Bombay Dreamy - 2015

Marin General Hospital Foundation’s annual black-tie gala, Bombay Dreamy, was held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in downtown Sausalito.

Gala Banner that says Bombay Dreamy

Bombay Dreamy, Marin General Hospital Foundation’s annual black-tie gala, was held on Saturday, May 16, 2015, in an exquisite tented venue in downtown Sausalito. Gala Chairs, Nancy and Skip Kniesche welcomed nearly 650 guests who enjoyed an elegant dinner prepared by McCall’s Catering and danced to the music of Mixx Company. Gross proceeds of approximately $830,000 were raised for Marin General Hospital’s Marin Cancer Institute.

The evening included special acknowledgment of Mike Stone and Joe Abrams, Capital Campaign Co-Chairs, who have stepped forward to lead our fundraising effort for a new hospital. Their leadership team, including Dr. Patrick Bennett; Lee Domanico, Chief Executive Officer; Sharon Early; Jon Friedenberg, Chief Administrative Officer; Susan Gilardi; Andrea Schultz; Dr. David Sperling; and Dr. Brian Strunk, was also honored for their dedication to meet new goals for Marin County.

Marin Cancer Institute is the North Bay’s premier destination for cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, with specialized expertise in many cancer types including breast, prostate, and colon. MCI’s comprehensive program integrates advanced treatments and technology with supportive services and holistic complementary care through our Center for Integrative Health & Wellness.

“To earn this Gold level designation is a testament to the outstanding care and teamwork by the staff and physicians at Marin Cancer Institute,” says Lloyd Miyawaki, MD, MPH. “It demonstrates that right here in Marin County, at Marin General Hospital, we are providing a level of care and expertise on par with that of the finest hospitals in the country.”

We are so grateful for the support of our community!

Contact Us

For more information or questions about the Gala please contact Joann Rossi; 1-415-925-7416 or email  

Gala Committee

Chairs: Nancy and Skip Kniesche
Steering Committee: Pat Abrams, Sharon Early, Susan Gilardi, Kiki Pescatello, Tucky Pogue, Andrea Schultz, Sally Shekou, Marcia Sperling, Mike Stone, Sharon Stone, June Strunk
Dinner Committee: Janell Ciatti, Diane Doodha, Wayne Kaleck, Jon Kragh, Marie Lyons, Darice O'Neill, Maria Pitcairn, Cathie Bennett Warner, Fran Zone


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  • Reta Haynes
  • Mike and Sharon Stone


Bon Air Center Logo Marin Cancer Care Logo McCarthy Logo
  • The Kniesche Family
  • Barbara McCullough
  • Violich Family Foundation


ACM Logo CAIMA Logo CEP Logo Med Assets Logo

Meritage Logo Moss Adams Logo Union Bank Logo Western Health Advantage Logo
  • Cardiovascular Associates of Marin
  • Chris and Bob Feibusch
  • Dennis and Susan Gilardi
  • Bob and Connie Peirce
  • Carolie (Kiki) Pescatello
  • Nancy and Rich Robbins
  • Stephanie and Mark Robinson
  • Sue and Michael Schwartz
  • The Schultz Foundation


AWS Logo Bank of Marin Logo Clover Stornetta Farm Logo E&J Gallo Winery Logo

FGFF Logo Kentfield Hospital Logo 
  • Anonymous
  • Frank M. Ewing Foundation, Inc.
  • Gruber Family Foundation
  • Herbst Foundation
  • John and Pamela Larson
  • Betsy and Ed McDermott
  • Honey and Jed Nachman
  • Darice and Jeffrey O'Neill
  • Joe and Heidi Shekou
  • Sharon Early - In memory of John Early and H.J. (Bill) Haynes
  • Jeffrey Freedman and Marie Boylan


Alaffia Logo Ghilotti Logo James and Gable
KCM Logo Main Street Research Logo The Tamalpais Logo
  • Sally Buehler
  • John and Pat Cahill
  • Lydia and Tony Cameron
  • Janell and Joe Ciatti
  • Joanne Dunn
  • Corinne Hedrick and Jim Bruner
  • Jeff and Phyllis Koblick
  • Jon and Hope Kragh
  • KC and Steve Lauck
  • Christine and Eric Lindner
  • Manus Family Foundation
  • Marin Gastroenterology
  • Derek and Nancy Parker
  • Maria Pitcairn
  • Tucky and John Pogue
  • Roxanne and Albert Richards
  • Michael and Lynn Smith
  • Henry Timnick
  • Cathie and Chris Warner
  • Jamie O'Hara and Cynthia Weldon
  • Douglas and Nancy Wolcott
  • Polly and Ward Wolff

Table Hosts

  • Joe and Pat Abrams
  • Cornerstone Financial Services
  • Jeri Dexter
  • Marianne and Albert Figen Foundation
  • Gerlach, Kaufman & Otter Families
  • Ghilotti Construction Co.
  • Hospice by the Bay
  • Tom and Marie Lyons
  • Marin Sanitary Service
  • Moresco Distributing Company
  • Mt. Tam Orthopedics & Spine Center
  • Kathryn Niggeman
  • Sirona Vascular Center
  • David and Marcia Sperling
  • Brian and June Strunk
  • Dennis Whipp
  • The Honorable Roy Wonder & Barbara Ward Wonder
  • Young's Market Company
  • Fran Zone

Benefactor Reception Sponsor

Northern Trust Logo

Beverage Sponsors

Mollie Stones Logo Diageo Logo Etoile Logo

Media Sponsors

Marin Independent Journal Logo Marin Magazine Logo Business Journal Logo Business Times

Coffee Sponsor

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Jewelry Sponsor

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Stand-By Ambulance Sponsored By

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