CuriOdyssey Gala

CuriOdyssey Gala

Let’s Soar

Thank you to the many supporters who joined us on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the home of Ann and Chris Aristides for our BIGGEST CuriOdyssey Gala yet! Generous donors helped us raise a record-breaking $220,000 toward our outreach programs the bring free and subsidized science education experiences to low-income schools and groups.

Click the link below and search ‘CuriOdyssey’ to see photos from the incredible evening:


More than 300 guests attended and enjoyed meeting CuriOdyssey animal ambassadors, exploring never-before-seen exhibit prototypes, and tasting gourmet hors d’oeuvres and cocktails before our exciting live auction and organic three-course dinner. The auction culminated in our most successful Fund-A-Need ever, raising $135,000 for our outreach programs!

Save the Date: October 14, 2017 for our next incredible CuriOdyssey Gala!

Thank you to our Gala Co-chairs, Gala commitee, and the many donors who helped make the CuriOdyssey Gala-Let’s Soar a terrific success!

CuriOdyssey Gala Co-chairs
Alicia Isero Hina Maheshwari Rita Walia


CuriOdyssey Gala Committee
Ann Aristides Ingrid Davis Sumati Patel-Pareek
Tina Ashmalla Amy Fenton Nicole Salama
Vera Cresson Nancy Heafy Tara Samuels
Susie Campbell Kathryn Hirsch Danielle Simon
Christina Carey Amy Jasmer Cinthia Simon
 Patricia Dassios Michelle Kezirian  Patrice Wilbur
 Christina Diercks  Cathy Krikorian Gerri Wong


Thank you to our Gala Sponsors:

Gordon Myers
Andrew and Elizabeth Spokes

Purple Emperor
Kerns Fine Jewelry
Michael S. Hensley Party Rental & Sales Co.
James and Amy Ramsey
The Shambarger Family

Red Admiral
Ann and Chris Aristides
CDS Interiors
Teri Kil and Trevor Watt
Knight Visions Production & Design
Blake and Cathy Krikorian
Matt and Anne Lynde
Jordan and Mick Murray/Nancy Spencer and W. Hardy Callcott
Gisela Paulsen and David McNinch
Sujata and Ryan Polley
Tara and Jeff Samuels
Patrice and Michael Wilbur

Painted Lady
Boston Private Bank & Trust Company
Mr. John Chen and Mrs. Cindy Sohn
John and Kelly Couch
Dr. Paul and Christina Diercks
Ed Stephens
Amy and Ric Fenton
Good & Fowler, LLP
Karl and Laura Hansen
Revelry Fitness & Activewear
Mitch and Beth Rosen
Constance Sevier
Gerri and Rich Wong

Mia and Matt Alioto
Tatyana and James Beldock
Steven and Lydia Bergman
David and Jennifer Bressie
Susie Campbell and John Sheputis
Christina Carey and Albert Caruana
Rosemary and Patrick Chiang
Meghan Crowell and Jason Trimborn
Matt and Erica Damelio
Patricia and Angelos Dassios
Mr. Phil Dur and Dr. Tina Clarke Dur
Robert and Carla Hoblit
Neil and Nanaka King
David and Lisa Mendell
Linda and Sterling Lanier
Holly and Mark Rockwood
Melodie and Ben Rubin
Bessie and Bill Seybold
Danielle and Gil Simon
Beth Springer and Paul Rosenblum




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Wine and cocktails sponsored by:

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Marci and Lou Palatella

For more information or questions contact Tavi Haberman, Development Manager, at or 650.340.7573