14th Annual Gala themed “You are the reason we are Strong”
Celebration of Black American History
CBAH is comprised of a group of likeminded Bay Area residents who come together once a year in celebration of black American history, with a specific emphasis on black American history in San Francisco. Once a year, CBAH holds a luncheon or gala, where 500+ local citizens and supporters of the group participate in a tribute to San Francisco area persons and organizations that have supported the local African American community through educational opportunities, employment opportunities, the arts, and economic development. CBAH raises funds through this recognition event and approves grants which assist individuals and organizations to continue supporting the African American communities in the Bay Area. During the event, talented local African American artists and accomplishments from recent African American history are showcased. This annual tradition was inspired by four City of San Francisco women who wanted to share Black History Month over a private lunch with one another. This has now evolved into a cornerstone social calendar event.