Soirée 2014

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


Heritage is pleased to announce that Soirée 2014 will be held at the Palace of Fine Arts on Saturday, May 10. Inspired by the elegance of this most exquisite venue and the era that created it, this black-tie event will feature cocktails under the rotunda, fine dining, dancing, casino gaming, and a stellar silent auction.

Designed by Bernard Maybeck to showcase fine art for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the Palace inspired a campaign to preserve the structure as a permanent landmark even before the fair’s closing, with none other than architect Willis Polk declaring, “In all the ages was never a more beautiful building…”

As we approach its centennial, please join Heritage in celebrating the Palace of Fine Arts and all whose vision and extraordinary efforts have helped to preserve it for generations to come. Stroll through the colonnades, and enjoy cocktails under the stars, followed by spectacular fine dining and dancing. The evening’s entertainment features the David Hardiman All-Star Orchestra, the Marilyn Izdebski Dancers, and the singing of Janice Maxie Reid and Abbie Rhone. Prizes for the “super-silent auction” will include dinner at the French Laundry, an art tour of Oliver Ranch, and a private behind-the-scenes tour of Alcatraz, plus much more!

To learn more about tickets and underwriting, please click here. For underwriting opportunities or to receive an invitation, please contact Carolyn Squeri at 415-441-3000 x14 or Click here to view a list of current underwriters.

Special thanks to 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 comes from our media partner, Nob Hill Gazette, and our community partners, SF Recreation and Park DepartmentCyrus Noble, and Mezzanine Nightclub.

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

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