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.
It's been a year since our "Live from the Living Room" virtual gala and we're delighted to finally see you in person! Our healing-centered programs and services connect vulnerable young people and their families to a vibrant community where they are known, supported, and loved.
Join us for this fun event, learn about our work, and support healing change!
"Together At Last" Annual Benefit Gala
May 15rd, 2021 at 1-3 or 3:30-5:30PM
Lake Merced Sunset Parking Lot
Casual Outdoor Attire
Space is limited, so reserve your tickets today!
What to look forward to:
Live band: Middle Class Murder (featuring Ron and Jake Stueckle)
A food tent with delicious small bites
Open bar with wine, beer, and a signature cocktail
100% of proceeds support essential services
and programs for vulnerable youth and families.
If you can't attend but would like to give, donate here.
In accordance with CDC guidelines, all guests will be expected to wear masks.
Parking will be readily available.
Questions or concerns? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org