Giving Life to the Community
Gala Award Nominee
Special Events Magazine, January 3, 2006
"Best Event Produced for a Nonprofit Organization"
SBC PARK, SAN FRANCISCO
The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation's Heart and Soul gala put 130 5-foot-tall heart sculptures decorated by local artists and previously showcased on the streets of San Francisco on display on the SBC Park field.
Guests wandered among the dramatically uplit hearts during the cocktail reception before enjoying dinner and a silent auction, where they bid on 25 of the hearts. Heart-shaped gobos projected onto the walls and all-red decor that included ruby carpets, linen and floral arrangements reinforced the gala's theme, raising both awareness and more than $2 million for the foundation.