Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco Gala 2017


Honorary Committee & Advisory Council
Nadeem Bahu
Willie L. Brown, Jr.
Donna Miller Casey
Herman Coliver
Brewster Ely
Deana Freedman
Harvey Freedman, MD
Ronni Garfield
Ivan L. Gold, Esq.
Scott Gross
Gerry Hinkley, Esq.
Linda and Larry Howell
Sue Fisher King
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Scott Lamson
Gerry MacClelland, AIA
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom
Nava Gabbay O’Sullivan, DDS
Peter O’Sullivan
Bob Piecuch, MD
Scott B. Price, CPA
Steven Rajninger, AIA
Julie Ratner
Janet Rogers
Sally Rosenblatt
Frank and Paula Carien Schultz
Kimberly Scurr, RN
Tracey Watkowski Silva
Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Sally White
Diane B. Wilsey
Christopher S. Yates


Lead Sponsors
Cosme Fagundo
Dr. Harvey and Deana Freedman
Amy Oliver
Mrs. Diane B. Wilsey
GCX Corporation
Ker & Downey
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital SF
AG Design Group
Butler Family Foundation
Fremont Bank
Gorin Events
Brink Custom Homes
Overall Tahoe Real Estate
Silver Oak Cellars
Twomey Cellars

Sponsor Packages are available for $5,000 – $100,000
For information about Sponsor Packages and benefits, click here

Individual tables are available for $3,500
• To purchase individual tables, click here

Individual tickets are available for $350 each
• To purchase individual tickets, click here


Gala 2017 will celebrate and honor Dr. Harvey and Deana Freedman and Genentech for their extraordinary service and commitment to Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco.

Cheryl Jennings and Mike Nicco from ABC7 News will be our emcees for the evening and there will be a very special performance by the San Francisco Girls Chorus.

Performing on the turntable for the evening will be David Carvalho, San Francisco’s D.J. extraordinaire. Directing our Live Auction will be Gabriel Butu, an international art and charity auctioneer who brings a British flair to auctions, having hosted auctions in over 20 cities around the world.

Silver Oak Cellars and Twomey Cellars will be our exclusive wine purveyor for the evening’s dinner.


Please join us in supporting Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco, a home away from home for families whose critically ill children are receiving specialized medical treatment in San Francisco hospitals.

This year’s Gala, “Our House,” will be held on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. Community and industry leaders from the private and public sector, entrepreneurs, public figures, and media representatives are all expected to attend the evening event.

Today, there is a growing and urgent need for our programs given the increasing level of world-class pediatric subspecialty services provided at San Francisco hospitals treating children for cancer, brain trauma, transplants, and life threatening diseases. Every day more and more critically ill children from all over California and beyond are rushed to San Francisco hospitals for specialized care.

Since 1989, Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco has provided lodging, warm meals, transportation to and from the hospital, and the basic necessities to create a home away from home, at absolutely no cost to families. Gala 2017 is dedicated to raising funds for our Comprehensive Care Program that provides free lodging, meals and other services.  We now serve more than 1,000 families a year at our two Houses – inside UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay and at our original House at 1640 Scott Street. Please join us in our commitment to keep families together during these times.


Four Seasons Hotel
6:30 pm  Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm  Dinner
9:00 pm  Live Auction

Veranda Foyer, Terrace & Ballroom – Fifth Floor

"If we had not been able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House it would not have been possible for us to be here in San Francisco with our daughter."

Family at the House for 3 months


Come and Celebrate with Us

Gala 2017 Contact Info