Joseph Strauss Legacy Circle

The Parks Conservancy extends its thanks to the organizations and individuals who provided philanthropic support for the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th Anniversary celebration. Their contributions supported a full year of 75th anniversary programs and events, including 75 community tributes, the Kids to the Bridge program, new visitor programs and improvements to the trails and open space at the Golden Gate. The Strauss Circle is a program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

Strauss Circle Lead Gifts
Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
Bank of America Charitable Foundation

S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Ron Conway Family
Ann and Bob Fisher Family
Marcia and John Goldman
Hellman Foundation
American Express
San Francisco Giants
San Francisco 49ers Foundation
Charles Schwab & Co.
The Tiffany & Co. Foundation

Assyrian Foundation of America
Larry and Pam Baer and Family
Nancy Hellman Bechtle and Joachim Bechtle
Athena and Timothy Blackburn
Richard C. Blum and Senator Dianne Feinstein
Mark Buell and Susie Tompkins Buell
David and Karin Chamberlain
The Ehmann Conte Family
Penny and James George Coulter
Ray and Dagmar Dolby
The Fisher Family
Marritje and Jamie Greene
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Mimi and Peter Haas Fund
The Hambrecht Family
Charlene Harvey
Carole and Jeff Hays
Studio Hinrichs: Kit Hinrichs, Maurice Woods, Gloria Hiek
The Hoenigman Family Foundation
William Hudson and Nora Gibson
Sean A. Johnston and Brad L. Parberry
Meridee Moore and Kevin King
Raymonde and Douglas Kramlich
Belinda S Lee
Colin and Anne Lind
Robert Muehlhauser and Regina Liang Muehlhauser
Donna Dowling Muzzy and Family
Mark W. and Mauree Jane Perry
Lisa and John Pritzker
Joseph, Julie, Sarah, Ellie and Adinah Ratner
Janet and Clint Reilly
Bob A. Ross Foundation
The Scherkenbach/ McGovern Family
Andy, Leslie, Alec, Lauren and Elizabeth Schilling
The Honorable George Shultz and Charlotte Shultz
Rich Silverstein and Carla Emil
Pyro Spectaculars by Souza
Andrew and Elizabeth Spokes
Tom Steyer and Kat Taylor
Roselyne Chroman Swig
David and Susan Tunnell
The Wendell Family
William Wilson Family
The Wolfe Family

Matt and Janice Barger
Marilyn Burns Fund
Chronicle Books
Philip and Alicia Hammarskjold
Charles and Ann Johnson
Koret Foundation
The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation
Larry and Doreen Low
Steven Merrill
Bill and Susan Oberndorf Foundation
Will and Julie Parish
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock
Deborah Seymour
John and Lucretia Sias
Silver Giving Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation
Joyce and Larry Stupski

Bob Bransten
Michael and Bonnie Barr
Center for Learning in Retirement
Gaia Fund
Martha Kropf
Donald MacDonald
Bernard and Barbro Osher
Catherine and Ned Topham
Jack and Susie Wadsworth
Ronald and Anita Wornick

    The Mighty Task is Done

A poem written by Joseph P. Strauss upon completion of the building of the Bridge in May 1937

At last the mighty task is done;
Resplendent in the western sun
The Bridge looms mountain high;
Its titan piers grip ocean floor,
Its great steel arms link shore with shore,
Its towers pierce the sky...

Read the complete poem here >