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The Shanti Project’s 40th Annual ‘Compassion is Universal’ event drew support from more than 600 guests, raising over a half million dollars.
Shanti Co-chairs Ken Fulk and Bahya Oumlil-Murad

Shanti Co-chairs Ken Fulk and Bahya Oumlil-Murad

All photos by Drew Altizer Photography
On October 18, The Shanti Project celebrated its 40th Anniversary with the Compassion is Universal Dinner at the Fairmont Hotel, a sparkling evening co-chaired by Bahya Oumlil-Murad and Ken Fulk, which drew support from more than 600 guests.

Shanti CEO Kaushik Roy and The Honorable Willie Brown

Shanti CEO Kaushik Roy and The Honorable Willie Brown

Honorees Janice Mirikitani and Cecil Williams

Honorees Janice Mirikitani and Cecil Williams

Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani of Glide Memorial Church were honored this year with the Nancy Pelosi Lifetime Achievement Award from The Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr. The black-tie affair raised $510,000 to benefit Shanti’s mission of providing compassionate practical and emotional support to San Francisco’s most vulnerable individuals living with a life-threatening illness, such as HIV/AIDS and breast and gynecological cancers. Each year Shanti serves over 2,000 people with Breast Cancer or HIV/AIDS.

Senator Mark Leno, Joy Venturini Bianchi and Shane Hensinger

Senator Mark Leno, Joy Venturini Bianchi and Shane Hensinger

Edward Winger and Aubrey Brewster

Edward Winger and Aubrey Brewster

Victor Vargas and Barbara Klein

Victor Vargas and Barbara Klein

Sergey Sarapov and Clara Shayevich

Sergey Sarapov and Clara Shayevich