Soirée 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

San Francisco Landmark  No. 167: Metropolitan Life Building, photo courtesy of


Join us on Saturday, May 13, 2017 for Heritage’s annual Soirée at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. Built in 1909 as the Metropolitan Life Insurance Building and set on the eastern slope of Nob Hill, this “Temple of Commerce” originally represented the farthest westward expansion of the Financial District. Designed by New York architects Napoleon LeBrun & Sons, the building was later expanded under architects Timothy Pflueger and J.R. Miller, and boasting gardens designed by Thomas Church. This neo-classical gem has served as Met Life’s western headquarters, Cogswell College, and the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. It is San Francisco’s Historic Landmark No. 167.

This black-tie event will feature cocktails, a silent auction, fine dining, dancing, and casino gaming. Individual tickets are $350 and $500 (Premium). For information about underwriting, to make reservations, or to receive an invitation to Soirée 2017, contact