2019 Honorees

Please join the Yerba Buena Alliance in celebrating our 2019 Honorees.

Organizational Champion Award

Webcor

We recognize Webcor Builders for their role in in the creation and growth of Yerba Buena building some of the most iconic buildings in Yerba Buena: Four Seasons Private Residences at 706 Mission, St. Regis Museum Tower, W Hotel San Francisco, Intercontinental Hotel San Francisco, SFMOMA Expansion, Moscone Convention Center Expansion, Museum Parc, and One Hawthorne. Their many projects within the Yerba Buena District help to define the skyline creating spaces with the eye to innovative design, sustainability and the needs and vision of the community.

Unsung Hero Award

Michelle Delaney, 111 Minna Gallery

We honor Michelle Delaney for 25 years of creating community both as the Managing Partner of 111 Minna Gallery, her work on the YBCBD Board and her continuing support of many and varied nonprofits. With here vision, 111 Minna Gallery became a meeting place for local talent that included all types of artists, designers and musicians and would later grow to gain international acclaim among more underground and urban art scenes around the globe. Her philosophy is to create a positive, fun life experience for her staff, artists and public.

Guardian of the Gardens Award

SOUTH OF MARKET CHILD CARE, INC. (SOMACC)

Acknowledging SOMACC as a model for serving children, their families and the South of Market (SOMA) community by providing quality early childhood education and free comprehensive family support services in a safe and nurturing environment for almost 50 years. Since opening SOMACC expanded to include South of Market Family Resource Center, Judith Baker Child Development Center and soon the Transbay Development Center serving 130+ infants, children and hundreds of families of low-income, immigrant and homeless population.


2019 Honorary Committee

Rev. Roberto Andrey

Saint Patrick Church

Debroah Cullinan

Executive Director

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The Honorable London Breed

Mayor

San Francisco

Joe D'Alessandro

President & CEO

San Francisco Travel

The Honorable Willie L. Brown

Former Mayor

John Elberling

President

TODCO

Joe D'Alessandro

President & CEO

San Francisco Travel

Matt Haney

District 6 Supervisor

San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Messay Girma

Facility Manager

Fifth & Mission Parking Garage

Paige Scott

Manager

Yerba Buena Ice Skating & Bowling Center

Uli Bilke

President and CEO

San Francisco Travel

Lori Starr

Executive Director

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Messay Girma

Facility Manager

Fifth & Mission Parking Garage

Andrico Penwick

Director

San Francisco Department of Real Estate

Lynn Farzaroli

Board President

YBCBD

Scott Rowitz

Executive Director

Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy

Diane Feinstein

Senator

United States Senate

Carol M. Tang, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Children's Creativity Museum

Helen Sause

Retired

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency