Monday, May 21, 2018

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship 2017-18 Leadership Award

Congratulations to Board Chair Steve Goldfarb and Board Member/Family Services Committee Chair Linda Goldfarb on being recipients of the 2017-18 Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Leadership Award for Outstanding Community Service for 15 years of service to Family House.

Steve Goldfarb is the current Board Chair, and was instrumental in securing the land in Mission Bay upon which to build the 80-bedroom Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House, which opened in March, 2016. Linda Goldfarb is also on the Board of Directors, and is Chair of the Family Services Committee – a group of dedicated community members who identify areas of support for the parents and children staying at Family House.

Most recently, the Family Services Committee coordinated a Mother’s Day Celebration, which included local businesses contributing to a day of pampering for the moms at Family House. The Mother’s Day Celebration is just one of many special events where volunteers and donors come join together to lift the spirits of help families and help them live with dignity live in dignity during the most difficult time of their lives. In addition to their Board service, Linda and Steve volunteer at Family House with their 4PAWS therapy dogs, Fozzy and Ollie. They conceived of Fozzy’s Toy Room and helped see it through so that every child who comes to Family House can choose a new toy to call their own, and in turn be more comfortable at Family House. As the owners of Anomaly Vineyards in St. Helena, they have also participated in Cabernet for Connoisseurs, Family House’s largest annual fundraiser.

The Leadership Award for Outstanding Community Service is presented to individuals who, like Albert Schweitzer, have “made their lives their argument” by adopting Schweitzer’s Reverence for Life as the cornerstone for giving their time and resources to people, institutions, and causes that serve the neediest among us.

We thank them for their many years of service to Family House families, and congratulate them on this much-deserved award!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Brewtastic Bash is Coming Up!

The 6th Annual Family House Young Professionals Advisory Council’s Brewtastic Bash is coming up on June  23rd at the SOMA StrEat Food Park. What is Brewtastic Bash? San Francisco Bay Area home brewers that are part of the Sirwisa Brewing Collective pour tasty beers that you can’t get anywhere else, while judges from some of the Bay’s top beer purveyors use their expertise to pick their favorites. Your entrance ticket gets you unlimited tastings and access to a silent auction, all at our favorite Brewtastic venue. The entire event benefits Family House! Get your tickets now at

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Meet & Greet with Buster Posey from the San Francisco Giants

Thanks to our friends at the Community Relations team at the San Francisco Giants, some very lucky Giants fans got to do a meet and greet with Buster Posey and his family at AT&T Park! More than 30 guests from Family House spent a little pre-game time with the Poseys, asking questions, taking pictures, and getting autographs - and then got to watch the home team Beat LA! Thank you to the Giants for this hats-off once in a lifetime experience! More photos at