Archive for July, 2017

FOGG Open Letter – July 21, 2017

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

2017 Summer Kids Camps Scholarship Program – Update 6

With six more weeks to go FOGG wishes once more to thank our many supporters and businesses that have donated the funds to enable youngsters from lower income housing areas to attend this summer’s Kids Camps at the Bay Club – The Gateway.

FOGG also thanks the Bay Club management for their 100% support of the Scholarship Program by matching a dollar for every dollar FOGG has raised.

We want to recognize the work and support that Lela Woltjer, Kids Camps Director, her assistant Ranya Abdelfattah, and the dedicated counseling staff and volunteers who are giving so much love and concern for the kids.

There is still time to bring more youngsters into the Scholarship Program, with additional tax deductible donations from those who would wish to contribute.

Please send your summer Kids Camp Scholarship Program tax deductible donations to PDF/FOGG, P.O. Box 2294, San Francisco, CA 94126.  On the memo line write “2017 Scholarship Fund.”

Donating online is quick and simple.  You can do so at this website.  Click on the ‘Donate to 2017 Summer Kids Camp’ yellow donation button.

It’s been a great Summer Kids Camps Scholarship program so far.  With your help, it can be even better.

FOGG Open Letter – July 20, 2017

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Summer Splash – A Benefit for Sunflower Wellness – 3rd Notice

FOGG is sending our last reminder about the Summer Splash – Benefit for Sunflower Wellness.

This worthwhile event will be held at our Bay Club – The Gateway, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Thursday, July 27, 2017 and is a fundraiser for the Bay Area cancer and exercises programs that Sunflower Wellness conducts.

Sunflower Wellness is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.  Donations are tax deductible.

You can find more information about Sunflower Wellness and make a donation at their website; www.sunflowerwellness.org

Find out more about the Benefit details by clicking on this link.  Sunflower Wellness Benefit

FOGG hopes to see you July 27th at the Gateway Club.

FOGG Open Letter – July 12, 2017

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Summer Splash – A Benefit for Sunflower Wellness – 2nd Notice

 In our June 19, 2017 Open Letter, FOGG stated that we are a partner with the Summer Splash – Benefit for Sunflower Wellness.

This fundraiser for the Bay Area cancer and exercises programs that Sunflower Wellness conducts will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017.  Time for the Benefit is from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the Bay Club – The Gateway.

It is supported by the Bay Club, and led by Jane Clark, Regan Fedric and Robert Young.  All three are long time members of the Bay Club.

The Summer Splash has been working with cancer patients and their exercise programs since 2004.

Sunflower Wellness is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.  Donations are tax deductible.

You can find more information about Sunflower Wellness and make a donation at their website; www.sunflowerwellness.org

Find out more about the Benefit details by clicking on the Sunflower Wellness Benefit page link on this website.

We hope to see you at the Gateway Club on July 27th to support this worthwhile community event.

FOGG Open Letter – July 5, 2017

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

2017 Summer Kids Camps Scholarship Program – Update 5

FOGG hopes everyone had a great July 4th Holiday.

GOOD NEWS!!

FOGG is pleased to welcome Safeway Stores who through their Foundation, committed a $2,500 grant to the Summer Kids Camps Scholarship Program.  They join a growing number of business’s who now participate in this community outreach program.

Through Safeway’s generosity and the total support of Bay Club management, who match the donation dollar for dollar, we have an additional $5,000 to bring more kids from low income housing areas to the Bay Club – The Gateway, a summer of fun.

The Camps began three weeks ago, and there are ten more weeks of the program.

For those of you who have been thinking about making a tax deductible donation, now is the time to do so.

This is your opportunity to donate.  Please send your summer Kids Camp Scholarship Program donations to PDF/FOGG, P.O. Box 2294, San Francisco, CA 94126.  On the memo line write “2017 Scholarship Fund.”

Donations can also be made online at this website.  Click on the ‘Donate to 2017 Summer Kids Camp’ yellow donation button.

There are still a number of youngsters who hope to time attend this summer’s program.  You can do your part and bring a smile to their faces.

FOGG Alert – July 2, 2017

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

State Lands Commission Lawsuit – 5th Update – Court Hearing

FOGG attended the Wednesday, June 28, 2017 court hearing at Superior Court, in Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos’ court room, on the lawsuit initiated by the State Lands Commission (SLC) vs. the City of San Francisco about Proposition B.

Proposition B, passed by the San Francisco voters in June, 2014 requires voter approval before a developer can exceed the present height limits on San Francisco Port waterfront properties.

SLC asked the Court to invalidate Proposition B.  The City requested the Court to dismiss the case.

Judge Bolanos tentatively rejected the SLC request to invalidate Proposition B, and also denied the City’s request to dismiss the case.

The lawsuit may now go to trial on September 11, 2017 according to Judge Bolanos.

California Deputy Attorney General Joel C. Jacobs represented the SLC.  Jacobs was consistent in his claim that the voters can’t be trusted in decisions that affect their waterfront.  Only the Port Commission understands land use issues.  

Christine Van Aken, San Francisco’s Deputy Attorney represented the City.  She was somewhat astonished that the SLC feels that the Port Commissioners – a non-elected body – are more understanding and transparent than the voters of the City.  Christine did a fine job of responding to Jacobs for what we thought were his skewed arguments.

You can read how the media covered this story by clicking on these links.

LA Times Article

SF Chronicle Article

SF Examiner Article

We will keep you advised as to Judge Bolanos’ decision on the possibility that the lawsuit will go to trial.

Lastly, FOGG wishes all of our supporters a very happy July 4th Holiday.  Thanks for being with us since 2003.