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The 36th Annual Festival Ball Event Details

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA

VIP Reception - 5:00 PM
General Reception - 5:30 PM
Dinner Program - 7:30 PM
After Party - 10:00 PM
 
 
 
 
When using the ‘Please Bill Me’ option, payment is due no later than August 16, 2014.
 
 
 
 
Hotel rooms
The City of Hope room block at the Westin St. Francis is now SOLD OUT.
 
Please click the link below for a listing of additional hotels in the Union Square area.
 
 
Parking
VIP Parking Ticket Holders:
 
Please use your parking passes to park at:
Union Square Garage
333 Post St (Between Powell & Stockton; entrance is on Geary Street)
Directly underneath Union Square
0.1 Miles from Westin St. Francis
OPEN 24 HOURS
 
PLEASE NOTE: There is heavy construction happening on Stockton Street at Market to O’Farrell Streets. This section of streets is currently closed. Please allow extra travel time to the parking garage and to the hotel.
 
Bring your VIP Parking Ticket and Union Square Garage parking ticket to the Parking Table at the gala in order to receive complimentary parking.
 
VIP Parking Tickets will NOT be honored at the Westin garage or any other garage aside from the Union Square Garage. You are welcome to park at the Westin, but parking is only complimentary with a Union Square Garage-issued ticket AND COH-issued VIP parking pass.
 
Non VIP Parking Ticket Holders:
 
Below are additional parking options in the Union Square area.
 
1) Sutter Stockton Garage
444 Stockton St at Sutter
0.2 Miles from Westin St. Francis
OPEN 24 HOURS
Rate:   $3/hour  3-6 PM
             $1/hour  6 PM-9 AM          
            $34 MAXIMUM
 
2) City Park
750 Bush Street at Powell
0.2 Miles from Westin St. Francis
OPEN 24 HOURS
Rate:   $6/hour
            $40/24 hours
 
3) Union Square Garage
333 Post St at Geary
0.1 Miles from Westin St. Francis
OPEN 24 HOURS
Rate:   $4/hour  3-6 PM
            $3/hour  6 PM-9 AM
            $36 MAXIMUM
 
Registration Check-in
Please note this year’s event will require all guests to check in at the registration tables upon arrival. In order to receive your seating booklet, event program and auction paddle you MUST check in at the registration tables. Please arrive early to avoid any delay in your check in process.
 
VIP Reception
Please note the VIP Reception will be located in the Alexandra’s room on the 32nd Floor of the Tower Building. There will be signage directing you. YOU MUST HAVE A VIP TICKET TO ENTER THE VIP RECEPTION.

We will feature a one on one consultative wine tasting for our VIP Guests. Platinum and Underwriter sponsors will get to taste award winning wines with Sara Schneider of Sunset Magazine.

Sara is Sunset magazine’s first wine editor, responsible for tasting panels, food-and-wine pairing in the test kitchen, wine-related food and travel coverage, Sunset’s International Wine Competition, and the magazine’s wine club.

With a B.A. and an M.A. in English, Sara taught high-school English for 10 years before a love of cooking drew her to San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy, where her wine interest began. After earning her AOS degree, she combined her word and culinary backgrounds as editor of Berkeley-based Bay Food magazine for three years, then joined Sunset’s editorial staff, first on the copy desk, then as a senior food editor, eventually becoming head of the food department. In that role, she expanded the magazine’s wine coverage, and launched its Western Wine Awards program and the Sunset Wine Club. In 2005 she was named wine editor.

Sara writes a monthly column on food and wine pairing, trends, and issues in wine, as well as other wine-themed food and travel stories, and in 2007 co-authored the book California Wine Country, a Sunset Field Guide. She has judged many wine competitions, both on the West Coast and internationally.

Sara has been nominated twice for James Beard Journalism Awards and holds the Academy of Wine Communication’s Certificate for Excellence in Wine Writing.
 
Questions?
For more information, please contact Mindy Finkelstein at 415-788-1002 or by email at mfinkelstein@coh.org.
 

