Gala 2017


Thank you to everyone who made our Annual Spring Gala a great success. All proceeds raised will benefit LINES Ballet’s new works and educational programs for kids and youth.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco, California

2017 Gala Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

Dear Friends, 

Art is essential to our humanity. It has the power to ignite curiosity and empathy, to inspire dialogue and new ways of thinking. The arts have the potential to unite local and global communities. This is so important in this time.

I am thrilled to serve as the honorary gala chair for Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Alonzo is a rare artist with the ability to access the depth of our humanity through his collaborative works. The company’s dancers transform audiences internationally by their dynamic artistry.

Likewise, LINES Ballet’s educational and community programs in San Francisco are committed to diversity, accessibility and using dance to awaken the best in our young people. This world is truly a bit brighter due to the significant contribution LINES Ballet makes not only to ballet, but to the world.  

I couldn't be more excited to celebrate this beautiful group of artists and educators. Great art has always relied on the generosity of individuals with vision for its importance in our society. Please join me on May 6 to support this important work.

Ashley Judd
2017 Gala Honorary Chair

Presenting Sponsor

Diamond Sponsors
Stephen Brady* and David Knoll
Lucia Choi-Dalton* and Greg Dalton
Kate and Bill Duhamel
Micki Klearman* and Joe Iacocca
Lisa Stone Pritzker
Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund

Sapphire Sponsors
Craig Cramer
Dominican University of California
Eight Inc.
Erin Flynn*
Erby Foster*
Odele and Brent Hawkins
Christine Herron*
Jeff Schlarb Design Studio
Diane Jones Lowrey and Paul Lowrey
William Lee* and Amy Resner Betty Louie
Amy and Harry Schoening
Angela Shiu-Lewis and Christopher Lewis
Corinne Sklar
Marc Spencer
Pasha and Laney Thornton
Elise Traynum
Al* and Mei Wong
Teddy Zmrhal and Aimee Machado

*Gala Committee


Hamilton Experience

  • Two premium tickets to the musical Hamilton
  • Private backstage tour to meet the cast
  • A copy of "Hamilton: The Revolution" signed by the cast
  • 2 night stay at Hotel G
  • Dinner for two at 1300 Fillmore and 398 Brasserie
  • Personal shopping experience with image consultant Judy Domenici
  • $300 gift certificate to Union Street Goldsmith

Wine and Dine in the City

  • Privately catered dinner for 10 by Grace Street Catering
  • 12 gift certificates to beloved San Francisco restaurants
  • 12 bottles of premiere wine to add to your collection

Breakfast at Tiffany & Co

  • Exclusive breakfast at Tiffany & Co.'s flagship store on Union Square for you and five guests
  • $7,500 store credit for you and a lasting memento for each guest

Squaw Valley Home

  • Five bedroom, five bath ski chalet near Squaw Valley
  • VIP vodka tasting experience at a Rocket Vodka Launch Pad and a Rocket Vodka Launch Kit

RJ Muna Prints

  • An incredibly rare opportunity to add an original RJ Muna framed photograph of our extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers to your art collection

Jet Off to the Amazing Hamptons

  • Week-long holiday at a South Hampton Beach private estate
  • 4 roundtrip JetBlue flights to JFK Airport
  • Access to a Land Rover and four bicycles
  • Gift certificates for dinner at Red Bar and lunch at Silver Restaurant

Private Dinner with Alonzo King catered by Mark Sullivan

  • Chef Mark Sullivan of the Michelin-starred Spruce restaurant will prepare a four course dinner in your home for you and nine guests to spend an evening with Alonzo King
  • Magnum bottles of 2014 Bergstrom Vineyard Chardonnay Sigrid and Pinot Noir