YMCA of San Francisco�s Third Annual Y For Youth Luncheon: Fire Up the StartUps

Event has passed (Fri Mar 7, 2014 - Fri Mar 7, 2014)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
12:00pm- 1:30pm
City, Family, Benefit, Children's Event


Because no start-up has more potential than our youth, the YMCA of San Francisco is pleased to offer opportunities to be a part of the next big thing at the 3rd annual Y For Youth Luncheon: Fire Up the StartUps, on Friday, March 7 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Join more than 400 corporate, philanthropic and community leaders who are investing in the community through their support of the YMCA of San Francisco, which serves 10,000 youth in SF, San Mateo and Marin counties every day.

Proceeds from the Y For Youth Luncheon: Fire Up the StartUps will support the YMCA’s ongoing youth programming in San Mateo, San Francisco and Marin counties. From Silicon Valley to Lucas Valley, the Bay Area is filled with children and youth brimming with potential. Any one of them could invent or discover the next big thing and transform our communities and lives. All they need is an opportunity – the kind of opportunity provided by the Y through its hundreds of programs serving thousands of Bay Area youth.

Y For Youth programs help youth build leadership skills, engage with new experiences, connect with the community and develop positive relationships with adults and their peers. Y For Youth programs include afterschool academic programs, resident camps, daily classes as well as mentoring and crisis counseling – all within a supportive, enriching environment. 

“The Bay Area is filled with talented kids who have amazing potential and unlimited energy,” said Chuck Collins, President and CEO of the YMCA of San Francisco. “For more than 160 years, the Y has given these children and their families the spark they needed to reach their goals. Join us, and help launch these start-ups – who will grow into our future leaders.”

Individual tickets for the Y For Youth Luncheon: Fire Up the StartUps start at $500 while sponsorships run $5,000 to $50,000 and are available online at http://www.ymcasf.org/yforyouth, or by calling (415) 281-6780.

Supporting the Y For Youth luncheon at the Venture Capitalist level is Pacific Gas & Electric Company. Supporting the Y For Youth luncheon at the Angel Investors level are BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Macquarie AirFinance, Roxanne and Albert Richards and Swirl. For complete list of sponsors, visit https://www.ymcasf.org/yforyouth. 

About the YMCA of San Francisco:
The YMCA of San Francisco makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and become healthy. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the San Francisco Bay Area's health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. 

At the YMCA of San Francisco strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to improve their lives and their community. For more information, visit http://www.ymcasf.org/.

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  1. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
    701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA