The Junior League of San Francisco Annual Home Tour


Thank you for your support at our 2022 Home Away from Home Tour!

Last year, we celebrated 27 years of the Junior League of San Francisco’s annual Home Tour with an outdoor gardens tour event. This year, we’re continuing the tradition, reimagined as a Home Away from Home, featuring an intimate look at private social clubs throughout San Francisco, which will take place on the 15th of October, 2022.



Home Away from Home will feature a combination of a guided and self guided tour of private social clubs in San Francisco. It is an opportunity to learn more about the history and architecture of private social clubs and how they shape our wonderful city.  The main event will be held on October 15th from 11 am to 6 pm. Patrons get early access at 10 am.   

 28th Annual Home Tour Home Away from Home

The Home Tour’s fundraising success is dependent on generous patronage from our corporate sponsors.

Corporate Sponsorships are available starting at $2500. For more information, please contact Janine Padilla, Corporate Solicitations Chair, at

Thank you to our corporate sponsors!



Day of Event Details:

Thank you for your support of The Junior League of San Francisco, Inc.’s 28th Annual Home Tour – Home Away from Home. We have put together a timeline and a list of FAQs so you can get the most out of the day! Patron packages, upgrades, and event tickets are still available for purchase at the door so please encourage your friends to attend!

Schedule of Events

Home Tour: Saturday, October 15th, 2022

Patron Ticket Holder Early Access: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

General Admission Access: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.


     1. Where do I check in for the Home Tour on October 15th?

To obtain entry, Home Tour guests (Patrons, Sponsors, and General Admission Ticket Holders) will need to check in at 640 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 in Nob Hill.  Please look for balloons and/or greeter(s) outside of the building.  Check in is from 10am-3pm, and the check in table will be inside the social club.  Attendees will receive a wristband and program.

     2. What time does the Home Tour start and end?

General Admission ticket holders may view the private social clubs from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on October 15. Patron Package ticket holders may view the private social clubs from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on October 15.  In addition, they can access our wonderful VIP area at 640 Sutter Street featuring light bites, a photo booth area, and a curated VIP event box.

     3. Can I still buy tickets?

Yes, tickets may be purchased online until the end of the event and Patron packages can be purchased until the end of the event. You may also purchase Home Tour tickets on the day of the event at our check-in table from 10am-3pm located at 640 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108.  General Admission ticket holders have the option for a day-of upgrade to the VIP Experience at the check-in table so you can access our wonderful VIP area at 640 Sutter Street featuring light bites, a photo booth area, and a curated VIP event box.

     4. Will I receive my ticket in the mail?

No. Your name will be on our guest list at check-in.

     5. What does the VIP Experience include?

The VIP Experience allows access to the Tour one hour prior (10:00 a.m.) to General Admission ticket holders. Patrons also have exclusive access to the VIP Experience, which includes a curated VIP event box, light bites, and a photo booth area. 

     6. Where is the VIP  experience?

The VIP Experience area, exclusive to Patrons and Sponsors, is located at 640 Sutter Street. Patron Package ticket holders and Sponsors will need to check in prior to arriving at the VIP Experience (see above).

All attendees are able to visit and stay at 640 Sutter Street, and VIPs will have access to light bites, lounge area, and photo booth area.

     7. How close together are the private social clubs and how many are there?

The locations span from Nob Hill, Union Square, and Chinatown/Northbeach, some of which are within walking distance of one another. We recommend that guests wear comfortable shoes. Busin’ will provide shuttle service to all guests with stops located near the social clubs and points of interest.

     8. Where should I park for the event?

There is street parking in Nob Hill as well as parking garages within the neighborhood.  However, space may be limited.

We strongly recommend attendees use public transportation or taxi/Uber/Lyft to get to the Tour. For more information on public transportation, please visit If you wish to drive, there is limited street parking within the Tour area.  Busin’ will be driving a continuous loop throughout the tour and is open to all attendees.

 9. When will I receive a map of the private social clubs?

A map will be included in the Home Tour program, which will be given to you at check-in on the day of the event.  In addition, the itinerary of the social clubs featured will be emailed to attendees the week of Home Tour.  

Please note:

  • No blue jeans, sandals, or shorts are permitted at some of the social clubs.  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Shuttles will be available between each location. Some social clubs are within comfortable walking distance.
  • Most social clubs will permit photographs.  However, please ask before photographing the social club.


We look forward to seeing you at Home Tour and thank you for your support!


Home Tour’s fundraising success is made possible by our JLSF volunteers, individual and corporate sponsors, in-kind donors, and ticket sales. Patrons enjoy a variety of special benefits and, most importantly, make a deep and lasting impact on the lives of thousands of individuals served by our community partners.

Patrons and Sponsors will have exclusive access at our Launch Party Event. Patrons will also receive a curated VIP Event Box to complement their experience, and there will be a VIP designated area at 640 Sutter Street. Packages are available starting at $275.



