Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Announces 4th Annual Raffle of $2.9 Million Dream Home in San Francisco

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The 2012 Dream House Raffle, a major fundraiser for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, will be the most ambitious raffle yet, featuring a home in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood.

Pacific Heights dream house

This $2.9 Pacific Heights residence will be the grand prize of the 4th annual Dream House Raffle to benefit Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

The raffle has truly become a signature event on the Bay Area's nonprofit fundraising landscape

Today, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) kicked off its 4th annual San Francisco Dream House Raffle, the largest of its kind in California.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Dream House Raffle features an exquisite $2.9 million San Francisco home, along with thousands of dollars in cash prizes. Individuals can purchase $150 raffle tickets for a chance to win the house and over 100 other prizes starting Monday, February 27, 2012. The grand prize is a residence in Pacific Heights. All proceeds from the raffle will go to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. YBCA expects to sell 40,000 raffle tickets.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents contemporary art from the Bay Area and around the world that reflects the profound issues and ideas of our time, expands the boundaries of artistic practice, and celebrates the diversity of human experience and expression.

“Entering into our fourth year with the Dream House Raffle as a major fundraising vehicle, after millions of dollars given away in prizes and millions of dollars earned to support YBCA's programs, the raffle has truly become a signature event on the Bay Area's nonprofit fundraising landscape," said Charles Ward, Senior Director of External Affairs for YBCA.

The Edwardian-style residence totals over 3,000 square feet, comprising a glorious 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with a gourmet chef’s kitchen and sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay. The home is located in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood along a quiet, tree-lined street. Secluded yet close to major shops and restaurants, it is an exceptional home in an exceptional area.

The Grand Prize winner of the San Francisco home raffle can choose between the house or $1.5 million cash. As incentive to purchase tickets early, the raffle also includes three early bird drawings for cash prizes of $25,000 or less for tickets purchased before three deadlines: March 30, April 27 and May 25. The grand prize drawing is on July 14. More than 100 prizes will be given out over the course of the raffle.

To enter the YBCA Dream House Raffle, call 800-870-7886 or go to http://www.sfraffle.com and print out a registration form. Forms can be mailed or dropped off at 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Entrants may also fax ticket forms to 415-325-5775. San Francisco house raffle ticket purchasers must be 18 years or older, and meet other requirements in the Rules and Regulations as specified on http://www.sfraffle.com.

About Yerba Buena Center for the Arts:
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts opened 19 years ago to critical acclaim. The contemporary arts organization’s mission, from its inception, was to present culturally diverse, community-based, national and international arts programming; to generate discourse between the arts and public life; and to serve as a resource for the local arts community.

Created as an urban redevelopment project by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, YBCA has helped transform the Yerba Buena area into an urban oasis and thriving downtown neighborhood. Years of community planning with local artists, cultural, educational and civic leaders helped ensure the organization would be a vital part of community life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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