Celebrate with us!

Thursday - March 14th - 2024

5:00pm - VIP Reception
5:30pm - Doors open & Silent Art Auction
7:30pm - Dinner & Program

Dress Code: Cocktail Attire

Pier 27 - San Francisco

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Join us as we celebrate our collective strength and support a cause that touches lives across the Bay Area. Access Institute serves as San Francisco's mental health safety net, providing care to individuals of all ages, ensuring brighter and healthier futures. Your presence at Spectrum will make a meaningful difference, allowing us to extend our life-saving treatments to those who need them most.

Immerse Yourself in a Transformative Evening

Step into an evening of beauty and purpose on the stunning San Francisco waterfront. Join more than 300 passionate souls, including community members, visionary civic leaders, talented artists, dedicated mental health professionals, and esteemed guests, for an unforgettable experience.

Indulge Your Senses

Captivating Art: Immerse yourself in the magic of creativity as we showcase an outstanding collection of art from emerging and established artists. These visionary talents have generously donated their creations to uplift our cause. We are thrilled to have Stephanie Tuttle as this year's Art Curator.

Inspiring Honorees: Get inspired by witnessing the transformational work of our honorees whose passion and dedication sets an example for us all.

Live and Silent Auctions: Be part of the excitement as you bid on exclusive items that hold the power to change lives. From exquisite pieces of art to unique experiences, every bid contributes to our mission.

Fine Wine and Gourmet Delights: Savor fine wines and delectable gourmet cuisine, perfectly curated to complement this extraordinary evening.

Embrace the 2024 Event Theme

"Celebrating Our Collective Strength": Our event theme reflects the unity and strength that bind us together. Let's celebrate the unbreakable bond we share and our commitment to fostering psychological well-being for all.

Immerse yourself in our online art gallery HERE. Check back often, as new work is added weekly!

Spectrum Community Service Award: Samuel Tucker, M.D.


Access Institute is delighted to honor Dr. Samuel Tucker for his contributions to Access Institute and the mental health of the community. Over the past decade, Dr. Tucker has volunteered his time and expertise to Access Institute, providing compassionate psychiatric care to individuals who have nowhere else to turn. Beyond the care he provides to patients, he's a seasoned teacher to our trainees and a wise mentor to our staff. His service is a true inspiration to everyone who understands how a compassionate community of volunteers can make life-changing mental health care accessible to those in need.

"Working in a clinic like Access Institute is incredibly rewarding," Dr. Tucker says. "Psychiatry can be isolating, but being part of this community has kept me engaged in meaningful community work. It's a fantastic team, and working with trainees is a vital aspect of that. This place has cultivated a strong sense of community."

In his role, Dr. Tucker specializes in helping patients facing profound challenges, including depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He provides crucial support by ensuring patients receive the right medications and use them appropriately, guiding them toward stability and empowerment. His dedication is evident in the countless lives he's helped transform, enabling individuals to better cope with stressors and move forward in their lives.

Dr. Tucker commends Access Institute's excellence, noting, "Access Institute is truly remarkable; it thrives and attracts top-tier trainees. The commitment to community mental health among the staff here is unparalleled. Graduates of our training programs maintain a lasting connection, returning to contribute as teachers and supervisors. This unique dedication is both impressive and commendable."

We invite you to join us at Spectrum as we honor Dr. Tucker with a well-deserved award for his exceptional service to the community. 

Spectrum Emcee: Mark Lukach

Mark Lukach is a teacher and freelance writer. He is the author of the international bestselling memoir My Lovely Wife in The Psych Ward. His work has been published in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, Wired, and other publications. He is currently the Ninth Grade Dean at The Athenian School, where he also teaches history. He lives with his wife, Giulia, and their son in the San Francisco Bay area.

My Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward is the product of 5 years of Mark writing about how mental illness redefined his young marriage to Giulia, and ultimately affirmed the power of love.

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Guardian Level

Chevron Corporation

Ellen Koskinas and Charles Hauck

Kari and Chad Lester

Kellogg Foundation

Laila and Hunter Dreidame

Laura Powell and Charles Byce

Stephanie and Chris Young

Hope Level


Armour Architecture

Connie Cormier

Christine Lin and Ankur Pansari

Dr. Jennifer Fitch and Patrick McNerney

Mark Grace

Harriet Wolfe and Gilbert Kliman

Therapeutic Level

Lisa Bialy and Frederick Winston

George Brayer

Courtney Dallaire

Douglas Denton

Gary Grossman

Julie Henderson and Thomas Willis

Dvora Honigstein

Ellen Klutznick

Bart Magee and Brian Anderson

Sherry McVickar

Maureen Murphy and Joel Fruchtman

Kevin Peters

Olson Remcho

Susan Sachs

Paula Williams

Hosted By

Access Institute for Psychological Services
Questions? Contact Bart Magee, Founder & Executive Director

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