Pelosi Statement on the Passing of Warren Hellman

Dec 18, 2011
Press Release

Contact: Nadeam Elshami/Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement tonight on the passing of Warren Hellman:

"Warren Hellman was a community leader, a San Francisco legend, and an American success story. Warren's business acumen allowed him to pursue his true passion: philanthropy. His deep generosity, intellectual curiosity, and visionary dynamism changed the face of our city.

"Warren was a lover of music, a lover of family, and a lover of life. We can honor his memory and his enthusiasm by enjoying the causes he enjoyed and supported, including Golden Gate Park and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival. It is particularly appropriate that just last week the Speedway Meadow was renamed Hellman Hollow; I know this pleased Warren immensely.

"Warren Hellman excelled at everything he did, including being a friend. I hope it is a comfort to his wife Chris and the entire Hellman family whom he cherished that so many mourn his loss and are praying for them at this sad time."