In a quiet corner of the City near Lake Merced, Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center has mightily grown its mission and care in serving people with developmental disabilities. And on February 16, in the Merchants Exchange Building’s Julia Morgan Ballroom, 200 supporters celebrated the organization’s platinum jubilee by raising $182K during the Banner of Love: 70 Years of Pomeroy dinner program.

Those funds will assist in creating three new adult classrooms and a playground near Pomeroy’s famed therapeutic indoor saltwater pool. Mayor London Breed was also on hand with a mayoral proclamation to honor the center as singular in the Bay Area for its breakthrough work with adults, teens and children.