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Join us April 7th as we once again gather under the nautilus at the Main Library for the 2017 Library Laureates Benefit Gala! This year’s theme is Library Love Stories, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.

DATE:  April 7, 2017
TIME:  7:00 PM Reception followed by Dinner
LOCATION:  Main Library — 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco

At Library Laureates, the art of conversation is practiced in intimate salons within the heart of San Francisco's Main Library, as you and your guests enjoy drinks and dinner with one of the 30-plus authors scheduled to attend. An event like no other, Library Laureates allows you unprecedented access to explore and discover the seeds of inspiration from a wide array of experiences, complimented by exquisite food, exceptional cocktails and extraordinary company. The evening’s woven tapestry of tales will stay with you long after our gala ends, as you’ll be furnished with a copy of a book from your table’s author. We suspect that work will resonate on a more personal level now that you’ve spent the evening with a treasured wordsmith.

Guests of honor include author, publisher, and Library champion Peter Booth Wiley, poet and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti (our first Honorary Library Laureate), along with more than 30 other luminaries of the literary world.

Co-chaired by Nion McEvoy and Camilla Smith, the 2017 Library Laureates Benefit Gala, made possible by our sponsors and other supporters (listed below), benefits the partnership of Friends and the San Francisco Public Library that makes the exceptional difference for our community by offering a premier library system in San Francisco.

Last year’s event sold out. Make sure to take advantage of the Sponsorship Opportunities/Table Sales available now.

Please contact Laurie Berk at laurie.berk@friendssfpl.org for more information.


 

2017 LIBRARY LAUREATES EVENT COMMITTEE

Co-chairs: Camilla Smith & Nion McEvoy
Jay Auslander
Matt Bissinger 
Thomas Fortin
Michelle Jeffers
Annie Lee
John Maccabee
Ashley Nutter
Marcia Schneider 
Marilyn Waldman

 

2017 LIBRARY LAUREATES HOST COMMITTEE
& $10,000 BENEFACTOR SPONSORS

Senator Dianne Feinstein & Richard Blum
Ruth & William Isenberg
Sarah & Jason Jones
Barbro & Bernard Osher
Camilla & George Smith
Roselyne Chroman Swig
Peter Wiley

 

$5,000 PATRON SPONSORS

Katherine Bella & Jay Harris
Deborah Doyle & Melvin Whartnaby
Ruth & William Isenberg
Susan & Jay Mall and Marilyn & Murry Waldman
Diane Wilsey

 

$2,500 PARTNER SPONSORS

Donna Miller Casey
Marie Ciepiela
Dory Culver & Walter Nirenberg
Barry & Victoria Fong
Eve Niquette & Charles Pohl
Lisa Stone Pritzker
Helen & Allan Ridley
Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock
Brigitte Sandquist & Phil Black
Lydia Shorenstein

 

$500 LOVE A LIBRARIAN SPONSORS

San Francisco Association of REALTORS® (2)
Anonymous
Kelly & Michael Browne
Vicki & David Fleishhacker
Mikiko Huang & Marshall Stoller
Scott & Joanne Karchmer
John Maccabee
David Stringer-Calvert
The Tilles Family
Katherine Tobin

 


Note: This list will be modified as sponsorships are confirmed.