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GABA Gala 2019

January 25th, 2019


GABA California invites you to the annual Gala Event at the St. Francis Yacht Club on January 25th, 2019.

As a deeply-rooted community of German-American business professionals, we hope you will join us in celebrating our collective success in building a dynamic organization that unites the California Bay Area and German businesses. This gala celebration will acknowledge our achievements and pay tribute to our proud members. There is limited seating, please purchase your tickets soon.


Members: $165.00              Non-Members: $195.00

GABA Award of Excellence

We are proud to announce Thomas Südhof, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine,
as our 2019 GABA Award of Excellence Winner!

Thomas C. Südhof, M.D.

Thomas C. Südhof, M.D.

Avram Goldstein Chair, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Stanford University School of Medicine


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsor

Squire Patton Boggs


The tradition continues - we present GABA Gala 2019, an elegant evening at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco.

Our 200 Gala guests will experience a splendid dinner, live entertainment, and an award ceremony celebrating a distinguished German-American who has exhibited passion and excellence in business, technology and cultural exchange.
6:00 - 7:00 PMReception
7:00 - 7:10 PMWelcome Speeches by GABA Chair & Consul General Hans-Ulrich Südbeck
7:00 - 7:30 PM First Course
7:30 - 8:00 PMAward Ceremony & Presentation
8:00 - 8:30 PMMain Course
8:30 - 8:50 PMInterview with Award Winner
8:50 - 9:00 PMClosing Remarks
9:00 - 10:30 PMMingle at the Dessert Buffet accompanied by Live Music


St. Francis Yacht Club was founded in 1927 by a group of 21 San Francisco Yachtsmen with a vision of a club in the City. Ground was broken for the clubhouse that year, and events were held on members’ yachts until the club was formally opened in 1928.

St. Francis Yacht Club is a year-round host of over 40 regattas on San Francisco Bay, including the annual Big Boat Series each September. The Club was host to the 2000 US Olympic Sailing Trials, and continues to host World and National Championships.

Located directly on the shores of San Francisco Bay, StFYC boasts incredible panoramic views that span from the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz.

St. Francis Yacht Club 

99 Yacht Road
San Francisco, CA 94123

St Francis Yacht Club

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