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Saint Francis Foundation Ambassadors Present 4th Annual An Intimate Evening with Oscar

Foundation News & Updates

The Saint Francis Foundation Ambassadors, an affinity group dedicated to fundraising and promoting awareness for Saint Francis Foundation’s initiatives, will host their 4th Annual “An Intimate Evening with Oscar” Academy Awards Viewing Party and Benefit on February 24, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm in the Fairmont Penthouse Suite, Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. All proceeds from the event will benefit Saint Francis Foundation.

Christopher J. Meza, Event Chair, is joined by Liam Mayclem, Honorary Co-Chair and Emcee, and Lois Lehrman, Honorary Co-Host. “An Intimate Evening With Oscar is the Saint Francis Foundation Ambassadors evening to honor our donors — from the moment you sweep onto the Red Carpet, you’re our “Best Nominee!,” says Chris Meza. “This year’s event is shaping up to be another record-breaking year, and it wouldn’t be possible without our generous sponsors, who are helping to bring us closer to our annual fundraising goal of raising over $100,000.”

An Intimate Evening with Oscar will commence in San Francisco’s slice of Hollywood glamour atop Nob Hill in the Fairmont Penthouse Suite. VIP guests will enjoy early access to the red carpet “walk of fame,” strike a pose for the cameras, and then be ushered to the Penthouse for a private champagne reception, starting at 3:30 pm. General admission guests will join for the live streaming of the 91st Academy Awards starting at 5:00 pm, and can choose to watch the show in one of the five screening rooms.

The bar will be hosted by William Grant & Sons, and guests can indulge in private reserve spirits and specialty cocktails, including a Celebrity Cruises Cucumber Cooler and SFFILM Lights, Camera, Action! cocktail featuring Glenfiddich Scotch. Guests will enjoy a sumptious dinner buffet by Executive Chef Oscar Gonzales, including a designer cake from Michelle Heston.

During commercial breaks, guests will be entertained by Bay Area Emmy Award winning radio & TV personality, Liam Mayclem aka “The Foodie Chap” who will quiz guests with oscar-themed trivia questions for a chance to win special prices and cast their votes for oscar winners on a ballot. Guests will be invited to take in the extraordinary view of the city skyline from the balcony, and enjoy the celebrity comforts of the most luxurious real estate in the city.

Tickets and Information

VIP tickets include early admission to the Fairmont Penthouse Suite with champagne reception, concierge beverage service throughout the evening, and a personalized star on the red carpet “walk of fame.” General Admission tickets will have access to the red carpet and the Penthouse starting at 5:00 pm. The 91st Academy Awards will broadcast live at 5:00 pm and will be streamed on large flat screen televisions in five rooms in the Penthouse.

VIP and General Admission tickets are available now via the Foundation’s website, at

For sponsorship information, please email

2019 Oscar Presenting Sponsors

Fairmont San Francisco, Ted Hannig & Elmer Guerrero, Christopher J. Meza at Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, Celebrity Cruises, Porsche Walnut Creek, The Grubb Co., William Grant & Sons, Ed Conlon & Hathaway Dinwiddie, Hamilton Mixon & Aandy Ly, Bill Gregory, Joel Goodrich at Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, BPM LLP, David Kensington, Chip Zecher, Heather James Fine Art, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Media Sponsors: Nob Hill Gazette, SFFILM, San Francisco Magazine, WHERE Magazine, GENTRY Magazine, and Red Carpet Bay Area.

About Saint Francis Foundation Ambassadors

The Saint Francis Foundation Ambassadors mission is to collaborate with the Bay Area LGBTQ community to further the work of the Foundation in support of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. The Ambassadors are a LGBTQ affinity group dedicated to fundraising and promoting awareness for Saint Francis Foundation’s initiatives. Through their annual benefit, An Intimate Evening with Oscar, the Ambassadors have raised funds in support of the Hospital’s ICU/CCU renovation and the Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership (TLHIP).

Media Contact
Allison Lamm