Salon Gala 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011 6:00pm to Saturday, April 28, 2012 9:00pm

Dinner Event Info

The IGS National Advisory Council will feature Judy Woodruff at its Salon Dinner on Thursday April 28, 2011 from 6 to 9 pm in the Julia Morgan Ballroom of the Mercantile Exchange Building (15th floor) in San Francisco. Judy Woodruff is a senior correspondent with PBS' The NewsHour.

Seating at the IGS Salon Dinner is limited. Please see below for further details. The dress code for this event is business casual. Tickets will be held at the registration table located at the entrance to the Ballroom for pickup on the day of the event beginning at 6 pm.

Of Special Note

Please join us in celebrating Chief Justice Ronald M. George (retired), recipient of the IGS Distinguished Service Award. Mr. George served as the Chief Justice on the California Supreme Court, 1996-2010.

Lisa M. Suennen ('86, '87 MA) will receive the IGS Outstanding Alumni Award. Ms. Suennen is Co-founder and Managing Member of Psilos Group, a health care venture capital firm.

Mr. George and Ms. Suennen will receive these awards during the Gala event.

Event is SOLD OUT

Ticket prices will be sold as the following (all tickets include cocktail reception, dinner, lecture, and complimentary valet parking):

  • Individual (general admission): $250 per guest
  • Blue sponsor (groups): $3,000 per table (10 seats)
  • Gold sponsor (corporate): $5,000 per table (10 seats)
All proceeds will go toward supporting student programs and activities at IGS. All tickets sold are considered tax deductible as allowable under federal and state laws.

6:00-6:45 pm - Cocktail reception (Daniel Burnham Bar & Lounge)

6:45-7:45 pm - Talk by Judy Woodruff, and Q&A

7:45-9:00 pm - Dinner and awards ceremony

Direct online ticket purchase by major credit card:

Purchase tickets here. When you fill out the secure online form, please include April 28 Fundraiser in the "Special Instructions for the Gift" field.

By mail:

Make checks payable to UC Regents and send to:

Friends of IGS
c/o 109 Moses Hall #2370
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2370

To order tickets, please contact:

Jessica Tilles
phone: (510) 643-9537
fax: (510) 642-3020
email: jtilles [at]

The Julia Morgan Ballroom is located at 465 California St. at Montgomery St. on the 15th floor of the Mercantile Exchange Building in San Francisco's Financial District.

This event was being generously underwritten by Bill and Patrice Bugelas-Brandt

See photos of the event.