11th Annual Crescendo Gala
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 5PM
CRESCENDO - DAY OF DETAILS
Sunday, March 12, 2017
5PM | VIP Reception
6PM | General Admission Reception
6:30PM | Dinner
7:30PM | Awards
Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
600 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Black tie optional
Valet parking is available at the Ritz-Carlton, should you be driving to the event. Rate information can be found here.
BART: Powell, Montgomery stations
Cable Car: Powell/Hyde, California and Powell/Mason lines
MUNI light rail: Powell, Montgomery stations
MUNI bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 8, 8AX, 8BX, 30, 45 and 91
Get a jump on the Crescendo silent auction before you even hit the red carpet this Sunday!
Click here to register to bid, place all your maximum bids before Crescendo, and then enjoy the event while the system bids for you. If you've been outbid on any item, you will receive a notification, so never worry about missing out on the item of your choice.
For this year's silent auction, we have incredible trips, tickets to sold-out shows, restaurant certificates, spa trips, stunning wines, hotel stays, and so much more. Don't miss out on any of these incredible items - start bidding now!
This year's live auction includes the most enticing and exciting packages we've ever offered at Crescendo! You could win a Memorial Day Weekend with Kathy Griffin + Cirque du Soleil, a Dinner for 10 cooked by Brian Boitano, a Tony Awards/Broadway extravaganza, and MUCH MORE! Click here to get a sneak peek at our super-exclusive live auction items.
This year, Crescendo — SFGMC's signature fundraising event — is getting a makeover!
After a decade, our signature brunch is growing into a full-fledged gala. Join us at the stunning Ritz-Carlton San Francisco for an evening bursting with fabulous — from a very special celebrity host to champagne, cocktails, must-have auction items and dancing. Don’t miss a single moment!
With the Chorus' landmark Lavender Pen Tour of southern states coming up in October, we will be focusing on the mission and message of the trip, and raising funds to underwrite the costs associated with such a massive undertaking.
This year’s star-studded event will honor two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin with the Vanguard Award for her achievements in LGBTQ equality and for using her voice as an agent of change in the movement.
Additionally, we will be honoring Lexus with the Corporate Champion Award and the Hrostowski / Garner Family with the Human Rights Champion Award.
This year, we will have a special performance by country music artist Chely Wright. The evening will be hosted by a dazzling duo of emcees: My So-Called Life actor Wilson Cruz and winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5 Jinkx Monsoon!
Sean Livingston + Jeffrey Huang
Event Sponsors - GOLD
Mrs. Pansy Chan
Terrence Chan + Edward Sell
EVENT SPONSORS - SILVER
Peter Drake + Jared Moreno
Randall Laroche + David Laudon
SFGMC Season Sponsors
VIP TABLE SPONSORS
Sal Baglieri + Peter Cirincione
Steve Burton + Ray Grimsinger
Dustin Finkle + Matt Larriva
Sean Livingston + Jeremy Pelkey
Paul Saccone + Ryan Knight
Aaron J. Clarke
Steve Gallagher / Coldwell Banker
VIP TABLE CAPTAINS
Glenn DeSandre, MD + Pierce Gould
Danny Goff / Justin J. Taylor
Justin Donahue + Aaron Smith
Dr. Timothy Seelig
Michael Tate + Simon O'Mahony
Brian Weart + Gordon Hom
Fair-market value of a Crescendo ticket is $140/ticket (VIP and General Admission). The tax-deductible amount of a Crescendo ticket is $60 (General) and $160 (VIP).