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2013 Silver SPUR Awards Luncheon


2013 Silver SPUR Awards Luncheon
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Moscone Center South, Esplanade Ballroom

The Silver SPUR Awards Luncheon convenes Bay Area leaders for the city's largest and most prominent annual civic awards event.

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In 2013, SPUR was proud to honor four remarkable Bay Area leaders:

Chief Judge Karen V. Clopton has been promoting active public discourse, integrity and transparency in government for more than two decades. As the chief administrative law judge for the California Public Utilities Commission, she has made its crucial regulatory work more accessible to the public and more efficient.  During her second term as a San Francisco Civil Service Commissioner (1993-2000), she was recruited to serve as Chief of Operations for the Port of San Francisco and Executive in Charge of Relocation to Pier One during the renovation of the historic Ferry Building. Whether encouraging youth to get involved with government through the Junior State of America or teaching citizens how to participate in the electoral process with the League of Women Voters, Judge Cloptonhas been deeply and widely engaged in civic leadership for San Francisco.
Thomas C. Layton has been a dedicated philanthropic leader, seeding and supporting positive social change for almost four decades. As the president of The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation since 1975, Layton has built a track record of innovative and risk-taking grant-making that has served some of the Bay Area's most esteemed leaders, movements and institutions in their nascent stages. His leadership in the philanthropic community, encouraging foundations to courageously support the policy and advocacy work of their grantees, has made him one of the most respected leaders in the field. Prior to joining to the foundation, he was a business executive and, later, the vice president and national director of the Coro Foundation.
Daniel Solomon, FAIA is an architect and urban designer whose career combines professional practice with teaching and writing. His commitment to the construction and reconstruction of urban neighborhoods extends beyond his renowned project work; he is a co-founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism and a passionate spokesman for the cause of the city. Solomon’s work as a partner in the Mithun | Solomon San Francisco office — including the LEED Platinum David Brower Center in Berkeley and the redevelopment of San Francisco’s Hunters View neighborhood — exemplify his commitment to the evolution of community design. He is professor emeritus at UC Berkeley and Kea Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland, and has published many articles and three books.
Senator Art Torres (Ret.), J.D. has been a life-long public servant and advocate for civil rights, healthcare, stem cell research and environmental justice. In a career spanning more than three decades, he has distinguished himself by tackling complex policy issues that affect all California residents. Sen. Torres has leadership roles in two core institutions serving the Bay Area: he is president of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and vice chair of the governing Board of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. He served 20 years in the California Legislature, both in the State Assembly and State Senate. Involved in many crucial bipartisan initiatives, he was co-author of the groundbreaking California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65).


Our sponsors are important partners in honoring and celebrating our four award recipients.

Corporate sponsorships range from $1,000 - $10,000 and provide many valuable and tangible benefits. (Individuals may sponsor at the $500 level and up).


Sponsorship Information Packet

Sponsor Benefit Matrix:
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For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Vanessa Bilanceri, corporate relations manager, at 415.644.4882 or



For greater benefits, pledge your support by these specific dates:

Wednesday, August 14 Deadline for inclusion in first event advertisements

Wednesday, September 4 Deadline for inclusion in first email invitation

Wednesday, September 4 Deadline for inclusion in printed invitation

Wednesday, September 18 Deadline for inclusion in second round of event advertisements

Wednesday, September 25 Deadline for inclusion in second email invitation

Wednesday, October 2 Deadline for inclusion in third round of event advertisements

Wednesday, October 9 Deadline for name/logo in event program

Wednesday, October 9 Deadline for inclusion in third email invitation

Wednesday, October 16 Deadline for name/logo in event signage and slide show

Wednesday, October 23 Event date and final deadline for sponsorships

Wednesday, October 23 Deadline for inclusion in final event advertisements

Weekly Sponsors added every Friday to SPUR’s event website.




SPUR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and sponsorship is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. SPUR's tax ID is 94-149-8232.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Vanessa Bilanceri, corporate relations manager, at 415.644.4882 or


Thank you to our 2013 sponsors:


