Transforming Lives and Community Together
Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Transforming Lives and Community Luncheon fundraiser that we enjoyed for many years has transitioned from an in-person event to a direct email appeal. We miss the warm in-person celebration, yet we’re still on the fence about bringing 250 people together in a ballroom setting. Until we’ve reimagined a celebration that feels safe for older adults, we will continue with a virtual fundraiser.
Thanks to your support, our members’ resilience, our volunteers’ empathy, and civic action, San Francisco Village is stronger than it was before the pandemic. Membership has grown by 35%, programs are delivered virtually as well as in small groups, and we’ve developed a mobile app for volunteers.
SFV is built on the principle that as humans, we need each other. That most certainly includes you. Simply put, your support allows us to scale the impact we have across generations, across San Francisco. Please take this opportunity to invest in our city’s older adults and our mission to operationalize love for elders in an ageist society by mobilizing the power of intergenerational relationships and mutual support.
From 2013 – 2019 San Francisco Village hosted the Transforming Lives and Community Luncheon, a celebration of aging and our annual signature fundraising event. The hallmark of the luncheon is an award to one or more persons in their 70’s or older who have made a profound impact on the lives of San Franciscans and beyond, and who exemplify what it means to age with continued meaning and purpose. Recipients may include politicians, civic leaders, artists, scientists, philanthropists and others who continue to transform lives and community into their older years.
Past Luncheon Honorees
2020 – Senator Dianne Feinstein and Reverend Dr. Amos C. Brown
2019 – Gretchen de Baubigny and John Dearman
2018 – Rita Semel and Mark Buell
2017 – Dagmar Dolby and Fran A. Streets
2016 – Lewis H. Butler and Louise Renne
2015 – Roselyne Swig and Toni Rembe
2014 – Belva Davis and Henry Safrit
2013 – Eva Auchincloss, Mary Moore Gaines and Glady Thacher
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