Top Chefs Benefit Luncheon 2018 | Mission Dolores Academy

Mission Dolores Academy's
2018 Top Chefs Benefit Luncheon

Honoring our beloved Reverend Charles R. Gagan, S.J.
on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his Ordination to the priesthood


Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco

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You are invited to join us for Mission Dolores Academy's Top Chefs Benefit Luncheon. This year's luncheon is a very special occasion as we honor our beloved Fr. Charles Gagan, S.J. on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

The Top Chefs Benefit Luncheon is our main fundraising event, and crucial to the school's success. Last year, funds raised from the luncheon accounted for 61% of the school's development budget. This year's luncheon promises to be the best one yet, and we sincerely hope you can join Fr. Charlie and some of our wonderful students to celebrate this very special occasion.

We are pleased to announce our 2018 Top Chefs line up:

Gerald Hirigoyen - Piperade

Tanya Holland - Brown Sugar Kitchen

Mourad Lahlou - Mourad

Cyrille Pannier - The Four Seasons

Charles Phan - The Slanted Door

Craig Stoll - Delfina

If you have any questions about the event, please contact our Event Team at (415) 638 6213 or

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Magna Cum Laude


Joey Hardin

Millicent & Bob Lalanne

Joy & Thomas Mistele

Cristina & Robert Morris

Susan & Bill Oberndorf

Shea Homes


Angela & Chris Cohan

Joey & Bill Buckingham

Louise M.Davies Foundation

Dana & Bob Emery

Alicia & Philip Hammarskjold

Cecilia & James Herbert

Mary Lester

Joan & Bob McGrath

Maureen & Craig Sullivan


Sue & Todd Carter

Dignity Health

Margaret Mak & David Lichtman

Michele & Chris Meany

Janet & Clint Reilly

Yvonne & Angelo Sangiacomo Family


Bleu Blanc Rouge Foundation

Heidi Cortese

British Motor Car Distributors

Anne & Scott Davison

Sara Duryea*

Mary Jo & Dick Kovacevich

Becky & Bob Loback

Anna & Mason Morfit

Colleen & John Morrissey

Dona & Peter Newell

Karen & Joe Niehaus

Nonie Ramsay*

Diane B. Wilsey

Lisa & Todd Zabelle



Amber & Jerry Brooner

Mary & Jim Buckingham

Build Group

Albert Ceresa

Michael Conley**

Margie Ellis

Kate & David English

Nanette Gordon

Erica & Ken Gregory

Kate Kelly & Tom Klein

Denise LaPointe

Maura Markus

Sally & John McInerney

Carrick & Andrew McLaughlin

Ann Miller

Megin Scully & Reed Minuth

Sandy Otellini

Pacific Union Development Company

Joan Siboni

Jean, William and Victoria Terheyden

Mary & Joe Toboni

Liz & Greg Vaughan

Janice and Edward D. Wohlleb

Julie & Gregg Wurster


Ellen Adams***

Mary & Ted Arbuckle

Jeanne & William Barulich

Patricia & John Cahill

Catholic Charities

Katherine & Jeffrey Congdon

Mary & Lawrence Del Santo

Dominican Sisters of San Rafael

Kate & John Faust

Marie & Jack Fitzpatrick


Wynne & John Ford

Casey & Keith Giarman

Paddy Dailey Hayes & Richard Hayes

Jean MacCurdy & Bill Hogan

George & Brenda Jewett

Sally & Jim Klingbeil

Caroline & Angus Scott

Ann Shea

Kimberly Brandon & Timothy Alan Simon, Esq.

Sonoma Broadway Farms

Margie & John Taddeucci

Mary Ellen & John Zellerbach

95.7 The Game


2018 Top Chefs Luncheon Committee

Ellen Adams

Jerry Brooner

Bill Buckingham

Jan Buckley

Sue Carter

Angela Cohan

Kendel Qvale Duford

Sara Duryea

Margie Ellis

Dana Emery

Gianna Franco

Fr. Charles Gagan, S.J.

Stanlee Gatti

Keith Giarman

Brenda Jewett

Kate Kelly Klein

Millicent Lalanne

Carol Lerdal

Michele Meany

Anna Morfit

Bill Oberndorf

Susan Oberndorf

Leslie Podell

Sara Recktenwald

Maureen Sullivan


*In memory of Richard Damm

**In memory of Fr.Ed Murphy, S.J.

***In memory of Bill Adams