Celebrate the Holidays

President's Letter

Dear Friends of PBD,

As we prepare to celebrate our 30-year anniversary in February of 2017, I am happy to report that we have had one of our most productive years to date. Our projects include homeless and family shelters, veterans centers, and numerous other non-profit social service entities who turn to PBD to help them create or upgrade their facilities.

We have continued to add some fantastic new talent to our all-volunteer network of design professionals from some of the most reputable A&D firms in the Bay Area, including Gensler, Huntsman AG, DGA,and NicholsBooth. We collaborated with the team at Gensler by augmenting their philanthropy efforts with product donations through the PBD network. Wonderful product donations this year came from HBF, Gunlocke, One Workplace, Gazor Group, RDI and Sloat Garden Center. Our volunteer board members continue to work tirelessly, despite very busy work schedules, to coordinate all facets of our projects and execute our project plans. In short, the spirit of service is as high as ever at Philanthropy By Design but our hard work can only be realized through the participation of our volunteer design and product network and the financial contributions from donors like you.

So thank you for your support in 2016 and please continue your support in 2017 and beyond by volunteering your expertise, donating product or making a financial contribution so we can continue to help the many less privileged entities in our community who deserve a positive design boost to carry them through their selfless and challenging work.

Farid GazorOn behalf of the members of the board at PBD, I wish you and your families a very healthy and happy holiday season and a prosperous and joyful New Year!

Farid Gazor, Board President
Philanthropy By Design

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What we do

Our mission is to transform nonprofit environments through design.
PBD is a volunteer network of design industry professionals. We renovate the interior environments of community service organizations and save tons of furniture from the landfill through creative reuse. Our work benefits thousands of under served Bay Area residents; at-risk youth, abused women, seniors, AIDS patients and homeless people, bringing them hope, inspiration and comfort.

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ARTlifting Philanthropy By Design cordially invites you and your clients to our 30th Anniversary Have-A-Heart celebration on February 9, 2017 at the Allsteel Showroom, 4 Maritime Plaza, San Francisco. You will uplift, inspire and empower artists who are experiencing homelessness or disabilities by purchasing their beautiful art and merchandise through our partner ARTlifting.
Find the perfect Valentine's Day gift at our Silent Auction!

Projects Now In Progress

PBD current projects span the Bay Area, including

New Projects

  • Whistlestop promotes the independence, well-being and quality of life for older adults and people living with disabilities in Marin County. The project will be the remodeling of the Transportation Call Center.
  • The Shanti Project helps people with life-threatening illnesses, merging with Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS). The project needs include benching furnishings.

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