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Hamilton Family Center celebrates 25 years serving homeless families
Photos by Iris Rowlee

On June 6, 2010 the Hamilton Family Center celebrated 25 years of serving homeless families in the San Francisco Bay Area. More than 200 people celebrated the occasion at an evening reception in the home of Jane and Bernard von Bothmer in Pacific Heights. 

Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Representative Jackie Speier and San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi were in attendance. Pelosi received the Hamilton Family Center’s Poverty Prevention Award, and Dr. Elisa Stephens, president of the Academy of Art University was the evening’s special guest speaker. Salvador Menjivar, former executive director of the Hamilton Family Center, made opening remarks.

In October 2009, the Hamilton Family Center received $1.8 million in HUD/HPRP funding as part of the federal stimulus package. These funds have helped 76 families move to permanent housing and 100 families avoid eviction. Overall, this funding will help over 300 families stay out of the cycle of homelessness.

1.) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, recipient of the HFC Poverty Prevention Award ;
2.) Andrew Trader, event co-chair Marie Hurabiell Trader; board member, event co-chair and hostess Jane von Bothmer; Molly Wadhwani, Jennifer Kim, Blake Kim;
3.) Krissy Darmody and board member Ryan Darmody;
4.) Damon Waldron, Claire Moncrief ;
5.) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is presented the Poverty Prevention Award by HFC executive director of the HFC Beth Stokes;
6.) AAU president Elisa Stephens, HFC director of development J. Davey Gerhard, event co-chair Ann Bartron Morris;
7.) AAU chair of the School of Graphic Design Mary Scott, HFC photographer Robin Hultgren, Lisa Rood, president of AAU Elisa Stephens ;
8.) Congresswoman Jackie Speier;
9.) Nate Garhart, event co-chair Molly Garhart, Andrew Trader;
10.) Julie Newhall, Gina and Paul Peterson


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