Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Launches Raffle of $2.4 Million Dream Home in San Francisco
Author: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Published on Mar 9, 2009 - 7:25:30 AM

SAN FRANCISCO, March 4 2009 - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco today kicked off a home raffle featuring a luxurious $2.4 million dream house, making it the most expensive home ever raffled off in California. The magnificent residence is located just steps away from Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, a city consistently rated as one of the best places to live because of its mild climate, vibrant cultural scene and world-class restaurants.

A $150 raffle ticket buys a chance to win the 4,000 square foot Edwardian home with its detached 2 bedroom/2 bath guesthouse. Raffle participants are also eligible for thousands of dollars in cash and other prizes. Proceeds from the raffle benefit Yerba Buena Center for the Arts--an internationally respected arts center located in the heart of San Francisco's cultural district.

"As an arts center, we are looking for innovative ways to raise funds during these challenging economic times," says Kenneth J. Foster, YBCA's Executive Director. "Proceeds go to our general operating fund which helps us present artists and public programs that make San Francisco such a vibrant place to live."

The newly constructed home features the charming Edwardian exterior so indicative of San Francisco neighborhoods, with the added bonus of desirable modern amenities, including a 4 car garage, chef's kitchen and mahogany floors. From its upper floors, the 4 bedroom/4.5 bath home offers views of the stunning tree canopy of Golden Gate Park. The 2 bedroom/2 bath guesthouse has a separate entrance across a private courtyard and is perfect for visiting family.

Raffle Details

A limit of thirty-seven thousand $150 raffle tickets will be sold from March 1, 2009 through the July 10, 2009 deadline. The grand prize drawing takes place on July 25, 2009 when the grand prize ticket holder will choose between the $2.4 million dream home and $1.8 million cash. As an incentive to purchase tickets early, the raffle also includes three early bird drawings for cash prizes up to $25,000 for tickets purchased before three deadlines on April 3, May 1 and May 29. Odds are 1-in-100 to win a prize worth $300 or more; in fact, the YBCA raffle will give away prizes worth more in cash value than any previous home charity raffle in California.

To enter the raffle, call 888-861-5678 or go to and print out a registration form. Forms can be mailed or dropped off at YBCA Dream House Raffle, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Entrants may also fax ticket forms to 415-324-8870. Ticket purchasers must be 18 years or older, a US resident and meet other requirements in the Rules and Regulations as specified at


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), located in San Francisco's Yerba Buena cultural district, is one of the nation's leading multidisciplinary contemporary arts centers. With a belief that contemporary art is at the heart of community life, YBCA brings audiences and artists of all backgrounds together to express and experience creativity. The organization is known for nurturing emerging artists at the forefront of their fields and presenting works that blend art forms and explore the events and ideas of our time. As part of its commitment to the San Francisco Bay Area, YBCA supports the local arts community and reflects the region's diversity of people and thought through its arts and public programming. For tickets and information, call 415-978-ARTS (2787) or visit Join us and experience life...amplified!

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