Annual Luncheon | San Francisco Village

Annual Luncheon

Transforming Lives and Community Luncheon

The Transforming Lives and Community Luncheon is a celebration of aging and our annual signature fundraising event. The hallmark of the luncheon is an award to one or more persons in their 70’s or older who have made a profound impact on the lives of San Franciscans and beyond, and who exemplify what it means to age with continued meaning and purpose. Recipients may include politicians, civic leaders, artists, scientists, philanthropists and others who continue to transform lives and community into their older years.

The 2018 Transforming Lives and Community Luncheon, honoring Mark Buell and Rita Semel, took place on Wednesday, May 2, at the Julia Morgan Ballroom, in the Merchants Exchange Building (465 California St.). We are proud to recognize Mark and Rita for their lifelong contributions to public service, the environment, social justice and uniting diverse interfaith communities.


Previous Transforming Lives and Community Luncheon honorees have included:

2017 – Dagmar Dolby and Fran A. Streets
2016 – Lewis H. Butler and Louise Renne
2015 – Roselyne Swig and Toni Rembe
2014 – Belva Davis and Henry Safrit
2013 – Eva Auchincloss, Mary Moore Gaines and Glady Thacher



“San Francisco Village is an adventure in the art of aging.”

Lynn Davis,
member since 2014