Seven high achievers on our radar, from Bay Area heavyweights to the next generation shaking things up
The Golden State Warriors hype man exudes positive and seemingly boundless energy (not unlike The Rock). Fourteen years ago, Finn became the team’s emcee—well before Steph Curry and Steve Kerr arrived on the scene to raise the game and make NBA history. Today, when he’s not working the crowd and cheering the players, including newly installed Warrior Kevin Durant, Finn moonlights as host at KOFY TV and energetic auctioneer. Can he get a whoop-whoop?
The force is most definitely with her. The Berkeley-born Lucasfilm president and keeper of the Star Wars brand scored another blockbuster when Rogue One hit theaters in December. The movie, a prequel starring Felicity Jones, collected more than $1 billion at the global box office. Later this year, the Kennedy-produced Star Wars: Episode VIII will premiere, bringing back Luke Skywalker himself. (All you Jedi knights have Kennedy to thank.)
The Giants Enterprises veep recently received the VIP invite to rival all VIP invites: A meeting with Pope Francis and about 150 other bigwigs in religion, sports and government for the Vatican’s first-ever Sport at the Service of Humanity Conference. “He challenged us to further explore the good that sport and faith can bring to our society,” says Revetria. “He also said that he would be following up and inviting us back to see how we have engaged our communities around this initiative.”
San Franciscan founded the EACH Foundation eight years ago as a self-funded, donor-advised fund at the San Francisco Foundation. In December, Shaw’s Four Charities Fundraiser raised more than $110,000 to benefit Habitat for Humanity, Save the Bay, Rocket Dog Rescue and Juma Ventures. The proud owner of two African Savannah cats, Maasai and Mara, is also president at the “finanthropic” firm Caritas Investment Advisors.
The Google CEO launched a $4 million immigration crisis fund following the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration. In a memo amid company-wide panic, Pichai, an immigrant from India, wrote, “It’s painful to see the personal cost of this executive order on our colleagues. We’ve always made our view on immigration issues known publicly and will continue to do so.” The money will flow to the ACLU, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, the International Rescue Committee and the UN Refugee Agency.
Shannon Bavaro and Peter Getty
Congrats to the newlyweds! These two married December 15 at their San Francisco home, surrounded by family and friends including Gordon and Ann Getty and U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi. Another high-ranking California Democrat, Senator Kamala Harris, officiated. Shannon, who wore Vera Wang, told Vogue: “I took a deep breath, and when I walked downstairs, I was so present and overcome with love. It was beautiful.”