BAYCAT given Ellen Magnin Newman Award for Service to Community
BAYCAT has been awarded the prestigious Ellen Magnin Newman Award by the San Francisco Symphony. This award is given to one San Francisco arts nonprofit each year in recognition of “significant contributions to community service and supporting their community in a meaningful way.” BAYCAT was recognized at the SF Symphony’s All San Francisco Concert last week at a VIP Reception attended by Mrs. Newman herself.
We were honored to have been nominated for the Ellen Magnin Newman Award, and the opportunity to speak about the work we do to educate and employ youth and young adults in the digital media arts. We must also give credit to fellow nominee Youth Speaks, who does great work inspiring youth through spoken word.
Since 1980, the San Francisco Symphony and Wells Fargo have partnered to put on the All San Francisco Concert, a performance for the community. This concert pays tribute to neighborhood and social service organizations from throughout the City, inviting them to Davies Symphony Hall at a discount. Since 2007, the concert has also recognized the work of Ellen Magnin Newman, a Symphony Board of Governor and founding member of the All San Francisco Committee, through the creation of the Ellen Magnin Newman Subscription Award.