Haute Event: San Francisco Parks Trust Hosts Party for the Parks Charity Benefit

Bing Grossman, Myron Grossman

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, the San Francisco Parks Trust hosted a celebration to raise funds for the city’s parks and recreation programs at Golden Gate Park. Supporters and friends along with honorary co-chairs including The Honorable Gavin C. Newsom, Gina Moscone, and The Honorable Yasumasa Nagamine celebrated the event with a stroll through the Japanese Tea Garden, an Asian themed buffet catered by Chef Dan McCall and dancing featuring DJ Spider.

Founded in 1971 by developer and philanthropist Walter Shorenstein, San Francisco Parks Trust, formerly Friends of Recreation & Parks, began as a volunteer organization with the mission being to support area parks. With many of the organizations earliest endeavors still going strong, including Golden Gate Park Tours, the San Francisco Parks Trust continues to meet success.

The Party for the Park charity benefit boasted more than 725 guests including members of 20 first families. On this charitable evening, more than $400,000 was raised in support of San Francisco Park programs.

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