* Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination required to enter venue in accordance with CDC and San Francisco city guidance. *
Please join us at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco on April 30th!
Attire: Formal, Black Tie Optional, or International Attire
Each year dignitaries, donors, volunteers, family and friends from around the world attend our gala to recognize volunteers & supporters who have gone above & beyond in transforming the lives of children and communities impacted by cleft conditions.
Join us for a multi-course meal prepared by world-renowned and Michelin-recommended Executive Chef Adam Mali and his crew, along with free-flowing wine, fabulous raffle & auction prizes, exhilarating entertainment, dancing and a photo booth.
The night will begin with an array of passed appetizers, live music, and opening auction bids, then proceed into a program to honor the life-changing work of Alliance for Smiles and some of its most dedicated volunteers and donors.
It will culminate in live performances and dancing, with all proceeds going to support more surgeries, and the training and equipping of medical teams worldwide.
6:00 – 7:15 pm:
Silent Auction / Complimentary Wine / No Host Bar / Photo Booth
7:15 – 10:30 pm:
Dinner / Program / Dancing / International Dance Performance
Volunteer of the Year – Patricia LaRocco
Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Chih-Chen Fang
John Uth Memorial Award for Significant Financial Support – Linda Stewart & Doug Berry
Valet Parking at Hotel Nikko
Entrance: 180 Ellis Street
Compact Vehicles: $25.00 for first hour, $5.00 for every 30 minutes after.
Overnight parking with in and out privileges for standard size vehicles $65.00 dollars per night (taxes included) and $75.00 dollars per night for oversized vehicles (taxes included).
Mason O’Farrell Garage
Address: 325 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: (415) 673-6757
Distance to Hotel Nikko: 302 ft (1 min walk)
First Hour: $8
Every 30 Mins After: $4
24 Hour Rate: $35 (Max. Daily Rate)
Specials & Discounts:
Hotel Guest Special: $39 per day (Allows for In & Out Privileges)
Hilton Union Square Garage (Propark)
Address: 222 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone Number: (415) 771-1400
Distance to Hotel Nikko: 190 ft (1 min walk)
Customer-Mon-Sun-All day: $66.12 for 24 hours
Valet Customer-Mon-Sun-All day: $79.80 for 24 hours
Specials & Discounts:
$50.99 for 2 hours
*MUST RESERVE ONLINE. WOULD RECOMMEND CHECKING AVAILABILITY IN ADVANCE.*
We have discounted rates at Hotel Nikko and Handlery Union Square
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Address: 222 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: (415) 394-1111
Google Rating: 4.4 stars
Booking Link: https://book.passkey.com/gt/218446472?gtid=93c073a0e01965087d2a6656419b555d
Hotel Nikko San Francisco is offering rooms at $275 per night with a waived amenity fee for Deluxe or King Accommodations. The waived amenity fee includes: • Premium high-speed internet access in guest room and public areas • Unlimited access to a 10,000 square-foot full-service fitness center and glass-enclosed swimming pool • Two bottles of water daily • $10 nightly food & beverage credit at Anzu, Kanpai or Feinstein’s at the Nikko. (must be consumed on a daily basis and may not be rolled over the following day) • In-room welcome gift • Shopping discounts (available at the concierge desk). Read more about the hotel on their Website.
Handlery Union Square Hotel
Address: 351 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: (415) 781-7800
Distance to Hotel Nikko: 0.1-0.2 mi (3-4 min walk)
Google Rating: 4.0 stars
Booking Link: https://reservations.travelclick.com/98117?groupID=3442043
The Handlery Union Square Hotel is offering a discounted rate of $139 with complimentary parking. Guests can contact Laura Handlery (Director of Sales) at (415) 321-7567 or the hotel directly (contact information listed above) to make their reservations. Guests who call directly can say “Alliance for Smiles Gala” for the discounted room rates. Read more about the hotel on their Website.
Other hotels in the area:
Name: Hotel Fusion Name:
Address: 140 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: (415) 568-2525
Link to Website: https://hotelfusionsf.com/
Distance to Hotel Nikko: 200 ft (1 min walk) Distance to Hotel Nikko: 433 ft (2 min walk)
Google Rating: 3.8 stars Google Rating: 3.7 stars
Name: The Herbert Hotel
Address: 161 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: (415) 362-1600
Link to Website: https://www.theherberthotel.com/
Distance to Hotel Nikko: 433 ft (2 min walk)
Google Rating: 3.7 stars
Name: Villa Florence
Address: 225 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: (415) 397-7700
Link to Website: https://www.villaflorence.com
Distance to Hotel Nikko: 0.1 mi (2 min walk)
Google Rating: 3.6 stars
Name: Hotel Stratford
Address: 242 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: (415) 397-7080
Link to Website: https://www.hotelstratford.com/
Distance to Hotel Nikko: 0.1 mi (2 min walk)
Google Rating: 3.4 stars
Address: 222 Mason St. San Francisco, CA 94102
DRIVING SOUTH: From Downtown Sacramento, CA (86 mi – Approx. 1 hr 28 min)
