OUR CAMPUS REVITALIZATION PROJECT
With nearly two million annual visitors, Fort Mason Center is being used in ways that were never intended when it was built over 100 years ago.
Fort Mason Center is solely responsible for all improvements to the buildings on its campus. These unique historic assets had formerly been the responsibility of the National Park Service.
The centerpiece of the campus, Pier 2, which houses the Herbst Pavilion and the Cowell Theater, has been pushed to its physical limit. Without significant repairs and improvements, the future use of the structure is in jeopardy.
Significant philanthropic support will rehabilitate and enhance this well-used historic structure:
- The theater and lobby will be refurbished, expanded, and made energy efficient.
- The long bay front corridor will be converted into a gallery, with distinct areas or exhibit views, seating, and views of the bay and bridge.
- Enhancements to the pavilion itself, including radiant heat and hoists for exhibitions, will expand the range of uses.
- A new “mezzanine” event space will be added.
- The exterior of the building will be completely repaired and the historic fabric will be restored.
The total cost of the project is $25 million, with $20 million already identified.
If you would like to have more information about the project, please contact the campaign office at 415-345-7561 or click here for detailed project plans.
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CONTRIBUTORS TO THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
Fort Mason Center is grateful to the following contributors who have pledged to help protect and preserve this historic campus and the kaleidoscope of artistic and cultural programs offered at the Center.
$100,000 or Higher
Henry May Newhall Foundation
The Herbst Foundation, Inc.
Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service
$50,000 to $99,999
Greg Dalton and Lucia Choi-Dalton
Thomas Given and William Wilkinson*
$10,000 to $49,999
David and Linda Becker
John and Sara Hendrickson
James and Ann Lazarus
Michael and Sally McNulty
Martin and Maria Quinn
Betty and Jack Schafer
John and Gussie Stewart
$5,000 to $9,999
Richard and Barbara Bechelli
Ivar and Joanne Chhina
Edward and Barbara Eschbach
Ghilotti Bros. Contractors
William and Merrie T. Lightner
Stephen and Elizabeth Revetria
John Sampson and Sharon Litsky
Michael and Janet Smith-Heimer
Union Bank of California
$1,000 to $4,999
Jim and Jane Armstrong
Steven Blackburn and Judith Ann Weaver
Neil* and Jean Chaitin
Dennis Conaghan and Janis MacKenzie
William and Melinda Evers
Judith and Bud Glickman
Roger Hansen and Courtney Damkroger
Stephen and Lorraine Heitel
Hellman Family Foundation
Marc Kasky and Cat Carr
John and Katherine Koelsch Kriken
Benjamin and Toby Rose