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The 9th Annual Y for Youth Gala on Monday, April 27 at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco will raise critical funds for local programs that support youth on their journey from early childhood through high school and beyond. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 pm followed by a delicious dinner and heartwarming program with youth performers (TBD) and a conversation with philanthropist and community leader Roselyn C. “Cissie” Swig and YMCA of San Francisco President and CEO Charles “Chuck” Collins. Through their passionate dedication and generosity, Cissie Swig and Chuck Collins have uplifted the lives of countless members of the community.  

Since 2012, Y for Youth has brought the Bay Area together to be inspired by youth and their community impact. We celebrate the essential role that the YMCA of San Francisco plays in empowering youth to reach their full potential, and we recognize the Y's community investors who make this possible - their support strengthens our community. Y for Youth raises critical funds for local youth programs and amplifies the impact that youth are making in their communities every day. 

“By supporting YMCA of San Francisco, you are helping to ensure that youth in our communities have a safe and trusted place to reach their greatest potential,” said Chuck Collins, President and CEO of the YMCA of San Francisco. “When these kids get the spark they need to reach their goals, the possibilities for growth, transformation and leadership are endless.” 

Individual tickets for the Y for Youth Evening Gala start at $1,000 while sponsorships run $10,000 to $100,000 and are available online at, or by calling (415) 281-6749. The Y for Youth Evening Gala is proudly presented by Alaska Airlines.


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 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 about the Y of SF, please visit


About Charles M. Collins

Before his tenure as President and CEO of the YMCA of San Francisco, Chuck practiced law and held the title of Deputy Secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency for the State of California. He is a member of the San Francisco Arts Commission and is a board member of the SFMOMA and the Commonwealth Club. Chuck has received much recognition for his work in community development, including the 2019 Silver Spur Award. He is a member of the Bayview Alliance.


About Roselyne C. Swig

With a focus on women’s empowerment, social welfare, fine art, political advocacy and education, Cissie has devoted decades to philanthropic and community service efforts at local, national and global levels. She is founder of Partners Ending Domestic Abuse, Roselyne C. Swig Artsource and the Bayview Alliance. In 1994 she was appointed Director of the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program by President William J. Clinton. Cissie is a 2015 Policy Fellow, The Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy Residency Program, a 2013 Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard University, a board member of the SFMOMA and a 2005 recipient of the Silver Spur Award.


WHAT:          YMCA of San Francisco’s Y For Youth Evening Gala


WHEN:          Monday, April 27, 2020

                     Cocktail Reception, 6 PM; Program, 7 PM


WHERE:        San Francisco Four Seasons Hotel

                      757 Market St.


WHO:            Chuck Collins, President and CEO of the YMCA of San Francisco


                        Roselyn C. “Cissie” Swig, philanthropist and community leader


                       Corporate, philanthropic and civic leaders, inspiring YMCA youth


                        Dinner Co-chairs

                        Sonya Clark-Herrera

                        Jill Cowan

                        Adam Swig

                        Ned Topham



                        Individual Tickets: $1,000              

                        Table Sponsors: $10,000 to $100,000

                        Available online at or by calling

                        (415) 281-6749.’s-Y-For-Youth-Evening-Gala

Street Address

757 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103


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