On Wednesday May 9th, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) celebrateed 31 years of providing hope and homes at its 31st Anniversary Dinner on in the Grand Ballroom at the Union Square Hilton.
The festive evening chaired by Fred Levin and Nancy Livingston featured cocktails, dinner, a heartwarming program emceed by ABC7 anchor Cheryl Jennings, dancing with live entertainment by the Robert Vickers Orchestra, a special rendition of “Happy Birthday” sung by a cast member of Beach Blanket Babylon and the annual presentation of theBrother Kelly Cullen Community Award.
Named for the late former TNDC Executive Director, the Brother Kelly Cullen Award is given to an individual who shows extraordinary community spirit and compassion in providing services to San Francisco’s poorest and neediest residents. This year, the Award went to Mimi Yee, the owner of the Manor House Restaurant, that serves up hundreds of affordable meals to Tenderloin residents six days a week.
Hundreds of supporters were on hand to toast TNDC’s long history of providing safe, affordable housing and support services for low-income people in San Francisco.
Notable guests included Nancy Hellman Bechtle, Nancy Blair, Betty Burnham, Marilyn and Michael Cabak, Paula and Bandel Carano, Carol and Lyman Casey, Frank Caufield, Laurel Elkjer and Peter Schmitz, Phyllis Friedman, Mimi Haas, Lyn and Harold Isbell, Lona Jupiter, Cathy and Jim Koshland, Susan Lowenberg and Joyce Newstat, Paulette Meyer and David Friedman, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Becca Prowda and Daniel Lurie, Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock, Frank Stein and Paul May, Radha Stern and Gary Maxworthy, Carry and John Thacher, Glady Thacher, Will Thacher, Michael Tilson Thomas Diane B. Wilsey.