On Wednesday at the Asian Art Museum opening gala, patrons celebrated the exhibit “Shanghai,” which honors the city’s rich history and diversity. Leading the festivities were museum director Jay Xu, dignitaries with connections to Shanghai and gala chairwoman Gorretti Lo Lui.
Valentine’s Day ball: Philanthropists Jillian Manus and Alan Salzman hosted 300 guests at their Atherton home for their fifth annual fundraiser gala, a black-tie event that raised $300,000 for the Stanford Cancer Center. Manus was eye-catching, dressed exactly like the vintage “Lisette” Barbie in her personal doll collection.
‘Women Who Could Be President’: Last week at San Francisco City Club, the League of Women Voters honored 2010 recipients of its award for community leaders: Lynn Bunim, executive director of external affairs for AT&T; Yolanda Jackson, deputy executive director of the Bar Association of San Francisco; Pamela Joyner, managing partner of Avid Partners; Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights; and Anne Wilson, CEO of the United Way of the Bay Area.