On October 21st, we hosted a stylish evening of rock n’ roll black tie as we transformed the Aquarium into a not-to-be-missed nightlife event. We rocked out with our resident sharks, otters, bat rays, and 20,000 other party ready fish to help up protect San Francisco Bay. The event included:

  • Drinks, including custom cocktails, wine, and beer
  • Scrumptious bites
  • Live music
  • Dancing
  • Photo booth
  • Silent auction
  • Stellar Bay views
  • Exclusive aquarium access
  • Premiere after party featuring 2 DJs

The San Francisco Bay Gala is a celebration of the Bay and the stellar beauty of this iconic location, and is bay.org’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from this fun-filled event will support bay.org and its divisions in our mission to protect, restore, and inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed, from the Sierra to the sea. By attending this event, every guest is helping us continue our critical conservation and education work.

For more information, please email gala@bay.org

Featuring drinks from

Gala 2016 Program

5pm - 6:30pm: VIP Lounge
6:30pm - 10pm: The San Francisco Bay Gala
10:30pm - 1am: After Party


Ben Bleiman, Co-Chair        
Bethany Patten, Co-Chair
Rani Bhatia       
Bob Boemer, Jr.
T. Hale Boggs
Courtney Campbell
Patricia Dassios
Wanetta Doty
Max Franks
Rosalind Jackson
Captain Zack Kellerman
Steven Machtinger
Jenny Rauh          
Sharon Seto


Ben Bleiman, Board Chair
Bethany Patten, First Vice Chair
William Wolcott, Second Vice Chair
Derith Wisnom, Secretary
Steven N. Machtinger, Treasurer and Immediate Past Chair
Kay Carney
Harrison “Hap” C. Dunning
Rosalind Jackson
Captain Zack Kellerman
Dean Morehous
Tina Moylan
Scooter Simmons
Morgan Tarr
Angelique Tompkins

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