Women at the Center Honors is a signature fundraiser hosted by the Sustainer Council of the JLSF. Typically held in the spring, the event supports the Sustainer Council’s mission to build the JLSF Endowment Fund. Proceeds are earmarked for this fund, and its mission is to provide long-term, stable financing to the JLSF and its community programs in the Bay Area.

Launched in 2004, the Sustaining Members of the JLSF launched Women at the Center Honors to celebrate outstanding Bay Area women at the center of philanthropy, community, and civic services.

The honorees are visionaries with strong leadership skills who have given generously of their time, energy, and resources in an effort to further philanthropic causes and improve our Bay Area community.


2017-2018: Sally H. Coates & Elizabeth J. Folger
2016-2017: Judy Jorgensen & Jennifer Siebel Newsom
2015-2016: Anette Harris & Dagmar Dolby
2014-2015: Patricia Tatum Otstott & Roselyne Chroman Swig
2013-2014: Athena Blackburn & Merla Zellerbach
2011-2012: Joanne Horning & Charlotte Shultz
2010-2011: Belva Davis & Patricia Sughrue Sprincin
2009-2010: Gretchen de Baubigny & Susan Cook Hoganson
2008-2009: Barbara Callander & Louise Renne
2007-2008: Nancy Bechtle & Kimberly Wright-Violich
2006-2007: Chris Hellman & Leslie Luttgens
2005-2006: Delia Ehrlich & Charlene Harvey
2004-2005: Katie Cardinal & Dede Wilsey