Celebrate the Bay Area as we savor a gourmet, farm-to-fork dinner sourced from local farms and ranches from around the region. Join us for this year’s culinary experience designed and prepared by Head Chef Chris Kiyuna of The Perennial, one of the country’s best new restaurants. Soak in the beauty of The Green Room, a Beaux-Arts gem known for its distinctive color, soaring ceiling, and russet tiled loggia overlooking San Francisco City Hall.
Enjoy lively conversation and remarks from our CEO, Jeremy Madsen, exploring the connections between the Bay Area’s spectacular greenbelt and key current issues such as water, food, climate change, and the future of our cities and towns.
Savor the Greenbelt is an annual benefit for Greenbelt Alliance. We defend the region’s natural and agricultural landscapes from development while ensuring neighborhoods within our cities and towns are amazing places for everyone. Read more about our mission.
Laney is a long-time Greenbelt Alliance Board member, environmentalist, and philanthropist.
John is a founding Board member, environmental pioneer, and parks advocate.
Read more about both recipients here.
Head Chef Chris Kiyuna of The Perennial
Chris strives to offer a serious engagement with the environment through food and serves as Head Chef at The Perennial, a restaurant and bar that champions progressive farming.
Congresswoman Jackie Speier, California’s 14th Congressional District
Congresswoman Speier was named to Newsweek’s list of 150 “Fearless Women” in the world and represents California’s 14th Congressional District, which stretches from the southern portion of San Francisco through San Mateo County to Redwood City.
Assemblymember Phil Ting
Assemblymember Ting represents the 19th Assembly District and has authored a number of breakthrough measures including laws that expand urban agriculture and community gardens, and free communities to build safer, more modern urban biking infrastructure.
Jazz Vocalist Jackie Ryan
Internationally acclaimed vocalist, Jackie Ryan, whose last four CDs were #1 on the national jazz radio chart, will be joining us to perform at this year’s Savor the Greenbelt.
Widely known for his legendary series, “Bay Area Backroads,” Emmy-award-winning environmental journalist Doug McConnell will produce a short film featuring John Sutter’s connection to Greenbelt Alliance and the Bay Area environmental movement over the last 60 years. Guests will be treated to a screening at the event.
Anthony co-founded The Perennial with his wife Karen Leibowitz and the two are co-authors of Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas from an Improbable Restaurant. Anthony’s projects include Mission Chinese Food (SF & NYC), Commonwealth (SF), and Mission Cantina (NYC).
Nancy Adler & Arnold Milstein | Linda Jo Fitz | JaMel & Tom Perkins
Local Food Champions
Nancy Adler & Arnold Milstein | Linda Jo Fitz | JaMel & Tom Perkins | Elliot Evers | The Laney Thornton Foundation & Flora L. Thornton Foundation
Andy & Sara Barnes | Lynne Deegan-McGraw | Craig Hartman & Jan O’Brien | Jeffrey Heller
Open Space Sponsors
Tom & Mary Brickley | Carolyn & Edwin Tognetti
Melina Ellis Evers & William D. Evers Jr. | Maud Hallin | Jason Fish & Courtney Benoist | Nicholas Josefowitz | Laurel Prevetti & Bob Hawn | Will & Julie Parish | Jay & Carolyn Paxton | Barbara & Jerry Pierce | Toby & Sally Rosenblatt | Dee Swanhuyser | Wells Whitney & Anne Halsted
Dan Marks | Jean McCown | Anu Natarajan | Paul Peninger | Nadine Weil | Jacqueline Young
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Open Space Sponsors
Bay Area Rapid Transit | Maximus Real Estate Partners | Metropolitan Transportation Commission | Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District | Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, LLC | Peninsula Open Space Trust | Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP | Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority | Wilson Meany
Eden Housing | First Community Housing | Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum | Lendlease | The Nature Conservancy | Palo Alto Housing | Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP | Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District | TLS Landscape Architecture | Trust for Public Land
Sponsorship levels and ticket information is provided below.
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