Weekend Roundup: Tipping Point Benefit, Robert Fountain’s 20th Anniversary

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Tipping Point Community Benefit 

Daniel Lurie
Daniel Lurie

Photo Credit: Claudine Gossett for Drew Altizer Photography

Last Thursday night, socials and tech titans gathered to celebrate the Tipping Point Community. The 11th annual event raised more than $16 million to fight poverty in the Bay Area. The evening, which took place at Bill Graham’s Civic Center Auditorium, included cocktails, a seated dinner, live auction, and after party. Paula Le Duc provided the delicious cuisine and the entertainment portion consisted of a concert from Phoenix and DJ Ruckus. The highlight of the evening however was a surprise performence by Daveed Diggs, Oakland-native and original cast member of the hit broadway musical Hamilton. Notable attendees on hand? Brit Morin, Tamara Mellon, Marissa Mayer, the Baers, Vanessa Getty, and many more.

Robert Fountain’s 20th Anniversary

Robert Fountain, left, poses by his birthday cakes
Robert Fountain, left, poses by his birthday cakes

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer Photography

Robert Fountain, the internationally-beloved San Francisco-based event designer and artist, hosted a sensational 20th anniversary on Wednesday, May 3 at Filoli Gardens. The Woodside gardens made for an opulent setting to the spring-inspired affair that included cocktails, bits, and desserts by Taste Catering. Local luminaries in attendance included Jillian Manus, Liam Mayclem, Clara Shayevich, Doug Dalton, and Marissa Mayer.

Wine, Women, and Shoes

Pernella Sommerville and Judy Davies
Pernella Sommerville and Judy Davies

Photo Credit: Drew AltizerSunday afternoon 200 Bay Area women filled the Ritz-Carlton’s ballroom with laughter, glamour, and the clinking of wine glasses at Wine, Women, and Shoes. The event was a benefit shopping affair with proceeds going toward the Saint Francis Foundation’s Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership. Thousands were raised through the raffle and auctions. Local fashion designers Karen Caldwell and Vasily Vein displayed their latest custom couture collections, stylist Tiffany Wojciak presented the best shoe award to Maggie Shiels, who wore sparkling gold kitten heels, and Dr. Sarita Satpathy won the ultimate raffle prize, $7,500 in boutique merchandise and gift certificates.

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