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The Ambassadors

The Ambassadors are a LGBTQ affinity group dedicated to fundraising and promoting awareness for Saint Francis Foundation's initiatives. Through their annual benefit, An Intimate Evening with Oscar, the Ambassadors have raised funds in support of the hospital's ICU/CCU renovation and the Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership (TLHIP). The Ambassadors host An Intimate Evening with Oscar at…


A Safe Haven for Transgender Health

There are few things more complex than gender (and with those words I’ve already raised the eyebrows of many whose beliefs are binary: either/or, male or female).  However, navigating changes in gender – transitioning – certainly takes things up a notch in terms of intricacy and the idea of sex change is fraught with overlapping…


An Intimate Evening with Oscar – Kick Off Party

Friends of the Foundation enjoyed a fabulous pre-party kick off event, leading up to the March 4th Oscar viewing party. That night only, guests were able to purchase a VIP ticket or sponsorship at a special rate. Our friend and supporter, Juve Vela, hosted the kick-off celebration at his art gallery in downtown SF. Guests…


An Intimate Evening with Oscar 2018

The Saint Francis Foundation Ambassadors, a group which raises funds to support the Hospital, held its 3rd annual Academy Awards viewing party, An Intimate Evening with Oscar, on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. The event raised $60,000 toward the Foundation’s $8.6 million campaign to renovate the Intensive Care Unit…

Ken Woolston Profile


Ken Woolston

With the Foundation since: 2019 My role at the Foundation: I hold administrative responsibilities along with some development and accounting roles. What I love about my job/what motivates me: I am excited about this opportunity to bring my skill set to The Saint Francis Foundation’s growing mission and to assist the team in bringing a…


The Associates

Goal The Associates use their energy and enthusiasm to volunteer on behalf of the Foundation and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. Celebrating 10 years of advocacy and fundraising on behalf of Saint Francis, the Associates have raised more than $250,000 for various projects and programs for the Hospital and community. The Associates host the annual White…


Early Fall Newsletter: Awards and Celebrations

Spotlight on 2019 Grant Awards In the 2019 fiscal year grant cycle, the Saint Francis Foundation awarded nearly 100 grants in the amount of $3.4M. The Foundation provides grants to Saint Francis Memorial Hospital to fund capital renovations, equipment and technology, patient care and amenities, staff training and education, and awards grants to community partners…


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of diverse community leaders. As committed volunteers, they represent the Hospital’s constituents: neighborhood residents, grateful patients, physicians, corporate partners and others who have a keen interest in making San Francisco a healthy place to live and work. They share a passion for a vibrant Hospital and a healthy…