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2015 Fammy Gala

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2015 Fammy Gala

Join Us for the Fammy Gala Saturday March 21, 2015

Gala Honorees

Honoree Info


Tamar Sofer-Geri
Parents Place Center for Special Needs

As the mother of a young child diagnosed with severe diabetes, Tamar Sofer-Geri understands the poignant needs of parents who care for chronically ill or disabled children. Working as a volunteer with JFCS’ Parents Place Center for Special Needs, Tamar has helped thousands of parents through a devotion that personifies the Talmudic wisdom that if you save a single life, you save an entire world.


The Cleanerific Crew

JFCS’ Cleanerific really is a different kind of cleaning company. With its sparkling reputation for green janitorial services, Cleanerific connects Bay Area businesses with a hard-working staff whose skilled members are determined to become self-sufficient. The results are amazing, and our business and employee honorees show us all how social enterprise can change the world.


Lydia and Doug Shorenstein
The Preisler Shorenstein Institute

The JFCS Holocaust Center helps raise the next generation of morally courageous and socially responsible youth. To make this promise a reality, Lydia and Doug Shorenstein founded the Preisler Shorenstein Institute. Celebrating its 13th coming-of-age year, the Institute has become a national model and its signature program—the Annual Day of Learning—brings together teens from hundreds of public and private high schools, giving true meaning to the words “one world, one family.”


Susan & David Dossetter, Gala Chairs

Lisa & Noam Bardin, Chairs, Peninsula Region

Laura & Jeff Robbin, South Peninsula Co-Chairs

Alison & Ken Ross, North Peninsula Co-Chairs

Pamela Rose & Steven Dinkelspiel, San Francisco Co-Chairs

Kathy Fields-Rayant & Garry Rayant, Marin Co-Chairs

Marsha & Don Jacobs, Sonoma County Co-Chairs

Ann & Robert Schilling, Auction Co-Chairs

Sally & Jim Shapiro, Business Chairs

Joseph Alouf
Yamilee Bermingham & Doug Winthrop
Kimberly & Todd Blanding
Susan & Mitchell Cohen
Tria & Barrett Cohn
Tammy & Bill Crown
Marci & Marc Dollinger
Jill Eskenazi & Eswar Priyadarshan
Lynn & Claude Ganz
Jill & Michael Gold
Nancy Goldberg
Susan & Alan Greinetz
Regina S. Guggenheim
Sheryl Harari
Debbie & Craig Hoffman
Lily Kanter & Marc Sarosi
Debbie & Scott Kay
Susan Kolb
Bonnie & Henry Lasky
Kerri & Mark Lehmann
Fred Levin & Nancy Livingston
Sharon L. Litsky & John F. Sampson
Deborah Lopez
Diana Maier & Ethan Kaplan
Jan Maisel & Douglas Currens
Cathy Manshel & William Rusitzky
Mark Menell
Daryl Messinger & Jim Heeger
Lisa & John Pritzker
Jane Reisman
Lela & Gerard Sarnat
Laura Scher & Ian Altman
Zoe & Stephen Schwartz
Leah & Yoel Sharabi
Charles Siegel
Claire Solot & St. John Bain
Marian & Jeff Sosnick
Miriam & Roy Sparrow
Jacqueline & Stephen Swire
Julia Weber & Charles Fineberg
Steven Wiesner & Paul Reidinger
Wendy & Richard Yanowitch
Diane & Howard Zack

Platinum Level

Barbara & Gerson Bakar

Baker Botts LLP

Lisa & Noam Bardin

Zohara & Ariel Bardin

Yamilee Bermingham & Doug Winthrop

Judy & Harry Cohn

Crown Family

Susan & David Dossetter

Eucalyptus Founation

Kathy Fields-Rayant & Garry Rayant

Nancy & Steve Grand

Koret Foundation

Joyce Newstat & Susan Lowenberg

Pell Family Foundation

Karen Pell & Heather Lupa

Lisa & John Pritzker

Lela & Gerry Sarnat

Sally & Jim Shapiro

Suzie Katz Snyder

Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture

Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation

Gold Level

The Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation

Carole & Merle Meyers

Raquel H. Newman

Silver Level

Bigglesworth Family Foundation

Osterweis Capital Management

Payroll Resource Group

Gina & Dave Pell

Primark Benefits

Sterling Bank & Trust / Seligman Family Foundation

Diamond Level

Clifford Swan Investment Counsel

Good & Fowler, LLP

Alex Ingersoll & Martin Tannenbaum

Karen Katz / Property Management One

Norman S. Wright Mechanical Equipment Corp.

Sapphire Level

Donahue Fitzgerald LLP

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants

ELM Advisors, LLC

Gunderson Dettmer

Hotel Healdsburg / The Sher Family

HUB International

Island Creative Management, LLC

Marion Weinreb & Associates

The Morrison & Foerster Foundation

Ruby Level

Arnold & Porter LLP

Berke Family Foundation

Bernstein Global Wealth Management

CB Engineers

Green & Green LLP

Hanson Bridgett LLP

Morrison & Foerster Foundation

Mosaic Financial Partners, Inc.

Paragon Real Estate Group

Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP

Fred Siegel Foundation

In-Kind Sponsors


Ben Shemano Jewelry -

Zehava and Reuven Itelman - Herco Jewelry -


24 Hours of LeMons -

Big Sur Food and Wine Festival -

Caldwell Snyder Gallery -

The Crown Family & Ojai Valley Inn and Spa -

Joshua Ets-Hokin Photography -

Phil & Leslie Gardner

Joan & Ken Gosliner

George Lippi & Fugazi Travel -

Sharon L. Litsky, John F. Sampson, and Freddy Clarke -

Photography with Love -

Marilyn and Ron Schilling

San Francisco 49ers -

Schumacher Photography -

Zoe & Stephen Schwartz

Verve Napa Valley, curated wine country tours -

Julie & Adam Young -


American Conservatory Theater -

Andy Ross Agency -

Asian Art Museum -

Bay Area Discovery Museum -

Best Western Dry Creek Inn -

Body Chemistry Studio -

Cal Athletics -

California Film Institute -

Children's Creativity Museum -

Classic Kids Photography Studio -

Contemporary Jewish Museum -

Cooper Alley Salon -

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery -

Fine Art Museums of San Francisco -

Mike Ford

Garden Court Hotel -

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards -

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco -

Judd's Hill Winery -

Judy Domenici Image Consultant -

JW Marriott San Francisco -

Lark Creek Steak and Cupola Pizzeria -

MacArthur Place Inn & Spa -

Michael Merrill Design Studio, Inc. -

Judith and Irwin Miller

Mountain Play Association -

Poco Dolce -

Andrea Porter

Sam's Chowder House -

San Francisco Film Society -

San Francisco Giants -

San Francisco Performances -

San Francisco Symphony -

San Francisco Zoological Society -

Semifreddi's Bakery -

Sibby's Cupcakery -

Sonoma Passport -

Stanford Park Nannies -

SusieCakes Bakery -

Terra Firma Gallery -

The Girl + The Fig -

Walt Disney Family Museum -