Marin General Hospital Foundation’s annual black-tie gala, Under the Sea, was held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 in an exquisite tented venue in Corte Madera. The event went swimmingly! Gala Chairs, Sally Shekou and Bob Herbst, together with 550 hospital supporters enjoyed an elegant dinner prepared by Taste Catering and danced to the music of two dueling DJ’s. Gross proceeds tallying over $700,000 were raised for the Braden Diabetes Center (BDC) at Marin General Hospital.

The evening included special acknowledgement of Bruce Braden, MGH Foundation Board Member, for his generosity and dedication to championing the very best diabetic care for our community. Linda Gaudiani, MD, Medical Director and co-founder of the Braden Diabetes Center was also honored for 30 years of dedicated service to her patients.

The Braden Diabetes Center provides the tools and techniques to help patients live a healthier life with diabetes. The program is structured to help patients understand diabetes, make healthy choices, and learn how to confidently manage their blood sugar in any situation. BDC provides outpatient care, self-management education programs, and support for those with a type 1 or type 2 diabetes diagnosis, gestational diabetes, or pre-diabetes. We are so grateful for the support of our community!

Contact Us

For more information or questions about the Gala please contact Joann Rossi; 1-415-925-7416 or email  

2016 Gala Committee

Chairs: Sally Shekou and Robert Herbst
Honorary Chairs: Bruce Braden and Linda Gaudiani, MD
Members: Pat Abrams, Allie Davari, Susan Gilardi, Nancy and Skip Kniesche, Kiki Pescatello, Tucky Pogue, Andrea Schultz, Marcia Sperling, Mike and Sharon Stone




Reta A. Haynes
Barbara McCullough
Chara Schreyer and Gordon Freund



Bruce Braden
Chamberlin Health Care Consulting Group, Inc.
Jerry Ganz
Dennis and Susan Gilardi
The Neerhout Family
Kiki Pescatello
Nancy and Richard Robbins
The Schultz Foundation
Sally Shekou and Robert Herbst


Marie Boylan and Jeff Freedman
Fred Gellert Family Foundation
Herbst Foundation
Betsy and Ed McDermott
Heather Lupa and Karen Pell
Henry Timnick
Vocera Corporate Fund



George and Sheila Bertram
Jeffrey Better
Penny and Shaun Del Grande
Jeri Dexter
Sharon A. Early
Joseph S. and Marilyn Louise Franzia
The Gambrinus Company
Marin Gastroenterology
The O'Hara Family
Maria Pitcairn
Tucky and John Pogue
Sue and Michael Schwartz
Douglas and Nancy Wolcott
Polly and Ward Wolff

Table Hosts

Pat and Joe Abrams
Anesthesiology Consultants of Marin
Bank of Marin
Cornerstone Financial Services
Chris and Bob Feibusch
Marianne and Albert Figen Foundation
Gerlach, Kaufman & Otter Families
Hospice by the Bay
The Kniesche Family and 1099 D Street, LLC
Marin Hospitalist Medical Group

Marin Sanitary Service
Mt. Tam Orthopedics & Spine Center
Honey and Jed Nachman
Performance Contracting Inc.
Sirona Vascular Center
UNFI / Moresco Distribution Company
Dennis Whipp
The Honorable Roy Wonder and Barbara Ward Wonder
Young's Market Company

Beverage Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Coffee Sponsor

Oyster Sponsor

Jewelry Sponsor

Stand-By Ambulance Sponsored By