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2017 Arts Medallion: Carl & Yurie Pascarella

  • Palace Hotel 2 New Montgomery S San Francisco, CA (map)

The Board of the Museum of Performance + Design takes great pleasure in announcing that Carl and Yurie Pascarella will be presented with the 2017 San Francisco Arts Medallion for their outstanding leadership in the arts on May 2 2017 at the Palace Hotel, Gold Ballrom, in San Francisco. The San Francisco Arts Medallion was created in 2005 by the Museum of Performance + Design to recognize those individuals whose leadership, actions, and generosity have benefited the cultural life of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Carl and Yurie Pascarella share a passion for the arts, and for more than two decades this passion has translated in outstanding leadership in the city of San Francisco and beyond. The couple’s remarkable generosity have made them the champions of some of our most respected arts institutions, including the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Symphony, SFMOMA, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, and San Francisco Ballet, of which Carl is the current Chair of the Board. He, the grandson of an Italian emigre, and she, a native of Tokyo, uphold an artistic commitment that also reaches internationally, maintaining key affiliations with celebrated arts institutions in France.

Past Arts Medallion Honorees include Stanlee Gatti (2005), Gordon Getty (2006), Diane B. Wilsey (2007), Mr. & Mrs. George F. Jewett, Jr. (2008), Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. (2009), Nancy Hellman Bechtle (2010), Delia F. Ehrlich (2011), Roselyne C. Swig (2012), John Goldman (2013), Frederica von Stade (2015), and Robert Anderson & Nion Mc Evoy (2016).


2017 San Francisco Arts Medallion
Honoring Carl & Yurie Pascarella
11:30am Reception
12:00pm Luncheon & Ceremony
Tickets starting at $150 available here


Honorary Co-Chairs

John Osterweis, Akiko Yamazaki, Diane B. Wilsey

Honorary Committee

Hon. Aida Alvarez & Dr. Raymond Baxter
John & Jola Anderson
Joachim & Nancy Hellman Bechtle
Ann Moller Caen
Jack Calhoun & Trent Morris
Hannah & Kevin Comolli
Drs. Marc & Quita Cruciger
Kate Duhamel
Sunnie Evers
David Fraze & Gary Loeb
Wheeler & Millen Griffith
Lucy Young Hamilton
Irv Henderson
Max & Nina Hollein
James E. Hormel & Michael D. Nguyen
Jessica Jacob & Zachary Townsend
Gretchen B. Kimball
Mary Jo & Dick Kovacevich
Irv h. Lichtenwald & Stephen R. Ripple
Glenn Mccoy
Marissa Mayer & Zachary Bogue
John Murray & Gail Corington
Ellen Magnin Newman
Laura & Rick Pfaff
Charlotte & George Shultz
David Stiepleman & Carey Litschultz
Richard Thalheimer
Helgi & Marlene Tomasson
Timothy C. Wu & Eric J. Murphy


Elyse Eng
Sunnie Evers
Mary Jo & Dick Kovacevich
John & Barbara Osterweis
Carl & Yuri Pascarella*
Joyce Reitman
Roselyne C. Swig


Joachim & Nancy Hellman Bechtle
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth J. Berry
Ms. Vera Carpeneti
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco*
Terri Guess
Gretchen B. Kimball
OJ & Gary Shansby
Bruce Walker*
Alan Waxman*
Diane B. Wilsey*
Timothy C. Wu & Eric J. Murphy


Hon. Aida Alvarez & Dr. Raymond Baxter
John & Jola Anderson
Barbara Brown
Chaomei Chen & Yu Wu
Pattie Lawton*
Suzanne Oberlin
Toby Rose
San Francisco Ballet*
Bob & Dierdre Shaw
Suzanne Thornton


*Table sponsors