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