…from the Executive Director

I would like to introduce to you the newest member of our staff, Marcus Toledo. Marcus was hired three weeks ago for the position of Marketing/Social Media Associate Manager. Marcus has been tasked with the goals of continual highlighting of the Center and its activities with a constant presence on all social media platforms-The Center Website; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Next Door. He will be creating marketing material to highlight what the Center can offer regarding usage of the food and beverage availability and to reach out to professional organizations to utilize the facility. Events that are occurring at the Center will be transmitted through press releases to appropriate contacts within the City and Bay area.

Marcus grew up in the Sunset District and lives a few short blocks from the Irish Center. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. He also studied graphic and web design at CCSF.

Prior to coming to the Center, Marcus was the sports information director for City College of San Francisco Athletics Department from 2012 to 2018. He developed the public relations and communications program for the department and its 15 intercollegiate teams, established CCSF Athletics’ social media presence and eventually led it to become one of the most visible brands amongst all California junior college athletic programs, managed the launch of the CCSF Athletics website, project managed and designed all marketing materials, and worked with various departments including the CCSF Chancellor’s Office to execute events and fundraisers. He also worked in the tech industry as a public relations specialist and was a journalist who covered professional sports and city government. Welcome Marcus!

Two upcoming events in June:

Sunday, June 24th 7th Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party, 1 p.m. in the St. Patrick’s Ballroom. Tickets are $30 for Adults and $15 for Children 12 and Under. Wear your “Mad Hat” and join the party that helps to support the Center’s Library. Finger Sandwiches, Sweet and Savory offerings, Scones and Clotted Cream are just a few of the delightful afternoon offerings. Tickets can be purchased online on the Center’s website.

Friday, June 29th “Panti Bliss” “Live in San Francisco” Concert, 9 p.m. in the St. Patrick’s Ballroom. Following Gay Pride Week, the performance features the journey of a small-town boy in Ireland to become the towering plastique woman in her gender-discombobulating, stiletto-shaped, lash flapping world. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased online on the Center Web site. Doors open up at 8:00 p.m. and pre-dinner reservations in the downstairs dining are strongly recommended. Supported by the Irish Consulate in San Francisco, this is an event you do not want to miss.

Robert Sparks
Executive Director