|All are welcome! Bring a friend!
SFIC MONTHLY BREAKFAST
Thursday, June 13, 2013/8:00 am - 9:30 am
St. Mark's Lutheran Church Heritage Hall
(1111 O'Farrell St. at Franklin, San Francisco)
(Please do not park in the St. Mark's lot as those spaces are rented to others.
Parking is available across the street at St. Mary's Cathedral.)
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST HOST:
Most Holy Redeemer Church
The Reverend Nina Pickerrell,
Grace Episcopal Cathedral/Bayview Mission
Eric McDonnell, Chief Operating Officer
United Way of the Bay Area
Eric McDonnell is a committed and passionate advocate for children,
families, and communities. As Chief Operating Officer, Eric provides strategic,
transformational and operational leadership to achieve the goals of United
Way of the Bay Area. He sets priorities and delivers on the organization's
mission. Eric drives United Way of the Bay Area's efforts to ensure that every
child has the oppor-tunity to reach his or her academic potential, and families
achieve economic self-sufficiency, while making Bay Area neighborhoods
safer, stronger places to live.
"Collective Impact to Cut Poverty in the Bay Area" - There is a unique
opportunity present in the bay area. Individuals, government agencies, non-
profit service providers, faith-based communities, private companies, and
philanthropic organizations are coming to the shared conclusion - poverty is
significant issue in our community AND we are better together in addressing
this challenge. United Way of the Bay Area is leading a movement to cut
poverty. This movement includes citizens from every walk of life engaging in
service and advocacy AND organizations from every sector engaging in a
collective impact approach to maximize resources and increase impact. We
believe that the faith community can and should play a unique and critical role
our efforts to cut poverty.
2012-2013 Interfaith Winter Shelter
Congregation Host Sites
Congregation Meal Providers
Episcopal Community Services
San Francisco Human Services Agency
San Francisco Night Ministry
In 1988, the city of San Francisco pleaded for more involvement from
religious organizations to help with the growing problem of homelessness.
The faith community responded and in doing so created the San Francisco
Interfaith Council. Partnering with Episcopal Community Services for the last
20 years, the San Francisco Interfaith Council and its congregations have
worked together to augment existing shelter opportunities during the coldest
months of the year (November through March). This effort provides dinner,
breakfast, and a safe, warm overnight rest for up to 100 homeless men each
night. With four sites and over 30 congregations providing meals, the shelter
has become a leading example of interfaith cooperation within the United
States and has intentionally encouraged and challenged its growing network
of local churches, synagogues, and mosques to open their spaces and their
The San Francisco Interfaith Council expresses appreciation and best wishes
to our founder, Rita R. Semel, for her many years of steadfast devotion and
service as both SFIC Executive Vice Chair and Chair.
We also thank SFIC Intern and recent Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Graduate, Eric Huseth, for his contributions to the SFIC this past year.