Week in Review: Charlot D. Malin Elected President of SF Opera Guild, Graff Salutes Philanthropists

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Charlot D. Malin

Photo Credit: Courtesy San Francisco Opera

Congratulations to Charlot D. Malin, a prominent and successful business owner, residential designer, philanthropist and civic leader who added San Francisco Opera Guild President to her list of titles after being elected to the two-year post at the non-profit organization’s annual monthly meeting. The Oslo, Norway native succeeds Karen Kubin, one of the nation’s top women litigators, who stepped down after a notable 24-month tenure.

“I have always held a strong belief that the San Francisco Opera Guild is important in our community as a producer of excellent opera and classical music education programs for Bay Area students and teachers, and as an advocate of the operatic art form specifically the outstanding performances presented by San Francisco Opera at the War Memorial Opera House,” Malin said. “Together with my colleagues on the Guild board and administration, I am committed to these mission-critical goals and to producing exceptional fundraising events to support our activities. Building on the success of my predecessor, it is with great honor that I accept this opportunity to lead San Francisco Opera Guild with the express purpose of advancing the power, beauty and importance of this art form.”

Malin serves as the chief operating officer and the director of design of San Francisco-based Troon Pacific, a residential developer known for its efforts in sustainable design.

Graff Salutes SF Philanthropists

Robert Atkinson, Billy Getty, Vanessa Getty, Daniel Lurie and Becca Prowda
Robert Atkinson, Billy Getty, Vanessa Getty, Daniel Lurie and Becca Prowda

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer Photography

Robert Atkinson, manager of Graff San Francisco, hosted a cocktail reception to honor Vanessa Getty, founder of San Francisco Bay Humane Friends, Daniel Lurie, founder of Tipping Point Community, and Traci Des Jardins, board member of La Cocina. Five percent of sales from the evening were donated to a designated charity.

 Saks Shows Akris Spring Collection

Robert Arnold-Kraft, and Gretchen Kimball
Robert Arnold-Kraft and Gretchen Kimball

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer Photography
Saks Fifth Avenue, where Robert Arnold-Kraft is the general manager, and Gretchen Kimball hosted the ladies of the San Francisco Symphony for an afternoon lunch and preview of the Akris Spring 2015 Collection on Dec. 2.


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