1. Take I-80/San Francisco
2. Follow signs for US-50 W/I-80/San Francisco
3. Merge onto I-80BUS W/US-50 W
4. Continue onto I-80 W (76 mi)
5. Keep right to stay on I-80 W, follow signs for San Francisco (0.7 mi)
6. Keep left at the fork to stay on I-80 W (6.4 mi)
7. Take exit 2A on the LEFT for Fifth St (0.3 mi)
8. Use the RIGHT 2 lanes to turn RIGHT onto 5th St (0.6 mi)
9. Turn LEFT onto Ellis St (150 ft)
10. Destination will be on the RIGHT. The address is 222 Mason St.
DRIVING NORTH: From Downtown San Jose, CA (49 mi – Approx. 56 min)
1. Head SOUTHWEST on W San Fernando St. toward S Market St. (0.2 mi)
2. Turn LEFT onto S Almaden Blvd (0.1 mi)
3. Turn RIGHT onto Park Ave. (0.2 mi)
4. Turn RIGHT onto the CA-87 N ramp (0.2 mi)
5. Merge onto CA-87 N (3.5 mi)
6. Keep LEFT, follow signs for US 101 N/San Francisco (43 mi)
7. Use the 2nd from the RIGHT lane to keep RIGHT at the fork, continue on I-80 E and follow
signs for the Bay Bridge (0.5 mi)
8. Use the 2nd from the RIGHT lane to take Exit 1 for 7th St. (450 ft)
9. Keep LEFT at the fork, follow signs for 7th St. (300 ft)
10. Merge onto 7th St. (0.2 mi)
11. Turn RIGHT onto Folsom St. (0.3 mi)
12. Turn LEFT onto 5th St. (0.5 mi)
13. Turn LEFT onto Ellis St. (150 ft)
14. Destination will be on the RIGHT. The address is 222 Mason St.
DRIVING WEST: From Downtown Oakland, CA over the Bay Bridge (11 mi – Approx. 20 min)
1. Head SOUTHEAST on 13th St. toward Franklin St. (0.1 mi)
2. Turn RIGHT onto Webster St. (300 ft)
3. Turn RIGHT into 12th St. (0.5 mi)
4. Use the RIGHT 2 lanes to turn RIGHT onto the I-980 E ramp to CA-24 E (0.4 mi)
5. Merge onto I-980 E (0.5 mi)
6. Take the I-580 W exit toward San Francisco (0.3 mi)
7. Keep LEFT at the fork, follow signs for I-580 W/San Francisco/Macarthur Fwy (1.3 mi)
8. Take exit 19A on the LEFT for I-80 W toward San Francisco (0.8 mi)
9. Keep LEFT at the fork to stay on I-80 W (6.4 mi)
10. Take exit 2A on the LEFT for 5th St. (0.3 mi)
11. Use the RIGHT 2 lanes to turn RIGHT onto 5th St. (0.6 mi)
12. Turn LEFT onto Ellis St. (150 ft)
13. Destination will be on the RIGHT. The address is 222 Mason St.
Preview of Live Auction Items
$6000 Shopping Spree at McRoskey Mattress Company
Enjoy a $6,000 shopping spree at McRoskey Mattress Company, the Bay Area’s luxury sleep retailer. Enjoy the full McRoskey experience with caring and knowledgeable sleep specialists to help you discover your best sleep. McRoskey is a handmade mattress making firm founded in San Francisco by two brothers in October 1899! It has been trading continuously ever since, including during the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
Starting Bid: $2,400
One-week Beach-front Stay in the Dominican Republic
One week stay in a 2-bedroom (two queen beds), 2-bathroom beach front condo in the Dominican Republic. The condo has a terrific location on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, in Kite Beach, Cabarete. Kite Beach is best known as an international destination for kite-boarding.
Unit available for one week in December 2022 or April 2023, or another date by mutual agreement on or before June 30, 2023.
Starting Bid: $1,000
3-Night Stay at Marriott’s Timber Lodge in South Lake Tahoe
3 nights stay in a 2 bedroom villa at Marriott’s Timber Lodge in South Lake Tahoe. Immerse yourself in the quintessential Lake Tahoe lifestyle at this luxurious lodge, located in renowned Heavenly Village, South Lake Tahoe. This condo-style villa boasts a cozy fireplace, master suite, oversized soaking tub, a full kitchen, and washer/dryer. Lake Tahoe is gorgeous in any season!
Expires on December 31st, 2022
Starting Bid: $600
60 Minute Private Cello Concert by Andrés Vera
Enjoy a 60-minute interactive solo cello concert by master cellist Andrés David Vera in the comfort of your own home! This private concert is available for you and up to 10 friends in San Francisco; if outside of SF you must provide transportation. Andrés will perform works by J.S. Bach and compositions of his own; and he will even let you try out his cello.
Andrés is currently a member of the three-time Grammy nominated ensemble Quartet San Francisco.
Starting Bid: $800
2018 Opus One Wine, Signed by Dr. Chih-Chen Fang
You can own an autographed bottle of 2018 Opus One wine, donated by Desmond Fang, in honor of the career of his Dad, Dr. Chih-Chen Fang- this year’s recipient of Alliance for Smiles’ Lifetime Achievement Award – who taught him the values of hard work and giving back to society.
The bottle alone has a value of $370! Opus One is the dream of Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi. Opus One 2018 offers aromas of blackberry, cassis and black cherry and elegant notes of violets, white pepper and rose petals. Beautifully balanced, the smooth tannins and fresh acidity create a soft, creamy mouthfeel and a long persistent finish.
Starting Bid: $350
Preview of Select Silent Auction Items
You may want to check your calendars or reach out to friends and family with special interests!
VIP Package for Blended Festival in San Diego – October 8 & 9, 2022
2-night Stay at Marriott’s Timber Lodge in South Lake Tahoe – must be used by July 2022
Golf for 4 at Wolf Creek Resort in Mesquite, Nevada
Basketball Autographed by NBA Player Klay Thompson
Framed, Autographed Picture of MLB Pitcher Matt Cain
Skate Board, Hand crafted and Signed by Champion Skateboarder, Chico Brenes