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Yvonne Sangiacomo illustration by BIJOU KARMAN

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(Illustration – Bijou Karman)

There were few charitable causes that didn’t catch the eye — and heartstrings — of the late Yvonne Sangiacomo, who died in January. This ebullient San Francisco native, daughter of nightclub impresario Agostino (Bimbo) Giuntoli and wife of the wildly successful property developer and landlord, the late Angelo Sangiacomo lived a long, full life of love and philanthropy.

“Yvonne was an angel on earth! She received so many donation requests. But more often than not, she’d write a check,” notes PR pro and family friend Lori Puccinelli Stern. “Even if she wasn’t familiar with a charity, but believed the work was beneficial, her idea of ‘minimum’ often amounted to $5,000.”

Rev. P. Carlo Rossi, S.J. Entrepreneurial Chair

Father John LoSchiavo, