The 50th Edgewood Fair


...for making this year's 50th Edgewood Fair a HUGE success!

On behalf of the Edgewood Auxiliary and Edgewood Center for Children and Families, we want to thank you so much for making this year's 50th Edgewood Fair a HUGE success for Bay Area kids!

With your support, we were able to raise over $450,000 which will help us serve over 7,000 youth and their families throughout San Francisco and San Mateo counties!

During the Fair, we heard incredible stories of hope, perseverance, and transformation. The event was truly a wonderful gathering of everyone that makes up the heart and soul of Edgewood including our Legacy Partner, Levi Strauss & Co., and honoring our Edgewood Auxiliary Alumnae - a group of dedicated women who laid the foundation for the Fair and for many of Edgewood's programs that are operating today. 

As you can see from the photo album slide show below, this was truly a celebration for the senses with the stunning Bently Reserve as the backdrop, performances by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, event services by Ideas and catering by McCalls

We want to express our appreciation to the amazing Edgewood Auxiliary including Fair Chairs Abbey Walker and Kelly Fair, Co-Presidents Susan Hendrickson and Kathleen Darling, Second Vice President, Membership Sarah Semple, and Sponsorship Chairs Kerry Bourdon, Sandi Colabianchi, and Buffy Wang.

We look forward to seeing you at future Edgewood events and activitiesThank you so much for supporting Edgewood Center for Children and Families and see you at the 51st Edgewood Fair next year! 

Special thanks and gratitude to our sponsors and underwriters and to all of the volunteers that gave generously of their time.


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Nancy Rubin
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Edgewood Center for Children and Families 

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Learn how to give a gift right from your cell phone >>

View sponsors and exhibitors >>

Drawing winners >>


FUND-A-NEED Text in your Donation! 

If you weren't able to attend the 50th Edgewood Fair, there is still time for you to participate in our Fund-a-Need via texting! No dollar amount is too small when it comes to helping children struggling with mental health issues. This year, we're using mobile technology to raise $150,000 which will help fund key programs and services such as our residential and school-based programs as well as our Kinship Caregivers programs by June 30th. You can take part simply by texting in your donation. Here's how it works:

Text to 41444 the message: fair50 (space) your donation amount (no $ needed) so, for example:

fair50 1000

Within a matter of seconds, you'll receive a text with a link that allows you to complete your donation. It's that easy!

Don't want to text? Not a problem! You can submit your FUND-A-NEED gift right here through our secure form - just click below.

View photos from the 50th celebration! 

Photos courtesy of Agency Moanalani Jeffrey

Raffle Drawing Winners!! 

  • Omin hotel stay and Trina Turk goes to Buffy Wang
  • Tigercamp Basketball goes to Caroline Pacula
  • Ritz Cancun and Siri Inc. dress goes to Bethany Patton
  • Randall Museum to Harriett de Proctomal
  • SF Giants to Kathleen Darling
  • 49ers package to Lindsay Glaser
  • Disneyworld to Kelley Meyerberg
  • Beyonce tickets to Rebecca Wilson


Click here for a list of the 50th Edgewood Fair sponsors

Click here for a list of the 50th Edgewood Fair exhibitors

Click here for Edgewood Fair history

Click here for the 50th Edgewood Fair Hostess and Executive Committees

Click here for the Alumnae of Distinction

Click here for 50th Edgewood Fair press release



(Photos courtesy: Bently Reserve)

Thursday, April 28, 6 pm - 11 pm - Anniversary Gala - $300 - CLOSED

The 50th Edgewood Fair will take place over the course of two days at the majestic Bently Reserve located at 301 Battery Street in downtown San Francisco. The evening will begin with a VIP cocktail reception for sponsors and includes exclusive shopping opportunities for all attendees with retail vendors donating 25 percent of their proceeds to Edgewood.

Shopping will be followed by an elegant 3-course dinner, live auction, and fund-a-need program highlighting 165 years of Edgewood. 

You will also hear from the very inspirational Eliot Smith who spent part of his childhood growing up at Edgewood. He is a father of five, successful motivational speaker, Athletic Director at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, and Director of the very popular Tigers Basketball Camp (most recently edging out the Golden State Warriors Basketball Camp to receive the 2015 Gold rating by Parents Press for being the Best Basketball Summer Camp in San Francisco.) 

