2021 Virtual GalaFraming the Future

October 28, 2021

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Guest Speaker: Van Jones

Van Jones is a CNN host, political commentator, Emmy Award-winning producer, and author of three New York Times best-selling books: The Green Collar Economy (2008), Rebuild the Dream (2012) and Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How we Come Together (2017).

Van has also found success as a social entrepreneur, having founded and led many thriving enterprises including the REFORM Alliance, Color of Change, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Dream Corps, which works to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity in the green and tech economies.

In 2009, as the Green Jobs Advisor to the Obama White House, Jones oversaw an $80 billion dollar investment in clean energy jobs.

Jones was the main advocate for the Green Jobs Act. Signed into law by George W. Bush in 2007, the Green Jobs Act was the first piece of federal legislation to codify the term “green jobs.” During the Obama Administration, the legislation has resulted in $500 million in national funding for green jobs training.

Jones has stewarded several bipartisan legislative and advocacy efforts, racking up wins under the last four US Presidents: Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump. Jones’ most recent victory was advocating successfully for the passage of the FIRST STEP Act, which the New York Times calls the most substantial breakthrough in criminal justice in a generation.

A Yale-educated attorney, Jones has won numerous awards, including the World Economic Forum’s “Young Global Leader” designation, Rolling Stone’s 2012 “12 Leaders Who Get Things Done”, TIME’s 2009 “100 Most Influential People in The World”, the 2010 NAACP Image Award, a 2017 WEBBY Special Achievement Award, a 2019 Lumiere Award and a 2020 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Interactive Program.

Partner Spotlight

For Framing the Future 2021, we once again had the honor of being joined by Marin Community Foundation (MCF) as our Presenting Sponsor.

A valued partner to Habitat Greater San Francisco for over a decade, MCF continues to be a champion and supporter of our work in the Bay Area.  As a speaker at Framing this year, MCF President and CEO, Rhea Suh shared her perspective about affordable housing and Habitat’s role in the region,

“The opportunity to own a home has long been positioned as a fundamental part of being an American…but the ability to own one’s home has been out of reach for too many people. I am now located in one of the most expensive counties for housing in the United States, where the median price for a home in Marin county is $1.7million. So how can we expect to have a vibrant, diverse community when only a few people can afford to live here? The short answer is, we can’t. And that’s where Habitat’s role becomes so critically important.”

Our deepest gratitude goes out to the entire team – thank you for all that you do to support affordable homeownership for families in our region.

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Benningfield Financial Advisors

Boston Private, an SVB company

Ghilotti Bros


Holland & Knight


J.P. Morgan Chase

Kasier Permanente

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP



Shartsis Friese

Tishman Speyer

TMG Partners

Union Bank


To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Corporate Partnership team at Corporate@HabitatGSF.org or Download the 2021 Framing the Future Sponsorship Packet