Under the Sea - 2016

Marin General Hospital Foundation’s annual black-tie gala, Under the Sea, was held on Saturday, May 14, 2016, in Corte Madera.

Banner that says Under the Sea

Marin General Hospital Foundation’s annual black-tie gala, Under the Sea, was held on Saturday, May 14, 2016, in an exquisite tented venue in Corte Madera. The event went swimmingly! Gala Chairs, Sally Shekou and Bob Herbst, together with 550 hospital supporters enjoyed an elegant dinner prepared by Taste Catering and danced to the music of two dueling DJ’s. Gross proceeds tallying over $700,000 were raised for the Braden Diabetes Center (BDC) at Marin General Hospital.

The evening included special acknowledgment of Bruce Braden, MGH Foundation Board Member, for his generosity and dedication to championing the very best diabetic care for our community. Linda Gaudiani, MD, Medical Director and co-founder of the Braden Diabetes Center was also honored for 30 years of dedicated service to her patients.

The Braden Diabetes Center provides the tools and techniques to help patients live a healthier life with diabetes. The program is structured to help patients understand diabetes, make healthy choices, and learn how to confidently manage their blood sugar in any situation. BDC provides outpatient care, self-management education programs, and support for those with a type 1 or type 2 diabetes diagnosis, gestational diabetes, or pre-diabetes. 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 rossij@maringeneral.org.  

2016 Gala Committee

Chairs: Sally Shekou and Robert Herbst
Honorary Chairs: Bruce Braden and Linda Gaudiani, MD
Members: Pat Abrams, Allie Davari, Susan Gilardi, Nancy and Skip Kniesche, Kiki Pescatello, Tucky Pogue, Andrea Schultz, Marcia Sperling, Mike and Sharon Stone




Bon Air Center Logo McCarthy Logo Violich Farms Logo

  • Reta A. Haynes
  • Barbara McCullough
  • Chara Schreyer and Gordon Freund


Cardiovascular Associates Logo CAIMA Logo CEP Logo

Ghilotti LogoMCC Logo MML Logo Meritage Logo

 Moss Adams LogoUnion Bank Logo Western Health Advantage Logo

  • Bruce Braden
  • Chamberlin Health Care Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Jerry Ganz
  • Dennis and Susan Gilardi
  • The Neerhout Family
  • Kiki Pescatello
  • Nancy and Richard Robbins
  • The Schultz Foundation
  • Sally Shekou and Robert Herbst


Gallo Winery Logo
  • Anonymous
  • Marie Boylan and Jeff Freedman
  • Fred Gellert Family Foundation
  • Herbst Foundation
  • Betsy and Ed McDermott
  • Heather Lupa and Karen Pell
  • Henry Timnick
  • Vocera Corporate Fund

Clover Stornetta Farms LogoCCS Logo 

James and Gable LogoJohnson Controls Logo

Kentfield Hospital LogoMarin Gastro Logo MEC LogoMinto Wilke Logo
Main Street Research LogoNorcal Ambulance LogoThe Tamalpais Logo
  • George and Sheila Bertram
  • Jeffrey Better
  • Penny and Shaun Del Grande
  • Jeri Dexter
  • Sharon A. Early
  • Joseph S. and Marilyn Louise Franzia
  • The Gambrinus Company
  • Marin Gastroenterology
  • The O'Hara Family
  • Maria Pitcairn
  • Tucky and John Pogue
  • Sue and Michael Schwartz
  • Douglas and Nancy Wolcott
  • Polly and Ward Wolff

 Table Hosts

  • Pat and Joe Abrams
  • Anesthesiology Consultants of Marin
  • Bank of Marin
  • Cornerstone Financial Services
  • Chris and Bob Feibusch
  • Marianne and Albert Figen Foundation
  • Gerlach, Kaufman & Otter Families
  • Hospice by the Bay
  • The Kniesche Family and 1099 D Street, LLC
  • Marin Hospitalist Medical Group
  • Marin Sanitary Service
  • Mt. Tam Orthopedics & Spine Center
  • Honey and Jed Nachman
  • Performance Contracting Inc.
  • Sirona Vascular Center
  • UNFI / Moresco Distribution Company
  • Dennis Whipp
  • The Honorable Roy Wonder and Barbara Ward Wonder
  • Young's Market Company

Beverage Sponsors

Mollie Stones Logo
Diageo Logo
AWS Logo Youngs Market Company Logo

Media Sponsors

Marin Independent Journal  Marin Magazine Logo

Business Journal LogoSan Francisco Business Times Logo

Coffee Sponsor

Travelin Joe Logo

Oyster Sponsor

Drakes Bay Logo

Jewelry Sponsor

JP Jewelry Logo

Stand-By Ambulance Sponsored By

Norcal Ambulance