San Francisco Chamber of Commerce honors Ed Fund with Distinguished Award at Annual Excellence in Business (Ebbies) Awards  

San Francisco, CA – Oct. 26, 2023The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s annual Excellence in Business (Ebbies) Awards ceremony took center stage last week, celebrating visionary entrepreneurs, business leaders, nonprofit leaders, and exemplary corporate citizens in the Bay Area. Among the esteemed winners, the San Francisco Education Fund (the Ed Fund) proudly accepted the “Nonprofit of the Year” Award, presented by Kaiser Permanente. The awards ceremony was Oct. 19 – the same evening as the Ed Fund’s Back to School Gala – and the team found out in the midst of Gala programming about the distinguished Ebbies award.  

“I am tremendously proud of the San Francisco Education Fund team for receiving the Nonprofit of the Year award at this year’s Ebbies,” said Ann Levy Walden, Ed Fund CEO. “The Ed Fund has been a community-based partner to San Francisco public schools for over 40 years, and this recognition honors the unwavering commitment of the Ed Fund to support students, educators, and schools. We are humbled by this award and grateful to our partners and supporters and pledge to continue pursuing our mission of providing equitable access to excellent public school education in San Francisco.”

The Ebbies Awards ceremony, attended by hundreds of business and community leaders, showcased the remarkable achievements of businesses, organizations, and initiatives that have made outstanding contributions to the San Francisco community. The Ebbies Awards feature multiple categories, including Small Business of the Year, Sustainability, and overall Excellence in Business. Jenny Siegel, Ed Fund Program Director, and Ginny Fang, Ed Fund Head of Strategic Growth and Philanthropy, attended the Ebbies Awards and accepted the Nonprofit of the Year Award on behalf of the Ed Fund.  

In addition to the Ed Fund’s recognition as Nonprofit of the Year, this year’s Ebbies Awards winners in other categories were as follows: 

The Ebbies Awards were made possible through the generous support of sponsors such as Bank of America, Gensler, Kaiser Permanente, Alaska Airlines, Recology, and Blue Shield of California. 

“The Ebbies are not just awards; they’re stories of excellence, stories of businesses that have scaled heights, and stories that inspire all of us,” said Rodney Fong, President and CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. “We honor these remarkable businesses, remember that each one is a reflection of our city’s spirit. From small businesses to sustainable initiatives, non-profits to trailblazing enterprises, each nominee and winner showcases the best of San Francisco.” 

From left: Jenny Siegel, Ed Fund Program Director; Rodney Fong, President and CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; and Ginny Fang, Ed Fund Head of Strategic Growth and Philanthropy

Jenny Siegel accepting Ebbies award on stage at awards ceremony.

About the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce 

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most influential business membership organization in San Francisco. The Chamber represents businesses of every size and industry in San Francisco and across the Bay Area. Acting on our mission to attract, support, and grow business through advocacy, economic development, and business development in San Francisco, the Chamber delivers many programs and events each year and advocates for a prosperous economy and high quality of life for everyone who lives, works and visits the city. More information about the Chamber is available at

About the San Francisco Education Fund 

The San Francisco Education Fund advances equitable education through learning acceleration programs, mental wellness initiatives, enhancing community engagement, and providing transformative financial resources to students, educators and schools. The Ed Fund envisions a future where each and every San Francisco public school student has equitable access to quality education so that they can engage and enrich our collective community. For more information, visit