City Youth Now held its annual Spring Gala at San Francisco’s Bently Reserve and raised nearly $120,000 for San Francisco’s at-risk youth. The star studded affair, entitled “A Night of Promise,” involved some of the most prolific names in the arts, business and politics including honorary event committee members Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Assistant United States Attorney Annemarie Conroy, Ron Conway and San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen.
The evening was held in honor of San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell for his dedication to the lives of San Francisco’s youth. Guests enjoyed cocktails and a silent auction upon arrival, followed a formal dinner and a live auction that included many special items such as the curated piece of art from internationally acclaimed artist, Ian Ross. During the course of the touching event, which was chaired by David Bloom, Courtney Horn, John Ring, Adriene Roche, Martina Sola, and Chief Greg Suhr of the San Francisco Police Department, academic scholarships were presented to foster children and probation youth who showed an extraordinary dedication to continue onto college. The evening closed on a fun-filled note with dancing and a late night whiskey bar.
Since 1950, CYN has supported youth in the San Francisco foster care and juvenile justice systems by providing funds for services and programs that promote stability and personal growth, and by addressing their direct needs and providing them with the services and skills and to become productive members of society. The funds raised from City Youth Now’s annual Spring Gala were essential in helping the organization to provide much-needed services to children within the community. “While our youth come from different communities, they all have one thing in common: each have endured trauma and hardship. Our goal is to provide support and opportunities they might not otherwise have, to give them the tools to develop into successful adults.”
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