A Heartfelt Gala

Celebrating San Francisco Performances
Founder and President Emeritus Ruth A. Felt

Friday, September 30, 2016 | 6pm

Reception and Dinner at San Francisco City Hall
Performance at Herbst Theatre to follow
Post-Concert Dessert Reception in the Veterans Building Green Room

Gala Chairs Gussie Stewart and Fred Levin

About this Special Event

Join artists, civic leaders, and the arts community in honoring San Francisco Performances President Emeritus Ruth Felt on her retirement and to celebrate the incomparable legacy and future of the organization she founded that has transformed and enhanced the Bay Area’s cultural landscape.

The black-tie evening will feature cocktails, dinner, performances by top artists including Sasha Cooke, Philip Glass, Jake Heggie, Sean Jones, Jennifer Koh and Luciana Souza followed by a post-concert dessert reception.

The evening will benefit SF Performances’ acclaimed education programs.


Dinner Committee

Robert and Ruth Dell
James C. Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen
Fred Levin and Nancy Livingston
Patrick R. McCabe
Roger D. Miles and Satomi Fukuda Miles
Gussie and John Stewart

Frank S. Bayley and Martin and Maria Quinn
Thomas and Lily Beischer
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
George and Marie Hecksher and Yanek and Mary Chiu
San Francisco Community Music Center
George and Camilla Smith

American Conservatory Theater
Paul and Kathy Bissinger
Lynn Feintech and Anthony Bernhardt
Legato Capital Management, LLC
Susie and Grant Lundberg
Merola Opera Program
Berit and Robert Muh
Amanda Nelson and Julian Reyes
Paul Taylor Dance Company
San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco Opera
Shartsis Friese LLP
LaVerne and Alan Silverman
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Inkind Sponsors






All guests will enjoy valet parking, an invitation to the cocktail reception and seated dinner in San Francisco City Hall, tickets to the gala concert at the Herbst Theatre, and access to the post-concert dessert reception in the Veterans War Memorial Green Room.

Sponsor Packages

Table sponsors will be recognized as members of the Dinner Committee in the gala formal invitation and program. Orders must be received by August 26, 2016 for recognition in the gala program.

Platinum Sponsor—$12,500 (table for 10)
Tax-deductible amount: $10,900

Gold Sponsor—$7,500 (table for 10)
Tax-deductible amount: $5,900

Silver Sponsor—$5,000 (table for 10)
Tax-deductible amount: $3,400

Individual Tickets

A limited number of individual tickets are now available for purchase.

Benefactor Ticket—$750
Tax-deductible amount: $590

Individual Ticket—$500
Tax-deductible amount: $340



Call: 415.677.0326
Email: emma@sfperformances.org

Please Note
All purchases are non-refundable.
Gala concert tickets will be held at the door.

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