Steve Gallagher, of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage San Francisco Pacific Heights office, is giving back to his community in a big way, with his love for singing connecting him with a local music group in San Francisco. Steve has pledged to donate $30,000 of his 2020 real estate commissions to the 300-member San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus – with funds stemming from a percentage of each home sale.
A capital campaign has been started in order to purchase 170 Valencia Avenue in San Francisco and craft it into a rehearsal space for the chorus, as well as transform it into a community and event space that will be utilized for lectures and symposiums – with total refurbishment estimated to cost about $3 million.
Steve, who has been in the real estate industry since 1995, was president of the chorus from 2011 to 2015. The funds raised will help make improvements to the four-floor National LGBTQ Center for the Arts building, located near Castro. Steve donated $20,000 to the cause last year.
The chorus’s mission is to lead by creating extraordinary music and experiences that build community, inspire activism and foster compassion at home and around the world.
The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus does outreach to schools throughout the Bay Area – encouraging students to better understand their individuality and to guide them to make positive choices about acceptance.