Event Details

The 36th Annual Festival Ball Event Details

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA

VIP Reception - 5:00 PM
General Reception - 5:30 PM
Dinner Program - 7:30 PM
After Party - 10:00 PM
 
 
 
 
When using the ‘Please Bill Me’ option, payment is due no later than August 16, 2014.
 
 
 
 
Hotel rooms
The City of Hope room block at the Westin St. Francis is now SOLD OUT.
 
Please click the link below for a listing of additional hotels in the Union Square area.
 
 
Parking
VIP Parking Ticket Holders:
 
Please use your parking passes to park at:
Union Square Garage
333 Post St (Between Powell & Stockton; entrance is on Geary Street)
Directly underneath Union Square
0.1 Miles from Westin St. Francis
OPEN 24 HOURS
 
PLEASE NOTE: There is heavy construction happening on Stockton Street at Market to O’Farrell Streets. This section of streets is currently closed. Please allow extra travel time to the parking garage and to the hotel.
 
Bring your VIP Parking Ticket and Union Square Garage parking ticket to the Parking Table at the gala in order to receive complimentary parking.
 
VIP Parking Tickets will NOT be honored at the Westin garage or any other garage aside from the Union Square Garage. You are welcome to park at the Westin, but parking is only complimentary with a Union Square Garage-issued ticket AND COH-issued VIP parking pass.
 
Non VIP Parking Ticket Holders:
 
Below are additional parking options in the Union Square area.
 
1) Sutter Stockton Garage
444 Stockton St at Sutter
0.2 Miles from Westin St. Francis
OPEN 24 HOURS
Rate:   $3/hour  3-6 PM
             $1/hour  6 PM-9 AM          
            $34 MAXIMUM
 
2) City Park
750 Bush Street at Powell
0.2 Miles from Westin St. Francis
OPEN 24 HOURS
Rate:   $6/hour
            $40/24 hours
 
3) Union Square Garage
333 Post St at Geary
0.1 Miles from Westin St. Francis
OPEN 24 HOURS
Rate:   $4/hour  3-6 PM
            $3/hour  6 PM-9 AM
            $36 MAXIMUM
 
Registration Check-in
Please note this year’s event will require all guests to check in at the registration tables upon arrival. In order to receive your seating booklet, event program and auction paddle you MUST check in at the registration tables. Please arrive early to avoid any delay in your check in process.
 
VIP Reception
Please note the VIP Reception will be located in the Alexandra’s room on the 32nd Floor of the Tower Building. There will be signage directing you. YOU MUST HAVE A VIP TICKET TO ENTER THE VIP RECEPTION.

We will feature a one on one consultative wine tasting for our VIP Guests. Platinum and Underwriter sponsors will get to taste award winning wines with Sara Schneider of Sunset Magazine.

Sara is Sunset magazine’s first wine editor, responsible for tasting panels, food-and-wine pairing in the test kitchen, wine-related food and travel coverage, Sunset’s International Wine Competition, and the magazine’s wine club.

With a B.A. and an M.A. in English, Sara taught high-school English for 10 years before a love of cooking drew her to San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy, where her wine interest began. After earning her AOS degree, she combined her word and culinary backgrounds as editor of Berkeley-based Bay Food magazine for three years, then joined Sunset’s editorial staff, first on the copy desk, then as a senior food editor, eventually becoming head of the food department. In that role, she expanded the magazine’s wine coverage, and launched its Western Wine Awards program and the Sunset Wine Club. In 2005 she was named wine editor.

Sara writes a monthly column on food and wine pairing, trends, and issues in wine, as well as other wine-themed food and travel stories, and in 2007 co-authored the book California Wine Country, a Sunset Field Guide. She has judged many wine competitions, both on the West Coast and internationally.

Sara has been nominated twice for James Beard Journalism Awards and holds the Academy of Wine Communication’s Certificate for Excellence in Wine Writing.
 
Questions?
For more information, please contact Mindy Finkelstein at 415-788-1002 or by email at mfinkelstein@coh.org.
 
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Event Details
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA

VIP Reception - 5:00 PM
General Reception - 5:30 PM
Dinner Program - 7:30 PM
After Party - 10:00 PM
 
 
 
 
When using the ‘Please Bill Me’ option, payment is due no later than August 16, 2014.