Betty Reid Soskin at the 2017 Gala
Thank you for coming!

An Evening with NatureBridge

Event Type
Signature Event
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Bently Reserve, San Francisco

Thank you to all who joined us for this year's annual NatureBridge Gala at the Bently Reserve to celebrate our student leaders, distinguished alumni and national park classrooms. 

Because of your generosity, we will continue to inspire young people like our 2019 Student of the Year, Kinzie, who demonstrated leadership, spirit and growth as a result of her NatureBridge experience. As Sophia Danenberg reminded us, by supporting NatureBridge you are exposing students of all backgrounds to transformative experiences in the natural world. Your support will have an impact in ways we can't even yet imagine.

We look forward to seeing you at next year's Gala on May 7, 2020!

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Guest Speakers

Sophia during her Mt. Everest summit.

Sophia Danenberg

Sophia Danenberg currently leads the international policy analysis program in environment, health and safety (EH&S) at Boeing. She has summited some of the largest mountains in the world, and was the first African American and black woman to summit Mt. Everest. Sophia also currently serves on the Board of Directors at NatureBridge. She will speak on the importance of establishing pathways and opportunities for all kids to experience and connect with the natural world to inspire monumental and positive change for the Earth and future generations.

Kinzie (right) with a friend at NatureBridge in Yosemite.

Kinzie Klein

The 2019 Student of the Year is New Day Academy student Kinzie Klein, who took part in the Environmental Science program at Yosemite National Park last fall. NatureBridge is thrilled to recognize Kinzie for her remarkable spirit and willingness to accept every challenge as an opportunity for growth. She will speak about the profound experience in Yosemite that provided her with the courage and confidence to face all future endeavors and embrace her role as an environmental steward. Read her full story here.

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Event Chair: Ananda Baron

Honorary Chairs: Linda S. and Neill H. Brownstein



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Bently Reserve
301 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

The Bently Reserve is easily accessible by public transportation. Several parking garages are also available in the area.

We’re building the stewards of tomorrow, today.