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Marin social scene: Whistlestop, The Marin Center for Independent Living and Sunny Hills Services

Marin social scene: Whistlestop, The Marin Center for Independent Living and Sunny Hills ServicesWhistlestop raised more than $267,000 during its Whistlestock benefit concert at Fairgrounds Island at the Marin Center in San Rafael. The event was attended by 1,000 people, including Bill Tichy, Dennis Ryan and Jeri Dexter, all of Greenbrae; Patty Garbarino, Joe O’Hehir and Joanne Vincent, all of San Rafael; Dennis and Susan Gilardi, of Larkspur; Molly Hines, of Tiburon, and Peter Rubens, of Novato.

The Marin Center for Independent Living raised about $450,000 at its Angels by the Bay fundraiser at the Meadow Club in Fairfax. The event — which also raised money for fire victims — was attended by 220 people, including Debra McDaniels, of Tiburon; Linda Kerslake, Rosie and Megan Feeney, Mary Lou Maddison and Joe Kelly, Michael Pritchard and Richard Cons, all of San Rafael; Kathleen and Keith Woodcock and Patricia and Jim Lazor, all of Greenbrae; Isobel Wiener, of Ross; and Patrick and Soraya Aughney and Lori and David Garcia, all of Novato.

Sunny Hills Services raised more than $170,000 at its Reach for the Stars gala fundraiser at a residence in San Rafael. The event was attended by 200 people, including Mike Higgins, of Fairfax; Mary Denton, of Larkspur; Shelley and Jay Cahan, of Ross; Kristen D’Offay, of Kentfield; and Terry Sarni, Chris and Julie Dolan and Laura and Brian McLeran, all of San Rafael.

If you have news about the fundraising and benefit scene in Marin County or about an event that just took place, email calendar@marinij.com. Please send high-resolution (300 dpi, 2 MB) JPG photos no later than 9 a.m. on the Monday immediately following your event. Please identify the names and towns of everyone in each photo (from left), and give us a photo credit for the photographer. Please tell us how much money your organization raised and how many people attended your event.

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