As gala season marches on, San Francisco power players continue to come together in honor of good causes. Most recently, tech titans raised a record-breaking $10.1 million to support the Alzheimer’s Association at Part the Cloud Gala. The haute event at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park was attended by more than 400 guests. Chair of Part the Cloud Gala Michaela “Mikey” Hoag was joined by philanthropists such as Kimberly Campbell, Chris Columbus, Dagmar Dolby, Brandi Chastain, Congresswoman Ann Eshoo, Reed Hastings, Ronnie Lott, Joe Montana, Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen.
“After witnessing both of my parents experience Alzheimer’s, I founded Part the Cloud with the goal to fund Alzheimer’s research with the highest probability of slowing, stopping or ultimately curing Alzheimer’s disease,” said Mikey Hoag, founder and chair of Part the Cloud. “This year we more than doubled funds raised at our two previous Part the Cloud galas and are grateful for the support of the Bay Area community in our quest to break new ground in Alzheimer’s research.”
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Every day this incredible organization seeks to eliminate this tragic disease by enhancing care and support for all affected, and reducing the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Together with Part the Cloud, who has raised over $16.5 million for Alzheimer’s research since 2012, the two are moving mountains for those who need it most.
“Thanks to the funds raised through Part the Cloud, we at the Alzheimer’s Association are able to advance research in new ways so we can come closer to finding a cure for this fatal disease,” said Maria Carrillo, chief science officer for the Alzheimer’s Association. “The Bay Area is known for being a hub of innovation, and the Alzheimer’s Association is dedicated to funding innovative research in order to change the course of Alzheimer’s and dementia for millions.”