2020 ArtCare Awards Benefit

Honoring

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS

With The Mayor’s Art Award
Presented by Mayor London Breed
and

NANCY BECHTLE

With The ArtCare Lifetime Achievement Award

Monday, May 18, 2020
San Francisco City Hall

5:30pm: VIP Sponsor Reception
6:00 – 8:00pm: Strolling Dinner Reception, Seated Dessert and Awards Ceremony

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Awardees

THE MAYOR’S ART AWARD
Michael Tilson Thomas, 
Composer & Conductor

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Mayor London Breed is thrilled to honor Michael Tilson Thomas with the City’s most esteemed cultural distinction.  He was selected for his lifetime of accomplishments, talent and broad impact on audiences here at home and around the world. For the last 25 years, MTT has been an icon of San Francisco’s arts and cultural spirit, a great contributor to civic life, and has been instrumental in putting the San Francisco Symphony on the map as a world-class orchestra.
With 2020 being MTT’s final year as music director at SF Symphony, it is the ideal moment to celebrate him, with the honor and love from the San Francisco community which he so fittingly deserves.

ARTCARE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Nancy Bechtle,
 Arts Philanthropist

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The ArtCare leadership is proud to present our distinguished award to Nancy in recognition and celebration of her generous contributions as a leader, patron and participant in the cultural life of San Francisco.  Of the many things she has accomplished over her career, her impact on the arts and of our City is invaluable and her passion continues to inspire. In many ways, we are all benefactors of her work. 
As she served as President and CEO of the SF Symphony for nearly 15 years, she is happy to be honored along with her dear friend, Michael Tilson Thomas.