PHOTOGRAPHY DREW ALTIZER
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco welcomed over 200 guests to the Legion of Honor for the annual black-tie gala dinner event An Elegant Evening in the Court of Honor on December 13. Honorary gala chair Diane (Dede) Wilsey, and gala chairs Jack Calhoun, Lorna Meyer Calas, and Lisa Zanze led the event.
This annual fundraising event benefits essential funding for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and expands accessibility to all families at both the de Young and the Legion of Honor Museums.
One of San Francisco Bay Area’s leading philanthropist for arts, Dede Wilsey led a campaign which raised $208 million to repair the earthquake-damaged de Young Museum and contributed $10 million of her own funds to the donation which was one of the largest ever given to an American museum. She is also the donor of San Francisco Opera’s Opera on the Park free concert and Festival Napa Valley’s dance event.