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HUCKLEBERRY YOUTH PROGRAMS

ANNIVERSARY

GALA PROGRAM THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30 6:00 TO 9:30 PM FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SAN FRANCISCO


BRUCE FISHER COMMUNITY PARTNER AWARD HONOREE Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr. Two-term Mayor of San Francisco, legendary Speaker of the California State Assembly, and widely regarded as the most influential African-American politician of the late twentieth century, Willie L. Brown, Jr., has been at the center of California politics, government, and civic life for an astonishing four decades. His career spans the American Presidency from Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush, and he’s worked with every California Governor from Pat Brown to Arnold Schwarzenegger. From civil rights to education reform, tax policy, economic development, health care, international trade, domestic partnerships, and affirmative action, he’s left his imprimatur on every aspect of politics and public policy in the Golden State. As Mayor of California’s most cosmopolitan city, he refurbished and rebuilt the nation’s busiest transit system, pioneered the use of bond measures to build affordable housing, created a model juvenile justice system, and paved the way for a second campus of the University of California, San Francisco, to serve as the anchor of a new development that will position the City as a center for the burgeoning field of biotechnology. Today, he heads the Willie L. Brown, Jr., Institute on Politics and Public Service, where this acknowledged master of the art of politics shares his knowledge and skills with a new generation of California leaders. Mr. Brown has been a proponent of Huckleberry’s programs since “Huckleberry’s for Runaways” opened its doors. In 1967, when a 15-year-old stayed at Huckleberry overnight without parental permission, police intervened. Clients were charged with, “Being without Parental Supervision” and staff with, “Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.” Support from both the community and the Glide Foundation secured Mr. Brown’s services to defend Huckleberry, and clients and staff were freed of all charges. In 2000, Mayor Brown organized a city-wide initiative to create a new community alternative to the detention and incarceration of juvenile delinquents. This initiative is now known as Huckleberry’s Community Assessment & Resource Center (CARC) and is the largest juvenile justice diversion program in San Francisco.

HUCKLEBERRY’S CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP AWARD Union Bank® is a proud member of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), one the largest financial organizations in the world. The MUFG network encompasses approximately 2,300 offices in nearly 50 countries. In the West Coast of the U.S., Union Bank operates 361 retail branches, along with commercial branches in Texas, Illinois, New York and Georgia. We provide a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial and retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of customers. Union Bank also offers an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions including investment banking, personal and corporate trust, global custody, transaction banking, capital markets, and other services. We believe that by living our values, we’ll achieve a balance of size, success and stability. And we’ll positively impact every individual, organization and community we touch. With every action, we foster long-term relationships built on honesty, mutually understanding, and a passion for doing right. At every step, we embrace inclusion and diversity, in people and in thought. We inspire the best in each other and welcome new ideas and new thinking.


HUCKLEBERRY’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA EMCEE Emerald Yeh Emerald Yeh is a nine-time Emmy Award-winning television journalist who served as an anchor for 19 years at KRON4 in San Francisco. During her tenure at KRON4, she received numerous national and local awards for her reporting. Emerald also led KRON4’s Contact 4 unit with reports that examined consumer issues and provided problem-solving information. Her Contact 4 team received the Consumer Excellence Award from advocacy organization Consumer Action. Prior to joining KRON in 1984, Emerald anchored for CNN in Atlanta. Before CNN, Emerald was weeknight anchor and co-producer of the nightly news program at KPTV, an independent station in Portland. She began her television career as reporter and weekend anchor at KITV, the ABC affiliate in Honolulu. In addition to being a founding board member of the Asian Pacific Fund, Emerald is currently chair of the James Beard Broadcast Media Awards Committee.

THANK YOU TO OUR GALA IN KIND DONORS 5A5 Steakhouse

Hanson Bridgett

Quivira Vineyards

1760 Restaurant

Betsy Hausman

Repris Wines

American Conservatory Theater

International Poster Gallery

Leslie Sbrocco

AirBNB

Jackson Family Wines

Beach Blanket Babylon

Kosta Browne

Rose Bentley

MacRostie Vineyards

Berkeley Rep

Vera Meislin

Danielle Cagan

Morgan Winery

Wendy Coblentz

Jackie Murphy

Disneyland

Thao Nguyen

Dogpatch Wineworks

Nopalito

Duckhorn Vineyards

Papapietro Perry

Bruce Fisher

Patxi’s Pizza

Forman Vineyards

Perry’s

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

Perbacco

Hafner Vineyard Hakkasan

Planet Granite Plantronix

Shafer Vineyard Sociale Stubbs Vineyard John & Junie Sullivan The Girl and the Fig Vintage Wine Estates Von Holt Wines Wait Cellars Yank Sing


THANK YOU TO OUR 50TH PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS


ANNIVERSARY GALA SPONSORS CORPORATE SUPPORTERS Dreyfus/BNY Mellon Eileen Fisher, Inc. Koret Foundation Rotary Club of Tiburon Sunset TEF Designs

GOLD SPONSORS

Dyann Tresenfeld & Ed Waldrup

PREMIER TABLE HOSTS Amy & Morton Friedkin

Marcia and Michael Rubenstein Junie & John Sullivan

BENEFACTOR TABLE HOSTS Marianne Bamonte

Fran & David Meckler

Rose Bentley

Vera & Ken Meislin

Anike & Johnathan Coates

Barbara & Howard Miller

Tony Baca & Demetri Filios

Thao Nguyen

Marlene Litvak & Bruce Fisher, in memory of Bruce Rice

Jerry Peters

Betsy & Joel Hausman Lily Ho

Debbie Levy & Jared Polsky Sabina Shaikh Sylvia Kwan, Denis Henmi & Eric Tao

HONORARY GALA COMMITTEE Leslie & Brian Baker Susan & Mitch Cohen Marlene Litvak & Bruce Fisher Sarah & Joe Gallo Marcy & Don Ginsburg Donna & Steve Gothelf Sallie Griffith Linda & Jon Gruber Leslie & Michael Krasny Joanna & Raymond Lin Fran & David Meckler Vera & Ken Meislin

Gail & Bernie Nebenzahl JaMel & Tom Perkins Olympia Martyn & Don Rubin Perry & Lee Smith Junie & John Sullivan Suzanne & Brian Swift Dyann Tresenfeld & Ed Waldrup Diane Wilsey Janet & Art Wong

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Thank You!

Thank you for your support of Huckleberry Youth Programs! If you flip this program over, you’ll see our 50th Anniversary Annual Report that chronicles Huckleberry’s amazing journey over the years. Here are just a few highlights from our wonderful history.

June 18, 1967

Huckleberry House opened as the first runaway and homeless youth shelter in the U.S.

1974

Huckleberry (then known as Youth Advocates) expanded into Marin County.

1980s

Our HIV Prevention Education is recognized by the CDC and awarded the first HIV prevention grant for a runaway and homeless youth shelter.


1990s

Youth Advocates became Huckleberry Youth Programs and opened teen health clinics in SF and Marin.

2000s

Huckleberry became the lead agency in SF’s Community Assessment and Resource Center (CARC), a juvenile justice diversion program. The Huckleberry Wellness Academy is founded as a college pipeline program for first generation college students.

2016

The SF Human Services Agency selected Huckleberry to pilot a program providing crisis intervention and case management services for sexually exploited youth.

2017

The Federal Youth Services Bureau visited Huckleberry House to, “acknowledge and applaud Huckleberry’s illustrious history serving runaway and homeless youth.”

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