JBAY Events

John Burton’s 91st Birthday Fundraiser

Dec 14, 2023

Join us for a special celebration with John Burton Advocates for Youth as we commemorate John’s birthday and the remarkable 19 years of impactful work by JBAY! Our upcoming event is scheduled for Thursday, December 14th, at the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

In 2022, we proudly introduced the Burton Champion Award, an honor designed to acknowledge leaders who embody John Burton’s unwavering dedication to public service and belief in the government’s role in ensuring equal opportunities for all Californians.

Last year’s recipients were Assemblymember Phil Ting, former State Controller Betty Yee, and Senator John Laird. Each of these leaders played a pivotal role in reforms to enhance housing stability and improve access to higher education for youth who have experienced foster care or homelessness.

This year, we are excited to announce the recognition of three more outstanding Burton Champions who have made a profound impact in our collective efforts to support youth who have faced the challenges of foster care or homelessness. Keep an eye out for forthcoming invitations, as we look forward to sharing this momentous occasion with you in the fall!

The Presenters

Please join John Burton Advocates for Youth for this event celebrating John's 91st birthday and 19 years of JBAY.