At the Institute on Aging’s Heart of the Bay gala, the virtual warmth and camaraderie was shared by the over 300 people who participated from the entire Bay Area and beyond. We heard moving stories about the people IOA is supporting and protecting during this pandemic. If you didn’t have a chance to attend, you can view a recording of the program. And if you didn’t have a chance to donate, you can do that here.
In years past, this night has historically been reserved for Dinner à la Heart, a San Francisco tradition we proudly brought to life for over thirty-seven years. But today’s COVID environment means we needed to pivot to something with social distancing in mind. And so, we have. With a new event featuring a new name but still benefitting all we serve in our community like we’ve always done. This year, instead of toasting to IOA in a room surrounded by hundreds of people, we will be clinking glasses virtually as we ask you to join this important cause from the comfort of your own home. Welcome to Heart of the Bay.
Throughout the course of the evening, you’ll hear from a selection of guest presenters as they share personal stories about why they love IOA and the ways we’re helping improve the lives of seniors. We’ll also be doing some virtual fundraising to support Dementia Services, Friendship Line, and Meal Deliveries. Three key programs that offer companionship, friendship, alleviate loneliness, and help the most vulnerable in our communities remain healthy and live longer.
The emcee for Institute on Aging’s Virtual Gala is Emmy Award-winning radio and TV host Liam Mayclem. Best known as “The Foodie Chap” celebrating San Francisco Bay Area culinary stars daily on #1 KCBS Radio and as the host of Eye on the Bay on CBS 5, Liam also has a weekly entertainment guide – “Liam’s List” – which airs Fridays on KPIX TV.
Contact us at:
415.750.4111 or 650.424.1411.
Our dedicated Client Services Specialists are ready to help.
If your plans allow, we’d love to see you at Heart of the Bay. But if not, your contribution of any amount is still greatly appreciated. On behalf of all who love IOA, your Heart of the Bay Auxiliary Board thanks you for your support.
To make an even larger impact, consider sponsoring Heart of the Bay to help aging adults
IOA would like to recognize Heart of the Bay sponsors.
Inger and Norbert Bischofberger
Lynn Brinton and Daniel Cohn
Ruth Ann Rosenberg
Karen and Andy Fisher
Susan Koret and Jack Holland
Dr. Warren Browner
Drs. Claire and James Davis
Marlene Litvak and Bruce Fisher
Jeannee and Dr. Michael Martin
Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center
Lynn Atshuler and Stanley Herzstein
Roxana and Daniel Blades
Linda Borick-Davidson and William Davidson
Meryl Brod and Len Weiss
City National Bank
Dana Corvin and Harris Weinberg
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Mimi and Peter Haas Fund
Courtney and Kit Rodgers
Audrey and Robert Sockolov
Fumi Tanaka and Aaron Cooperband
Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar and Dr. David Werdegar
Amy and Thomas Zellerbach
Marcia and John Goldman
Joanne and David Handy
Anne and John Hinton
Arlene and Stephan Krieger
Theresa Matacia and Patrick Scanlon
Lisa Stone Pritzker
Dr. Monique Schaulis and Matthew Werdegar
Roselyne C. Swig
Charlene and Sidney Tuchman
Janice Vorfeld and Jim Finn