Launch Party: St. Joseph’s Art Society, October 3rd, 6:30pm to 9:30pm



Golden Gate $1,650
  • 6 tickets to the Launch Party
  • 6 tickets to Home Away From Home
  • 6 VIP Event Boxes
  • Early access to the event at 10 am
Palace of Fine Arts $1100
  • 4 tickets to the Launch Party
  • 4 tickets to Home Away From Home
  • 4 VIP Event Boxes
  • Early access to the event at 10 am
Painted Ladies $550
  • 2 tickets to the Launch Party
  • 2 tickets to Home Away From Home
  • 2 VIP Event Boxes
  • Early access to the event at 10 am
Lombard $275
  • 1 ticket to the Launch Party
  • 1 ticket to Home Away From Home
  • 1 VIP Event Box
  • Early access to the event at 10 am


If you are unable to attend Home Tour this year but would like to make a 100% tax-deductible donation to The Junior League of San Francisco, Inc. of $150 or more, your name will be displayed on our event website and in our event pamphlet*.

*Must donate by October 7, 2022, to be included.

Click here to make a Legacy Donation



Corporate Sponsorships are available starting at $2500. For more information, please contact Janine Padilla, Corporate Solicitations Chair, at



Buy your ticket early to save! General Admission tickets include access to the Home Tour event on October 15th. Family admission includes 2 tickets.

GA Individual – Early Bird

GA Individual

Launch Party (October 3rd)





Home Tour is a primary fundraising event that brings greater visibility to the JLSF mission – to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training.  Our volunteers, trained in civic leadership, participate in activities that impact supporting food, housing, and basic personal necessities.  Funds raised through the Tour support our focus area:  Bridging the gap of essential needs in the San Francisco community.  Our current community partners include Breakthrough SF, Florence Fang Community Farm, Safe and Sound, and SMART. Click here for more information on how the JLSF collaborates with our community partners.



Amy Tam


Meghan Lazarow • Claire McBride • Olivia Roth

VP Fund Development

Lizzy Shay Kaler


Michelle Boughan • Madison DiNapoli • Grace Hilty  • Katie Hurley • Katie Little • Dani Pautrot • Veronica Ramirez • Ashley Saxon • Kate Sommer • Amanda Sussex • Sarah Warlick


Interested in partnering with the JLSF or have questions about Home Tour? Please contact us!

Amy Tam, – 2022-2023 Home Tour Chair

The Home Tour Legacy

Home Tour has come a long way since the first Kitchen Tour in 1995, when it was limited to one room in the house. In 1997 it was renamed the Home and Kitchen Tour. Back then the tour included an exciting luxury raffle, gourmet luncheon, and home boutique. In 2001, the decision was made to drop the word “Kitchen” altogether to give the event its current-day title of Home Tour. 

From the views of Sea Cliff to the heights of SOMA, the annual Home Tour has taken guests through the most exclusive neighborhoods in San Francisco. This year we are proud to celebrate 26 years of Home Tour and the women whose tireless efforts have made each event a unique success.

Kitchen Tour
1995 – Presidio Heights
Presidio Heights
Marilyn Timoney
Donna Vitalona

1996 – Pacific Heights
Les Cuisines de Broadway
Diane Taube

Home & Kitchen Tour
1997 – Pacific Heights
Buona Cucina
Teresa Medearis

1998 – Presidio Heights
Presidio Promenade
Mary Fehr

1999 – Cow Hollow
Cosmopolitan Kitchens
Jennifer Smith

2000 – Marina
Cuisine Sur la Mer
Joselle Lee-Chao
Valerie Toler

Home Tour
2001 – Nob Hill
Rooms With A View
Marybeth La Motte

2002 – Presidio Heights
Suzanne Rischman

2003 – Pacific Heights
Salute to San Francisco
Lauren Haswell

2004 – Presidio Heights
Tour D’Elegance
Mai Shiver
Beth Sullivan

2005 – Sea Cliff
Hilary Desrosiers
Selin Wold

2006 – Pacific Heights
Give My Regards to Broadway
Ginger Wilcox

2007 – Russian Hill
Left My Heart in San Francisco
Patricia Dassios
Julie Yarbrough

2008 – Marina
A Day by the Bay
Katherine Pierce McShane
Catherine Kuuskraa

2009 – Pacific Heights
Crystal Anniversary
Nicole Bonar
Elizabeth Lester

2010 – St. Francis Wood
Into the Wood
Tammy Braas-Hill

2011 – Sea Cliff
Modernism Through the Ages
Lillian Phan

2012 – Presidio Heights
Gateway to Grandeur
Elizabeth Link

2013 – Cow Hollow
Hidden Gems of San Francisco
Susie Berg
Tricia O’Brien

2014 – Marina
Anchored in Tradition
Leah Rodriguez

2015 – Presidio Heights
Footsteps in the Fog
Dana Marie Knapp
Elyssa Match

2016 – Sea Cliff
Timeless Moderne Above the Bay
Erin Linch

2017 – SOMA
From Great Heights
Kris Kolassa

2018 – Noe Valley
Modern Magnificence
Francesca Ungaro

2019 – Presidio Heights
25th Annual Home Tour: Historic Heights
Katherine Causey

2020 – Bay Area
Home Tour At Home
Maria DeRoss
Sydney Doyle

2021 – Presidio and Pacific Heights
27th Annual Home Tour:  Garden of the Heights
Lizzy Shay Kaler
Dani Pautrot