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Looking Forward, Giving Back


Join us in person for a special 30th anniversary edition of our annual fundraiser, Looking Forward, Giving Back. Celebrate with us at SOMArts and bid on photography made by First Exposures mentees, mentors, and community of artists in our silent auction. Your support will directly impact First Exposures' efforts in sustaining a safe, vibrant, and transformative space for our young people.
Get a sneak peek of everything at our auction.

Welcome remarks by artist Michael Jang


Silent auction featuring gallery-ready photographs by mentees, mentors, &

artists from our community


Delectable bites


Fine wines & artisanal beer

Sounds by DJ Steve Indig


Photo Studio courtesy of Orange Photography

Hosted by First Exposures & by our

talented mentees, past & present

May 3rd, 2023

From 6 -9 pm
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco

Interested in


Looking Forward, Giving Back is our biggest event of the year and we need your help to make it unforgettable! There are many roles for volunteers at the event, as well as the day before and the day after. Sign up & support First Exposures at LFGB!
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Host Committee

Barbara Abbott

Kimberley Acebo Arteche

Lateefah Baxter

Frish Brandt

Vivian Chan

Judy Dater

Renée DeCarlo

Erica Deeman

Janet Delaney

Jim Fisher

Kelly Halper

Ann Jastrab

Cristy Johnston Limon

Delaney Kennedy

Chris McCaw

Meagan Nye

Su-Moon Paik

PJ Policarpio

Alice Shaw

Ari Salomon

Laura Sweeney

Connie Wolf



Become a Sponsor

If you're interested in sponsoring Looking Forward, Giving Back, there are many opportunities! Please Fill this form out and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you in advance!

We'll Reach Out Soon!

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