Invitation Cover

March 25, 2017
Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, San Francisco
Featuring Special Musical Guest: Smash Mouth

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Unlock the magic and mystique that lie just beyond the rustic, vine-draped walls of the Secret Garden to experience the enchanting beauty only the passionately curious and lucky few have seen before. Follow the moonlit path, distant giggles, and whimsical whispers to catch a glimpse of the illustrious wood nymphs and fairies. The Secret Garden is a magical destination made of sweet dreams and suspended belief, transporting us to the hidden depths of our wildest imagination. But enter at your own risk; who knows what mysteries lurk inside.

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Click here to view and download the 2016 Media Kit/Sponsorship Packet.
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Click here to view and download the Auction Item Donation Certificate if you are interested in donating an auction item.

Call 415.382.1503 or email to discuss partnership opportunities and with any questions.

Click here to view 2016 event photos by the talented Chris Schmauch of Goodeye Photography!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Title Sponsor
Hennessy Funds

Masterpiece Sponsors
Lockehouse Retail Group, Inc.
Joe and Michelle Syufy
Union Bank

Gallery Sponsors
Ana and Scott Brubaker
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
Hanson McClain Advisors
Have a Ball Foundation
Mechanics Bank
The Pasha Group
Redwood Trust Employee Foundation
Tashcon Corporation
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Media Sponsor
ABC7 News

About Art Inspiring Hope 
Every year, Okizu holds a fundraiser entitled, “Art Inspiring Hope: A Child’s Struggle with Cancer.” AIH began on a very small scale twenty-two years ago in 1995 and has grown into an extravagant gala drawing about 500 guests. This event grosses more than half a million dollars in an evening which helps make it possible for more than 700 children to attend the Okizu programs each year. Okizu offers programming for children with cancer and their families at no charge. The annual black-tie evening with a different, elaborate theme each year, features gourmet food, specialty drinks, silent and live auctions, and headline entertainment. Past performers have included Huey Lewis & The News, Sheryl Crow, The Robert Cray Band, The Doobie Brothers, and The Dave Mason Band.

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