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Hand to Hand Fundraiser Gala

This nonprofit fundraiser gala was presented by Project Open Hand whose mission is to provide nutritious meals to adults with disabilities and critical illnesses. This meaningful event featured guest speakers, a small awards show, silent auction, live auction, raffle and a fund-a-need, all exceeding fundraising goals.

The elegant tablescapes and exquisite meals by local chefs created the perfect San Francisco gala fundraiser. BB Events planned this extraordinary event by completely transforming the space and creating purposeful elements for guests to create a deep connection to the Project Open Hand mission.

Plates of desserts that resemble lemon meringue tarts and raspberries on a kitchen counter.
Three guests all smiling for a group photo.
Entertainer Kippy Marks performing with a violin on stage.
Guests take a group "selfie" with a Christmas tree and San Francisco's skyline in the background.
Four guests pose, with three wearing suits & ties and one wearing a chef outfit.
Paul Hepfer giving a speech on stage, holding a microphone and a piece of paper at the podium.
A guest in a red dress holding a drink and someone seen from their back typing on a tablet.
Two emcees present at a stage, with one emcee raising their hands gleefully towards the crowds.
Table of attendees with bidder raising paddle
Gala table setups filled with orange napkins, silverware, and plates of greeneries.
Top view of entire ballroom at Fairmont
In front of a sign saying “Raffle” and chandeliers above, three guests pose for a group photo.
Two plates of desserts resembling three cookies and two scoops of ice creams.

Our Partners

AUCTIONEER
Franco Finn

AV PRODUCTION
PSAV

BEVERAGE
Brian Arden Wine
Florio Café
Fetzer Wines

CATERERS
Executive Chef Oscar Gonzalez, Fairmont 
Credo Restaurant
Zuni Café
Box Philippe Routhier
Plenty Greens

DESSERTS
Project Open Hand Volunteer Barry Wolpe
Project Open Hand Executive Chef Adrian Barrow
Three Twins Icecream
Humphry Slocombe
Z Cioccolato

EMCEE
Renel Brooks-Moon

ENTERTAINMENT 
Violinist Kippy Marks

EVENT PLANNING PARTNER
Straus Events

FLORIST
Rare Sparrow Floral Design

PHOTOGRAPHER
Drew Altizer

PRINTER
Dynamite Digital

RENTALS
Bright Event Rentals

VENUE
The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco

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