11th Annual Crescendo Gala

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 5PM


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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, we will have performances by country music artist Chely Wright and special remarks by CMT's Cody Alan. 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!

Crescendo Co-Chairs
Sean Livingston + Jeffrey Huang


Media Partner


Interested in sponsoring Crescendo? Download our sponsorship deck below:

Event Sponsors - GOLD


Mrs. Pansy Chan
Terrence Chan + Edward Sell




Peter Drake + Jared Moreno
Randall Laroche + David Laudon


SFGMC Season Sponsors

René Alvarez
Sal Baglieri + Peter Cirincione
Steve Burton + Ray Grimsinger
Dustin Finkle + Matt Larriva
Steve Huffines
Sean Livingston + Jeremy Pelkey
Paul Saccone + Ryan Knight
Rick Turley

Debbie Boccuzzi
Aaron J. Clarke
Steve Gallagher / Coldwell Banker
The Jazes
Morgan Stanley
Keith Pepper
John Ybarra

Glenn DeSandre, MD + Pierce Gould
André Farris
Danny Goff / Justin J. Taylor
Gregory Marks
Christopher Verdugo

Mike Bankert
Justin Donahue + Aaron Smith
Jeffrey Huang
Skip Schneider
Dr. Timothy Seelig
Mike Shaw
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).