Nordstrom Presents Shanti’s 41st Anniversary Benefit Dinner Compassion Is Universal

Shanti’s 41ST Anniversary Benefit Dinner, hosted by Omar Sharif Jr. takes place on October 14, 2015 at San Francisco’s Palace Hotel. The evening will include a cocktail reception and silent auction; an incredible live auction featuring a Seychelles Experience Package (valued at $30,000), a Vera Wang package featuring a custom-­‐made Vera Wang gown-­‐-­‐modeled by former America’s Next Top Model contestant, Eugenia Washington-­‐-­‐and a $2,500 Vera Wang Rodeo Drive shopping spree (valued at $16,500); a special live performance by Dancing with the Stars’ dance troupe member, Sasha Farber; and an awards program to follow. The Shanti Project is also proud to present the Nancy Pelosi Lifetime Achievement Award to the Honorable James C. Hormel and the James C. Hormel Service Award to Keith Waltrip, longtime HIV/AIDS advocate and volunteer. This momentous evening is expecting 550+ guests including prominent members of San Francisco’s philanthropic community; current and former public officials; and Shanti staff, clients, donors, and volunteers.

EVENT CHAIR: Bahya Oumlil-­‐Murad

HONORARY CO-­‐CHAIRS: The Honorable James C. Hormel, U.S. Ambassador and Michael P. Nguyen

WHEN: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 5:30 – 9 p.m.
WHERE: The Palace Hotel, 1 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco

COST: Tickets are $250 per person. Tickets and sponsorships are available at or by contacting Mindy Schweitzer at or 415-­‐674-­‐4712. Ticket purchasing deadline is Monday, October 12th.

2015 Sponsors include Nordstrom, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Benefit Program, Micki Klearman, M.D., Bob Ross Foundation, California Pacific Medical Center, The Honorable James C. Hormel, U.S. Ambassador & Michael P. Nguyen, California HealthCare Foundation, and Charles Garfield & Cindy Spring


Founded in 1974 by Dr. Charles Garfield at the UCSF Cancer Institute, Shanti was among the first volunteer organizations to work with terminally-­‐ill individuals and later became one of the first community-­‐ based HIV/AIDS organizations in the world. To date, Shanti has trained over 18,000 volunteers in the Bay Area and 600 organizations worldwide in the Shanti Model of Peer Support™; these volunteers have provided over 3 million hours of practical and emotional support to San Francisco residents with cancer or HIV/AIDS. For the 2,000 clients we serve each year, Shanti represents the difference between zero and one – the difference between a client having to face a life-­‐threatening illness alone or having at least one caring presence at his or her side.

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