Spotlight 2019
Oct 12 - San Francisco
Spotlight 2019
Oct 12 - San Francisco

Save the Date! Spotlight is happening on October 12, 2019

Spotlight is an MIT tradition that combines a gala sit-down dinner with a presentation from a distinguished MIT alum, or member of the MIT community, who has truly embodied the MIT spirit “Mens et Manus” and made unparalleled contributions to make a Better World.

Spotlight 2019 award will be presented to Patrick Collison, Founder & CEO of Stripe.

In 2019, Spotlight just gets bigger, better, and more fun. Polish your brass rats and join us a memorable evening.

More details to follow.

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Date and Time
Saturday, October 12, 2019
05:30 PM - 11:59 PM PT
Add to Calendar 10/12/2019 05:30 PM 10/12/2019 11:59 PM PKT Spotlight 2019 For details, click here: 600 Stockton St.

05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Dinner & Keynote Speaker
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Dessert Reception & Entertainment
09:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Ritz Carlton San Francisco
600 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA, 94108
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Primary Contact
Anjuli Mehrotra '99

Secondary Contact
Phatty Arbuckle SM '15

Spotlight Honoree

Patrick Collison is the CEO of Stripe, an online payment processing platform, which he co-founded back in 2010. Stripe is a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for every size of business – from new startups to public companies – empowering millions of the world’s most innovative companies to scale faster and more efficiently by using software to help transform how modern businesses are built and run.

Patrick Collison

Founder &amp CEO


5:30 – 7:00 pm


  • General Reception

    The General Reception with a no-host cocktail bar and hors d’oeuvres will be held in the Hotel Lounge.

    VIP Reception
    The VIP reception, available starting at $129 per person, will be held in the intimate VIP room and provide an opportunity to meet with Patrick personally. It will include an open bar and gourmet hors d’oeuvres. Registrations will be limited to 75 people.

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Dinner & Keynote Speaker

  • The sit-down dinner in the ballroom will include wine, salad and a choice of 4 entrees – chicken, fish, beef or vegetarian. Please choose your entrée during registration.  An in-depth Q&A session is planned, so please ask questions when registering.

9:00 – midnight

Dessert Reception & Entertainment

  • Still more fun and excitement to go! We’ll have plenty of entertainment options in the ballroom and adjacent rooms.  Stick around after the talk and enjoy the games with your friends.

Other Details

  • Parking

    Valet parking at the hotel – $35.   Nearby Parking Garages available

  • Dress Code:

    Formal dress is recommended (but optional) – suits or tuxedos for the men and cocktail dresses for the women. This is a special occasion, so why not dress up?

  • Tax Deductions

    Contributions to MIT Club of Northern California, a registered 501 (C) (3) tax-exempt organization, are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. MIT Club of Northern California Tax ID# 94-2521297.Since we are a non-profit, you can deduct the non-cost value of each ticket you buy. Check the following table for how much you can deduct from taxes.

  • Tickets Policy
    • Tickets are non-refundable
    • Tickets can be transferred up until three weeks prior
    • The ticket can only be used by the ticket holder
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