Project Homeless Connect and Simply the Basics present...
C O N S T E L L A T I O N S
Join PHC and SB in celebrating our new strategic partnership! Our two organizations - both committed to serving our neighbors experiencing homelessness and at risk of becoming homeless with compassion - bring you an evening of cocktails, dining, auctions, and performances. By attending Constellations, your donations go further than ever - all costs of the event have been split between the organizations. Attend one event with double the impact!
Simply the Basics: The Nation's first full-scale hygiene bank, Simply the Basics provides basic human needs to people and communities with dignity so that they can turn their focus to greater goals. With more than 50 partner organizations, 40 in the Bay Area, Simply the Basics has improved the physical health of the community, saved nonprofit partners time and resources, and created a community of wellness & compassion.
Project Homeless Connect: Collaborating with city agencies, businesses, nonprofits, and volunteers, PHC provides comprehensive holistic services, both at large-scale service events and through continued drop in care, for anyone that is experiencing homelessness, transitioning out of homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. The organization has two goals - to create a more compassionate city and to provide connections and resources that work toward an end to homelessness.
The evening will include:
VIP Cocktail reception with a Silent Auction of Bay Area experience packages
Sit down dinner at the iconic Julia Morgan Ballroom
Keynote speakers & Awards to community leaders
Project Homeless Connect & Simply the Basics are pleased to present a performance by pianist Curt Pajer and baritone Andrew Ross. In the spirit of community, connection, and coming together, the duo will perform a collection of modern Show Tunes and Classical Arias, a celebration and reflection of our community's core values: bringing together all members of our community, regardless of background, to empower and build a more compassionate San Francisco.
Curt Pajer is Musical & Managing Director of Opera at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he joined the faculty in 2010. In 2012 he also joined the music staff of the San Francisco Opera. Until 2011 he was head of the music staff at both Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Wexford Festival Opera in Ireland. Before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010 Pajer was based in New York City, where he worked as an assistant conductor at New York City Opera. He has also served on the music staffs of prestigious opera companies, orchestras and festivals, including Santa Fe Opera, Dallas Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, San Diego Opera, Opera Colorado, Prague National Theater, the Nissei Theater (Tokyo), New York Philharmonic, Bard SummerScape, Astoria Music Festival (Oregon), Palm Beach Opera, Toledo Opera and Baltimore Opera. In his role at the Conservatory, Pajer conducts all main stage productions, most recently: Suor Angelica, Le portrait de Manon (Massenet), Mavra (Stravinsky), The Rape of Lucretia, Glory Denied (Tom Cipullo), Postcard from Morocco, Trouble in Tahiti, Albert Herring, The Turn of the Screw, La tragédie de Carmen, and the west coast premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park. Upcoming: Bastianello (Musto) and the world premiere of the orchestrated version of William Bolcom’s Lucrezia.
Baritone Andrew Ross just completed his Post Graduate Diploma at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he already received his Masters in Vocal Performance. At the San Francisco Conservatory of Music he worked with voice teacher Cesar Ulloa, and vocal coach Kevin Korth. A Mississippi native, Andrew has had the honor of performing a wide range of roles in both opera and musical theater. Andrew has performed the roles of Older Thompson in Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied, Edmund in Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park, and Shrek in Shrek the Musical.
C O N S T E L L A T I O N S is a 21 and up event. Business formal attire requested.
A Special Thank You to our Sponsors!
GOLD Level Sponsors
SILVER Level Sponsors
Alok & Priya Gupta
BRONZE Level Sponsors
(To learn more about sponsoring, please contact us at Meghan.Freebeck@sfdph.org)