Sharon Stone-Hosted Hotbed Benefit Adds Roster of Star-Studded Talent Expected to Attend

Drever Family Foundation’s annual gala anticipating a-list guests including Frankie Grande

San Francisco, CA – June 1, 2016 – With the annual Hotbed Benefit less than a week away, The Drever Family Foundation is thrilled to make several exciting announcements about their annual gala. Guests will be gathering under the Big Top at the Drever family’s estate, Giardini del Paradiso, in Tiburon for the Cirque du Nuit (Night Circus)-themed evening. There are several confirmed celebrities that will be joining this year’s host, Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Sharon Stone.

American dancer, Broadway theatre actor, singer, producer, and TV host Franke Grande will star as the Cirque du Nuit Ringmaster. Gilles Marini, best known for his steamy appearance alongside Samantha Jones in Sex and the City: The Movie will be attending, in addition to the two time Emmy winning actress Sela Ward, who will next be seen as the President of the Unites States in the highly anticipated Summer movie, “Independence Day: Resurgence.”

There will also be incredible musical performances by American Idol alum Rayvon Owen and, returning for a third year, is the brilliant Victoria Noyes, who will be performing a special tribute on the Hotbed stage to Sharon and Kelly Stone, sisters behind the beneficiary of the evening: the incredible organization Planet Hope.

Hotbed has become known for its over-the-top red carpet fashion moments, as everyone will be watching with excitement to see what red carpet favorites wear including Joy Venturini Bianchi, Monaz Mehta and fashion designers Jake Wall and Blake Patterson, of JAKE, not to mention Sharon Stone.

 “We are especially excited about this year’s Hotbed Benefit,” said Galen Drever, Events Director for the Drever Family Foundation. “Sharon Stone will be returning as our host and auctioneer and we will be supporting her and her sister’s incredible foundation, Planet Hope. With an incredible group of notables and an evening full of thrilling surprises, and we look forward to giving our guests another unforgettable experiential event.”

Guests will be transported from the magnificent bayfront estate to the fictional 1920s French circus, Cirque du Nuit, for the evening, where they will explore the grounds and contemporary art gallery, enjoy a live auction by auctioneer Sharon Stone and fashion show by couturier Tony Ward, and after-party with live performances, all while enjoying bites and drinks by Patron and JCB.

The Hotbed Benefit will take place on June 4 at the Drever Family’s estate in Tiburon. Tickets and more information can be found at


For over 35 years, Jan and Maxwell Drever have put their energies into helping young people access the education they need to excel in life.  They have donated to schools, foundations and directly to families and students.  They established The Drever Family Foundation to enhance quality of life by supporting education for young adults and the public appreciation of art.  The Drever Family Foundation raises awareness and funds for Bay Area educational charities with its annual Hotbed event by giving emerging and established artists in various fields the unique opportunity to exhibit their work in a beautiful outdoor setting. To learn more, please visit



Founded in 1993 by sisters Kelly & Sharon Stone, Planet Hope is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides outreach and educational resources to homeless, abused, and terminally ill children. Planet Hope Programs include: Summer Camp, Food and Warmth Resources, Emergency Referral Programs and Hope for the Holidays. To learn more please visit


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