The Tipping Point


We’ve long been supporters of the Tipping Point for it’s unwavering efforts to fight poverty in the Bay Area. Their mission is undeniable, but they also happen to have a great logo, informative and inspiring infographics, a well-designed website, and, most importantly, a very powerful impact.

Last week, they stepped it up another notch with their annual fundraising gala. With the help of the ever-talented event planner Stanlee Gatti, the Tipping Point hosted 1,200 supporters at a dinner auction at Pier 48, at which they raised an unprecedented $12 million.

The theme was Bay Area Under Construction – only Stanlee could make a construction site look compelling and elegant. The hall was filled with orange glowing lights, the tables and chairs were draped in caution tape-trimmed custom fabric, and the signage was a fun combination of street signs and stencilled spray paint. It was a great reminder to everyone that, as a community, we were there to help build a better Bay Area.

Thanks to the entire Tipping Point community for inspiring us not only in design, but, more importantly, in giving.

Event Planner: Stanlee R. Gatti Designs
Caterer: Paula LeDuc
Photographer: Drew Altizer Photography