Saturday, April 18, 6pm

Cocktails | Dinner | Performance |
Live Art Auction | After Party


Supporting The Crucible’s Education Programs

Spend this special evening celebrating art, industry, community, and the creative fire! Join us in recognizing the innovation and vision of the evening’s honoree, Autodesk CEO Carl Bass.

In addition to a delectable dinner and a one-of-a-kind live art auction, guests will be treated to a world premiere performance by San Francisco’s Capacitor, an award-winning dance company that blends tradition with technology. Join Us!

Meet Carl Bass, our 2015 honoree

Carl BassCarl Bass is president and chief executive officer of Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. Bass co-founded Ithaca Software, which was acquired by Autodesk in 1993. Since joining the company, he has held several executive positions including chief technology officer and chief operations officer. Bass serves on the boards of directors of Autodesk, Quirky and E2open and on the board of trustees of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He is also a maker and spends his spare time building things—from chairs and tables to boats, and most recently, an electric go-kart. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cornell University.



This event is now SOLD OUT. If you would like to join a wait list in case of any cancellations, please call (510) 444-0919 x 119 or email Sheri Kuehl.

Soirée Gold Sponsor

Bain & Company

Soirée Silver Sponsors
and Host Committee

AB&I Foundry – Kevin Doran
Warren Breslau and Frances Hellman
James Madsen and Eddie Orton
NetTempo, Inc.
Renée Ventimiglia

Soirée Bronze Sponsors
and Host Committee

AB&I Recyclable Materials Department – James T. Ray
Lauren and Steve Adams
American Foundry Society – Northern California Chapter
CASS, Inc. – Official Metal Recycling Partner of The Crucible
Jeremy Crandell
Lori and Skip Fogarty
Ann and Shawn Fischer Hecht
Elizabeth Mumm Meier
Charles Olson and Yoko Watanabe
Pacific Pinball Museum
Leslie Pritchett
Schnitzer Steel Industries
David Shulman