The Tony Bennett Benefit Dinner and Concert

The legendary crooner Tony Bennet performed ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’ publicly for the first time at the (almost) equally legendary Venetian Room stage at Fairmont San Francisco in 1961.

Edward Dubrovsky, Olya Dzilikhova, Farah Makras, Victor Makras
Edward Dubrovsky, Olya Dzilikhova, Farah Makras, Victor Makras

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Now 55 years later, the performer returned to the site for a philanthropic event – a dinner and concert benefiting the San Francisco Special Event Committee and The Tony Bennett Fund for Emergency Pediatric Care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Guests at the soiree on Saturday, August 20th included Nancy Pelosi, Judy Guggenhime, current Mayor Ed Lee, former Mayor Willie Brown, Jr. and Francis Ford Coppola.

Charlotte Shultz
Charlotte Shultz

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Charlotte Shultz, George Shultz
Charlotte Shultz, George Shultz

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Polly Taylor, Susan Ehrlich
Polly Taylor, Susan Ehrlich

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Robert Mailer Anderson, Nicola Miner
Robert Mailer Anderson, Nicola Miner

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Robert Mailer Anderson, Willie Brown
Robert Mailer Anderson, Willie Brown

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Susan Crow, Charlotte Shultz
Susan Crow, Charlotte Shultz

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Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

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Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

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Atmosphere
Atmosphere

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Atmosphere
Atmosphere

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Atmosphere
Atmosphere

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Atmosphere
Atmosphere

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Charlotte Shultz, Tony Bennett
Charlotte Shultz, Tony Bennett

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Connie Shananhan, Kevin Shanahan
Connie Shananhan, Kevin Shanahan

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Jill Linwood, Susan Ehrlich
Jill Linwood, Susan Ehrlich

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Jill Linwood, Jeff Farber, Susan Ehrlich
Jill Linwood, Jeff Farber, Susan Ehrlich

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Rich Guggenhime, Judy Guggenhime, Lou Giraudo
Rich Guggenhime, Judy Guggenhime, Lou Giraudo

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Rich Guggenhime, Judy Guggenhime
Rich Guggenhime, Judy Guggenhime

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Jeff Farber, Barbara Farber, Mark Leno
Jeff Farber, Barbara Farber, Mark Leno

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Tad Taube, Steve Bowdry
Tad Taube, Steve Bowdry

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Charlotte Shultz, Tony Bennett
Charlotte Shultz, Tony Bennett

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Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

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Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

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Brenda Wright, Steve Bowdry
Brenda Wright, Steve Bowdry

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Ron Conway, Charlotte Shultz, Gayle Conway
Ron Conway, Charlotte Shultz, Gayle Conway

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Charlotte Shultz
Charlotte Shultz

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Robert Mailer Anderson, Sonya Molodetskaya
Robert Mailer Anderson, Sonya Molodetskaya

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Paul Tormey, Pam Tormey
Paul Tormey, Pam Tormey

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Dick Kovasevich, Mary Jo Kovasevich
Dick Kovasevich, Mary Jo Kovasevich

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Denise Bradley Tyson, Charlotte Shultz
Denise Bradley Tyson, Charlotte Shultz

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Barbara Farber, Jeff Farber
Barbara Farber, Jeff Farber

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Cynthia Gunn, John Gunn
Cynthia Gunn, John Gunn

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Atmosphere
Atmosphere

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Charlotte Shultz
Charlotte Shultz

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Willie Brown, Charlotte Shultz
Willie Brown, Charlotte Shultz

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Farah Makras, Charlotte Shultz, Olya Dzilikhova
Farah Makras, Charlotte Shultz, Olya Dzilikhova

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Pam Tormey, Paul Tormey
Pam Tormey, Paul Tormey

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Ken McNeely, Inder Dhillon
Ken McNeely, Inder Dhillon

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Brenda Wright, Willie Brown, Steve Bowdry, Marc Corsi
Brenda Wright, Willie Brown, Steve Bowdry, Marc Corsi

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Ellen Newman, Denise Bradley Tyson, Bernard Tyson
Ellen Newman, Denise Bradley Tyson, Bernard Tyson

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Sonya Molodetskaya, Olya Dzilikhova
Sonya Molodetskaya, Olya Dzilikhova

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Ed Lee, Anita Lee
Ed Lee, Anita Lee

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Wendy Paskin, Frank Jordan
Wendy Paskin, Frank Jordan

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Meg Nibbi, Larry Nibbi
Meg Nibbi, Larry Nibbi

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Stephen Revetria, Elizabeth Revetria
Stephen Revetria, Elizabeth Revetria

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Stephen Revetria, Elizabeth Revetria
Stephen Revetria, Elizabeth Revetria

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Sonya Molodetskaya, Willie Brown
Sonya Molodetskaya, Willie Brown

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Joe Alioto Veronese, Julie Veronese
Joe Alioto Veronese, Julie Veronese

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Bernard Tyson, Denise Bradley Tyson, Brenda Wright, Victor Makras
Bernard Tyson, Denise Bradley Tyson, Brenda Wright, Victor Makras

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Rose Raiser Jeavons, Helen Hilton Raiser, Dagmar Dolby
Rose Raiser Jeavons, Helen Hilton Raiser, Dagmar Dolby

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Rose Raiser Jeavons, Helen Hilton Raiser
Rose Raiser Jeavons, Helen Hilton Raiser

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Marilyn Cabak, Michael Kabak
Marilyn Cabak, Michael Kabak

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Bruce Wolfe
Bruce Wolfe

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Bambi Bisho, Kat Taylor, Polly Taylor
Bambi Bisho, Kat Taylor, Polly Taylor

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Tom Steyer
Tom Steyer

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Kat Taylor, Tom Steyer
Kat Taylor, Tom Steyer

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Olya Dzilikhova, Edward Dubrovksy
Olya Dzilikhova, Edward Dubrovksy

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