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Savor the Greenbelt 2017 Enjoys Record Support & Memorable Remarks

A record-breaking number of supporters and guests joined us October 3rd to enjoy compelling speakers, a delicious dinner, and a beautiful evening, making Savor the Greenbelt 2017 an unprecedented success!

Nearly 250 guests from around the Bay Area came together to celebrate the work Greenbelt Alliance does to protect the region’s landscapes and promote smart growth within our cities and towns.

The evening included a reception on the Rooftop Garden of Fairmont San Francisco, where guests gathered to savor local wines and hors-d’oeuvres under the light of a full moon, followed by a gourmet dinner prepared by Executive Chef Oscar Gonzalez.

Thanks to a bevy of special guests and hosts, this year’s Savor the Greenbelt was replete with good company. The event was chaired by Craig Hartman, Jan O’Brien, Jeffrey Heller, and Lise Jeantet. In addition, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom provided enthusiastic remarks emphasizing the importance of Greenbelt Alliance’s vision and work.

This year also marked the second annual Greenbelt Alliance Champion Awards—honoring the work of prominent individuals who have made a significant contribution to our mission. We proudly presented the award to Megan Medeiros, Executive Director of Committee for Green Foothills, and Linda Jo Fitz, a dedicated environmental leader who has been a steadfast ambassador for Greenbelt Alliance.

Sponsors of Savor the Greenbelt included the Bay Area’s most influential employers, environmental organizations, famous local wineries, and sustainable development champions. Google; Brisbane Baylands; BART; Buena Vista Winery; Carmel Partners; East Bay Regional Park District; Frog Hollow Farm; Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District; and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP were among many who made this wonderful event possible.

See the full list of 2017 sponsors below and view future sponsorship opportunities here.

We are grateful to everyone who made Savor the Greenbelt 2017 a resounding success and are excited to celebrate more accomplishments together again in 2018!

See photos from the event on our Facebook page and share with your friends and family.

2017 Savor The Greenbelt Sponsors


Local Food Champions
Nancy Adler & Arnold Milstein  |  Elliot Evers  |  Linda Jo Fitz  |  Craig Hartman & Jan O’Brien  |  Jeffrey Heller & Lise Jeantet  |  JaMel & Tom Perkins  |  Laney & Pasha Thornton

Vineyard Patrons
Andy & Sara Barnes  |  Lynne Deegan-McGraw

Open Space Sponsors
Tom & Mary Brickley  |  Walter McGuire  |  BART Director Robert Raburn

Neighborhood Supporters
Patricia S. Dinner  |  Jason M. Fish & Courtney Benoist  |  Jon & Katherine Harvey  |  Nick Josefowitz  |  Patti & Larry Kenyon  |  Rob Lawrence  |  Maribelle & Stephen Leavitt  |  Jean McCown  |  Maio & Levon Nishkian  |  Barbara & Jerry Pierce  |  Laurel Prevetti & Bob Hawn  |  Toby & Sally Rosenblatt  |  Michele & Richard Stratton  |  Dee Swanhuyser  |  Mary E. Wilson & Harvey V. Fineberg

Greenbelt Ambassadors
Linda Dodwell  |  Senator Noreen Evans  |  Robert Johnson  |  Dan Marks  |  Anu Natarajan


Lead Sponsors

Urban Advocates
Brisbane Baylands

Vineyard Patrons
Aspiriant  |  Carmel Partners  |  Maximus Real Estate Partners  |  Pisces Foundation  |  Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Open Space Sponsors
Bay Area Rapid Transit District  |  Calthorpe Associates  |  East Bay Regional Park District  |  FivePoint  |  Metropolitan Transportation Commission  |  Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District  |  Peninsula Open Space Trust  |  Related California  |  SummerHill Housing Group  |  Webcor Builders  |  Wilson Meany  |  Benjamin H. Woo, CFP® / Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, LLC

Neighborhood Supporters
CFLD  |  Committee for Green Foothills  |  Eden Housing  |  First Community Housing  |  Group i  |  Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum  |  Natural Resources Defense Council  | The Nature Conservancy  |  One Maritime Plaza  |   Pfau Long Architecture  |  Sherwood Institute  |  Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP  |  TLS Landscape Architecture  |  TMG Partners

Greenbelt Ambassadors
Emerald Fund, Inc.  |  Palo Alto Housing  |  Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority


Buena Vista Winery  |  Franciscan Estate – Napa Valley  |  Frog Hollow Farm |  Hafner Vineyard  |  Handley Cellars  |  Hindsight Vineyards  |  Jackson Family Wines  |  Kathryn Kennedy Winery  |  Lagunitas Brewing Company  |  Ravenswood Winery  |  Schlein Family Vineyard  |  Volker Eisele Family Estate

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