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.
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2017 LIBRARY LAUREATES EVENT COMMITTEE
Co-chairs: Camilla Smith & Nion McEvoy
2017 LIBRARY LAUREATES HOST COMMITTEE
& $10,000 BENEFACTOR SPONSORS
Senator Dianne Feinstein & Richard Blum
Ruth & William Isenberg
Sarah & Jason Jones
Merrill Lynch, Wealth Management
Barbro & Bernard Osher
Camilla & George Smith
Roselyne Chroman Swig
$5,000 PATRON SPONSORS
Katherine Bella & Jay Harris
Deborah Doyle & Melvin Whartnaby
Ruth & William Isenberg
Susan & Jay Mall and Marilyn & Murry Waldman
$2,500 PARTNER SPONSORS
Donna Miller Casey
Dory Culver & Walter Nirenberg
Barry & Victoria Fong
Luis & Nancy Herrera
Eve Niquette & Charles Pohl
Lisa Stone Pritzker
Helen & Allan Ridley
Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock
Brigitte Sandquist & Phil Black
$500 LOVE A LIBRARIAN SPONSORS
San Francisco Association of REALTORS® (2)
Kelly & Michael Browne
Meg & Jonathan DePriest
Vicki & David Fleishhacker
Mikiko Huang & Marshall Stoller
Scott & Joanne Karchmer
The Tilles Family
Note: This list will be modified as sponsorships are confirmed.