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Sunset Youth Services Wins SF Symphony’s

2019-20 Ellen Magnin Newman Award


September 6, 2019

Wells Fargo and the All San Francisco Committee honor Sunset Youth Services with the    2019-20 Ellen Magnin Newman Award at Davies Symphony Hall.

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San Francisco (September 6, 2019) – On Thursday, September 5, 2019, Sunset Youth Services was recognized for its significant contribution “strengthening the City’s cultural fabric and serving vulnerable individuals and families to create a more just and equitable society for everyone who lives in San Francisco.” 


Wells Fargo and the All San Francisco Committee presented the 2019-20 Ellen Magnin Newman Award at a VIP reception at Davies Hall attended by Ellen Magnin Newman, founder of the All San Francisco Concert. The concert is an integral part in SF Symphony’s opening week performances and pays tribute to neighborhood and social service organizations in recognition and gratitude for the work these groups do to enrich the lives of and serve the citizens of San Francisco.


Joined by board members Alex and Michael Costanzo and staff members Lisa Litsey and Mary Loebig Giles, co-founders Dawn and Ron Stueckle celebrated the moment, “We're honored to receive this award and grateful to be recognized for our work in such a prestigious way. At Sunset Youth Services we believe in the healing power of music and find joy in creating opportunities for young people to grow in their musical abilities every day.”


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For over 25 years Sunset Youth Services has fostered long-term stability and growth for at-risk youth and families through caring relationships and supportive services. In the context of a vibrant arts-oriented youth community, our nonprofit offer justice services, employment, family support, and dynamic youth programming––including a Digital Arts & Technology program––where young people engage in songwriting, filmmaking, and audio engineering at on-site recording studios. Alongside professional local musicians, these youth harness the power of music to speak their truth, grow in stability, and live into a brighter future.

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