Playdate 2012

Saturday, May 12
6 p.m.
The Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco

Flights of Fancy was a smashing success, raising over $333,000 to benefit educational programming, exhibitions and outreach programs. On the eve of Mother’s Day, guests sipped cocktails, including our signature, Razzmatazz Lemonade and nibbled on hors d’oeuvres while they browsed and bid on our silent auction packages surrounded by the beauty of the Palace Hotel’s historic Garden Court. The evening continued in the grand ballroom where guests dined on a scrumptious dinner prepared by the award-winning Palace Hotel chefs. Then, guests bid on items in the thrilling live auction, and finally, danced the night away to the tunes of Double Funk Crunch. Treat the special mothers in your life to this exciting and glamorous evening.

Building on the success of our 2011 Gala, the Museum’s Board of Trustees and the all-volunteer Discovery Council once again join forces to present our 2012 fundraising extravaganza. The event celebrates the delight, imagination and wonder at the heart of the Museum’s mission of nurturing childhood creativity. Proceeds from Playdate 2012 support the Museum’s systematic program of best-practices and unrivaled resources, including hands-on exhibits and expert-guided workshops in the arts and sciences, and groundbreaking outreach programs for children and families in under-served communities, where the need for creative development is most acute.

For more information, please contact:

Event Planner & Council Liaison
Erika Mooney
(415) 339-3958

Helping Children Reach Their Creative Potential

Live Auction Sneak Peek

Attention Baseball Fanatics

Be the official bat boy* for the St. Louis Cardinals when they play the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, May 16. Have a pre-game meet and greet with the Giants during warm ups and then suit up into an official St. Louis Cardinals uniform and take the field as the team’s bat boy, while four of your friends watch in envy from lower box seats. On a later date to be determined, relive your experience with nine friends at a dinner hosted at a Bay Area Discovery Museum board member’s home with special guest David Flemming, the voice of the San Francisco Giants!
*Bat boy must be age 12 or older. Game only available May 16, 2012.*

Check out our other Live Auction items.

Double Funk Crunch

“Double Funk Crunch” (DFC) is a nine piece party band formed in 1997 to serve corporate, private and public clients who desire fun and entertaining dance music for their events. Originally established as a 70’s costumed disco band, years ago DFC turned in their afros and bell-bottoms to become a high energy, fun, party band that has expanded their repertoire to encompass the mega-hits from the Hip- Hop, R&B, Funk, Classic Rock, Big Band, and Country genres. Their high-energy show has the power of a rock concert but still maintains the grooves that pack the dance floor. And yes, they still play some of those disco hits from the 70s.

We gratefully acknowledge our generous supporters

Exclusive Presenting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Contributing Sponsors

Individual Sponsors:

Julie and Steve Ashley
Lily and Thomas Beischer
Carrie and Mark Casey
Anita Demas and Rob Thompson
Victoria Hoyt Dick and John Dick
Elizabeth and Richard Fullerton
Çigdem Gencer
Kristen Koh Goldstein and Mark Goldstein
Gwen Hinze and Ernest Chow
Kathryn and Stephen Hohenrieder
Capucine and Andrew Hoybach
Heather and Sanjay Jain
Kristin and David MacKnight
Rashmi and Varun Marya
Melissa Norris and Alexander Cobb
Lynn and Stephen Perkins
Katherine and James Rothschild
Nicola and Mathias Schilling
Carrie Wheeler and Kit Codik
Wendy and Richard Yanowitch

Lareina Yee and Humberto Galleno

Principal In-Kind and Live Auction Donors:

Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
Adobe Road Winery
AirStream Escapes
Alaska Airlines
Alexis Hotel, Seattle
Barbara Butler Artist-Builder
Bay Club Getaway
Blue Bear School of Music
Broll Mountain Vineyards
Canlis Restaurant, Seattle
Cavallo Point
Ceja Vineyards
Chez Panisse
Crown and Crumpet
Dottie Doolittle
Jennifer & Sean Duquemin
Ferrari Maserati of San Francisco
Friendly Pony Parties and Barnyard Pals
Gallery Golf Club
Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club
Heather Hilliard Design
Michelle & Justin Hughes
Katie & Jay Kern
It’s Yoga Kids
JAX Vineyards
Joshua Ets-Hokin Photography
Judd’s Hill Winery
Cristina & Chris LeClerc
Marin Aesthetica
Medlock Ames
Modern Sailing School and Club
Montage Deer Valley
Museum of Flight, Seattle
Orient Flow Photography
Palace Hotel
Peekadoodle Kidsclub
Peju Province Winery
Michelle Pepitone
Peter Olivetti Photography
PlantLife Online
Play-Well TEKnologies
Plum District
Post Ranch Inn
Presidio Bowling Center
Prospect Restaurant
Katie & James Rothschild
San Francisco Giants
Sausal Winery
Tanya & Ken Schaffer
Schumacher Photography
Seldin Design Studios
Speak to Me
Sports Basement
Sprout San Francisco
Sutro Architects
Tanya & Rick Tellez
Kristen Golden Testa
The Republic
Two Skirts
World Champion St. Louis Cardinals

Wines generously donated by:

Medlock Ames
Broll Mountain Vineyards

Playdate 2011

Special thanks to the generous guests and sponsors of Playdate 2011. Learn more.

Playdate 2010

Thank you to our generous guests and sponsors of Playdate 2010. Learn more about Playdate 2010: Evening by the Bay.

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