59 YEARS 0F CONTRIBUTIONS

Larger projects over decades


1960

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History

The Sausalito Foundation was formed by residents to purchase two city blocks of underwater lots at Shelter Cove and to deed them to the City of Sausalito. The purchased lots have preserved the view of San Francisco and the Bay forever. These lots are located on Bridgeway, from The Trident past Eden Roc.


1966

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Sea Lion Sculpture

Al Sybrian, local sculptor. Cast in bronze; Bridgeway, southern Sausalito waterfront; agreement with artist to produce replicas to support art in Sausalito


1968 - Current

The Art Collection in City Hall. Ongoing acquisition and archival presentation of works by Sausalito artists and of Sausalito subjects supported by the sale of Sea Lion replicas cast by Heath Ceramics.      


1975

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Dunphy Park

Sod purchased for original Dunphy Park


1976

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Restoration of the Vina del Mar Fountain

Originally created for the San Francisco Pan Pacific Exposition. Central downtown plaza, named for first Sister City which is in Chile. In honor of the nation’s bicentennial.



1977

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MLK Playground, Soccer Field

Refurbish MLK Playground, soccer field at former elementary school, northern Sausalito


1979

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Par Course

Contributed to par course construction at MLK


1981

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Playground Slide

Purchased tot’s slide for local playground


1985

Sally Stanford Drinking Fountain and Leland Fountain for dogs.  Downtown Ferry Landing. Named for mayor of Sausalito and her dog, Leland

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Sally Stanford Drinking Fountain

Sally Stanford Drinking Fountain and Leland Fountain for dogs. Downtown Ferry Landing. Named for mayor of Sausalito and her dog, Leland


1987

Whale & Pelican Metal bas-relief, commissioned and installed with the Chamber of Commerce. Robin Sweeny Park, City Hall


1989

Purchased drinking fountains for several city parks


1994

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Bolinar Sculpture

Bolinar sculpture by local artist, John Libberton, and landscaping by David Schwartz. Foundation donor’s names on Heath Ceramic bricks. Commissioned along with the Friends of the Festival for the City’s centennial, installed and maintained. Napa Street at Bridgeway near Dunphy Park.


2001 - CURRENT

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Sausalito 4th of July Fireworks

Annual contributions to Sausalito 4th of July fireworks, Sausalito Library Children’s Holiday Tree, non-profit fiscal agent for neighborhood improvement projects.


2003

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Vina del Mar Plaza

Elephants and Fountain from Pan Pacific Exposition restored for third time. Downtown Vina del Mar Park, central Sausalito.


2004

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Sea Lion Sculpture

Rescued, restored after storm and re-mounted in the bay across from Tiffany Park, Bridgeway, southern Sausalito.


2005

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Tiffany Park

Restored historic lights on public steps by Tiffany Park on Bridgeway across from Sea Lion


2012 – Current

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Ice House Plaza

Exterior refurbishment and landscaping in coordination with Sausalito Historical Society. Bridgeway at Bay Street


2016 – Current

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Jean Varda Mosaic

Jean Varda Mosaic. Repair and Restore. Marinship Park, next to the Bay Model on the Sausalito waterfront. The mosaic was originally a part of the Villa Roma Hotel in San Francisco


2017

Painting by William W. Kirsch and photograph by Walter Van Voorhees  added to the Foundation’s collection of Sausalito artists\exhibited in City Hall.


2017

Ice House Plaza Event to thank donors coordinated by Sausalito Historical Society  


2017, May 21

Celebration of Jean Varda, costume and musical event in Marinship Park, Sausalito.  Sausalito’s Salute to the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love.

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50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love.

Celebration of Jean Varda, costume and musical event in Marinship Park, Sausalito. Sausalito’s Salute to the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love.


2017, Oct 15

Photograph by Bruce Forrester added to the Foundation’s collection of local artists in City Hall.  The photograph is of the San Rafael ferry.