***RESCHEDULED due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.***
September 25, 2020
Saint Mary’s Cathedral Event Center
1111 Gough St., San Francisco
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
We celebrate those who are Gettin’ It Done — especially in these challenging times — and salute all who work together to bring our community vision of an affordable, healthy and prosperous San Francisco to equitable fruition.
Please note: Pending guidance from local and state officials, event details are subject to change.
Check out some highlights from our 30th Anniversary Gala, Power in Numbers, at the California Academy of Sciences!
The San Francisco Housing Development Corporation (SFHDC) fosters financial stability through the development of affordable housing, the facilitation of homeownership and the economic empowerment and revitalization of Bayview Hunters Point and other neighborhoods of Southeast San Francisco. The four core program areas offered at SFHDC work to ensure the betterment of the community and its members. These programs include housing development, financial empowerment, supportive services and economic development.
SFHDC was founded in 1988 by San Francisco residents who were interested in combating the widespread displacement of the ’60s and ’70s. Governmental agencies removed residents through ‘redevelopment programs’ that disproportionately affected African Americans and other people of color. Formed by African American community leaders, SFHDC continues to focus on serving people of color and the traditionally African American Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood.
Since 1988, SFHDC has built over 650 affordable homes in San Francisco, empowered thousands of people to set and attain financial goals, and assisted hundreds of families in the purchase of their first home. With nearly 1,000 new units in development and a burgeoning small sites initiative, hope springs economic opportunity for all San Francisco residents.
2020 Gala Honorees to be announced in early March.
Janice Mirikitani, co-founder of GLIDE Foundation
An American Sansei poet and activist, Janice co-founded the GLIDE Foundation in San Francisco along with her husband, Cecil Williams. GLIDE works with those in need, providing food, housing assistance, healthcare and family services. After two years of activism for Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, she became the program director in 1969. In 1982, she was chosen as the president of the Glide Foundation, where she was responsible for fundraising and budget oversight. In 2000, she was named the second poet laureate for the city of San Francisco. The California State Assembly has also named her Woman of the Year for the 17th Assembly District.
Abby Snay, CEO of JVS (Jewish Vocational Service)
Abby began her career with JVS in 1975 and served as Assistant Director before becoming Executive Director of JVS in 1984. Since then she has become JVS’s Chief Executive Officer, and under her leadership, the JVS budget has increased from $300,000 to close to $13 million, while the staff has grown from 15 to a team of almost 100. Abby is a board member and former chair of the National Skills Coalition, is a member of the OneCiti Forum, was appointed by Governor Brown to the California Workforce Investment Board and the State Rehabilitation Council and was appointed as the Workforce Representative of Mayor Lee’s Our Children, Our Families Council.
Dorris Vincent, community activist and longtime SFHDC Board member
Ms. Vincent has been an active member of the the Bayview community for over 35 years. She has a long history of community involvement including serving on the Bayview-Hunters Point Economic Development Task Force, Bayview-Hunters Point Citizen Patrol, Providence Baptist Church Food Program, Bayview Senior Brown Bag program and many more. She graduated from the Tuskegee Institute in 1950. Ms. Vincent still lives in Bayview with her husband. She has 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
With Music By:
Tammy Hall Trio
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