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Remembering Our Most Vulnerable Neighbors

| by Robert Joseph in Community

Season of Sharing Targets Emergency Support Across the Bay Area

The Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund is expediting nearly $2 million to help lower-income Bay Area residents affected by the COVID-19 response.

As we look for ways to support Bay Area residents most affected by COVID-19, I would like to share important news about an initiative to provide emergency assistance to our most vulnerable neighbors. The Chronicl…

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Welcoming Sepi Aghdaee

| by Denis Chicola in Community

Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Hires New Program Officer

Sepi Aghdaee will support the Fund’s grantmaking across programs and issues, including longtime community partnerships in the Bay Area.

The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund announced today that it has hired Sepi Aghdaee as program officer. Sepi joins the Fund after a two-year fellowship with the San Francisco Foundation for emerging leaders in phila…

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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 Pepito

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

| 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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