All Stars Helping Kids: On March 30, All Stars Helping Kids and its supporters rocked out at the Crown Room of San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel with Darius Rucker, of Hootie & the Blowfish fame. The event, also featuring Ronnie Lott, was a benefit for All Stars and its new mission to break the cycle of poverty for children by seed-funding startup nonprofits.
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Inn at The Presidio ceremonies: On April 3, the Presidio Trust celebrated the official opening of Inn at The Presidio, the first hotel in San Francisco’s Presidio National Park. The event included a community party, ribbon-cutting and more than 300 guests. Hosts were Nancy Hellman Bechtle, chairwoman of the Presidio Trust board of directors; Craig Middleton, Presidio Trust executive director; Bruce Hraba, president of Waterford Hotels and Inns, which manages the inn; and Terry Haney, the inn’s general manager.