SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019
The Crescendo gala is our annual fundraising event and celebration to honor extraordinary individuals and corporations who tirelessly champion and promote LGBTQ equality.
Hosted at the historic Fairmont San Francisco, we celebrated this year’s champions and the Chorus’ continued mission to change the world through the power of music.
Trailblazer Award - Adam Rippon
Olympic medalist, artist and LGBTQ activist, Adam Rippon is one of the most dramatic figure skaters on the planet, and won the hearts of America and the world at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Known for his refreshing candor and wit, his rise to fame on the global stage has provided him with a platform to speak out in support of LGBTQ rights and the freedom to be oneself.
Vanguard Award - Kristin Chenoweth
Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. She has spent her offstage career as pioneer for human rights, supporting LGBTQ equality issues, and giving back to the community in countless ways.
Photo credit: Gian Di Stefano
Corporate Champion Award - Zendesk
CEO Mikkel Svane will accept the award for Zendesk for its support of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and similar choruses around the world, as well as its commitment to LGBTQ equality globally. Zendesk's involvement has gone far beyond financial support, which itself has made a big impact.
Mayor London Breed
2019 Crescendo PARTNERs
Cammy Blackstone + Kenyon DeVault
Mike Bernard, Eric Chau, Justin Donahue, Todd Lienhart, Monica MacMillan, Gregory Marks, and Matt Rodrigues