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A Celebration of Community and Philanthropy in the Bay Area

Date: November 3, 6:00pm-9:30pm

Location: Westin St. Francis Hotel, St. Francis Heights, 32nd Floor

We invite you to join us for the First Annual LEADING THE WAY awards benefit, recognizing leadership in making the Bay Area a better place. At this inaugural one-of-a-kind event, we will honor individuals and organizations while enjoying delicious cuisine, cocktails, guest testimonials, entertainment and the breathtaking view of San Francisco’s skyline. 

St. Anthony’s, committed to providing pathways to stability for the most vulnerable San Franciscans, will host its inaugural Leading the Way Awards Celebration to honor organizations and individuals whose vision and service make our community a better place to live. Presented in partnership with the San Francisco Business Times (view link here:  San Francisco Business Times: Leading the Way 2022 - St. Anthony Foundation (stanthonysf.orgat the Westin St. Francis Hotel, the celebration will recognize three honorees for their exceptional commitment and dedication to uplifting our community through service, advocacy, or collaboration. Proceeds will benefit St. Anthony’s mission to feed, clothe, heal, shelter, and lift the spirits of our neighbors in need.

“The Leading the Way Award winners are a remarkable group of visionaries who have done so much to strengthen our San Francisco community and deserve our recognition and gratitude,” said Nils Behnke, CEO, St. Anthony’s.


Emerging Leader: Joey Toboni created the Affordability Project, a nonprofit that is building 100% affordable housing for teachers, health care workers and other local middle-income individuals. He also serves on multiple nonprofit boards and as a mentor through Big Brothers, Big Sisters. As managing principal of the Toboni Group – Residential, he oversees 50-plus employees.

Leading the Way: The San Francisco Giants baseball team is deeply committed to identifying, developing, supporting, and raising awareness for people, issues, and programs that are important to the team’s fans and local communities.

Community Partner: The Golden Gate Chapter of the National Charity League, Inc., chartered in 2018 has quickly grown into a force for empowering future women leaders through community, service, leadership and cultural connections.

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Recommended Attire: "Business Formal"

2022 Leading the Way Committees

Host Committee

Honorary  Committee

  • Maija Muncy  

  • Patrick Clifford

  • Rhanda and Tim Dunn

  • Amanda and Vince Hoenigman

  • Elizabeth and Greg Vaughan

  • Maureen and Kevin Kosewic

  • Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House

  • London Breed

  • Honorable Willie J. Brown, Jr. 

  • Honorable Arthur C. Agnos

  • Danny Glover

  • Senator Dianne Feinstein

  • Chief Jeanine Nicholson, SFFD

  • Supervisor Ahsha Safai

  • Shireen McSpadden, ED, SF Dept. of Homelessness and Supportive Housing

  • Supervisor Dean Preston

  • Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, J.C. D.                                 Archbishop of San Francisco

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

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Joe and Trish Emhof


Elizabeth and Greg Vaughan


Maija Muncy

Maureen and Kevin

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Catherine E. Garzio and Martin A. Mattes


Hoenigman Family Foundation

Diane Wilsey

Rhanda and Tim Dunn

Jerry and Jim Sangiacomo

Mary and Joe Toboni

Jean and William Terheyden

Order of Friars Minor Province of Saint Brabara

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