On Tuesday, February 7, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) named Esteffany Calderon of the Mission Clubhouse, as its 2012 Citywide Charles Schwab Youth of the Year. Congratulations, Esteffany!! The announcement was made during the organization’s fourth annual Charles Schwab Youth of the Year Luncheon held at the St. Francis Hotel. Esteffany was selected from among seven Youth of the Year finalists each representing their respective Clubhouses.
This year’s Youth of the Year finalists included: Sasha Newman, Camp Mendocino; Joseph Armijo, Columbia Park Clubhouse; Cecelia Luna, Excelsior Clubhouse; Antonio Sanchez, Treasure Island Clubhouse; Ivana Carol, Visitacion Valley Clubhouse; Jacquelyn Fuller, Willie Mays Clubhouse. Since the fall, these remarkable young people have been formally mentored by coaches and have participated in an intensive series of workshops and activities to better develop their public speaking and essay writing skills.
Congratulations to all eight finalists!
The luncheon was attended by nearly 600 guests, including government officials Mayor Ed Lee; District Supervisors Malia Cohen, Jane Kim, Carmen Chu and Christina Olague; Mirian Saez; Police Chief Greg Suhr; Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White; Commander Mikali Ali; plus many key corporate sponsors like Charles Schwab and Visa.
Special thanks to the following:
Event Chairs: Peter Crawford, Erin Hawthornthwaite, Stephanie Mellin & Steve Strandberg
Sponsors: Charles Schwab; Visa; Dana & Bob Emery; Diana & Steve Strandberg; Wetherby Asset Management; Advent Software, Inc.; Banneker Partners; Ernst & Young, LLP; Google; Hudson Pacific Properties; iShares; Stephanie & Bill Mellin; Microsoft; Wells Fargo; Cabouchon Properties, LLC; Cassidy Turley; Cathy & Sandy Dean; Rocky Fried; Guittard Chocolate Company; Jones Lang LaSalle; Keesal, Young & Logan; KPMG; Lautze & Lautze; Levi’s Kids; McKinsey & Company; Merlin Securities; Jessica & Jason Moment; Meridee Moore & Kevin King; Pircher, Nichols & Meeks; Plath & Company; Rocket Lawyer Inc.; RREEF Real Estate; Spencer Stuart; State Street Global Advisors; Strada Investment Group; Sweet & Baker Insurance Brokers; U.S. Bank.
Youth of the Year Judges: Katie Albright, Executive Director, SF Child Abuse Prevention Center; Mikali Ali, Commander, San Francisco Police Department; Sarah Duxbury, Reporter, San Francisco Business Times; Mirian Saez, Director of Island Operations, Treasure Island City and County of San Francisco; Doug Shoemaker, President, Mercy Housing; Jill Tucker, Reporter San Francisco Chronicle.
Read the full press release.