Join us for an amazing evening showcasing the Yerba Buena neighborhood’s best with exceptional food and drinks in this amazing venue with incredible views of the Gardens and City skyline. The event celebrates the creation of the Gardens, it’s community and our 2016 honorees: the Office of Community Investment Infrastructure (OCCI), Karen Carr, Manager of One Hawthorne Owner’s Association, and John Elberling , President of TODCO.
Proceeds from the Gala support the Alliance’s mission of neighborhood community building and promote the Yerba Buena Neighborhood recognized as a model across the country for its diversity and interweaving of uses.
Manager of One Hawthorne Owner’s Association and a founding and continuing Board Member of the Alliance. She is also the voice for the residents of the neighborhood ensuring that Yerba Buena remains one of the most sought-after places to live in San Francisco. Karen is recognized for her work establishing the condo communities St. Regis, Museum Parc and One Hawthorne in the Yerba Buena neighborhood, building strong ties between residents and the community.
We recognize the OCII, successor to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, for the creation and execution of the Gardens plan, and commend them for their commitment to keeping the integrity of the Yerba Buena neighborhood throughout its transformation into a vibrant neighborhood and self-sustaining independent community.
President of TODCO, is a long-time community advocate and staunch supporter of community engagement in the planning and development process of this neighborhood and the needs of seniors in the community, John Elberling is acknowledged for his contribution to the vision and the plan for Yerba Buena Gardens and his decades of civic engagement to make the neighborhood what it is today.
Alphabetically by Organization
|Supervisor Jane Kim||Supervisor, D6||City & County of San Francisco|
|The Honorable Edwin M. Lee||Mayor of San Francisco||City & County of San Francisco|
|Mara Rosales||Chairperson||Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure ("CCII")|
|Lori Starr||Executive Director||Contemporary Jewish Museum|
|Supervisor London Breed||President, Board of Supervisors||District 5 Board of Supervisors|
|Wade Rose||Vice President||External & Government Relations at Dignity Health|
|Juslyn Manalo||Community Engagement & Community Development||Forest City Enterprises|
|Matt Witte||Managing Partner||Marwit|
|Belva Davis||Journalist||Retired journalist and 2014 Unsung Hero Awardee|
|Joe D'Alessandro||President and CEO||San Francisco Travel|
|Maria Jenson||Community Relations Public Partnerships Manager||SFMOMA|
|Rev. Roberto Andrey||Pastor||St. Patrick Church|
|Toni Knorr||General Manager||St. Regis|
|Andy Kluger||Mexican Museum Board Chair||The Mexican Museum|
|Linda Harrison||Exec Director||The Museum of the African Diaspora|
|Nancy Pelosi||Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader.||United States Congress|
|The Honorable Willie L. Brown||Former Mayor||Willie Brown Institute|
|Deborah Cullinan||Executive Director||Yerba Buena Center for the Arts|
|Lance Burwell||Board Chair||Yerba Buena Community Benefit District & St. Regis Residences|
|Paige Scott||Manager||Yerba Buena Ice Skating & Bowling Center|
A sincere THANK YOU to our GALA SPONSORS for their support of the Gala and the Yerba Buena Alliance!