Ken McNeely
AT&T California
Event Chair




Anchor Brewers & Distillers
BRE Properties, Inc.
Degenkolb Engineers
Emerald Fund, Inc.
Forest City
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher  LLP
Golden Gate University
Google Inc.
David & Jane Hartley
Hathaway Dinwiddie  Construction Co.
Lennar Urban
MacFarlane Partners
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Millennium Partners
Mithun | Solomon
MJM Management Group
Perkins + Will
Port of San Francisco
Bill & Dewey Rosetti
San Francisco Giants
San Francisco International  Airport
San Francisco Waterfront  Partners, LLC
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill  LLP
Roselyne Chroman Swig
Trumark Urban
Union Bank
Webcor Builders
Westfield San Francisco  Centre
Diane B. Wilsey
Wilson Meany
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Andy & Sara Barnes
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Buchalter Nemer
Cahill Contractors
California Academy of Sciences
Cannon Constructors North, Inc.
Carmel Partners
Charles Salter Associates
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
Cordoba Corporation
The Coulter/Weeks Charitable  Foundation
Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
David Baker Architects
Rob Evans & Terry Micheau
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Fine Arts Museums of San  Francisco
David A. Friedman & Paulette J.  Meyer
Gerson Bakar & Associates
Golden State Warriors
Gould Evans
Anne Halsted & Wells Whitney
Handel Architects
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Vince & Amanda Hoenigman
The John Stewart Company
Kilroy Realty Corporation
John Kriken & Katherine Koelsch  Kriken
Lend Lease
Richard & Marilyn Lonergan
MBH Architects
Mission Bay Development Group,  LLC
Moscone Emblidge Sater & Otis
Nibbi Brothers General Contractors
Sergio Nibbi
Larry Nibbi
NRG Energy Center
Northern California Carpenters  Regional Council
Ogden Contract Interiors, Inc.
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman  LLP
Plant Construction Company, L.P.
Polaris Pacific
Prado Group
Presidio Trust
Related California
Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP
ROMA Design Group
Sack Properties
San Francisco Association of  Realtors
The San Francisco Foundation
San Francisco Municipal  Transportation Agency
San Francisco Public Utilities  Commission
San Francisco State University
San Francisco Travel
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
Paul & Lynn Sedway
Sedgwick LLP
Seifel Consulting Inc.
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton  LLP
Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Suffolk Construction
Sutter Health/CPMC
The Swig Company
Swinerton Builders
Tishman Speyer
TMG Partners/Avant Housing
Tom Eliot Fisch, Inc.
V. Fei Tsen and Chinatown  Community Development Center
Turnstone Consulting Corporation
UC San Francisco
Union Square Business  Improvement District
Universal Paragon Corporation
URS Corporation
WRNS Studio
WSP Group
1481Post Street - an ADCO Project
A.R. Sanchez-Corea & Associates, Inc.
Backstrom McCarley Berry & Co., LLC
Bogdan & Frasco, LLP
The Boldt Company
Boston Properties
BRIDGE Housing
Brown and Caldwell
Carollo Engineers
Caruso Affliated
Jim Chappell
Christiani Johnson Architects
City CarShare
CMG Landscape Architecture
Cubic Transportation Systems
Greg Dalton
Jean Fraser & Geoffrey Gordon-Creed
Rod Freebairn-Smith and Janet Crane
Geoffrey Gibbs
Goodyear Peterson
Stanley Herzstein & Lynn Altshuler
Hunt Construction Group
Jones Hall
Jurika, Mills, and Keifer - Wealth  Management
Keyser Marston Associates, Inc.
Laborers Local 261
Jim & Ann Lazarus
MacKenzie Communications, Inc.

Claudine Cheng
Paula Collins
Emilio Cruz
Bernard Deasy
Gillian Gillett
Patricia Klitgaard
Michael Kossman
Thomas LaTour
Tom Lockard & Alix Marduel
McKesson Corporation
Mercy Housing California
Carol and Ezra Mersey
Beverly Mills
Moss Adams LLP
Municipal Executives' Association
Murphy Burr Curry
NicholsBooth Architects, Inc.
Presidio Bank
Price Architects, Inc.
Public Financial Management, Inc.
N. Teresa Rea
Red and White Fleet
Jeanne & Sandy Robertson
Kirby Sack
Safeway, Inc.
San Francisco Building and Construction  Trades Council
Shartsis Friese LLP
Sierra Maestra Properties
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Strada Investment Group
Sun Light & Power
TCA Architects
The Unity Council
University of San Francisco
Vassar Properties LLC
Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
Wilbur-Ellis Company
William McDonough + Partners
Woods Bagot Architects
Peter & Caryl Mezey
Adhi Nagraj
Charles R. Olson
Rabbi Stephen S. Pearce, PhD
Christopher Roach
Toby & Sally Rosenblatt
Bill Stotler
Irene Lindbeck Tibbits
Chuck Turner
Jacqueline L. Young

Media Sponsors:


Sponsor list as of 10/22/13


For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Vanessa Bilanceri at 415-644-4882 or


Refund Policy

Individual ticket purchases. If you request a refund between 2 and 10 business days prior to the event, SPUR can issue a 25 percent refund. Requests for refunds received less than 2 days prior to an event cannot be accommodated.

Sponsorship payments will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.

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