SoS family Letter from the President

Both Sides of Social Justice

| by Ira Hirschfield in Community

Winter 2013 Letter from the President

Fund president Ira Hirschfield reflects on why the road to justice must also include emergency support for struggling families.

In my role as president of an established family foundation, I am often approached for advice by generous and caring people who want to help make critical changes in the world through philanthropy. Thoughtfully, the…

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Ernesto at the Crissy Field Center, San Francisco, California First Person Story

Ernesto Pepito

| in Community

Helping make Crissy Field a place for everybody

Growing up in the city, Ernesto had the opportunity to connect to nature and the Parks. He now works to ensure that diverse future generations will also become stewards.

Ernesto Pepito was raised by his mother, Patricia, in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, along with an older sister, an older brother and a younger brother. Today, he oversees youth leadership programs f…

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Time to Celebrate the Season Letter from the President

Time to Celebrate the Season

| by Ira Hirschfield in Community

Winter 2011 Letter from the President

Fund president Ira Hirschfield reflects on the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund’s role as a Bay Area institution, now in its 25th year.

Every year, 5,000 individuals and families in the San Francisco Bay Area get help from the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund so they can weather unexpected crises. Over the last quarter century, the fundraising campa…

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