Dr. Richard Glogau and Ann Getty
For over 20 years Ann and Gordon Getty have hosted some of the most notable figures in the arts, politics, science and philanthropy at their beautiful Pacific Heights home. They’ve had Hollywood actors, European royalty, Nobel laureates, and just last year, Barack Obama. But just as important as the A-List events that they take part in are the smaller philanthropic and intellectual activities they support in the home.
In just the past month they’ve opened their doors for the two events documented below by photographer Drew Altizer. One involves teddy bears, and the other is concerned with nuclear bombs. If that doesn’t give you a sense of the wide range of issues concerning Mr. and Mrs. Getty we don’t know what will!
Gordon Getty, Pamela Baj Glogau, Dr. Richard Glogau, Kerri Walsh
The first event was the annual Snuggly Soiree, which raises awareness for the Glogau Teddy Bear Rescue Fund at UCSF Children’s Hospital.
Ed Conlon, Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis, Adorean Boleancu
The Glogau Teddy Bear Rescue Fund was established at UCSF Children’s Hospital by Dermatologist Dr. Richard Glogau and his wife, Pamela Baj Glogau, to provide support for pediatric patients and their families. UCSF Children’s Hospital cares for children from across the United States. This fund helps fill special needs that insurance and government funds cannot provide helping patients throughout critical hospitalization and long periods away from home. Funds are used for food, transportation, housing, medications, special medical equipment, interpreters, tutors, and amenities.
Caroline Funk and Elizabeth Funk
Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis and Markos Kounalakis
Dirk Ivory, Drake Ivory, Sheri Montgomery
Marissa Hill, Linda Hill and Michael Hill
Kathy Brady, David Carter and Lucas Carter
Denise Reyff, Isabella Ivory and Dirk Ivory
Jazmin Roper and Afsaneh Akhtari
Rosella Arnold, Piper Arnold and Todd Arnold
Billie Holmes and Alec Holmes
Roberta Steiner and Jason Farovitch
Paul Pelosi, Jr., Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Mayor Gavin Newsom
Justin Fichelson and musician Eion Harrington
Jeff Splitgerber and Natalia Charlton
Denise Bradley and Dr. Melina Jampolis
Marie Lehman, Nancy Lukkes, Alan Svensen, Corinne Saunders, Cati Gallardo
Karen Long and Dan Stubbs
John Rezai, Kate Rezai, Erik Larson, Jaqueline Jordan Rezai
Jeff Rubin, Nicole Fein, Max Gilman
Dede Wilsey, Kimberly Scurr, Mary Murphy
Anne Lawrence and John Rosin
Dr. Richard Glogau and Niquette Hunt
Sandy Roberts, Dana Bricca, Edie Kamler
Dr. David Laub and Bill Nolan
Margie Laub, Bill Nolan, Elaine Nolan
Connie Ho, M.D., Dan Browne, Sandy Katzman
Rosie Jue and Susan Jue
A few weeks after the Snuggly Soiree, Ann and Gordon Getty hosted a book reading from “Physics for Future Presidents,” by Richard A. Muller, a physicist from U. C. Berkeley.
The book tells you everything you will need to know about nuclear bombs, nuclear waste and radiation. It’s an eye-opening look at our new world of terrorist threats, anthrax attacks, radioactivity and nuclear madness.
Richard A. Muller and Ann Getty with guests
Photos: Drew Altizer
Jay Jeffers recently designed three of the 23 penthouses of the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe. The homes range from $1,250,000 to $4,500,000 in price.
Publication of Eric Cohler’s new book, “Cohler on Design,” was recently celebrated at Hudson Grace in San Francisco by Alison Pincus, Matt Cohler, Sabrina Buell, Allison Speer and their guests, including Dr. Priscilla Chan, Arielle Zuckerberg, Jeremy Stoppelman, Nirav Tolia, Trevor Traina and others.
Lynne Benioff, Gisel Kordestani, and Alison Pincus recently hosted a luncheon to honor Tatcha in its celebration of the Japanese Geisha’s timeless beauty secrets. Guests included Vanessa Getty, Lynn Jurich, Gina Pell, Diane Dorrans Saeks, Nina Stanford, and Allison Speer, among others.
Nespresso has opened their first large boutique in California, designed by Aldo Parisotto, and located in San Francisco’s Union Square.
Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people’s lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.