The Foundation raised a net of approximately $115,000 through the Heritage Fair, thanks to the many who participated through sponsorships, ticket sales and purchases from vendors. We are very pleased with this success, valued both in revenue and the intangible excitement and invigoration it brought to the building during the two days of the event.
The Fair was the opening event of the Club’s approaching Centennial year of celebrations, and we started with a bang! On October 1, the festive Preview Party showed the Main Dining Room at its best, brimming with champagne and caviar, great food and drink and celebratory music from Freddy Clarke and Wobbly World. Outside the dining room, the vendors, having come from near and far, showcased their varied goods, from cashmere scarves to fine jewelry, and handbags clothing and accessories for men, women and children and plenty of giftables. On this unseasonably warm evening, members and guests shopped, socialized…and even caught the Giants’ grand slam victory over the Pirates. Fun for all!
Shopping continued on October 2 when attendees came to shop and dine. The luncheon, which opened with a greeting by Emcee and Honorary Co-Chair Jan Yanehiro, offered three courses and lively conversation between Jan, fellow Honorary Co-Chair Delia Ehrlich and Lois Lehrman of the Nob Hill Gazette, media sponsor of the event.
A big thank you to Event Chair, Cathy Goodman, her committee and the many volunteers for all the hard work it took to execute this inaugural event!