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Illuminate: Celebrating The CJM's 10 Years on Jessie Square

Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 | 6pm–1am

ADMISSION: Sponsorships available; please contact Rachel Breuer at or call 415.655.7843.

Join The CJM for an elegant gala celebrating 10 years in the historic Jessie Street PG&E Power Substation, re-envisioned in 2008 by renowned architect, Daniel Libeskind. The event highlights the award-winning building and work of The Museum, and features unique programs and performances. We also pay tribute to our Founders for their leadership in building this incredible community resource for generations now and in years to come.

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While dining on gourmet cuisine curated by McCalls Catering & Events, you and your guests will enjoy artistic wonders and learn about the future vision for The CJM.

For top-tier sponsors, your evening begins with a private VIP reception where we will honor our Founders and supporters. The night continues on and welcomes all guests to join at a cocktail reception throughout The Museum in uniquely designed spaces followed by a seated dinner with dazzling entertainment. Following the dinner, the doors open to additional guests who want to celebrate through the late night with dessert, dancing, and merriment.

Proceeds from the gala support The Museum’s exhibitions, educational activities, and public programs, helping ensure The CJM’s future as a lively center for connecting art, people, and ideas.

Late-night celebration

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The CJM illuminates Jessie Square with a late-night party celebrating ten years. Enjoy dancing, beats by DJs King Most and Pop Levi, open bar, piano bar and lounge, entertainment, and noshes, from 9pm to 1am.

Dazzle us with your creative dress, bring your dancing shoes, and come ready for a late-night party!


For information, please contact Rachel Breuer at or call 415.655.7843.

gala leadershiP


Suzanne and Elliott Felson
Jennifer and Tony Smorgon


Maribelle and Stephen Leavitt
Phyllis Moldaw
Roselyne Chroman Swig
Anita and Ronald Wornick

EVENT Committee

Robert and Judy Aptekar
Pam and Larry Baer
Adrienne Bavar and Marc Wolfe
Riva and David Berelson
Dana Corvin and Harris Weinberg
Shari Eisenberg
Shira Gasarch
Vicki and Scott Kahn
Debbie and Scott Kay
Wendy Kesser
David Noily
Josh Reynolds
Dave Saxe
Dorothy Saxe
Ruth Stein
Sean Taube

gala sponsors


Koret Foundation
Phyllis Moldaw
Christine Russell and Mark Schlesinger
Roselyne Chroman Swig


706 Mission Co
Suzanne and Elliott Felson
Nellie and Max Levchin
Northern Trust
Dorothy Saxe
Jennifer and Tony Smorgon
Anita and Ronald Wornick


Bank of America
Riva and David Berelson
Jeffrey and Naomi Caspe
GCI General Contractors
Anne Germanacos
Wendy Kesser
Stephen and Maribelle Leavitt
Julie and David Levine
Joyce Linker
Caroline and Brian Lurie
Siesel Maibach
Carol and Susan Moldaw, in honor of their mother, Phyllis Moldaw
Plant Construction Company, L.P.
Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund
Barbara and Richard Rosenberg
Chara Schreyer and Gordon Freund
Shelli Semler and Kyle Bach
Ruth Stein
Carol M. Swig
Taube Philanthropies
US Bank
Marilyn and Murry Waldman
Walnut Fund
Wells Fargo
Diane B. Wilsey
WRNS Studio
Diane and Howard Zack


Robert and Judy Aptekar
Pam and Larry Baer 
Adrienne Bavar and Marc Wolfe
Valli Benesch and Bob Tandler
Amy and Matt Berler
Maria and Jerry Brenholz
Dana Corvin and Harris Weinberg
Marcia and John Goldman
Susan and Joel Hyatt
Kendra and Tom Kasten
Debbie and Scott Kay
Richard Laiderman and Jung-Wha Song
Laura and Gary Lauder
Rosanne and Al Levitt
Nancy Livingston and Fred Levin
Shana Nelson Middler and David Middler
Jan and Bob Newman
Ellice and James Papp
Alison Gelb Pincus
Paul and Lynn Sedway
Esther and Barry Sherman
Françoise and Andrew Skurman


Athena Wealth Strategies
Alvin Baum and Robert Holgate
The Donald and Carole Chaiken Foundation
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
Concepcíon S. and Irwin Federman
Lucy Hume and Nicholas Koukopoulos
Ron and Barbara Kaufman
Robert and Nicole Keller
Jacqueline and Marc Leland
David and Alex Lyon
Alan P. Mark and Jeffrey Fraenkel
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
H. Marcia Smolens and Richard Rubin
Marjorie A. Swig
Ingrid Tauber and Frank Taforo
Wetherby Asset Management
Harold and Mary Zlot

Additional Support Provided By

Matthew Barton
Marsha Lee and Norman Berkman
Stephanie and Mark Breitbard
Adele Corvin
Patricia S. Dinner
Donna and Steven Gothelf
GLS Landscape/Architecture
Grant Thornton LLP
Vicki and Scott Kahn
Jonathan and Kelsey Kaplan
Alan and Carole Kushnir
Sharon and Jay Levy, in honor of Stephen and Maribelle Leavitt
Doug Mandell
Caryl Ritter Petersen and Roland Petersen
Alan Pomerantz
Varda Rabin
Charlene and Bart Schachter
Brian Rogers
Arlene Schnitzer
Annie Ulevitch
Scott Ullman

(As of Jun 4, 2018)

Generous support provided by
Late-Night Celebration

Host Committee

Erin Berman
Shari Eisenberg
Shira Gasarch
Daniela Gerson
Alexis Gordon
Lyla Rose Holdstein
Alina Lieberman
David Noily
Gary Rabkin
Josh Reynolds
Yoni Saadi
Adam Swig
Sean Taube
Scott Ullman

Duy Ho Photography

Image Credit

"Illuminate" logo by Isabelle Smeall.