YMCA is Firing Up the Startups

John Berg, YMCA board member and president of Swirl

The YMCA of San Francisco recognizes that the Bay Area’s kids are our next big thing. Top investors including business leaders from PG&E, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Macquarie, Swirl and Roxanne and Albert Richards gathered for the YMCA’s third annual Y For Youth Luncheon: Fire Up the Startups, on March 7, 2014, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

Some 400 supporters attended, met some impressive kids and helped raise $500,000 to continue the programs that serve more than 10,000 youth daily in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties. The YMCA offers childcare, after-school programming, mentoring, sports and education programs focused on safety, relationship building, skill building, community involvement and meaningful youth participation.

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

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