Ohana Gala

Ohana Gala Family House fundraiser

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Fairmont San Francisco | 950 Mason St., San Francisco
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Dinner | Elegant Hawaiian Attire

Event Co-Chairs: Kim Scurr & Ron Conway

Event Committee: Gayle Conway, Julie Coyle, Chris Foss, Michelle Foss, Sara Franti, Lauren Haswell, Lindsay Kearney, Lorcan Kearney, Shaina Kerrigan, John Kugler, Susan Mall, Amy McKnight, Drew McKnight, Kristin Medwick, Kim Murphy, Kelley O’Brien, Drake Robinson, Randi Saffian, Gerry Sangiacomo, Hope Van Sciver, Julie Williams

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An evening of fun and inspiration!

Now in its 38th year, the annual Family House Gala is a special celebration featuring a festive cocktail reception, gourmet dinner with amazing wines, a finely curated Live Auction, plus music, and so much more. Hundreds of dedicated supporters, corporate partners, friends, and volunteers participate in this annual fundraising event. This year’s special theme of “Ohana” (family) underscores the family-centered care provided by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Family House.

Honoring UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood & Jane Hawgood

We are thrilled to honor UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood and Jane Hawgood in recognition of their longtime leadership at UCSF and extraordinary dedication to Family House. Their understanding of the sick children and families served by Family House is profound: Sam, first as a neonatologist and now UCSF Chancellor, and Jane, as a social worker for many years, demonstrate an extraordinary level of compassion and generosity.

Thank you to our sponsors

Platinum Sponsors:

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Gayle & Ron Conway
Nancy & Stephen Grand

Diamond Sponsors:

The Bhusri Family
Ann & Gordon Getty
Erica & Jeff Lawson
UCSF Health / UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco

Gold Sponsors:

Collette O’Riordan & John Kugler
Yvonne & Angelo Sangiacomo Family Foundation

Silver Sponsors:

Ahlborn Fence & Steel, Inc.
All Stars Helping Kids / Do It For the Love Foundation / Kelley O’Brien Events
Barbara Bass Bakar
Bay City Mechanical, Inc.
Broadway Mechanical-Contractors, Inc.
Condon-Johnson & Associates, Inc.
House Construction
Shaina Kerrigan & Mark Jones
Launch, Inc.
Nibbi Brothers General Contractors
Susan & Bill Oberndorf
Randi & Max Saffian
Jaclyn and Daniel Safier Family Fund
Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Diane Wilsey
UCSF Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Zoom Video Communications


Bronze Sponsors:

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Anderson Commercial Flooring
Architectural Glass & Aluminum
Pam & Larry Baer
Josh & Kylie Bazinet
Bed Bath & Beyond
Brayer Electric
Country Builders Construction, Inc.
The Foss Family
The Green Cross
Family of Barry Grove
IA Interior Architects
Ann & Jim Kauffman / Kathleen & Dan Toney
Diane & Kevin Keenley
MOCA Foundation
Karen & Sergio Nibbi
Northern Trust
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Palisades Media Group
Drake & Dash Robinson / Julie & Collin Williams
Barbara & Richard Rosenberg
San Francisco Giants
Gerry & James Sangiacomo
UCSF Division of Pediatric Surgery and Fetal Treatment Center
UCSF Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension
UCSF SOM Division of Neonatology
UCSF SOM Pediatric Hospital Medicine


Media Sponsor:

Entercom San Francisco

Wine Sponsor:

Jackson Family Wines

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Your Support Matters

Founded in 1981, Family House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit pediatric guest house for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. More than just housing – it’s a home away from home, providing a supportive community and caring environment for the entire family while their child is undergoing treatment. Thanks to the generous philanthropic support of individual donors, corporations, and foundations, Family House provides all services 100% free of cost, for as long as needed while a child is undergoing treatment.

