2016 Silver SPUR Awards: How Ira Hirschfield Transforms Philanthropy to Benefit All
November 23, 2016


The 2016 Silver SPUR Awards, held on November 17, recognized four individuals whose achievements have made San Francisco and the Bay Area a better place to live and work.


Ira S. Hirschfield is a dedicated philanthropic leader, seeding and supporting positive social change for three decades. Under his leadership as the President and Trustee of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund since 1988, the fund has relentlessly worked to open the doors of opportunity, end discriminatory behaviors and create places of joy and celebration—from the early days of the marriage equality movement to the transformation of Crissy Field. His visionary leadership—spanning more than 15 years—in the fight for marriage equality resulted in the 2015 landmark federal court rulings extending the right to marry coast to coast.


2016 Silver SPUR Awards: Ira Hirschfield from SPUR on Vimeo.


Learn more about our other 2016 Silver SPUR honorees:

How Kimberly Bryant Creates Next-Gen Tech Leaders

How Mark Buell Preserves Open Space For Future Generations

How Rose Pak Empowered a Community and Transformed the City

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