We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to everyone who joined us at the 16th Annual Paving the Way Gala!

Every year is always better than the last and we owe all of you for that.

Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Phil Tingwho have both been in the forefront of the fight to end youth homelessness, received our Anne B. Stanton and Youth Advocacy Awards, respectively, and gave compelling speeches that we hope will inspire our community to continue to take action.

Our emcee, Larkin Street alum Zak Franet, told us about how he moved beyond street life with Larkin Street’s help, and how he is now pursuing his passion – policy and advocacy work. Current Larkin Street clients and Going the Distance awardees Anubis Daugherty and Camila Barbosa inspired us with their words. Thank you all for reminding us why we do the work we do!

Our fabulous venue, the Four Seasons San Francisco, definitely helped make the night super special, as did our fabulous Friends of Larkin Street young professionals group by hosting a spectacular after party.

Thank you to our generous sponsors, donors, attendees, the event committee, volunteers, staff and each of our fabulous presenters for making this night incredible. We are so grateful for your consistent support!

Click on any of the images below to enlarge and view the gallery. Our thanks to photographer Laurie Gordon!