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Giving Back During COVID-19

CFA Society San Francisco Recognizes our Local Heroes

Our Bay Area Community is amazingly rich with creative, generous people who are making a difference to ease suffering and hardship during this COVID-19 pandemic. We will be adding to these joyful, inspirational stories of our investment industry colleagues, clients, and families with you regularly. If you have people and/or organizations in your life you would like us to highlight, please send those stories in to us.

View below to see how these local heroes are giving back during the COVID-19 pandemic:


Financial Women of San Francisco’s Scholarship Program succeeds despite COVID-19 challenges

In the last 30 years, FWSF has awarded over $2.5 million in scholarships to over 300 Bay Area women pursuing degrees in finance and related fields, and the depth of its commitment to its mission of advancing women in finance couldn’t be stopped by COVID-19. This year, FWSF persevered and were able to award $150,000 in scholarship money to Bay Area women.

Join the Virtual Celebration and read more about their story by clicking HERE.



Society Member, Wendy Lu, and HumankindNOW Deliver PPE to Health Care Professionals

Distressed by the lack of personal protective equipment available to health care professionals, CFA Society San Francisco member, Wendy Lu, and a team of Silicon Valley executives launched HumankindNOW, a 501c3 non-profit organization that is finding, funding, and delivering PPE to front-line healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19.

Learn more about how HumankindNOW is making an immediate difference in protecting our first responders HERE.



Calitho Fights the Spread of COVID-19

Calitho, a commercial print and packaging company located in Concord, CA, is leveraging its production capabilities to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) like face shields and masks amid national shortages. Read more about how they're giving back and the impact Calitho is making by clicking here.



Ayelet Waldman & East Bay FeedER

Deb Wetherby, CEO of Wetherby Asset Management, shared this amazing project launched by one of the firm’s clients. Ayelet Waldman, a well-known essayist, and author in the East Bay, started East Bay FeedER, an all-volunteer organization which purchases meals from local restaurants and delivers them to hospitals in the area.

Read Ayelet's amazing story and learn more about East Bay FeedER by clicking here.

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