Marin Magazine - March 2011

2011 Kiddo Spring Gala

RSVP Hot Ticket | The 2011 Kiddo! Spring gala took place at the Mill Valley Community Center. The evening was a huge success complete with fabulous food, wine, live music and a very successful auction. Event proceeds benefit arts programs for Mill Valley Schools.

Private Ocean

In keeping with the holiday spirit of giving, Private Ocean provided tickets and transportation for residents of AlmaVia San Rafael’s assisted senior living community to attend the San Francisco Nutcracker Suite.

KIPP Bay Area Schools

Over 350 guests enjoyed the 5th annual San Francisco Social, which raised money to benefit KIPP Bay Area Schools, a network of private college preparatory schools for underprivileged children.

Tutu School

Tutu School gathered its dancers and their families for an annual celebration at its Marin Country Mart location. The party included delicious treats catered by Sweet Peony, arts and crafts and a special appearance by the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Global Green USA

Global Green USA celebrated its sixth annual Gorgeous and Green benefit party at the LEED-certified W Hotel. Co-chaired by Marin’s Zem Joaquin and Nadine Weil, the event raised nearly $300,000 to benefit Global Green’s initiatives, including its groundbreaking work to create green affordable housing and schools for low-income families.

Marin Food Bank

Recently, 20 Bank of Marin employees volunteered at the Marin Food Bank, packing hundreds of food boxes. Bank of Marin also presented a $5,000 check to the nonprofit.

Marin Brain Injury Network

The Marin Brain Injury Network celebrated its 25th anniversary with an event to support the Karen G. Schurig Scholarship Fund, which will help those living with brain injuries and their families.

Gene Hiller's American Cancer Society benefit

Recently, Sausalito’s Gene Hiller boutique held its annual party benefiting the American Cancer Society. Guests were treated to a fashion show, fabulous food and drinks and music from Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito.

Loch Lomond

Life near the marina has its own backyard barbecue feel.

Steve Costa

A community organizer transplants his talents to rural West Marin.