Paving the Way: Past Events and Photos

Larkin Street has been celebrating our annual gala, Paving the Way, since 2003. Since its inception, this event has raised over $10 million in unrestricted funding for Larkin Street’s work to end youth homelessness.

PTW 2019
“Ending Youth Homelessness,” March 22, 2019
Once again, our Paving the Way Gala was a huge success and we have all of you to thank for that! Mayor London Breed, who has been an impassioned advocate for young people for years, received our Anne B. Stanton Award and shared her own meaningful story. This night wouldn’t be possible without our generous sponsors, donors, guests, the event committee, volunteers, staff, and each of our presenters.
2019 Paving the Way Gala Photos

PTW 2018
“Ending Youth Homelessness,” March  16, 2018
Thank you Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Phil Ting for the compelling speeches that we hope will inspire our community to continue to take action. Thank you to our generous sponsors, donors, attendees, the event committee, volunteers, staff and each of our fabulous presenters for making this night incredible
2018 Paving the Way Gala Photos

PTW 2017
“Ending Youth Homelessness”, March 3, 2017
Thank you Jeremy Affeldt, Renel Brooks-Moon and many more for a spectacular success! With more than $1 million raised towards Larkin Street’s work, Paving the Way was made possible through the efforts of an excellent team.
2017 Paving the Way Gala Photos

PTW 2016
“Build our Community, Strengthen the Future”, March 4, 2016
Thanks to all the sponsors, guests, donors, volunteers and staff for making the night extra special! And a big shout out to our guest speakers for inspiring all of us with their stores.
2016 Paving the Way Gala Photos

PTW 2015
“Empowering Youth for a Brighter Future”, March 4, 2015
Another banner year for Larkin Street Youth Services in raising over $950,000 for Larkin Street’s programs. We honored Daniel Patterson, Chef restaurateur and food writer for his work in the community and the event was emceed by Renel Brooks-Moon, announcer at AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants.
2015 Paving the Way Gala Photos

PTW 2014
“30 Years Giving Hope”, March 14, 2014
We raised over a record $1mm at our Paving the Way Gala in 2014 in celebration of our 30th Anniversary.
We want to offer our special thanks to Mark Buell, Harris Barton and Brad Webb for their continuing efforts at Paving the Way on behalf of our youth.
2014 Paving the Way Gala Photos.

PTW 2013
“Building a Sustainable Future”, March 8, 2013
We raised $725,000 at our 2013 Paving the Way Gala and netted over $656,000 in unrestricted funding to support our programs! We would like to thank everyone who attended and give a special thanks to Americas Cup, ORACLE, Jimmy Spithill and Mark Buell for their support and partnership with Larkin Street.
2013 Paving the Way Gala Photos

PTW 2012
“On a Path to Independence”, March 8, 2012
In 2012, we raised $656,000 at Paving the Way thanks to Special Guests Nancy Bechtle, Chair of the Presidio Trust and the Honorable Willy Brown, former Mayor of San Francisco.
2012 Paving the Way Gala Event Photos

PTW 2011
“One Youth At A Time”, March 10, 2011
In 2011, Paving the Way raised $603,000 and netted over $500,000 for Larkin Street’s programs for youth thanks to the efforts of Ronnie Lott and Harris Barton, Special Guests and former 49er teammates and Super Bowl winners.

PTW 2010
“Paving the Way for Our Youth”, March 4, 2010
In 2010, we honored The Gap Foundation for their commitment to youth & three youth received the “Going the Distance Award”. The Gala raised over $545,000 and netted over $460,000 in support of Larkin Street’s youth programs.

PTW 2009
“25 Years : 25 Reasons to Celebrate”, February 21, 2009
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein was honored in 2009 with the Anne B. Stanton Award for Extraordinary Leadership and Dedication to Bay Area Youth recognizing her critical role in restoring funding to keep Larkin Street’s Drop in Center open in 1984. The event raised over $510,000 and netted over $425,000.

PTW 2008
“An Extra Day to Pave the Way”, February 29, 2008
In 2008, we honored Barbara Bass Bakar, Community Philanthropist and Founder of achieve with the Anne B. Stanton Award for Extraordinary Leadership and Dedication to Bay Area Youth. The event raised over $580,000 and netted over $485,000.