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20th Anniversary Night of Smiles Gala – May 4, 2024

May 4


Please join us on May 4th
at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco
for our 20th anniversary celebration!

Each year, a fantastic group of donors, volunteers, staff, and supporters gather to celebrate another year of changing children’s lives and improving the quality of healthcare around the world. We also use this opportunity to honor just a few of the people who have gone above and beyond to make that work possible. Our special 20th anniversary celebration will be an occasion to take the festivities to the next level!

Please join us for an elegant evening with a gourmet multi-course meal along with free-flowing wine, fabulous raffle & auction prizes, a photo booth, and dancing!

The night will begin with an array of passed appetizers, live music, and opening silent 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.

Please join us in congratulating our 2024 honorees!

  • Volunteer of the Year: Rochelle Stacks
  • Distinguished Service: Susan & John Dean
  • Children’s Champion: Dr. Karl Wustrack
  • International Legacy Partner: Rotary Club of Gulshan Lake City
  • Special Recognition: Rotary Club of Greene & Putnam Counties
  • Special Recognition: Rotary Club of San Francisco
  • 20 Years of Leadership: Anita Stangl & Jim Patrick

Our Special Guest Emcee, Chase Masterson!

Chase Masterson is best known for her 5-year breakout role as Leeta on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, along with reprising her role for four seasons in Star Trek Online and in the current season of Star Trek: Lower Decks. 

 After having completed four seasons as the title role in Big Finish’s Doctor Who spin-off, VIENNA, Chase is reprising that role, currently starring opposite Eric Roberts in The Master. 

Among a myriad of other roles, Chase has Guest-Starred on The Flash, hosted Sci-Fi Entertainment and starred opposite Bruce Campbell in Terminal Invasion for SyFy, played opposite Jerry O’Connell in Sliders; she has co-hosted NBC Sunday Night at the Movies with Ryan Seacrest and the renowned STARMUS Gala in Zurich, starring Queen’s Dr. Brian May and Hans Zimmer. Guest-Star credits include the Emmy-winning episode of ERPresidio Med, and a Recurring role on General Hospital. Feature film lead roles include Manipulated, Je Suis Auto, The Baby Pactand a mysterious jazz singer in eOne’s acclaimed sci-fi noir, Yesterday Was a Lie.

Chase was named in AOL’s 10 Sexiest Aliens on TV, Screen Rant’s 15 Most Stunning Aliens in Star Trek, Femme Fatales’ 50 Sexiest Women, Film Fetish’s Hot Leading Ladies of Film, and during the run of DS9, won the TV Guide Online readers’ poll for Favorite Sci-Fi Actress on TV. 

As a singer, Chase has headlined at venues as diverse as Universal City Walk in Los Angeles, the Voodoo Lounge in Las Vegas, and the historic Sofiensaal in Vienna, Austria. She is a recording artist with several CDs, including Thrill of the Chase, Ad Astra, Jazz Cocktail, and Rendezvous. Career highlights include working as Artist-In-Residence at the Museumsquartier in Vienna, Austria.

In 2013, Chase founded the The Heroic Journey Mental Health, a non-profit program for which she serves as CEO, working in 45 states to teach children crucial skills. Chase has produced two mental health comic books: Lights…Camera…Identity! Never Alone for LGBTQIA+ youth and SuperKids for hospitalized children. 

Chase has spoken at the United Nations, Google Headquarters, UNESCO, World Anti-Bullying Forum, International Bullying Prevention Association, FlashForward, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and TEDxVienna. She can be found @ChaseMasterson on Twitter & Facebook, and @ItsChaseMasterson on Instagram.

Chase is honored beyond words to be part of the community supporting the life-saving work of Alliance for Smiles.


Special Performance by Alliana Yang!

Alliana Lili Yang is a 13-year-old actor, dancer, and a classically trained vocalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Alliana has trained and performed with the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, A.C.T. San Francisco, and Broadway Sacramento. Over the years she has been involved in community theatre, festivals, and numerous benefit concerts and solo performances across the Bay Area’s premier venues. Alliana has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall three times and had her solo debut at the Walt Disney Concert Hall last summer. Last holiday season she sang at the St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City.

Alliana is an international multi-award winning vocalist, with invitations to perform in Rome, Vienna, and Paris. In the last three years, she has won 39 regional, national, and international vocal and talent competitions, with 69 category wins in all. Her most recent prestigious awards include Music International Grand Prix 2022 and World Classical Music Awards 2023. She was featured on KRON 4 LIVE! IN THE BAY and awarded a Certificate of Honor by the City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors for her outstanding cultural performance at the official 2023 celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, San Francisco City Hall. This academic year, she is the youngest college-curriculum student at The Juilliard School.

Schedule for the Evening

5:00 – 7:00 pm:
Opening Reception, Silent Auction
Complimentary Wine, Champagne, & Hors D’Oeuvres

7:00 – 10:00 pm:
Gourmet Multi-course Dinner
Awards Program, Special Performances
Raffle Winners, DJ, & Dancing

Photos From Last Year’s Gala


May 4


Hotel Nikko
222 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States