Co-Founder & Executive Director
Dawn has worked with young people in San Francisco for more than two decades, starting campus-based girls’ support groups at Lincoln High School and A.P. Giannini Middle School in the early 1990s and co-founding in 1992 the organization that would later become Sunset Youth Services. In addition to providing leadership for the nonprofit, managing staff, connecting with donors, and building relationships with young people served by Sunset Youth Services, Dawn partners with numerous community coalitions and city agencies as an advisor, change agent, and voice for the disenfranchised youth of the city.
In 2018 Dawn was elected to co-chair the Juvenile Justice Providers Association (JJPA)–– a consortium of community-based organizations that she helped establish in 2004 and which plays an important role in local policy-making, youth advocacy and has a strong voice in how funds are used to meet the needs of vulnerable youth.
“Live from the Living Room” Gala
Friday, May 1st, 2020 | 7:00PM
Attire: Glammies (gala top + pj bottoms)
Make-ahead signature cocktails below
Click HERE for the Live Event
on May 1st at 7pm
The Bently Reserve may be out of the question for our gala, but your living room isn’t! Mark your calendars and join us for our Virtual Gala! We need your support to continue essential services and keep the social-distancing hugs, meal deliveries, family support phone calls, and Zoom coaching sessions going!
100% of proceeds support essential services and programs for vulnerable youth and families. Help us deploy creative interventions and essential services to overwhelmed families and anxious young people today. Click our donation page to help us reach our $88,000 goal.
Every gift made to this critical appeal–up to $30,000–will be matched dollar-for-dollar through a generous donation. We hope we can rely on your support.
We’d love for everyone to join us so invite your friends!
Special thanks to our Gala Sponsors:
Make-ahead Quarantini Recipes
Immune-boosting drinks to weather sheltering in place with ingredients you’re likely to have on hand.
3 oz vodka (or gin)
2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons water
1 packet powdered vitamin c
In a microwave safe bowl, microwave honey and water for 60 seconds and stir to combine. Allow to cool for a few minutes. Add 2 cups ice to a cocktail shaker.
Add vodka, lemon juice and honey mixture to a martini shaker. Whisk to combine. Then add ice to top.
Shake, and then strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with a lemon twist if desired.
Adding Vitamin C: If you want to add vitamin c, you can add it directly to the shaker when you add the rest of the ingredients or you can rim the chilled martini glass with vitamin c.
2 ounces bourbon
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce honey
Combine bourbon, lemon juice, and honey in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake very vigorously to help dissolve honey until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.
Strain cocktail through a strainer or a slotted spoon into an old-fashioned or rocks glass with 1 large ice cube or several smaller ones.