City Youth Gala Raises $120K for San Francisco Youth

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City Youth Now (CYN), the first non-profit organization of its kind in the history of the United States juvenile court system, held their annual Spring Gala at the Bently Reserve.  Each year, City Youth Now continues to advance its mission of bridging the gap for youth in crisis.  This year’s gala event raised more than $120 thousand dollars to support San Francisco’s youth.

 We could not be more pleased with the outcome of this spectacular, sold out event, which raised a record amount to provide San Francisco’s youth with opportunities for the future to develop them into successful adults.

Guests enjoyed an oyster and martini bar by E & O Asian Kitchen and Chopin Vodka along with Cabernet drizzled filet. Wente Vineyards kept guest’s glasses full with delicious Morning Fog Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon as Radio DJ Paul Tonelli of 107.7.  The Bone took the microphone as the night’s emcee, raising funds for the personal development and health of San Francisco’s neediest children with an incredible array of live auction items. The sounds of local band, Pure Ecstasy serenaded the guests with beautiful soul music during dinner and drew everyone to the dance floor to dance to Motown and lively tunes through the rest of the evening.

San Francisco Chief of Police Greg Suhr utilized the gala as an opportunity to honor Kathleen and Anne Ryan for their faithful dedication to the lives of San Francisco’s children and support of City Youth Now for more than 40 years.  A proclamation from Mayor Edward Lee declared May 17th, Kathleen & Anne Ryan day in San Francisco and was presented to both women during the evening’s event. In addition, four academic scholarships were presented to foster children and probation youth who showcased extraordinary effort and dedication and are continuing on to college.

“We could not be more pleased with the outcome of this spectacular, sold out event, which raised a record amount to provide San Francisco’s youth with opportunities for the future to develop them into successful adults,” said Adriene Roche, CYN Board Vice President and Gala Chair.

City Youth Now supports youth in the San Francisco foster care and juvenile justice systems by providing funds for services and programs that promote stability and personal growth. Through CNY’s programs, many lives have changed for the better.

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