Join us for a night of celebration, inspiration and fundraising!
With decades of rehabilitation experience, we give our
pinniped pups expert care, guidance and a helping hand when they need it most. And we give our human pups, during their most impressionable
years, the chance to learn, love and be a friend to the ocean and its
inhabitants, for life.
"We all want the best for our pups – human and animal!"
VIP Boat Reception
VIP cocktail reception and wildlife tour of the San Francisco Bay aboard a private yacht.
Board at the Presidio Yacht Club pier, Horseshoe Cove, Fort Baker from 5:30 p.m. We will be leaving promptly at 6:00pm
(the pier is on the waterfront, opposite Cavallo Point; Shuttles provided from Cavallo Point to pier)
Wine & Hors D'oeuvres Reception
Mission Blue Chapel, Cavallo Point
Seated Dinner, Speakers & Fundraising
Mission Blue Lawn, Cavallo Point
10:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Dessert & Dancing
Mission Blue Chapel, Cavallo Point
Auction Packages & Fund-a-Need
Hawaiian Monk Seal Heaven
your yellow polka dot bikini and get ready for luxury! This tropical package includes
five nights in an ocean-view room at the extraordinary Four Seasons Resort at
Hualalai, in Kona, HI, courtesy of Four Seasons Resort at Hualalai. Best of all, you'll receive an
exclusive tour of the future home of The Marine Mammal Center’s Hawaiian monk seal
facility, Ke Kai Ola, led by a scientific member of the Hawaiian monk seal
Dates subject to
availability. Some blackout dates are
Package value: $10,000
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
seals? Love the Giants? Well then, this package is for you! Includes four lower
box seats to the Monday, June 17th Giants vs. Padres game! And two
of you will have the ride of your lives – with our favorite Seal-ebrity – Lou
Seal, the Giants’ mascot! If the game and the ride don’t offer enough memories,
you’ll also take home some special mementos: a Buster Posey autographed baseball,
an MVP bobble head and a 2012 World Champion Replica Ring!
Package Value: Priceless!
America’s Cup – on your own private yacht!!
afternoon of pure delight – you and 29 of your closest friends will board the
beautiful new Golden Gate Empress Yacht and set sail for the front lines of
America’s Cup. Enjoy delicious gourmet appetizers and bottomless cocktails
while cruising the Bay during this three hour excursion. Aboard the Empress Yacht
you’ll have prime viewing of the races, so bring you camera! You won’t want to
Date to be negotiated with Empress Yacht owners.
Package Value: $10,000 (minimum bid)
A Piece of Pop Culture History
you know that the Beatles loved marine mammals? Neither did we, but we couldn’t
pass up this offer, and you won’t want to either! Internationally acclaimed
photographer Harry Benson has captured the most iconic figures of our time,
from world leaders to the biggest celebrities. Add to your collection this 17”
x 22” Beatles print, complete with collectible book. Donated by his daughter,
Tessa Benson Tooley and her husband Tucker Tooley – two of our very committed
Hawaiian monk seal advocates!
Package Value: $5,000
This year, our Fund-A-Need is
dedicated to help support all things youth related - pups and children
alike! You can support our outstanding
education program for human children, OR those beautiful and hungry marine mammal
children - the pups. Both are critical
and both need extra support this year!
categories range from $100 to $10,000… so get your paddles ready and let’s make
2013 a banner year for our pups!
Click here for a PDF of the Auction items and Fund-a-Need.
Event Details & Parking
- Tickets: Regular Ticket - $350 per person / VIP Ticket - $500 per person VIP TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT!
- Sponsorship: Sponsorship packages start at $2,500 and VIP packages start at $5,000. For more information please contact Cheryl Reiss at Reissc@tmmc.org / 415-754-4052.
- Attire: Cool cocktail with a splash of ocean blue. (Flat footwear STRONGLY ADVISED to board yacht).
- Location: Cavallo Point: The Lodge at the Golden Gate, 601 Murray Circle, Fort Baker, Sausalito, CA 94965. Click here for directions and a map.
- Parking: FREE valet parking at Cavallo Point.
VIP Boat Reception Parking: Please park at Cavallo Point. The Empress yacht will be leaving the pier outside the Presidio Yacht Club at 6:00pm PROMPTLY. We will shuttle guests to the pier and back to Cavallo (it's a very short trip). However you can also park near to the pier.
- Presidio Yacht Club is located on the waterfront, Sommerville Road, Horseshoe Cove, Fort Baker, Sausalito. Click here for a map.
NOTE: There are various road construction projects in and around Sausalito. Please visit www.projectheadlands.gov for the latest information about possible traffic interruptions and give yourself plenty of time to get to the event on time.
Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support!
Become a 2013 Sponsor!
If you're interested in getting involved in our 2013 gala or want to find out more about becoming a Corporate Partner, please contact Cheryl Reiss at Reissc@tmmc.org / 415-754-4052. To review the 2013 Gala Sponsorship Pack, click here.
Honorary Gala Committee
||Pat Callahan* & David Dee
||Lee* & Peter Caraher
|Linda & Tim Curtis
|Betty* & Bill Hasler
||Beth Inadomi* & Tim Newell
||Karen Johnson-McKewan* & Tom McKewan
||Cinnie & Merrill L. Magowan*
|Cecily* & David Majerus
||Charlot & Gregory Malin
||Glen Mathison* & Zoel Fages
|Sunny & Mark McKee*
||Mary & Bill Poland
|Julie & Martin Richards*
||Roxanne & Bert Richards
||Honorable Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers & Matt Rogers*
|Carrie Schwab Pomerantz
||Carol & John Simon*
||Patti & Dave Stadlin
||Faye & Sandor Straus*
||Jean & Phil Warren*
|Lucinda & Ted Watson
|| Executive Director
Jeffrey R. Boehm, DVM