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Garden Feast

supports the Garden’s engaging programming for all ages

Thank you to all who joined us on

Wednesday, May 22

San Francisco Botanical Garden

Golden Gate Park

11am - 2pm

Many thanks to everyone who came out in support of the Garden through Garden Feast 2019! We are exceptionally grateful to our event committee, honorees Helen and Allen Ridley, keynote speaker Paul Hawken, sponsors, in kind donors, volunteers, vendors, and staff that help make this fantastic event possible.

Stay tuned for news on Garden Feast 2020 later this year. If you would like to get involved in other ways,
we would love to hear from you!

Event Chairs

Jennifer Petersen
Ruth Wilcox

Event Committee

Julie Baldocchi
Carla Crane
Anki Gelb

Carla McKay
Julie H. Parish
Wendy Tonkin

Board of Directors

Dr. Frank Almeda
Don Baldocchi
Dr. Joseph Barbaccia
Tish Brown
Jane Chin
Sarah Earley
Mary Ellen Hannibal
Stephanie Linder
Delle Maxwell
Lainie Motamedi
Claire Myers

Chairs & Committes

Saul Nadler
Jennifer Petersen
Mary Pitts
Sarah W. Ryan
Lisa Serwin
Matthew Stephens
Jennifer Taylor
Olivia Ware
Dr. Joanne Whitney
Ruth Wilcox


For more than fifty years, the San Francisco Botanical Garden has stimulated children’s interest in and exploration of plants, horticulture and environmental stewardship. With new and expanded programming on the horizon, now is an exciting time for the most biodiverse 55 acres in the City.


Join us at Garden Feast to help support the Garden’s engaging nature programming for all ages.


For questions or to make an in-kind donation of wine or a gift to the silent auction, please contact Brittney Burrows at [email protected]


2019 Keynote

Paul Hawken

Paul is the co-founder of Smith & Hawken and founder of Project Drawdown, which works to map, measure, and model the one hundred most substantive solutions that can cumulatively reverse global warming by reducing and sequestering greenhouse gases.


He has started ecological businesses, written extensively about nature and commerce, and consults with heads of state and CEOs on climatic, economic and ecological regeneration.


Paul lives in Mill Valley, California in the Cascade Creek watershed with his wife and coyotes, bobcats, red-tail hawks and flocks of nuthatches.

Paul's books will be available for purchase and he will be signing books after the event.

Thank you to Garden Feast 2019 supporters

Individual Sponsors

$25,000 and above

Delle Maxwell & Patrick Hanrahan

Kenneth & Ruth Wilcox




Anki & Larry Gelb

Will & Julie Parish Family

Jennifer & Alan Petersen

Helen & Allan Ridley




The Atel Foundation
Don Baldocchi
Julie Chase Baldocchi
Marilyn Baldocchi
Tish & Jim Brown
Carla & David Crane
Sarah & Tony Earley
Martha Ehrenfeld & Carla McKay
William & Inez Mabie Family Foundation

Pisces Foundation
Mary & Lawrence Pitts
Phil Schlein
The San Francisco Zoological Society
Wendy Tonkin
Olivia Ware
The Whitney Family
Diane B. Wilsey



Dr. Joseph & Mrs. Clara Barbaccia
Joan L. Cooke
Pat Gordon
Claire Myers & Liz Myers
Margaret Quattrin
San Francisco Garden Club
Mary Ann Tonkin


Sandra & Paul Bessières
Julie B. Harkins
Anne & Jeff Katz
Mr. & Mrs. Jude P. Laspa
Nion McEvoy & Leslie Berriman

Corporate Sponsors


Doug & Nancy Abbey
Frank & Mary Beth Almeda
Beatrice V. Bowles
Dennis & Marlene Burke
Karin & David Chamberlain
Abby Chapman
Pamela Rummage Culp
Edith Bogart Dagley
Bart & Ditty Deamer
Kate Ditzler
Gretchen Evans
Renata Gasperi
Tony Farrell & Kathy Heinze
Dave Hermeyer & Samuel Wantman
Ron & Barbara Kaufman
Pattie Lawton
Fred & Marlene Levinson

Jane Lurie

Ron Lutski, Jr.
Melanie & Peter Maier

Reed Minuth
Bill & Joanne Prieur
Ivan Samuels & Maribel Guevara
Sue Ann Levin Schiff

Nina Srejovic & John DeBenedetti
Susan Swig

Fei Tsen
Kathleen & Billy Volkmann


Francois & Suzy Antounian
Janice & Matthew R. Barger
Patricia Dinner
Kathy Hormel
Lori Hunter
Barbara Kosnar
Stephanie Linder
Cynthia Snorf Livermore
Barbara Oleksiw
Martha Rose
Gail Secchia
Bette Sue & Jack Wadsworth
Cynthia W. Woods



First Republic Bank

Private Wealth Partners, LLC


Anchor Realty, Inc.


Wine Sponsor

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Centerpiece Sponsor

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Media Sponsor

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Listing as of May 20, 2019

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