Soirée 2014

Photo: Steven Jenner/Local Color Cards. Design: Gary Streng.


On Saturday, May 10, nearly 500 guests celebrated the extraordinary vision of architect Bernard Maybeck and his iconic Palace of Fine Arts during Heritage’s 40th annual Soirée.

Those in attendance enjoyed cocktails and fine dining by McCalls, lively casino gaming, and dancing to David Hardiman’s 19-piece All-Star Orchestra. Vocalists Janice Maxie Reid and Abbie Rhone delighted guests with sounds reminiscent of Cab Calloway, Josephine Baker, and Nat King Cole, brought to life with performances by the Marilyn Izdebski Dancers. A superb silent auction and raffle offered fine wines, restaurants, and a spectacular trip to Washington D.C. A Cyrus Noble bourbon tasting bar paid tribute to our Legacy Bars & Restaurants initiative. Guests reveled into the night, proclaiming Soirée 2014 a spectacular success!

Special thanks to our underwriters, donors, volunteers, and the Soirée 2014 Honorary Committee: Linda Jo Fitz and Stewart Morton (Co-Chairs), Jan Berckefeldt, the Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr., Donny and Janie Friend, Robert and Michelle Friend, Karl Hasz, Donna Huggins, Norman Larson, Scott Maybeck Nittler and Sue Nittler, Richard Pettler and Wanda Westberg, Alice Russell-Shapiro, Charlotte Mailliard Shultz, and the Honorable Tad Taube and Dianne Taube.

Additional support for Soirée 2014 was provided by our media partner, Nob Hill Gazette, and our community partners, SF Recreation and Park DepartmentCyrus Noble, and Mezzanine Nightclub.

Click here to view photos from the event, courtesy of Drew Altizer Photography.

Saturday, May 10, 2014
6:00 p.m.

Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123