Maitri's Signature Gala and Auction
SAVE-THE-DATE BLISS 2013
Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF6pm Sunday, May 19th
BLISS will feature an exuberant live auction with auctioneer extraordinaire, Lenny Broberg, an exciting silent auction, Magnolia Photo Booth, a Ritual Area, massage and more!
Entertainment will include:Mary Wilson, legendary founding member of The SupremesSpencer Day, award winning modern jazz artistNa-Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, nationally acclaimed dance company
Delicious fare including Hot Cookie goodies, special signature cocktails courtesy of Blue Angel Vodka and other treats will make this a BLISS-ful night to remember!
The funds realized from the event directly support Maitri Compassionate Care programs.
Online ticket purchases are now closed. You may still by tickets at the event for $150.
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Here are some items we will be auctioning during BLISS.
Charles H. Stinson StudiosPadmasana in Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Yogi 8)Bronze on marble base
Clark Mitchell Sunstreaks Giclee (31/200) Framed under glass
Azechi Umetaro Calling to the Mountain (1956) Original color woodcut framed under glass
Marika Turner Sofronio Oil on canvas framed/mounted
Silent Auction Donors
Please keep checking back for more information about this event as it becomes available.
DIAMOND SPONSOR $25,000 OR MORE
California Pacific Medical Center + Sutter Health
GOLD LEGACY SPONSOR $10,000 - $24,999The Dorian Fund
SILVER SPONSOR $5,000 - $9,999The ApothecariumDr. Chris Barnes and Kent ThompsonThe Bob Ross FoundationGreg Crawford Graphic DesignJames HormelJim KingNancy Nipper
Erich Pearson - SPARCWinston Vaughan and Jeffrey Sallot
BRONZE SPONSOR $2,500 - $4,999Silva Watson Moonwalk Fund
LOVING FRIEND $1,000 - $2,499AIDS Healthcare FoundationAllan BerensteinBrian BringardnerJay Casey / Deutsche Bank SecuritiesKathleen GallardoKirsten HavrehedMarcia HooperEileen LemusNion McEvoyParagon Real Estate Group Community Enrichment FundWalter ParsleyTim Patriarca and James WangHoward RoffmanMiguel Arturo SesanaMichael Smithwick and Jerry WilderBlake Spears and Lanz Lowen
COMPASSIONATE FRIEND $400 - $999Al Baum and Robert HolgateBob DockendorffAlan GibbsJerome Goldstein, M.D. and Thomas J. TaylorMaitri GoonewardenaWill GreenGreenLeafJoe GrubbWilliam Haskell and Robert GordonJulio and Joan HerdociaAbbott and Janet LebanMark and Louise MagnerMichael NiemeyerMeg O'ShaughnessyRobbie Wayne ProductionsJoe RoybalMary Schroeder and Deena LahnMatthew Stocker / Zephyr Real EstateBarry Tereshkow and Andrew McConnellCarl Wolf and Glenn GravlinKevin WewerkaFred and Marge WilsonTim WolfredAndy Zimmerman and Daniel Killar
BLISS 2012 CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF COMPASSIONATE CARE
Over 250 supporters gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Maitri Compassionate Care at Bliss on May 5th. The venue was a change from past Bliss events and guests immediately got into the groove at the W San Francisco Hotel in the lively South of Market district.
Attendees enjoyed a plentiful bounty with carving stations serving delicious roast turkey, pork and pasta in addition to special goodies from Hot Cookie and yummy Blue Angel Vodka cocktails. There was a wide variety of entertainment and features enjoyed by Bliss guests including a fashion show of Carmen Marc Valvo dresses modeled by Maitri volunteers, staff and supporters. A poignant moment was shared when the award winning filmmaker, Bill Weber premiered his stunning 14-minute documentary, The Gift of Compassion about Maitri, its residents, their loved ones and our community. The highlights of the evening were performances by Connie Champagne and Wade Preston, and a hilariously fun Live Auction with auctioneer, Lenny Broberg. Maitri is grateful for the wonderful support provided by the Bliss Committee, sponsors, guests, volunteers and donors who donated in-kind gifts along with their time and energy to make Bliss 2012 a success.
Photography by Michael Shriver
Magnolia Photo Booth
Thank you to everyone who came out to support BLISS 2011!
"We loved... the art, the beauty booths, the entertainment, the atmosphere... the pervasive spirit, vibe, and love for Maitri."*
Based on these and other glowing accolades from guests, Maitri’s signature fundraising event, Bliss 2011 was a resounding success. The event took place on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the San Francisco County Fair Building where over 300 attendees gathered to commemorate 24 years of providing compassionate care for people living with AIDS. From the exciting Taiko drummers to the extraordinary talents of Paula West and Kim Nalley; from the exhilarating live auction to the delicious bounty of food and libation, the evening reflected the unique nuances that make Maitri so special and its supporters so passionate about our mission. Over $100,000 - net of all expenses - was raised at Bliss 2011 for Maitri programs that have helped over 950 residents since 1987.
