The Shanti Project celebrated its 39th anniversary with their annual gala highlighting "Compassion Is Universal" by honoring the courage of its clients, the devotion of its volunteers, and the generosity of its supporters. Former Shanti client and now a member of the Democratic County Central Committee Matt Dorsey received the James C. Hormel Client Community Spirit Award and long-time volunteer Jill Isenstadt the Margot Murphy Breast Cancer Inspiration Award.
The Bay Area Arthritis Auxiliary and over 90 friends recently gathered for an elegant launch party at the Rotunda Restaurant at Neiman Marcus. Hosted by Alan Morrell, General Manager of Neiman Marcus, and Sharon Seto, Fashion Show Chair, the group discussed the important work of the Arthritis Foundation for the two million children and adults living with arthritis in Northern California. The organization's 2013 Benefit & Fashion Show at the Fairmont Hotel will feature New York designer Donald Deal, whose clients include Sharon Stone, Laura Linney, Donna Summers, and Vanessa Williams, among oyhers. Set for October 14, 2013 with festivities from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, the runway show & luncheon are partnered with a reception, silent auction and special "Shopping for a Cure" marketplace. Youth Honoree, 18-year-old Lily Shouldice, will speak about the debilitating effects of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, and the positive impact of the Arthritis Foundation on her life. Tables & tickets are available at 415-356-5484
On January 30, 2013, guests gathered at the home of Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg's Atherton home for a celebration anticipating the Opening Gala for the exhibition, "China's Terracotta Warriors: The Emperor's First Legacy" at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. The event was hosted by Christian Dior, which presented the beautiful Dior Spring-Summer 2013 collection to the guests. Museum Director, Jay Xu, remarked on the wonderful collection as a perfect match to the eighth "wonder of the world," the Terracotta Warriors, which will be on display throughout the exhibition. The exhibit at the http://www.asianart.org/exhibitions_index/terracotta-warriors / Asian Art Museum runs through May 27, 2013 .
The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show celebrated its 30th annual event with a most appropriate theme "Hidden Treasures" inspired by the traditional 30th anniversary gift, the pearl.
Maitri recently held its 23rd Annual Gala and Auction fundraiser "BLISS 2010" at the Golden Gate Club. To celebrate Carmen Marc Valvo's involvement in the fundraiser with Sandra Bernhard, Joel Goodrich hosted a lunch in his honor at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco.