The San Francisco SPCA is celebrating 150 years of rescuing and caring for animals with a gala celebration on Wednesday, April 18 at San Francisco City Hall. Proceeds from the SF SPCA 150th Anniversary Celebration will provide essential support for the SF SPCA's lifesaving programs and Vision 2020, the organization's plan to end animal abandonment in San Francisco by the year 2020.
The formal attire affair, designed by Stanlee Gatti, will begin with a cocktail reception under the elegant rotunda in City Hall followed by a gourmet vegetarian dinner from McCall's with fine wines by Kelly Fleming Wines. The SF SPCA will be honoring California Governor Jerry Brown and former State Senator Mark Leno for their exceptional leadership in animal welfare and protection. The evening will also include entertainment by SFJAZZ Cats (High School All-stars) and American jazz and cabaret singer Paula West. In addition, Colusa, Gov. Jerry Brown's dog and LiLou, the SF SPCA's famous Animal Assisted Therapy program pig, will be on-hand to greet guests.
"We are awed and delighted to be celebrating our 150th anniversary," said President Jennifer Scarlett, DVM. "I am proud that the SF SPCA represents the spirit of our city - with strong values around compassion and seeking innovation. Our goal is to find a loving home for every animal and, thanks to our generous supporters, we are well on our way to achieving that."
Since its inception in 1868, the SF SPCA has been at the forefront of animal welfare. The SF SPCA is the fourth oldest humane society in the United States and created the No-Kill movement. In fact, no adoptable dog or cat in San Francisco goes without a home, even if they have medical or other issues. All of the SF SPCA's programs and services support at least one of its guiding principles: prevention, rescue and education.
The SF SPCA offers several programs to help end animal homelessness, including low cost veterinary care and spay/neuter services; rescue, adoption and foster services; behavior and training programs; and community education.
Individual tickets for the SF SPCA 150th Anniversary Celebration start at $1,000 while sponsorships start at $10,000. Both are available by calling 415-962-2501.
The SF SPCA wishes to thank corporate sponsor Pacific Office Automation.
About the San Francisco SPCA
The San Francisco SPCA is an independent, community-supported, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving, protecting and providing immediate care for cats and dogs who are homeless, ill or in need of an advocate. The SF SPCA also works long-term to educate the community, reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies through spaying and neutering, and improve the quality of life for animals and their human companions. The organization does not receive government funding and is not affiliated with any national organization.
WHAT: San Francisco SPCA 150th Anniversary Celebration
Helping Animals and the People Who Love Them for 150 Years
WHEN: Wednesday, April 18
6:30pm - Cocktail reception
7:30pm - Vegetarian dinner
WHERE: San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco
WHO: Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer: Liam Mayclem
SFJAZZ Cats (High School All-stars)
Paula West - American jazz and cabaret singer
Colusa - Gov. Jerry Brown's dog
LiLou - SF SPCA's famous Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program pig
George Roberts Family
Peter Read Family
Penny and Jim Coulter
Pam and Larry Baer
Assemblymember David Chiu
Laura and John Fisher
Charlotte Mailliard Shultz
Assemblymember Phil Ting
Michael Tilson Thomas
Kyle and Tracy Vogt
Senator Scott Wiener
TICKETS & INFO:
The price for individual tickets starts at $1,000. Sponsorships are available now and range from $10,000 to $100,000.
For more information and tickets, please call 415-962-2501 or visit sfspca.org/150gala.