On November 8, Interplast donors, volunteers and their guests gathered to celebrate Interplast's inaugural Transformations Gala. Held at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, the event hosted more than 400 guests and honored Ronald McDonalds House Charities (RMHC), McKesson and Dr.Shankar Man Rai, Interplast’s partner in Nepal, for their significant contributions to Interplast's work around the world.
After cocktails, the evening began with a special welcome message from acclaimed actress Natalie Portman. During the dinner, guests watched short videos about each honoree and learned more about their partnerships with Interplast over the years.
A live auction was also held, which included VIP tickets to the Sundance Film Festival, 2009 All Star Game tickets, a collection of rare wines and several unique experience packages among other items.
In total, the event raised more than $500,000!
All proceeds from the Gala will help Interplast grow its programs around the world, speeding access to reconstructive surgery for those who would otherwise have no access.
Interplast is thankful to its community for coming together in support of this event and excited to welcome newcomers to the Interplast family. We are proud of the work we have done over the past 39 years and look forward to expanding our reach to ever more patients in need. Our goal to Empower a Healthy World, One Child at a Time would not be possible without the active involvement of our volunteer and donor communities.
Please refer to links above to view some of the videos shown at the Gala, or visit our Gala website for pictures of the event.
If you were unable to attend but would like to donate, please do so on our donation page.