Salvatore Ferragamo co-hosted this years Mid Winter Gala in San Francisco, with Trevor Traina, Vanessa Getty, Kathryn Lasater, and Allison Speer. Guests included Marissa Mayer, Jonathan Ive, Dita von Teese, Balthazar Getty, Camilla Belle, Jessica Hart, Derek Blasberg, John Gidding, Lauren Remington Platt, Liz Goldwyn, Libby Leffler, Douglas Friedman, David Sacks, Jacqueline Sacks, Devon Aoki, Gary Friedman, among others.
The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University recently held its biennial “Rodin by Moonlight” fundraiser, one of the most important Bay Area galas.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art transformed into a multivenue art party this season for its premier fundraising gala, the Modern Ball.
Now in its 8th year, the 2012 Mid-Winter Gala had the support of Chanel as Marquee Sponsor for the first time ever, and one could sense the elegant Chanel touch throughout the evening.
Philanthropists Jillian Manus and Alan Salzman hosted the seventh annual Valentine’s Day Ball at their Atherton residence again this year, with a theme called “Love is a Work of Art.” True to the theme, each room in the house depicted a unique interpretation on famous artists and their works.
The 2011 Mid-Winter Gala raised approximately $400,000 for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
San Francisco Ballet, America’s oldest professional ballet company, has an illustrious history of “firsts,” including the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, and 2011 continues the tradition!