SFHDC 2018 Gala

Power in Numbers - Celebrating SFHDC's 30th Year!

The San Francisco Housing Development Corporation (SFHDC) will celebrate 30 years of providing affordable housing, financial empowerment, supportive services and economic development to low-income communities of color at Power in Numbers - 30th Anniversary Gala & Awards Dinner.

The gala will feature a live and silent auction, cocktail reception, elegant seated dinner and live music. Guests will have full access to the California Academy of Sciences' popular exhibits, including the exciting Osher Rainforest and wondrous Steinhart Aquarium.

Hosted by comedian, writer and talk radio show host Brian Copeland, the event will honor individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in philanthropy, the arts and locally-owned business. Live jazz music will be performed by the renowned Tammy Hall Trio, featuring Bay Area-based artist Tammy L. Hall (piano, vocals), Ruth Davies (bass) and Ruth Price (drums). 

Special guest, the Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr. - former San Francisco Mayor and longtime Speaker of the California State Assembly - is scheduled to present an award during the honoree recognition ceremony. 

This year's group of distinguished honorees includes Benard Simelton, president of the Alabama Chapter of the NAACP; Perman Hardy, community leader of Alabama's "get-out-the-vote;" Kimberly Bryant, founder and CEO of Black Girls CODE; internationally recognized musician Michael Franti and his wife Sara Agah Franti, co-founders of the wish-granting nonprofit Do It For The LoveJay and Kathryn Cahill, representing two generations of CEO leadership in building affordable housing at Cahill Contractors; Willie and Mary Ratcliff, publishers of the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper; and Susan Howell, a Fillmore area small business owner for 34 years.

Enjoy Full Access to Cal Academy's spectacular exhibits, including:

Osher Rainforest

Steinhart Aquarium

The Rev. Roland Gordon - Ingleside Presbyterian Church

The Rev. Roland Gordon “Rev. G” was born as the fifth of nine children to the late Willie and Charlie Gordon. He was reared in Gary, Indiana, where his leadership abilities began to blossom as captain and star player on the Gary Roosevelt High School basketball team. He continued this development as the star player and captain of the Baldwin-Wallace College team in Berea, Ohio, where he received his BA degree in 1967.

Six years after relocating to California, Rev. G enrolled in the San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1978, while also accepting the challenge of pastoring Ingleside Presbyterian Church, which had dwindled to only four active members and could not afford a full-time ordained pastor. Drawing on his athletic background, Gordon immediately organized basketball programs for the young boys in the community. The Ingleside Church Basketball League, which stressed respect for authority and self discipline, soon became “the place” for the development of many boys, some of whom became outstanding student athletes.  

Upon completion of a master of divinity degree, Rev. G was ordained as full-time pastor of Ingleside Presbyterian Church on July 31, 1983. Under his administration, the church has been at the forefront of community organizing and the primary meeting facility for major community events.

Affordable Housing & "Get Out the Vote" Meet & Greet Forum

to follow Power in Numbers on Saturday, May 12

Find out more, HERE!

Get Directions To:
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco CA 94118