Miss Coco Peru hosting Project Inform’s “Evening of Hope: A Night of Life Saving Fashion” – Wed, Oct 27- 6pm

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Project Inform

1375 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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415.558.0684 (fax)
1.800.822.7422 (hotline)

Project Inform represents HIV-positive people in the development of treatments and a cure, supports individuals to make informed choices about their HIV health, advocates for quality health care to respond to HIV and related conditions, and promotes medical strategies that prevent new infections.



Miss Coco Peru

EVENING OF HOPE Tickets on Sale!

Are you ready San Francisco!? Once a year, our fair city gets shaken up with an incredible evening of fashion with a lifesaving message. The Evening of Hope runway highlights this year’s cutting edge condom couture brought to you by San Francisco’s hottest designers. But that’s not all. Miss Coco Peru will be joining us as this year’s mistress of ceremonies. Considered The Hostess with that something extra… Coco has hosted dozens of events including: The GLAAD Media Awards, Hot and Dry, Night of a Thousand Gowns and Charity Bingo. But none of those matter because she will now and forever be known as the fabulous hostess of the 2010 Evening of Hope!

Here are the details:

Evening of Hope: A Night of Life Saving Fashion
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts


Individual Tickets begin at $150 each and include an incredible experience for the Evening of Hope newbies and some exciting changes for returning guests that just can’t get enough of our haute-condom-couture fashion show. The evening is book ended with fabulous parties; beginning with a VIP reception catered by Global Gourmet Catering along with the sick beats of DJ Kidd Sysko. Then we have the ultra fabulous mistress of ceremonies, Miss Coco Peru to guide us through the evening’s program of the short and sweet live auction and show stopping fashion show. Finally we end the evening with killer after party with all of the models, designers, Miss Coco and a lot of fun surprises you do not want to miss!

This year’s exclusive live auction will feature 10 amazing packages that have your bid cards shaking like a salt shaker! Some of the items include:

Private Lunch with Miss Coco Peru
Two nights at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua in Maui
Private dinner for 8 with Celebrity Chef Ryan Scott
Land Rover or Jaguar weekend getaway
Fine Dining for a Year
Private Fashion Show & Cocktail reception for 25 at Saks

(partial list)

For more information and to reserve your VIP spot at this year's Evening of Hope please contact Tyler Juel, Development Manager at tjuel@projectinform.org or 415-558-8669 ext. 206.

SF Gay Men’s Chorus -Brunch w/ Bruce Vilanch- receive $88 Bonobos.com gift certificate with $100 Tix -SUNDAY,OCT 10-

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Crescendo Is Just Around The Corner

Please join us this Sunday, October 10 — yes, 10.10.10 — for the Annual Gala Fundraiser of San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. The fun kicks off at 12:30 pm with an unparalleled brunch provided by the kitchen of Patrick David’s Catering and Events. While you enjoy the delectable offerings, wet your whistle at our complimentary bar – go ahead and give our Ketel One Vodka-based "Crescendo Cocktail" a try – and bid on one or more of the nearly 40 silent auction items. While enjoying dessert, relax to the sounds of SFGMC’s own ensemble, Vocal Minority . Things heat up when we kick off the live auction featuring three "Walls of Wine" and an African Safari. Of course, the afternoon would not be complete without the rapier wit and dazzling humor of Emmy Award winner (and all around mensch) Bruce Vilanch.

Tickets start at $100, which not only gets you brunch, beverages and Bruce, but you also get an $88 gift certificate for stylish menswear at Bonobos.com. If you cannot make it on Sunday, then please consider making a donation of any amount to help us continue providing harmony and hope to our community.

Help SFGMC Give Back to San Francisco School Kids

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Fun with a purpose is what this afternoon is all about. During the live "Fund-The-Future" auction, your pledges will help us launch "Experience Music", a new program that will take SFGMC into the classroom where so many of our youth are suffering from the combined effects of homophobia and slashed funding for the arts. The importance of this initiative has been made even more poignant by the recent wave of suicides of bullied LGBT youth. To help us launch the program, Eric Guthertz, principal of Mission High School, will share stories of transformed lives from our pilot program there in April. We hope you will help us on this journey by joining us at Crescendo.

There’s Only One Bruce Vilanch . . . and We Got Him!

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What can we say? We got Bruce and are we thrilled. The Emmy award-winning writer, actor, and producer will crack wise with tales of Hollywood life and making it in the entertainment industry. Want a sneak peek? Click on the video and be prepared to laugh out loud.

During his career, Vilanch has been a sassy “Hollywood Square,” donned a dress, a wig and padding in his role as “Edna Turnblad” in Broadway’s “Hairspray,” and penned some of the funniest lines of the evening for the Academy Awards. Vilanch is also an activist for LGBT rights and education for all. We could not be more proud to have him as our featured entertainer.

2223 Restaurant hosting “Nine Vine Dinner Series” benefiting Project Open Hand -Thurs, Oct 14 – $75

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Nine Vines Dinner Series
benefiting Project Open Hand

Thursday, October 14th from 6:00-9:00pm

Hosted by Vivian Gay of Nine Vine Winery

Evening begins with an hour of wine, cheese and passed appetizers. All guests will be seated for a fabulous 3 course dinner prepared by Chef Melinda which will be paired with great wines from the Nine Vine Winery. 2223 Restaurant will donate 30% of the proceeds to Project Open Hand. Please join us for a wonderful evening.

