San Francisco mayor to speak at Squaw Feb. 26 |

San Francisco mayor to speak at Squaw Feb. 26

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will be the speaker at Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation’s Queen of Hearts Luncheon to be held on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Resort at Squaw Creek.

“One of the things I love about the Queens is how unconventional we are,” said Lisa Dobey, CEO of Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation. “Most women’s funds only give money to programs that benefit women and girls. Founders of our Fund were very clear that ‘all issues are women’s issues’ and that we wanted to grant in the areas of youth, environment, arts, and education.”

“Likewise, the Queens are willing to push the envelope on speakers. Over the years, we have had speakers who entertain, who challenge, and who motivate us. We’re continuing that cutting edge tradition this year by having our first male speaker,” said Dobey.

The purpose of the Women’s Fund is to encourage women to use their collective power of philanthropy to address important issues in North Lake Tahoe.

Mayor Newsom has shown strong leadership in working in partnership with philanthropy to address pressing issues in his community. And, as a businessman in our region, he can help inspire the Queens to maximize that collective power and make true and lasting differences in Truckee Tahoe.

In collaboration with private philanthropy, Mayor Newsom has tackled such enormous issues as universal health care for San Franciscans, homelessness, violence prevention, and renewable and efficient energy.

The Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund builds women’s philanthropy in Truckee-North Tahoe. This Fund is designed to teach women to be more active philanthropists by encouraging giving, educating women on responsible philanthropy, and engaging women in the process of grantmaking.

Launched in December 2005, the goal of the fund was to identify 1,000 women to contribute a minimum of $1,000 to raise a $1,000,000 endowment.

While the goal of reaching 1,000 women and $1,000,000 has been met, the responsibility to build philanthropy among women continues.

For more information on the Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund, contact Lisa Dobey, Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation CEO, at (530) 587-1776 or

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