70th Anniversary Annual Dinner




Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff and Duty Free Shoppers Group Founder Chuck Feeney were the guests of honor at the Bay Area Council’s 70th Anniversary Annual Dinner and 2015 Bay Area Business Hall of Fame gathering on Wednesday (Oct. 28) at The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins attended and delivered stirring remarks celebrating both Benioff and Feeney for their heroic philanthropic work and immense business accomplishments. Feeney is venerated in Ireland for his significant role in the peace process and his vast contributions to building the country’s higher education system.
President Higgins congratulated the Council on its 70th anniversary, praised the Council for its “generous spirit of community,” and remarked on the unique mission of the Council in convening business and civic leaders to improve the region’s quality of life. The President and Benioff both spoke passionately about the importance of the business community working to solve our social problems. To hear their full remarks, visit the links below.
Watch Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff Hall of Fame induction>>
Watch DFS Founder Chuck Feeney Hall of Fame induction>>
Watch President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins Annual Dinner remarks>>
Transcript of President Higgins’ remarks>>
Annual Dinner and Business Hall of Fame photos>>
If you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities for the 2016 Annual Dinner & Business Hall of Fame Awards, please contact Communications Manager Virginia Dawson or (415) 946-8716.

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