler
Tony Sun, Rosina Sun
Joan Merrimen, Marcy Potter, Michelle Keene
Lorrae Rominger, Albert Bartridge, Bylques Smith
Susan Hirsch, Judy Grossman

Catering was by McCalls, the decor by Hunt Littlefield, the gala hotel sponsor was Fairmont San Francisco, and the Martellotto wines were provided by Bighammerwines.com.