Hosting over 500 events in the past 18 years, Donovan has been the pioneer of San Francisco's "upscale nightlife" movement, bringing more innovative, more cultured, more classy events to San Francisco nightlife. The Donovan parties are synonymous with elegance, sophistication, wealth, and fashion with a famous reputation for having "The most beautiful, most glamorous people in Northern California".
Donovan's website www.DonovanSF.com is one of the highest trafficked nightlife community websites in Northern California with over a 50,000 mailing list and enormous loyal following of the most upscale, A-List, jet-setting, fashion-forward crowd. When people think of upscale events and fashion-forward culture in Northern California, they immediately think DonovanSF.com.
Donovan's promotional business generates millions of dollars a year for the city of San Francisco's local businesses such as restaurants, hotels, theaters, nightclubs, salons, retail stores, public transportation, and local government. Donovan events are hosted at San Francisco's most reputable and most prestigious venues: The Four Seasons, San Francisco City Hall, Bentley Reserve, U.S. Old Mint, Top of the Mark, the Fairmont Hotel, The Mark Hopkins Hotel, the Clift Hotel, the W Hotel, Julia Morgan Ballroom (Merchant Exchange Building), Regency Ballroom, Payne Mansion, Archbishop's Mansion, Sports Club LA (San Francisco), San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, Terra, Ozumo, Foreign Cinema, La Mar, Emporio Armani Caffè, 5a5 Steak Lounge, Orson, Park Chalet, Crystal Jade, Teatro Zinzanni, Ana Mandara, Yoshi's, Shangai 1930, Le Colonial, Sens, Jones, Hubert Keller's Burger Bar, Circolo, Monte Cristo, Sutra, Circa, Eastside West, Butterfly, Servino Ristorante (Tiburon), etc.
Donovan works with world-famous fashion brands Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Calvin Klein, BCBG, Saks Fifth Avenue, Marciano, Macy's, Bebe, Kenneth Cole, Diesel, Ted Baker, Armani Exchange, Benetton, French Connection, Sephora, Bare Escentuals, Shu Uemura, Vidal Sasson, Miss Sixty/Energie, and fashion magazines Vogue, GQ, Details, 7X7, San Francisco, SOMA, 944, Chic Metropolitan, and BAYFashion.
Donovan is famous for producing the most elaborate annual theme party traditions in San Francisco such as The Masquerade Ball: A Venetian Carnival Affair, The Haunted Ball Halloween Party, The Mad Hatter's: Alice in Wonderland Party, Little Black Dress Party, Drink for Pink: Breast Cancer Fundraiser, White Sands Day Party, and his Grand New Years' Eve Black-Tie Gala.
In 2008, Donovan launched Donovan Silicon Valley with the commitment to bring the class & sophistication of Donovan’s San Francisco events to Silicon Valley. Donovan Silicon Valley was an overnight success and has become the leading upscale nightlife promotions company of Silicon Valley, producing cocktail attire events in only the most affluent neighborhoods, such as downtown Saratoga at 2011 Michelin Star restaurant The Plumed Horse, downtown Los Gatos at Silicon Valley's most chic Hotel Los Gatos, 2011 Michelin Star restaurant Trevese, Hult's Restaurant, Katsu, South Bay's most prestigious Fairmont Hotel San Jose, and Santana Row's hippest, most popular restaurants Sino & Straits.
Donovan is also a major contributor to charity organizations such as Global Green, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Guardsmen, City of Dreams, American Nicaraguan Foundation, Destination Foundation and Little Kids Rock. Donovan provides promotional support to numerous other high profile San Francisco charity events such as Macy's "Passport", Global Green's "Gorgeous & Green", and The Junior League of San Francisco's Annual "Gala".