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.
Stephanie Pugash and Anderson Pugash
YMCA Youth in Government Delegates with Greg Suhr and YMCA President and CEO Chuck Collins at Fire Up the Startups
Back (l to r): Charles LeBlanc-Waddell, Victoria Mills, Nasina Chambers, Jeff Lincoln, Greg Suhr, YMCA President & CEO Chuck Collins, Andi Brooker, Priyanki Vora; Front (l to r:) Yessenia Pozo, Ramon Gomez, Leslie Truong
Damian Oyobio, Erik Halaas
Tom Loeb, YMCA Board of Directors Chair Roxanne Richards, Deborah Loeb
Roselyne Swig and Adam Swig
Alex Tourk with San Francisco Chief of Police Greg Suhr
YMCA Board Member and President of Swirl, John Berg
Nick Heldfond, Margi Heldfond, Ned Topham
Mathew Goldman, Larry Colton, Jason Goldman
Photos by Drew Altizer Photography
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