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Join us for an Affair to Remember!

April 13, 2024 | 6-10pm
City Club of San Francisco                     
155 Sansome St 10th floor, San Francisco, CA
Merola returns to its treasured tradition of holding a black-tie benefit gala. We invite you to take the time to celebrate opera, Merola, and each other! While enjoying a magical evening of gourmet food, a beautiful San Francisco setting, and a special performance, you will feel great knowing that all proceeds of this special night benefit young artists and the future of opera.
The iconic City Club of San Francisco is a private club located on the top floors of a beautiful art deco building in the heart of the city. It boasts an original mural by Diego Rivera, sweeping views of the city, and beautiful art deco touches throughout. All provide an elegant setting for An Affair to Remember.
Please choose the sponsorship or attendance option that best fits your interests. Or purchase individual tickets!

Individual Tickets        

Purchase tickets online via the links below or call Jacob Zimmer at (415) 936-2311.
Standard Tickets: $500                                                                      
$350 is tax deductible per ticket.

  1 Standard Ticket $500 

  2 Standard Tickets $1,000 

  3 Standard Tickets $1,500 

  4 Standard Tickets $2,000 

Premium Tickets: $1,000                                                                      
Provides special program recognition.                                                                      
$850 is tax deductible per ticket. 

1 Premium Ticket $1,000

2 Premium Tickets $2,000

3 Premium Tickets $3,000

4 Premium Tickets $4,000

Sponsorship Options

Become a Sponsor online via the links below or call Nancy Petrisko at (301) 775-3235.

$5,000 ($4,700 is tax deductible)                                                                                
Two excellent seats                                                                                
Sponsor recognition at your table seating                                                                                
Special recognition on invitations, website, all printed event programs 

Champion $5,000

$10,000 ($8,500 is tax deductible)                                                                                                            
Superior Table for 10                                                                              
Sponsor recognition at your table seating                                                                                                              
Special recognition on invitations, website, all printed event programs 

 Benefactor $10,000

Sidecar Host Sponsor

$15,000 ($13,500 is tax deductible)                                                                                                           
Premier Table for 10                                                                                                             
Special recognition on invitations, website, all printed event programs                                                                                                              
Opportunity to name a cocktail

Sidecar Host Sponsor $15,000 
Impresario Concert Sponsor

$20,000 ($18,300 is tax deductible)                                                                                                           
Priority Table for 10                                                                                                             
Advance notice of vocal program                                                                                                            
Priority recognition on invitations, website, all printed event programs                                                                                                            
Free parking for you and your guests                                                                                                            
Dedicated song to person of your choice

Impresario Concert Sponsor $20,000 


Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors

Top Hat Grand Champion

Diane B. Wilsey

Sidecar Host

Janet Cluff


Robert H. Beadle  
William and Gretchen Kimball Fund  
Pali Wine Co.  
Amy Roth and Robert Epstein


Camille Chan  
George Crow  
Bernice Lindstrom  
Dr. Pamela Zell Rigg  
UBS Institutional Consulting  
Hon. James L. Warren

2024 Benefit Gala Committee

Robert H. Beadle, Event Chair 
Jennifer Brahm
Dr. James Cross
Sylvia Lindsey
Dr. Pamela Zell Rigg
Carol Weitz
Patrick Wilken