Greenbelt Alliance Gala Gathers Local Leaders & Philanthropists Fighting Climate Change

Jake Mackenzie and Amanda Brown-Stevens

SAN FRANCISCO —On Thursday, October 24, 2019, 225 guests from around the Bay Area gathered for Savor the Greenbelt, the annual fundraising gala of Greenbelt Alliance. The organization’s supporters celebrated Greenbelt Alliance at the world-renowned Fairmont San Francisco. Bay Area philanthropists, elected officials, and thought leaders were in attendance to honor and support Greenbelt Alliance’s work to preserve open space, safeguard the region’s farms and ranches, and advance smart growth solutions across… Read More

Championing the Bay Area with True Highlander Spirit

Jake and Barbara Mackenzie Sonoma County

Jake is known in the North Bay and beyond as a steward of smart city planning and a voice many seek when it comes to local and regional government. And we could not be prouder to honor him with this year’s Greenbelt Alliance Champion Award.

A Dazzling Evening at Savor the Greenbelt 2018

Deputy Director Matt Vander Sluis with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff at Savor the Greenbelt 2018

On October 11, 2018, the Greenbelt Alliance community celebrated the organization’s 60th anniversary with a gala and live auction. The more than 250 guests enjoyed dinner, local wines, and wonderful conversation at the iconic Fairmont San Francisco hotel.

Savor the Greenbelt 2017 Enjoys Record Support & Memorable Remarks

On October 3, 2017, the Greenbelt Alliance community came together to celebrate our work to protect Bay Area landscapes and promote smart growth in our cities and towns. Guests enjoyed locally-sourced cuisine and remarks on the importance of our work from Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.

2017 Greenbelt Alliance Champion Awards: Linda Jo Fitz and Megan Medeiros

Linda Jo Fitz and Megan Medeiros, two women who have been steadfast supporters and partners of Greenbelt Alliance will be honored at our annual Savor The Greenbelt fundraiser on October 3, 2017, with the Greenbelt Alliance Champion Award.

Savor the Greenbelt 2016: A celebration of the Bay Area, local food, champions, and community

With record-breaking attendance, this year’s Savor the Greenbelt was unlike any before it. Over 170 guests from around the Bay Area gathered in the spectacular Green Room at the SF War Memorial and Performing Arts Center on October 6 to celebrate the work of Greenbelt Alliance to protect our Bay Area landscapes and promote smart growth in our cities and towns. With Co-Chairs Nancy Adler & Arnold Milstein, Linda Jo Fitz, and… Read More

2016 Greenbelt Alliance Champion Awards: John Sutter, Laney Thornton

Laney Thornton, long-time Greenbelt Alliance Board member, environmentalist, and philanthropist; and John Sutter, founding Board member, environmental pioneer, and parks advocate will be honored October 6, 2016 with the Greenbelt Alliance Champion Award. The award is in recognition of their lifelong contributions to the mission of Greenbelt Alliance—protecting our natural and agricultural lands and promoting smart growth within our cities and towns to make the Bay Area a place where all residents… Read More

Savor the Greenbelt 2015 Delivers With Food, Wine, and Testimonials to Remember

With engaging speakers, superb food, and notable wines, this year’s Savor the Greenbelt, Greenbelt Alliance’s annual farm-to-fork dinner and fundraising event, was an outstanding success. The Presidio Officers’ Club provided a stunning setting on October 13 to celebrate the bounty of the Bay Area with our community of environmental advocates, supporters, and public officials.

Savor the Greenbelt & Sonoma Leadership Council

Savor the Greenbelt On October 9, 2013, friends of Greenbelt Alliance gathered at the home of Laney and Pasha Thornton for the organization’s annual fundraising event, Savor the Greenbelt, to support our work in protecting the Bay Area’s open spaces and ensure our cities grow in a way that creates great neighborhoods for everyone.   Guests were treated to music by Grammy Award-winning bluegrass artist Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands. The… Read More