2011 Red Cross Gala: On Saturday, the Bay Area Chapter of the prominent relief organization held its annual fundraiser in San Francisco’s Union Square. Cocktails, dinner, dancing and an auction were on the bill, with proceeds benefiting disaster relief and readiness efforts in the Bay Area. Gwyneth Borden and Roberta Economidis chaired the event.
Boys & Girls Club teens honored
2011 Youth of the Year Celebration: Last week at the Sheraton Palace hotel, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America annual event honored finalists for the California Youth of the Year award. Local winners, who received a $3,000 scholarship, included Jezi Correa of San Francisco and Jose Ordaz from San Jose. The award recognizes teens who
overcome enormous odds and demonstrate exceptional character. California Youth of the Year winner was Violet Miehle from Malibu.
Armani reopens with photo show
“Momenti di Emporio” photo retrospective: A reception and exhibit featuring images from Emporio Armani taken from 1989-2011 marked an event Monday celebrating the reopening of the Emporio Armani boutique at 1 Grant Ave. in The City. VIPs from politics and entertainment attended the gathering, a benefit for the San Francisco Film Society — the presenter of the San Francisco International Film Festival, which begins this week.