BLUEPRINT FOR THE FUTURE GALA

                                                 Thursday, September 26, 2024, 6 p.m.

The Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco

Greenbelt Alliance is Celebrating People and Nature!

This year is shaping up to be an incredibly opportune moment for conservation, climate adaptation, and housing initiatives across the Bay Area. We have a bold 5-year vision for bringing people together to build a future where communities and nature don’t merely survive but thrive. This event is a great way to ignite our network’s passion for environmental protection and equity, while celebrating our love for the Bay Area that we all cherish and proudly call home.

We are counting on our supporters to help us raise $325,000 to educate, advocate, and collaborate to ensure the Bay Area’s lands and communities are resilient to a changing climate.

We hope you will consider supporting this special event and invite your friends and family to join you for our celebration. Thank you for helping create a more climate-resilient Bay Area.

The event includes a reception in the greenhouse and conservatory gardens, lively entertainment, an elegant dinner catered by 49 Square in the Orchid Pavilion, and an opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind live auction experiences around the region.

The funds that we raise this year will go towards increasing our scope and capacity to tackle head-on some of the region’s most crucial challenges, including local solutions for sea-level rise, wildfire, drought, and flood protection, as well as how the Bay Area can embrace climate-smart growth.

blueprint for the future EVENT hIGHLIGHTS

Our Resilience Rockstar: Thriving Communities Award Honoree

We are thrilled to honor Craig Hartman, FAIA as this year’s Resilience Rockstar! A passionate advocate for a sustainable Bay Area, Craig’s contributions to our local built environment are both visionary and impactful. As an architect and, for 30 years, Design Partner for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s West Coast practice, his work stands out for its environmentally sustainable designs. His innovative work has earned him two U.S. patents for sustainable systems, over 250 awards for design and innovation, and eleven National AIA Honor Awards.

At Greenbelt Alliance, we strive to activate environmentalists as advocates for housing as a climate solution while mobilizing housing actors to support new homes in the right places. Craig’s innovative work across the region exemplifies how built environments can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, climate risks, and environmental impacts

About the Caterer

49 Square Catering

As a female-led catering company, 49 Square is proud to serve the entire Bay Area. With their talented team of dedicated event staff, chefs & planners, they provide memorable catering experiences using local, sustainable ingredients. Each menu is customized, and seasonally sourced, helping to support local farmers and giving back to our communities.

About the Auctioneer

Ellen Toscano

After graduating with a BFA in drama and music from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Ellen Toscano performed for 10 years in the world’s longest running musical review, San Francisco’s “Beach Blanket Babylon.” Upon leaving “Beach Blanket Babylon,” Ellen began her work as a fundraising consultant, charity auctioneer and emcee in 2016 combining her two greatest passions: performing and helping others.  Known as “The Singing Auctioneer,” she’s been known to bust out a song or two during an event. Follow Ellen on Facebook or Instagram @thesingingauctioneer.

Thank You to Our Host Commitee

Climate Advocate Sponsors

Elliot Evers

Community Collaboration Sponsors

Kat Taylor
Laney & Pasha Thornton

Conservation Education Sponsors

Stefan & Kathryn Bewley
Terry Gamble Boyer
Linda Jo Fitz
Jon & Kitty Harvey
Maribelle & Stephen Leavitt
Laurel Prevetti
Lynne Deegan-McGraw
JaMel & Tom Perkins
Diane Wilsey

Natural Lands Sponsors

Patricia Dinner

Greenbelt Alliance Gifts from the Greenbelt

To thank you for your sponsorship, we’ve teamed up with Bay Area wineries and farms to bring you a special monthly gift from the greenbelt, and to help support local agriculture. We want to ensure the region’s farms, ranches, and small family businesses continue to thrive.

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