Go to:

Click here to reserve your seat!

then click on "To register for any Dinners&quot

Dinner Series Menu

1st Course

Celery Root Volute with Artic Char & American Caviar

tarragon creme fraiche


Spinach Salad

yukon gold potato & taleggio cheese gratine, smoked onion vinaigrette

2nd Course

Muscovy Duck Breast

wild rice crepe, butternut squash & wild mushroom ragout

sour cherry reduction


Oven Roasted Halibut

artichoke risotto, tomato confit, lemon-truffle sauce


Butternut Squash Gnocchi

wild mushrooms, winter greens, parmesan and sage brown butter

3rd Course

Warm Gravenstein Apple Tart

black walnut ice cream, bourbon caramel


Rich Chocolate Mousse Torte

with candied hazelnuts & espresso cream

2223 Restaurant & Bar, 2223 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114


Human Rights Campaign 26th Annual SF Gala Dinner & Auction -Sat, Oct 23- Fairmont Hotel

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HRC SF flier The 26th Annual Greater Bay Area Gala Dinner

Saturday, October 23

Join dinner co-chairs Melissa Morgan & Densil R. R. Porteous II and the San Francisco Bay Area Human Rights Campaign steering committee for the 26th Annual HRC San Francisco Bay Area Gala Dinner and Auction held at the Fairmont San Francisco.

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Ticket Prices:

Regular: $250

Regular VIP*: $375

Federal Club: $100

Federal Club VIP*: $165

Federal Club Council/Major Donors: Two Complimentary VIP* Tickets

Student: $125 (please email densilhrc@densilporteous.com)

*A VIP ticket entitles the ticket holder to a Pre-Gala VIP party at

Cellar 360 (October 17th, 2010) PLUS entry to the VIP reception the evening of the

Gala at 5:00 PM.

The evening's honorees:


2010 HRC Corporate Equality Award

Proudly based in San Francisco, Kimpton Hotels has long made their commitment to diversity and inclusion a cornerstone of their business philosophy. They have been trailblazers in equal treatment for LGBT employees, with pioneering benefits programs

including a fully transgender-inclusive employee health plan, and grossing up employees' income to offset taxes from domestic partner benefits. These policies make a huge difference in the lives of their LGBT employees and HRC is proud to recognize them for

this commitment to equality.

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Scott Wiener

Deputy City Attorney and Candidate for San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 8

Charles M. Holmes Community Service Award

Scott Wiener has been deeply involved in his community for the 13 years that he has resided in San Francisco. In addition to serving on HRC's board of directors and board of governors for a combined 10 years, he co-chaired the LGBT Community Center and the

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club. Scott also served as president of his neighborhood association and, in response to a series of sexual assaults on gay men, co-founded Castro Community on Patrol, a neighborhood walking patrol. As Deputy City Attorney

he has represented San Francisco in the trial courts all the way up to the United States Supreme Court. Scott served as Chairman of the San Francisco Democratic Party, and under his leadership the Party registered 15,000 voters. He is currently a candidate

for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Special Guest

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Joe Solmonese

HRC President

This year's ticket sales are ahead of last year's San Francisco Dinner – we encourage you to purchase your tickets now! To purchase tickets, just

click here or call Box Office Tickets at (800) 494-TIXS (8497). Sign-language interpretation services available. Guests may

select a vegetarian option when purchasing tickets.

Discounted Hotel Room Rate

Want to stay at the host hotel? The Fairmont San Francisco has special rates starting at $189 per night from 10/22 through 10/24. To make your reservations dial (800) 441-1414 and ask for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Dinner room rates.

Rates based on space availability.

Corporate Sponsorships

Show your employees and customers that equality matters and join the ranks of some of the top companies in the Bay Area who have taken a stand against inequality. For more information about sponsorship levels, please visit


Become a Table Captain

Invite your friends! Our Table Captains are the heart of our Gala event as they encourage at least nine of their friends to join them at the 26th annual Gala. Please ask your guests to designate you as their Table Captain when purchasing their tickets. Each

table will have 10 guests. To become a Table Captain, visit sfbayarea.hrc.org.

Program Book

Want to showcase your company in the San Francisco Dinner program book? For more information, please

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Don't miss your chance to donate to this year's auction. Your name or company name will be prominently displayed along with your donated auction item. For more information

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SF Gay Men’s Chorus Gala “Crescendo” featuring Bruce Vilanch this Sunday, Oct 10 -12:30-3:30 pm

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request the pleasure of your company at

The Annual Fundraising Gala of
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

Sunday, October 10, 2010
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Green Room – War Memorial Performing Arts Center
401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco


Emmy Award-winning writer, actor and producer, Bruce Vilanch
and a performance by SFGMC small ensemble, Vocal Minority

This special afternoon includes
Pink Champagne Brunch featuring
the Fare of Patrick David’s Catering & Events

Hosted bar featuring Ketel One Vodka and Bulleit Bourbon cocktails
Exceptional Silent & Live Auction

Get additional event details and RSVP

For more information, call (415) 865-3650 or email crescendo@sfgmc.org

Sponsored by
Wildcat Cove Foundation
Michael Levy & Michael Golden
Thom Masat & Mike Moser – Jeff Lewy & Ed Eishen

Event Chairs
Michael Levy – Paul Olsen

Host Committee
Judi Basolo – Giselle Bosc – Vance George
Bob Hermann & Dan Joraanstad – James C. Hormel & Michael Nguyen Thomas E. Horn – Benjamin Levy – Debra Leylegian – Joyce Reitman
Betty Sullivan – Betsy Vobach & Dan Deshon

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