Photo: Mayor Ed Lee celebrating the ribbon cutting of Women Audio Mission’s (WAM) new SoMa space in 2014. Community Vision guided WAM as they revamped their board and launched a major capital campaign. After working with our consulting team, WAM went on to work with our lending team to secure a $1.4 million loan to help purchase their new facility.

Everyone at the Community Vision was shocked to hear the sad news of the unexpected passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee this morning.

Mayor Lee was a strong believer in the work of Community Vision, partnering with us on numerous initiatives through the years that promoted nonprofit stabilization and ownership, place-based and equitable development, and the promotion of affordable housing development.

“Mayor Lee was an ardent supporter of equitable community development,” said Mary Rogier, Community Vision president. “The impact of his commitment to the people of San Francisco will live on for many years to come.”

On behalf of everyone at Community Vision, our sympathies go out to his family, loved ones, and the City Hall family during this difficult time.