34th Annual Gala Dinner & Casino Party


Thank You for an Amazing Gala!

Our 34th Annual Gala Dinner & Casino Party
Held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at The Fairmont San Francisco

It was an honor to celebrate the work and progress that you’re helping to make possible. We cannot wait to celebrate again, please Save the Date for October 3, 2015 for the 35th annual celebration.

2014 Gala Dinner & Casino Party Photo Gallery 

Your commitment and generosity have allowed Horizons to award grants totaling over $30 million, funding emerging nonprofits and anchor organizations that advocate for LGBT rights, serve LGBT youth and elders, ensure community health, and promote arts and culture. To our supporters and the many organizations that do phenomenal work, we say thank you!

Horizons Foundation Award Winners & Remarks

Executive Director’s Remarks: Roger Doughty

For the past twelve years, Roger Doughty has served as Horizons Foundation’s Executive Director. Hear his inspirational remarks about the progress of the movement, the work that still lies ahead, and Horizons’ vision for the future of the LGBT community.

2014 Corporate Champion Award remarks: AT&T

AT&T’s support of Horizons and other LGBT organizations span decades and many areas of work in our community. We are grateful for the example AT&T sets for other corporate neighbors to follow. We are honored to partner with AT&T and to present them with our 2014 Corporate Champion Award. 

2014 Leadership Award Winner remarks: Donna Sachet

Donna Sachet is a legendary performer, singer, writer, and community activist. Donna’s tireless commitment to making the world a better place and the breadth of her generosity has made her a true San Francisco icon. We are delighted to honor Donna Sachet with our 2014 Leadership Award.

We express a heartfelt thank you to our sponsors, honorees, gala co-chairs, honorary celebration committee, table captains, auction donors, and volunteers who made the 2014 gala possible.

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Many thanks to all the people who made this year’s Gala so amazing…

2014 Horizons Foundation Sponsors

Gala Co-Chairs

Rosío Alvarez, Irene White, Richard Davis, and Randolph Quebec

Celebration Committee

Rosío Alvarez & Juana María Rodrguez • Al Baum & Robert Holgate • Adam Berman & Alex Scotta • Tom Burke & Axel Brunger • Larry Colton & John McCoy • Pamela David & Cheryl Lazar • Richard T. Davis & William J. Lowell • Anne Sterling Dorman • Joel Evans & Ace St. George • Rob Evans & Terry Micheau • Erin Flynn & Chloe Atkins • Bob Fuller & Juan Mata • Margarita Gandia & Vivian Stephenson • Scott Hafner & Bill Glenn • Linda Harrison & Ellen Anderson • Frederick Hertz • Nicholas Hodges & Russell Brent • Darren Isom • Devesh Khatu • Bruce Kikuyama & Mark Smigelski • Deb Kinney • Audrey Koh, MD & Gaeta Bell • Lawrence R. Kolka & Ian J. MacWilliams • Hon. Mark Leno • John Clay Leonard • Jeff Lewy & Ed Eishen • Susan Lowenberg & Joyce Newstat • Kari Luna McVeigh & Cynthia Luna McVeigh • Ferolyn Powell • Randolph Quebec • Dan C. Quigley & Eric Emanuel • Michael Rabanal & Alfredo Victorio • Rachel J. Robasciotti & Angel Brunner • Linda Scaparotti • Lisa Schoonerman & Kelly Lake • Bev Scott & Courtney • Peter K. Scott • Randall A. Shields • Olga Talamante • Léonie Walker & Kate O’Hanlan, MD • Irene White

Table Captains

Rosío Alvarez & Juana María Rodrguez • Laura Bray & Cassandra Law • Jennifer De Vere Brody • Roger Doughty & Royce Lin • Scott Hafner & Bill Glenn • Jenna Heath & Dyan Miller • Nicholas Hodges & Russell Brent • HYPE – Horizons Young Professionals for Equality • Devesh Khatu • Audrey Koh, MD & Gaeta Bell • John Clay Leonard • John Osborn • Peter Philipp & Rick Holden • Ferolyn Powell • Kathleen Quenneville & Diane Allen • Dan C. Quigley & Eric Emanuel • Robasciotti & Associates, Inc. • HRC SF Bay Area • Donna Sachet • Bev Scott & Courtney • Rhonda Shiffman • Lia Shigemura & Helen Zia • Kim Smith & Stacey Diaz • Deb Stallings & Carol Whichard • Ace St. George & Joel Evans • Olga Talamante & Vola Ruben • Irene White

Auction Donors

A.C.T. • Alpha Omega Winery • B.R. Cohn Winery • California Academy of Sciences • Castello di Amorosa • Chanticleer • Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose • Chris Cheng • Coho Real Estate Group LLC • Cruisin the Castro Walking Tours • Dean Bellerby, Life & Career Coach • D&H Sustainable Jewelers • Elizabeth Hynes • Epi Center MedSpa • Far Niente • Eric Schumacher • Eureka Restaurant & Lounge • For Your Eyes Only • Frameline • GLBT Historical Society • Horizons Foundation Board of Directors • Hot Cookie 407 Castro Street • Jerry Tusan •  Jesse Freidin Photography • Joshua Ets-Hokin • La Mediterranee • Lark Creek Steak •Law Office of Linda M. Scaparotti • Louie’s Barber Shop • Mashka Jewelry • Michael Merrill Design Studio • Philippa Roberts •  Planet Granite • Raoul Martinez • Ratna Ling Retreat Center • RayCoach Executive Coaching • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! • Rive Nestor • Robert Morgan • Robledo Family Winery • San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus • Serpentine Restaurant • Squat & Gobble Café and Crepery • The Commonwealth Club of California • The Fairmont San Francisco • The Presidential Yacht • USS Potomac • Wolfe Video • Tom Burke • zindagi salon, Julian Contreraz


Thank you so much to all our guests at this year’s Gala!

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