Gala 2016: Celebrating 125 Years of Service to San Francisco Youth

Last Friday evening, a total of 850 BGCSF friends and supporters gathered at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco for our 2016 Annual Gala and After Party. This year’s theme, “Celebrating 125 years of service to San Francisco youth,” honored and celebrated Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s rich legacy and incredible contribution to San Francisco.

2016 Annual Gala

Our two youth emcees for the evening were Mission Clubhouse Youth of the Year Guadalupe Cabrera and Don Fisher Clubhouse Youth of the Year, Omar Flenoid, Jr.  The program also featured spoken word performances by Tenderloin Clubhouse alumna Precious Listana and Aeris Velasco, as well as Tenderloin Clubhouse member Katya R. The Citywide Youth of the Year Ebony Moody also delivered a touching speech to the crowd.

In addition to our youth speakers, Club alumn and Board member Fernando Aguilar provided remarks about the impact of the Club and Camp throughout his life. Club alumn and senior advisor to Mayor Ed Lee, Derick Brown, presented BGCSF with a plaque on behalf of all Club alumni.

Please check back soon for our special 125th anniversary video featured during our Gala program.

After Party Photos

2016 Annual Gala After Party

Giggle and Riot – Photobooth Slideshow

Sf_boys&girls from Giggle and Riot on Vimeo.

Thanks to Our Co-Chairs and Host Committee:

Gala Honorary Chairs: Mrs. John Callander, The Honorable Dianne Feinstein, Mrs. Donald Fisher

Gala Co-Chairs: Bob Emery, Rocky Fried, Steve Strandberg

After-Party Co-Chairs: Sam Fisher, RJ Halperin, Ali Lauer

Gala Host Committee: Brandon Boze, Bruce Callander, Clark Callander, Holly Depatie, Amanda Duckworth, Sam Fisher, RJ Halperin, Christine Lachman, Lucinda Lee Katz, Ali Lauer, Stephanie Mellin, Michael Neruda, Larry Nibbi, Cameron Phleger, Robin Sternberg, Ellyn Weisel

Special Thanks to Our Gala Sponsors & Donors:

gala2016sponsorsYouth Mentor
Dana & Bob Emery
Mrs. Donald Fisher
Diana & Steve Strandberg
Laurie & Jeff Ubben

Club Champion
Delores & Gary Arabian
Sapna & Brandon Boze
Suzy & David Cumming
Kate & Bill Duhamel
Laura & John Fisher
Randi & Bob Fisher
Guittard Chocolate Company
Ali & Rocky Fried
Macy’s
Angela Nomellini & Ken Olivier
Robert Smith
Elizabeth & Andrew Spokes
Susan & David Tunnell
TSSP

Club Visionary
Holly & Michael Depatie
Katherine & David deWilde

Club Guardian
Elizabeth & Clark Callander
The Capital Group Companies
Charitable Foundation
Sue & Todd Carter
Susan & Mitchell Cohen
Cathy & Sandy Dean
EY
The Bud Karp Irrevocable Trust
Kaiser Permanente
The Lalanne Family
Stephanie & Bill Mellin
Jessica & Jason Moment
Meridee Moore & Kevin King
TPG Global, LLC
Twitter, Inc.
Visa
Charlotte & Alan Waxman

Club Leader
Albany Road Real Estate Partners
Sejal Patel & Sanjay Banker
Jamie & Will Bartlett
Brunswick Group
Mrs. John Callander
California Pacific Orthopaedics and
Sports Medicine
Deloitte
JLL
LBA Realty
Hilary & Mark McInerney
Cameron Phleger & Michael Horwitz
RMW Architecture & Interior Design
Rosenberg Ach Foundation
San Francisco Celebration of
Black History Group
Ruth Ann & Lee Seward
Sports Basement
Diane B. Wilsey


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