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San Francisco’s Best Billionaire, Marc Benioff, Donates Half a Million for the 2012 Holidays – Marc and Lynne Benioff Foundation

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Marc Benioff > Larry Ellison.

Marc Benioff > Republican Ron Conway.

Am I right, people?

So who’s left?

Anyway, this is becoming an annual tradition for Lynne and Marc Benioff – deets below.

Standing in front of the half-billion UCSF Mission Bay children’s hospital with their name on the front:

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All the deets, released this AM:

“Marc and Lynne Benioff are making the following donations:

· $250,000 to Catholic Charities CYO’s Star Community Home to provide temporary housing and assistance to families in need. This will be executed as a challenge grant, whereby contributions by the public to support Star Community Home will be matched dollar for dollar by the Benioffs, up to the amount of their gift.

· $230,000 to Hamilton Family Center’s First Avenues program to provide temporary rental subsidies to help at-risk families from becoming homeless.

· $70,000 to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Season of Sharing Fund to provide one-time temporary assistance to families experiencing unexpected crisis.

“Marc and I want to further our partnership with the City to break the cycle of homelessness for children and families in San Francisco,” said Lynne Benioff. “We hope that others will join us this holiday season to ensure the health and safety of every child in the City.”

For more information about the Catholic Charities CYO’s Star Community Home, go to: www.cccyo.org.

For more information about the Hamilton Family Services’ First Avenues program, go to:www.hamiltonfamilycenter.org.

Keep on keeping on, Marc and Lynne Benioff

Jesse Jackson Returns to San Francisco – To Star at “Heart of SoMA” Benefit at Terra Gallery on October 26th

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

If you pony up enough of your hard-earned for the Ham Fam Center, you’ll soon be above it all chilling with celebs up on the 53rd floor of One Rincon, gazing at Sutro Tower almost eye-to-eye.

Like this, looking westward from Floor 53, 1RC:

Or, you can skip the VIP reception and just go to the Heart of SoMA 2010 benefit for less than 100 bones, your choice.

Heart of SoMA is:

Celebrating community in San Francisco’s SoMa District with a gala evening of music, dance, art and culinary discovery. Join us for a sensational evening of music, dance and art, complimented by creative culinary offerings from SoMa’s finest restaurants. Emcee Mary Murphy of “So You Think You Can Dance” will oversee the festivities, special guest Rev. Jesse Jackson will salute the community and introduce the efforts of Hamilton Family Center, the beneficiary of the event. Acclaimed musicians and champion dancers will entertain all night long. VIP dignitaries and patrons will have an opportunity to eat, drink and mingle with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Mary Murphy and other guests at a special reception on the 53rd floor of One Rincon Hill, San Francisco’s landmark residential tower from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Renowned jazz pianist Ricardo Scaleswill perform. Art Installation courtesy of ArtHaus. Heart of SoMa 2010 promises to be a memorable occasion capturing the spirit — and the heart — of San Francisco’s vibrant South of Market (SoMa) District.

 

See you there!

Heart of SoMa 2010:  fall’s premiere community event. Variety gala to feature Emcee Mary Murphy, entertainers and restaurants, as well as an appearance by Rev. Jesse Jackson — all to benefit Hamilton Family Center

SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 12, 2010) – The big event happening this fall, Heart of SoMa 2010 promises to be a memorable occasion capturing the spirit – and the heart — of San Francisco’s most vibrant neighborhood. A sensational evening of music, dance and art, complimented by creative culinary offerings from the City’s finest restaurants, Heart of SoMa 2010 takes place Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 from 7-10 p.m., at Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison St., in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) District. 

Emcee Mary Murphy of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” fame will oversee the festivities; special guest Rev. Jesse Jackson will salute the community and introduce the efforts of Hamilton Family Center, the beneficiary of the event; and, acclaimed musicians and champion dancers will entertain all night long.  Hospitality sponsors include many of San Francisco’s most acclaimed new restaurants and nightspots including: Boulevard, Prospect, Epic Roasthouse, Waterbar, Town Hall, Fifth Floor, Chez Papa Resto, Thermidor and Bar Agricole, as well as exclusive wine sponsor Vezer Family Vineyards.

“The SoMa community has really come together to put on a one-of-a-kind variety spectacular,” said Charmane Crain, concierge at One Rincon Hill and spokesperson for the San Francisco Residential Concierge Association (SFRCA), which has rallied to help organize this event. “Terra donated the space, restaurants jumped aboard and other community leaders, residents and merchants have given generously to make this happen and support a good cause.”

Heart of SoMa 2010 will raise money to benefit the Hamilton Family Center (www.HamiltonFamilyCenter.org), which has been working for 25 years to end homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the largest provider of shelter, eviction prevention assistance, rapid re-housing, youth programming, and support services for homeless families in San Francisco. 

All the deets, after the jump

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