The World’s Most Expensive Lunch, Buffett Style

  The world’s hottest lunch ticket just celebrated its sixteenth year, with a sweet gathering. Each year on eBay, Warren Buffett, auctions off an invitation. The proceeds go to GLIDE, a charity that operates several anti-poverty programs in San Francisco. “If you’re in the luckiest one percent of humanity, you owe it to the rest…

Music For The People

Musician Stevie Wonder has said, “Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand.” It’s an essential form of communication, with or without words, serving as a medium for people from all walks of life to express their deepest thoughts and emotions. That has been the life-long purpose of the Community Music…

Hotbed Benefit Heats Up Many Degrees

  Cocktails overlooking Angel Island, hors d’oeuvres and art viewing in a Spanish-style manse, auction and fashion show down on the beach by the Bay. And the Scottish swooner Tony-winning actor Alan Cumming, OBE, was the emcee, just like in Cabaret on Broadway, but with less naughty bits. If you are going to go for…

Swells Come to Pier at the New Exploratorium

San Francisco’s beloved Exploratorium opened with a big splashy party that befitting its swell new digs on Pier 15. Guests were as giddy as schoolchildren on a field trip as they navigated the expanse filled to the open rafters with scientific schemes, stories, and stuff, searching for new discoveries and old favorite exhibits. Fortunately the…

Teach With Africa Fundraises to Empower Students and Teachers

Co-chairs Danielle Boutros and William Brady welcomed over 275 guests to the annual fundraising Gala for Teach With Africa, a non-profit organization empowering students and teachers through its Global Teacher Institute that brings educators to Africa — and African educators to the U.S. — in a reciprocal exchange of teaching and learning. Attendees were treated to a performance…