Friday, April 29, 10 am - 2 pm - Fair Day Luncheon - $175 - CLOSED

Enjoy a morning of exclusive shopping with retail vendors followed by the beautiful and traditional Edgewood Fair Luncheon. The luncheon will feature the first Alumnae of Distinction Award and speaker Annie Darrow. Annie, mother of a son who lived at Edgewood, will remind us of the importance of Edgewood's services and the incredible, positive impact the experience was for her family.

Afterwards, you'll have an opportunity to participate in a fund-a-need followed by a Happy Hour Shopping event (2pm-6pm) not to be missed! All retail vendors will donate 25 percent of sales proceeds to Edgewood.

Friday, April 29, 2 pm - 6 pm - Happy Hour Shopping - $25 - TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

Can't join us for the gala or luncheon? Gather your friends and enjoy Friday Happy Hour Shopping at the Bently Reserve! San Francisco's best and most unique shopping experience is a great way to end your week and help Edgewood at the same time. Between 2pm - 6pm, enjoy one drink on us, a cash bar, and access to all of our exclusive shopping vendors.

Proceeds from the 50th Edgewood Fair  Anniversary Gala, Fair Day Luncheon and Happy Hour Shopping will benefit Edgewood Center for Children and Families and help to support crucial programming and support services that literally transform the lives of thousands of youth and their families in the Bay Area each year.




Alice Allick

Tricia Arslaner

Lynn Atkinson

Katie Ballou Calhoun

Diane Blackman

Demi Bowles Lathrop

Lynda Boyden

Jeanie Casey

Christine DeSanze

Laura Ferguson

Katherine Foster

Lennie Gotcher

Sara Greer

Lauren Haswell

Corinne Hedrick

Meg Heinicke

Suzanne Heske

Susanna Holt

Alexis Kalikman   

Elizabeth Leep

Anne Magill

Nancy Mancini

Joan Mittendorf

Lee Ann Monfredini

Christine O'Gara

Susan Oberndorf

Kira Robb

Jan Sargent

Bessie Seybold

Lori Shigekane

Violet Taaffe

Kimberly Veley

Patrice Wilbur

Lisa Wilcox Corning

Kelly Wyllie




Kathleen Darling

Susan Hendrickson


Kelly D. Fair

Abbey Walker

Mary Stengel Bentley

Heather Bloch

Stacy Bonney

Kerry Bourdon

Sandi Colabianchi

Harriet de Pracomtal

Meridith Dillon

Casey Ferrarone

Jack Foster

Sarah Garibaldi

Carrie Hamilton

Carissa Hawthorn

Emilie Lynch

Neely Mark

Stephanie Martin

Jenny Moore

Amy Nelder

Paige Olson

Bethany Patten

Ellie Pollak

Melissa Reyna

Sarah Semple

Maggie Shepard

Mallary Walker

Buffy Wang



Beatrice Baldauf

Alastair Boone

Susan Chamberlain

Marlo Erickson

Joan Gamble

Anne Gates

Ann Haber

Marge Lee

June Lilienthal

Nancy Maushardt

Sally Blair McAndrew

Paula McGowan

Judith Nadai

Dinny Perry

Kathleen Roeder

Barbara Renfrew

Sue Renfrew

Mimi Stockwell

Anne Teller

Peggy Walker

Sydney Walker

Elizabeth Williamson

Joy Wolfe




Susan and Bill Oberndorf   


Kathleen and Todd Darling     Susan and Doug Hendrickson   

Emilie and Andrew Lynch

Click to see full sponsors list!





The Edgewood Garden Fair made its debut on May 3, 1967 in the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. It began as a garden festival for the Auxiliary to sell home-grown plants and handmade jams to benefit children with mental illness. Since then, the Edgewood Auxiliary has grown the Edgewood Fair into a sophisticated two-day annual charity extravaganza raising a total of $7 million to benefit the thousands of Bay Area children, youth, and families Edgewood Center for Children and Families serves each year.


  • The Edgewood Auxiliary was formed in 1948?
  • Edgewood Center for Children and Families is the oldest children's charity in the western U.S., founded in 1851?
  • In any given year, 13 percent of children in the U.S. suffer from mental disorders, yet only 1 in 5 of those is able to access mental health services?