2013 Holiday Party and Auction Event

Holiday AuctionOur annual Holiday Party was a huge success. New and renewing FWSF members had an opportunity to reflect on the year’s accomplishments, get to know the FWSF Board of Directors, and enjoy some holiday cheer. Wells Fargo Bank — a Visionary Sponsor of FWSF — hosted the party in the penthouse of its headquarters in downtown San Francisco.

In what has become an annual tradition, during the live auction members had the chance to purchase unique holiday gifts for those special people on their list. Proceeds from the auction benefit the FWSF Endowment. Established in 2009 and seeded by the generous contributions of founding members, the endowment aims to ensure the long-term viability of the Scholarship Program by creating a stable funding source.

Many thanks to all who participated in the auction, as donors and as bidders! And special thanks to Risley Sams, our charming and skilled auctioneer who has facilitated our live auction for three years in a row. More than $12,000 was raised for the FWSF Endowment – a whopping 70% increase over last year’s auction! Below are just some of the auction items purchased:

  • Day on the Bay with Annika – afternoon sail on the one-of-a-kind Beneteau First 45 sailboat
  • Exclusive Dry Creek Sonoma Weekend Retreat
  • Fun Night in San Francisco - overnight stay at Hyatt Regency Embarcadero + Beach Blanket Babylon
  • Award Winning Theater & Dining in Berkeley -Dinner at Gather Restaurant + Berkeley Rep Tickets
  • Executive Coaching with Heidi Kraft
  • Style Consultation with Anthea Tolomei
  • Gift Certificate from Nina McLemore Boutique
  • dress Certificate
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