Inside Compass Family Services’ Spring Benefit With MaxMara

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Farah Makras, Sobia Shaikh, Brenda Zarate, Mary Beth Shimmon
Farah Makras, Sobia Shaikh, Brenda Zarate, Mary Beth Shimmon

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In our fast-fashion world, new trends replace the old ones in a blink of an eye, but there is one thing that never goes out of style — giving back. This year Compass Family Services, a private nonprofit organization located in San Francisco combined the philanthropy with fashion by joining forces with a luxury Italian house MaxMara.

Sobia Shaikh, Katie Traina
Sobia Shaikh, Katie Traina

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Willie Brown
Willie Brown

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Compass Family Services helps homeless and at-risk families break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Organization provides services to more than 5,000 parents and children including housing, mental health, early childhood education, and employment assistance.

Josiah Cabrera, Lucho Cabrera
Josiah Cabrera, Lucho Cabrera

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Olga, Amina
Olga, Amina

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Carol Bonnie, Dede Wilsey
Carol Bonnie, Dede Wilsey

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Fashion partner of the 2016 Spring Benefit’s MaxMara is more than a luxury name, the brand is known for a traditional and elegant style. The Spring/Summer 2016 collection could be called a nautical dream: Easy-to-wear pieces start from classic stripes, making the turn to the series of trendy looks like pajama silk floral suits and, almost as of desire to bring the patriots in us, star-pattern knits and denim.

Sobia Shaikh, Patrick Herning, Mary Beth Shimmon
Sobia Shaikh, Patrick Herning, Mary Beth Shimmon

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Katie Traina, Maribel Luce, Gemma Bonaparte, Sobia Shaikh
Katie Traina, Maribel Luce, Gemma Bonaparte, Sobia Shaikh

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The beautiful event took place at the elegant Bently Reserve building on a warm night which made possible to enjoy the pre-dinner cocktails on the outdoor terrace overlooking the financial district. The dinner program was led by the Master of Ceremonies Steven Dinkelspiel, who has been involved with Compass Family Services for years. Colin Lacon, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Office of the Mayor presented awards to Caroline Barlerin – Twitter, Cristina Fink – Yammer, and Tiffany Apczynski – Zendesk for their innovative corporate social responsibility programs.

Anne V
Anne V

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Robert Synes, Amy Han
Robert Synes, Amy Han

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The Co-chairs of the event Sobia A. Shaikh and Katie Traina wore gorgeous white dresses by MaxMara. Sure, you can buy designer clothes but you can help people while you do it. Every family deserves a home, and there is nothing more important in the world than a child’s smile.  And THAT is big.

Kelly Salance, Hannah Lawrence, Tiffany Apczynski, Shoko Yanagisawa Vosseller, Kristin Durow
Kelly Salance, Hannah Lawrence, Tiffany Apczynski, Shoko Yanagisawa Vosseller, Kristin Durow

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Shannon Davis, Carolyn Colpitts, Alison Chaput
Shannon Davis, Carolyn Colpitts, Alison Chaput

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Compass Family Services Spring Benefit raised $466,500 which is a big step toward a better world. It was a great opportunity to spend an evening with amazing fashion and have a chance to contribute to a worthy cause. Build the future by getting involved.

Leslie Podell, Lisa Odyniec, Katie Traina, Charlotte Tracy
Leslie Podell, Lisa Odyniec, Katie Traina, Charlotte Tracy

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Colin Lacon, Caroline Barlerin, Cristina Fink, Tiffany Apczynski, Erica Kisch
Colin Lacon, Caroline Barlerin, Cristina Fink, Tiffany Apczynski, Erica Kisch

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Sobia Shaikh, Nadir Shaikh
Sobia Shaikh, Nadir Shaikh

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Compass Family Services
49 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 644-0504

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