Join us for a night that you won’t soon forget all while helping to improve the lives of the estimated 30 million people in the United States living with liver disease.

Salute to Excellence Gala 2020

Celebrating 22 years, the Salute to Excellence Awards Gala will take place at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

This black-tie awards dinner salutes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the fields of biotechnology, medical innovation and philanthropy. Since 1990, Salute to Excellence has honored 55 individuals and raised more than $6 million to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

Attire is black tie optional or business attire.


Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Salute to Excellence Gala has been postponed until further notice.

Event Details

EVENT DATE: Postponed 
TIME: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
LOCATION: Fairmont Hotel
950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108


Meet our 2020 National Flavors LIVEr Champion

Molly was born December 30, 2009; she was a healthy baby. We were thrilled our gorgeous baby girl had finally arrived. Twenty-four hours after she was born, jaundice set in and our happiness turned to fear. While jaundice is fairly normal in newborns, Molly’s jaundice was serious and life-threatening. Overnight, we were thrown from a happy euphoria into a deep despair. Over the course of the next five weeks, Molly underwent a series of blood draws, scans and diagnostic testing. As each day passed, her skin turned more yellow, she stopped gaining weight and became very agitated. No one can imagine the fear that was living inside us.

After weeks of tests, we finally received a diagnosis… Biliary Atresia.

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