San Francisco





In 2001, Help For Children San Francisco, founded by Stephan Vermut and Alison Sanger,  became the second region to join the cause.  Over the years, the group has established a strong local industry presence and has distributed over $9 million through 238 grants.

The San Francisco Committee of Hearts’ signature eventis held every spring, with other fundraising events throughout the year. From inception, the Committee has been fortunate to partner with the San Francisco 49ers Foundation to raise community awareness of both HFC and our mission. 

In 2010, the branch started a Committee of Hope for young professionals looking to get involved with the cause and HFC.  The Committee of Hope hosts an annual Golf Tournament and an annual Poker Tournament; proceeds of this event have contributed to the growth of San Francisco's grant making.  

Click here to watch a video about the HFC San Francisco Benefit and the support they receive from the San Francisco 49ers.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Sponsors & Benefactors

Committees

  • San Francisco Committee of Hearts
    • Mark Bellias, Chair, Symphony Asset Management;
    • Ghufran Rizvi, Chair, Standard Pacific;
    • Mary Avella, Athena Fund Advisors;
    • Edward Bee, Eze Software Group;
    • Jeff Bowers, Passport Capital;
    • Gurmit Brarrad, Citi;
    • John Broadhurst, Shartsis Friese;
    • Kelly Brown;
    • Cari Case, Dragoneer Investment Group;
    • Max Catalano, Merlin Securities;
    • Rob Cleary, J.P. Morgan Chase;
    • Karl Cole-Frieman, Cole-Frieman Mallon;
    • Emilie Davis, AltX;
    • Steven Franklin, PwC;
    • Melanie Gaeta, KPMG;
    • Alicia Gavello, Think Investments, LP;
    • Erik Gerlings, Morgan Stanley;
    • Seth Gersch, Hindsight Wines;
    • Todd Goldman, Rothstein Kass;
    • Caroline Graham;
    • Chris Grandi, Abacus Group;
    • Bill Haggerty, Sentinel Rock Capital;
    • Elizabeth Herz;
    • Ray Iler, Deloitte;
    • Nick James;
    • Alice Kennon, Bank of America Merrill Lynch;
    • Katie Kowinski, Pacific View Asset Management;
    • Peter Lardner, Goldman Sachs;
    • John Lee;
    • Ron Loosen, Route One Investment Company;
    • Elisabeth MacKnight, Ernst & Young;
    • Saskia Mallach, Route One Advisors;
    • Bart Mallon, Cole-Frieman Mallon;
    • Adriana Martinez, KPMG;
    • Jeff McNulty, Thomson Reuters;
    • Alexis Middle, ISI Group;
    • Chris Montclare, Fintan Partners;
    • Laura Munoz;
    • Lisa Olsen, State Street;
    • Lee Overstreet, PwC;
    • Matthew Partain, BTIG;
    • Joanne Pasternack, San Francisco 49ers;
    • Mark Perlow, Dechert LLP;
    • Alison Sanger, Ironwood Partners;
    • Ruban Selvakumar, KKR;
    • Ben Slavet, Ascend Capital;
    • Jenny Souksavath, KPMG;
    • Mark Trousdale, InvestCloud;
    • Remko van den Toorn, Citco ;
    • Grace White, Dorsal Capital;
    • Michelle White Hopfner;
    • Gordon Williams, Morgan Stanley;
    • John Williamson, Eisner Amper;
    • Alla Yakov-Collins, Standard Pacific;
  • San Francisco Committee of Hope
      • Melanie Gaeta, KPMG;
      • Jenny Souksavath, TriNet Ambrose;
      • Yusef Alexandrine, Allianz Global Investors;
      • Diane Banta, Ironwood;
      • Diane Barrera, KPMG;
      • Kevin Bianchi, BDO;
      • Alexandra Black, Symphony Asset Management;
      • Scott Cacurak, BDO;
      • Trent Calabretta, Battea Class Action;
      • Jessica Cizdziel, Apex Capital;
      • Jackie Cooke, C.M. Capital Advisors;
      • Lindsay Costigan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch;
      • Emilie Davis, AltX;
      • Marina Dias, Thiel Capital;
      • Joe Downs, 4Peaks Capital;
      • Genna Federighi, WMSHB;
      • Kate Finley, J.P. Morgan;
      • Jack Fitzpatrick, Alpha Sense;
      • Alicia Gavello, Think Investments;
      • Kelly Golden, UBS;
      • Andrew Goodhand, ISI Group;
      • Ignacio Griego, BDO;
      • Francois Hechinger, BDO;
      • Lindsey Kasnick;
      • Anna Katz, Cole-Frieman & Mallon;
      • Rose Kelly, KPMG;
      • Alice Kennon, Bank of America Merrill Lynch;
      • Katie Kowinski, Pacific View Capital Management;
      • Sarah Lohrey, Valiant Capital;
      • Karen Lok, Rothstein Kass;
      • Saskia Mallach, Route One Investment Company;
      • Paul McCrory, Ernst & Young;
      • Rajani Mira, Eze Castle;
      • Laura Munoz, Standard Pacific;
      • Marisa Nack, Cole-Frieman & Mallon;
      • Katherine Nowak, Blackrock;
      • Lisa Olsen, Goldman Sachs;
      • Adam Raudsep;
      • Marina Shenderovich;
      • Caitlin Silver, Ernst & Young;
      • Mike Smith;
      • Joseph Spadaro, J.P. Morgan;
      • Lee Ann Steinberg, Sentinel Dome;
      • Dara Sue, Eze Castle;
      • David Suozzi, Shartsis Friese;
      • Rachel Tepp, Valiant Capital;
      • Erica Van Voast, Ernst & Young;
      • Grace White, Dorsal Capital;
      • Gordon Williams, Morgan Stanley;
      • Kerry Wong, Barclays;
      • Anne Zech, Conifer;

    Children’s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland

    USD $20,000

    East Bay Children’s Law Offices

    USD $30,000

    East Bay Community Recovery Project

    USD $35,000

    Edgewood Center for Children and Families

    USD $35,000

    First Place for Youth

    USD $35,000

    La Casa de las Madres

    USD $35,000

    Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford

    USD $35,000

    Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth

    USD $35,000

    National Center for Youth Law

    USD $35,000

    San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center

    USD $35,000

    San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center

    USD $20,000

    StarVista

    USD $35,000

    WestCoast Children’s Clinic

    USD $35,000

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