Live Auction


Williams Sonoma Test KitchenStep into the Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen (featured in Architectural Digest magazine) for an exclusive multi-course dinner for 8 prepared by one of Williams Sonoma’s favorite chefs, paired with wines from Michael Mondavi Family Estate. Includes one 10-piece set of Williams Sonoma Thermo-Clad™ Cookware to take your kitchen game to the next level, and a copy of the new Joy of Cooking cookbook for each guest.
To be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date before 10/18/2020.
Donated by: Williams Sonoma


Hardball with Chris MatthewsFrom behind the scenes at the Washington, D.C. studios, watch MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, followed by lunch with veteran journalist Chris for a spirited lunch discussing the issues of the day, and hear insider stories about prominent politicians, newsmakers, and cultural icons. Includes 2-night stay at a Washington, D.C. hotel.
To be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date before 10/18/2020.
Donated by: Chris Matthews; Ann & Jim Kauffman




Soulrocker Music and Yoga RetreatJoin Michael Franti and Sara Agah Franti for their Soulrocker Music and Yoga Retreat in 2020 at their boutique hotel Soulshine Bali, located in the heart of Bali, Ubud. They will host you on a weeklong adventure that will be a mix of mindfulness and absolute fun. You will have the opportunity to relax, dance, celebrate life, connect with others, and hit the reset button all while hanging with Michael and Sara. The week will include live music by Michael Franti, sharing soul-sessions facilitated by Michael and Sara, all-levels yoga taught by Gina Caputo, and group excursions to learn about and experience the island of Bali. Michael will provide the week’s live soundtrack by keeping the live acoustic jams spontaneously flowing throughout the seven days.
Soulrocker Music & Yoga Retreat 2020 dates TBA. Includes airport transfers, daily breakfasts & dinners, daily all-level yoga led by Gina Caputo, day trips to Water Temple (Gunung Kawi Sebatu) and Bumi Sehat Birthing Clinic, and more. Airfare not included.
Donated by: Sara and Michael Franti


Golden State WarriorsWatch the Golden State Warriors dominate at Chase Center from two VIP Row AA Floor Seats (right next to team owner Joe Lacob) at a Golden State Warriors home game during the 2019-2020 season. Your VIP experience includes an exclusive pre-game shoot around courtside, access to the all-inclusive JP Morgan Club at Chase Center, and two VIP gift bags full of Golden State Warriors/Chase Center merchandise.
Valid on a mutually agreed upon date during the 2019-2020 season and must be redeemed by 1/30/2020.
Donated by: Golden State Warriors


Gourmet Getaway with the Foodie ChapEnjoy the ultimate epicurean experience for four people with tonight’s auctioneer and “Foodie Chap” by day, Liam Mayclem. Taste your way through San Francisco’s Noe Valley, including a live “Foodie Chap” demo at the CUESA classroom, followed by cocktails and lunch at Noe’s Cantina and a special tequila cocktail class, with dessert by Chocolate Covered Chocolate. Top off your trip with a luxury stay for one night at the The Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel and soak in the view while you savor memories from your day. Tonight, the winning bidder will take home a tequila basket and shaker kit. Don’t miss this unique culinary experience! Includes two view rooms for one night at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins; Noe Valley market stroll, “Foodie Chap” demo at the CUESA classroom, and tequila cocktail class; Cocktails & lunch Noe’s Cantina; Dessert by Chocolate Covered Chocolate; SUV transportation from your hotel; one tequila basket and shaker kit.
Valid on a mutually agreed Saturday (10am-2pm) before October 18, 2020. Please give 30 days advance notice for planning & hotel room availability.
Donated by: Liam Mayclem; Noe’s Cantina


SeaDream CruiseThe SeaDream yachting experience is defined by its casual elegance, award-winning service, 5-star dining, and inspiring itineraries. SeaDream’s classic yachts visit small harbors and ports in the Mediterranean, many inaccessible by larger ships. Setting the benchmark for luxury at sea, SeaDream exemplifies “Global Yachting” at its finest. Includes accommodations for 2 guests in a Yacht Club stateroom on Deck 3; all gourmet meals, wine with lunch & dinner, open bar, gratuities, activities with the crew, and use of marina toys, mountain bikes, and golf simulator.
Sails May-Oct 2020. Airfare and ground transportation not included.
Donated by: SeaDream Yacht Club