Hirsch Clients in the News: SF Raises Over $8.7M for Coronavirus Relief

By: Roland Li
The San Francisco Chronicle

Hirsch client Nion McEvoy, chairman of Chronicle Books, is featured in this San Francisco Chronicle article on the generosity of San Francisco philanthropists, companies and chief executives.

(The San Francisco Chronicle) – San Francisco has raised more than $8.7 million in private donations to help residents and businesses hurt by the coronavirus.

Some of the city’s biggest companies, chief executives and major philanthropists have contributed to the Give2SF fund since it was established last month, according to Mayor London Breed’s office.

Aneel Bhusri, CEO of Pleasanton software company Workday, gave $1 million. Philanthropists Ann and Gordon Getty, who is the son of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, gave $1 million. The Hellman Foundation also contributed $1 million.

Venture capitalist Michael Moritz and wife Harriet Heyman’s Crankstart Foundation gave $500,000, as did Google and the Stupski Foundation. Bank of America gave $200,000. Tom Preston-Werner, the founder of GitHub, and his wife, Theresa, gave $250,000.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi gave a personal gift of $100,000. Kyle Vogt and Dan Kan, executives of General Motors-owned self-driving car company Cruise, gave a personal gift totaling $100,000. Mark Pincus, chairman of Zynga, contributed $100,000, as did Nion McEvoy, chairman of Chronicle Books.

Other contributors include Comcast, Grammarly, Microsoft’s LinkedIn division, Slack, Waymo, venture capitalist Ron Conway, philanthropist Dede Wilsey, the Lisa Stone Pritzker Family Foundation and the John Pritzker Family Fund.

Salesforce initially contributed $1.5 million to establish the fund, and Wells Fargo contributed $150,000.

The donations will help provide shelter, food and other financial assistance to San Francisco residents, small businesses and nonprofits.

Roland Li is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: roland.li@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @rolandlisf