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18th San Francisco Power of Choice Luncheon

Honorary Committee

Former Power of Choice Luncheon Speakers:

The Hon. Madeleine K. Albright, Former Secretary of State
Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, Authors
Dr. Donald Creevy, M.D., Bay Area OB/GYN
Ann Crittenden, Author
Walter Dellinger, Former Assistant Attorney General
Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, Actors
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
Dr. Janet Holmgren, Former President, Mills College
Carol Joffe, PhD, Professor of Sociology Emerita at the University of California, Davis
Nancy Keenan, Outgoing President, NARAL Pro-Choice America
Dr. David A. Kessler, Author, Former Dean, UCSF School of Medicine, Former FDA Commissioner
Kate Michelman, Former President, NARAL Pro-Choice America
Dee Dee Myers, Former Clinton White House Press Secretary
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
Anna Quindlen, Author
Jeff Sharlet, Author
Lateefah Simon, Director of the Rosenberg Foundation’s California’s Future Initiative
Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Katie Stack, 2010 Recipient of the Jan Yanehiro Speak Out for Choice Award
Jessica Valenti, Author, Journalist and Founder of
Dr. Susan Wicklund, Author, OB/GYN
Lizz Winstead, Co-Creator and Former Head Writer of "The Daily Show"
Jan Yanehiro, Broadcast Journalist

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013

Time: 11:30 a.m. Reception, 12:00 p.m. Luncheon

Location: The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, 950 Mason St., San Francisco

Event Co-Chairs:
Dagmar & Ray Dolby Family
Janie & Don Friend Family
Priscilla & Keith Geeslin Family
Nonie Greene & Todd Werby Family
Anette L. Harris & Marc Loupe Family
Pepper Jackson & Daphne Dickson Families
Jane & Doug Wolf Family

Event Founder: Dagmar Dolby

Leadership Council Chair: Nonie Greene

Join us for the 18th San Francisco Power of Choice Luncheon, which will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade—40 years of Choice!


Ilyse HogueKeynote Speaker
Ilyse Hogue

NARAL Pro-Choice America is excited to welcome Ilyse Hogue, as the new President of NARAL Pro- Choice America.

"I am absolutely thrilled to be given the honor of leading this great organization," Hogue said. "This is a critical moment to engage a new generation of young people in the conversation about what choice means in a modern age. We have a unique opportunity to ignite the pro-choice values most Americans share, solidify our longstanding pro-choice base, and expand its reach moving forward."

Hogue joins NARAL Pro-Choice America as the former senior advisor to Media Matters for America, the not-for-profit media accountability organization. She is also the former co-founder and co-director of Friends of Democracy Super PAC, a group that works to advance campaign finance reform, and the former director of political advocacy and communications for

Dianna Agron

Dianna Agron is one of the most versatile and sought after talented young actresses in Hollywood, who is best known for her role as Quinn Fabray on Fox's hit television series "Glee," for which she has been nominated for three Teen Choice Awards. She will next be seen in Luc Besson's "Malavita" opposite Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer. The film is scheduled for release this Fall.

She is also known for her break-out role in the film "I Am Number Four," and in 2010, she appeared in "Burlesque" which won a Golden Globe Award, and received two Grammy Nominations.

Dianna's additional film credits include "The Romantics," "Bold Native," "The Graduates," "Skid Marks," and "T.K.O." Her television credits include "Numb3rs," "Heroes," "Veronica Mars," "Shark," "Drake & Josh," and "CSI: NY."

Amy BrennemanSpeaker
Amy Brenneman

Amy Brenneman is an actress, producer and writer, who currently stars in the ABC Drama "Private Practice." Her TV credits include "Judging Amy," which she also created and produced, "NYPD Blue" and "Frasier." She can be seen in the upcoming film, "Look of Love" opposite Ed Harris, and she is also a founding member of the Cornerstone Theater Company, which specializes in site-specific original theater pieces centered on themes of social justice.

Amy is well-known for her political work and activism on behalf of organizations including NARAL Pro-Choice America, The Feminist Majority, Healthy Child/Healthy World, TASH, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, and more.

She earned a B.A. in Comparative Religion at Harvard University. She is married to film director Brad Silberling and has two children, Charlotte Tucker and Bodhi Russell.


Online registration is now closed. Please call 415.890.1020 for tickets or for more information.


Sponsor Table Reservation
$25,000* Choice Out Loud Table of 10
$20,000* Freedom Table of 10
$15,000* Leadership Table of 10
$10,000* Benefactor Table of 10
$5,000* Patron Table of 10
$3,000* Sponsor Table of 10

Sponsor Ticket Reservation
$5,000* Justice for All Ticket
$3,000* Freedom Ticket
$1,500* Leadership Ticket
$250  Junior Sponsor Ticket (under 35)

Ticket Reservation
$1,000 Justice Blackmum Ticket*
$500 Patron Ticket
$300  Individual Ticket
$50  Millennial Generation Ticket (under 30)

* All contributions of $1,000 or more include membership in NARAL Pro-Choice America's Justice Blackmun Society (members will receive regular up-to-date information on the "state of the state" reproductive rights), listing in NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Honor Roll, and will be acknowledged in the luncheon program.

Please direct any questions to Catherine Moore at or by calling 415.890.1020 ext 205.

Checks may be mailed to: NARAL Pro-Choice America; Power of Choice Office; 111 Pine Street, Suite 1500; San Francisco, CA 94111.

Please make your DONATION payable to NARAL Pro-Choice America, a 501(c)(4) organization or NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions or gifts to NARAL Pro-Choice America are not tax-deductible. No funds will be earmarked or reserved for any political purpose. The first $10 of your annual gift keeps your membership status active for an additional year. Contributions to NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation are tax-deductible, with the exception of the value of the benefits provided and the meal per person that you indicate will be attending the event.

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