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.
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.
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.
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.