Cantor Arts Center's Signature Fundraiser

Rodin By Moonlight

October 1, 2011

STANFORD, Calif. — “Rodin By Moonlight,” the much acclaimed biennial fundraiser for the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, will be held this year on Saturday evening, Oct. 1, 2011. This intimate and exclusive event, which is limited to 400 guests, will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails in the museum, including a preview viewing of the exhibition “Rodin and America: Influence and Adaptation 1876-1936,” followed by fine dining in the world-renowned Rodin sculpture garden. The evening continues with dancing to the eclectic sounds of David Martin’s House Party.

This elegant event was named “Best Black-Tie Event in the Bay Area” and “one of the decade’s most memorable parties” by the San Francisco Chronicle. A fine dining experience will be created exclusively for Rodin by Moonlight by master chef Mark Sullivan of Spruce restaurant, working with Paula LeDuc Fine Catering.

This year’s Honorary Chairs for Rodin by Moonlight are Shirley and Duncan Matteson and Melissa and Jim Badger. Presenting Sponsor this year is the Koret Foundation, and the guest list includes a group of distinguished individuals. Guests in previous years have included Nobel Laureate Paul Berg, former Secretary of State George Shultz, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo.
Proceeds benefit the Cantor Arts Center’s educational programs and exhibitions and help the Center to remain admission-free. For information about Rodin by Moonlight, call 650-736-1667 or visit

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For information regarding Rodin by Moonlight 2011, please contact the Center at 650-736-1667