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January 24, 2019

A Novel Night: A Benefit to Support Children's Literacy

Wednesday March 20, 2019 • 6 pm

The Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California Street, San Francisco, CA

About the event

Join us for an evening of literary fun – books, cocktails, food, and friends at our annual spring soirée, a benefit for Reading Partners San Francisco Bay Area. The funds raised through our generous event sponsors and guests will help us to serve 1,550 readers this school year.

Featuring a conversation about children’s literacy with:

Olympic Gold Medalist, Children’s Author, Philanthropist & Literacy Champion

Moderated by:

NBC Bay Area Anchor & Emmy-Award Winning Journalist

Auction item highlights

Dinner for 10 with chef Cal Peternell

You and nine of your friends will enjoy an incredible meal cooked in your home by Cal Peternell! Cal Peternell was the head chef of world-renowned restaurant Chez Panisse In Berkeley, CA for over 20 years and is a New York Times best selling author.

Up close and personal with the Golden State Warriors

Bring three of your best friends on an amazing behind-the-scenes tour of our Golden State Warriors. Before the game, enjoy passes to the brand new Chase Center, and an opportunity to watch courtside as our all-star heroes warm up in their pre-game shootaround. To commemorate your experience, you’ll receive an autographed basketball by the 2018-19 Warriors team. Thanks to our community partners – let’s go Warriors! Experience includes: four lower level tickets, one parking pass, behind-the-scenes tour, courtside pre-game shootaround viewing, one team autographed basketball.

Wine ring toss and instant cellar

Create an instant cellar at your house with this deluxe selection of 24+ premium California and imported wines. What better way to engage all of your senses than to have some Rose with your reading!

The Julia Morgan Ballroom

The Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange is the most coveted special event venue in San Francisco. An architectural masterpiece, The Ballroom combines a timeless Beaux-Arts interior with superior modern amenities.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors:

The Friedman Family

The Hartman Family

The Kupper Family

The Markov Family

The Slaughter Family

The Sverchek Family

  • Logo for Accelerate
  • Logo for Five Below
  • Logo for Hellman Foundation
  • Logo for Bezos Family Foundation
  • Logo for George Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Logo for Panda Cares
  • Logo for The Duke Endowment
  • Logo for Deerbrook Charitable Trust

Thanks to our partners

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