Neil Young Headlines Concert for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

December 09, 2010
News Office: UCSF News Office

The highly acclaimed musician and influential philanthropist Neil Young was the headliner for the The Concert for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco. Singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom opened the show, which was underwritten by the Foundation.

Funds raised through ticket sales will go toward building the new 183-bed UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at Mission Bay, part of an integrated hospital complex for children, women and cancer patients, scheduled to open in 2014.

"The UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is a vital resource for the entire Bay Area community," said Suzanne DiBianca, executive director of the Foundation, in a news release announcing the concert. "We are honored to have Neil Young inspire us and others to join in the effort to advance healthcare for the youngest patients in our community and throughout the world."

Tickets to the concert included admission to a cocktail reception, a special welcome from honored guests that included Mark Laret, CEO, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, General Colin Powell, Paddy O'Brien and Marc Benioff, CEO,, and a post-performance reception.

For more information about the fundraising efforts for the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, visit