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2013 Gala Volunteers Help Raise More than $2.1 Million

Posted April 25, 2013

MOWSF Blog | Special Events | Volunteer News

Cheers! You did it! We expected this year’s Star Chefs & Vintners Gala to be an amazing event, but the night exceeded all our expectations. More than 100 chefs, coordinated by oustanding Chef Gala Chair Nancy Oakes, and 65 vintners participated in the receptions and dinner. From the sparkling décor to the palpable excitement of the live auction, we couldn’t have asked for more. And, at the end of the night, more than $2.16 million was raised for San Francisco’s homebound seniors.

0413_GalaThankYou_volunteerscookbooksMOWSF Volunteers, we couldn’t have done it without you! We heartily thank the 334 event volunteers – which included individuals, families and corporate and community groups – that came out to support us on Sunday. With an average of four hours of service per volunteer, your in-kind donation is equal to $30,720!  (Check out some of the volunteer pics below.)

Many thanks also go out to those of you who supported MOWSF in the office before and after the big night. It was wonderful seeing so many returning volunteers, as well as plenty of new faces! We absolutely couldn’t have achieved this without you!

Special thanks go out to the following corporate and community groups that rallied their teams to support homebound seniors in San Francisco — in a HUGE way:

Mellon Capital Management
Wells Fargo Women’s Team Member Network
Taiwanese American Professionals
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
International Culinary Center
Project by Project (PbP) San Francisco
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Delta Zeta Omega Chapter San Francisco
Wells Fargo
Kaiser Permanente
Bank of America
DSW Shoes

And before we wrap up, we must give praise to Taste Catering & Event Planning and Hartmann Studios for staging such a fantastic fete, to the more than 200 businesses and individuals that donated to the Live and Silent Auctions, and, finally, to the Gala’s corporate sponsors and individual patrons. Thank you!

Check out some volunteer photos below. If you’d like to share your pictures of the Gala, please contact Vivien Kim Thorp, Communications Manager, at or 415-343-1315.

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