Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Dream House Raffle Awards $35,000 in Cash Prizes

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The 2012 Dream House Raffle, a major fundraiser for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, rewarded early bird participants with eight huge cash prizes: $15,000, $10,000, $5,000 and five for $1,000.

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.

Congratulations to our second round of early bird winners!

The 4th annual San Francisco Dream House Raffle, the largest of its kind in California, held the second of three early bird prize drawings on May 10, 2012. The eight cash prizes awarded were $15,000 for first place, $10,000 for second place, $5,000 for third place and $1,000 each for fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth places. The raffle, which benefits the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), has a Grand Prize of a $2.9 million dream home in San Francisco’s exclusive Pacific Heights neighborhood.

The eight winners of the May 10 drawing are:

1st Prize: $15,000 - Randall Smedlund from Watsonville, CA
2nd Prize: $10,000 - Donald Dowbenko from San Bruno, CA
3rd Prize: $5,000 - Karei Okuni Luh from Las Vegas, NV
4th Prize: $1,000 - Esteban Molina-Estolano from Redwood City, CA
5th Prize: $1,000 - David McKeown from San Francisco, CA
6th Prize: $1,000 - Hai Nguyen from Clifton, VA
7th Prize: $1,000 - Olga Karpovich from San Francisco, CA
8th Prize: $1,000 - Susan L Kashack from Penngrove, CA

“Congratulations to our second round of early bird winners!” declares Charles Ward, Senior Director of External Affairs for YBCA. “we still have many more cash prizes to give away, so enter now for more chances to win.”

One more early bird cash drawing is scheduled for June 7. The entry deadline for the drawing is May 25. All tickets entered into the Early Bird Drawings are re-entered into all subsequent cash drawings and to win the house. Other prizes include the Multi-Ticket Drawing and the Refer-A-Friend Drawing.

The Grand Prize, which will be awarded on July 14, is an exquisite $2.9 million dollar Pacific Heights mansion. 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.

To enter the YBCA Dream House Raffle, call 800-870-7886 or go to 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

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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