The Saint Francis Foundation Ambassadors, a group which raises funds to support the Hospital, held its 3rd annual Academy Awards viewing party, An Intimate Evening with Oscar, on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.
The event raised $60,000 toward the Foundation’s $8.6 million campaign to renovate the Intensive Care Unit and the Coronary Care Unit at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, the only non-profit community hospital in downtown San Francisco.
More than 150 guests, including the city’s top philanthropists and socialites, new and longtime donors to the Hospital and many members of the Saint Francis medical staff, attended to support this important renovation effort.
Friends of the Foundation and Hospital walked the event’s own red carpet into the Fairmont’s glamorous Venetian Room accompanied by a live string quartet. Guests viewed the 90th Oscars on two large screens the cabaret/jazz club style room and enjoyed a sumptuous dinner buffet by Chef Oscar Gonzales and private reserve spirits and specialty cocktails in The Cirque Room.
Thank you Sponsors
This year’s event was generously supported by Juve Vela, Psy.D, CEO, Understanding Behavior Inc., Porsche of Walnut Creek and The Fairmont – San Francisco, along with many individual supporters and two key media partners: San Francisco Magazine and Nob Hill Gazette.
About the Ambassadors
The annual fundraiser was created by the Saint Francis Foundation Ambassadors, whose mission is to recognize the diversity, value and needs of the Bay Area LGBT community while supporting the work of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and the community it serves.