*Quote from a Bliss 2011 attendee, provided in response to our follow-up survey
Take a look at some of our previous BLISS photos.
Become a Bliss 2012 sponsor and see your name here:
Diamond Sponsor:$25,000 or more
Gold Legacy Sponsor:$10,000 - $24,999
Silver Sponsor:$5,000 - $9,999
Greg Crawford Graphic DesignJim KingNancy A. Nipper
Silva Watson Moonwalk Fund
Bronze Sponsors$2,500 - $4,999Dr. Chris Barnes and Kent ThompsonBay Area Physicians for Human Rights (BAPHR)Wells Fargo
Loving Friend$1,000 - $2,499AIDS Healthcare FoundationMatthew DencklaKathleen GallardoAlan GibbsKirsten HavrehedMarcia HooperJanssen TherapeuticsD. Stoddard Lambertson and PK KiltyEileen R. LemusLouise MagnerWalter ParsleyTim Patriarca and James WangMichael Smithwick and Jerry WilderBlake Spears and Lanz LowenUnion BankWinston C. Vaughan / California Sinus Center
Compassionate Friend$400 - $999AAA InsuranceFranklin Albro and Gerry SweeneyBarbary Insurance BrokerageAl Baum and Robert HolgateAllan BerensteinStephen Bowden and Joseph KowalkePatsy DorseyRick Dupree and Mark NornholdDan Egerter and Peter KearnsDavid FixGeorgia S. FullerGay Buddhist FellowshipJerome Goldstein, M.D. and Thomas J. TaylorMaitri GoonewardenaBob Gordon and Bill HaskellWill GreenJoe GrubbByron Hancock and Len HandelandJoan and Julio HerdociaGustavo Hernandez and Samuel CooperHot CookieSteven Kmucha, M.D., J.D.Walter Krampf, M.D.Mark Magner and Wendy HawkinsKeith LoringJamie Moran, LCSWMichael NiemeyerMeg O'ShaughnessyParagon Real Estate Group Community FundPoetica Art & Antiques by Traci TeraokaJoe Roybal and Daniel SchrimshireMary Schroeder and Deena LahnSimon TamBarry Tereshkow and Andrew McConnellWilliam Vigna, Jr. and Clayton HansenKevin WewerkaDouglas WillCarl Wolf and Glenn GravlinTim Wolfred
Gold Legacy Sponsor:$10,000 - $24,999Dorian FundErich Pearson - SPARCSilva Watson Moonwalk Fund
Silver Sponsor:$5,000 - $9,999Bob Ross FoundationCalifornia Pacific Medical CenterWilliam DerroughEntertainment AIDS AllianceGold's GymJames C. HormelJim KingNancy Nipper
Bronze Sponsor:$2,500 - $4,999Dr. Chris Barnes and Kent ThompsonKirsten HavrehedBlake Spears & Lanz LowenSutter HealthUnitedHealthcareWinston Vaughan / California Sinus Centers
Loving Friend$1,000 - $2,499Ace PharmacyAIDS Healthcare FoundationBank of the WestMatthew DencklaKathleen GallardoAlan GibbsGilead Sciences, Inc.Brian Harrison and Eric JohnsonMarcia HooperMark Ketscher and Thomas KoltiskaMark Magner and Wendy HawkinsDan Nilsen/Bishop-McCannTim Patriarca and James WangHoward RoffmanMichael Smithwick and Jerry WilderJohn Stewart III and Ramon TorresTraci TeraokaTibotec TherapeuticsNeil TullerUnion Bank
Compassionate Friend:$400 - $999AAATony and Lori AdessaAl Baum and Robert HolgateJerry Becerra - Barbary Insurance BrokerageAllan BerensteinBoone Callaway and David HelbraunSallyanne Campbell and Fred GrummRobert DockendorffDaniel Egerter and Peter KearnsGeorgia FullerMike FurlowGay Buddhist FellowshipJerome Goldstein and Thomas J. TaylorMaitri K. J. GoonewardenaWill GreenGreenLeafJoe GrubbByron Hancock of Hancock Partners, Inc.Joan and Julio HerdociaBrendon Kearney and Terry FriedlanderSteven T. Kmucha, MD JDWalter Krampf, M.D.D. Stoddard LambertsonGeorgia LeeDan and Margaret LevineMichael NiemeyerWilliam Pailhe and Danny MorenoParagon Real Estate GroupWalter ParsleyMary Schroeder and Deena LahnGerry Sweeney and Franklin AlboBarry Tereshkow and Andrew McConnellKevin WewerkaTim Wolfred
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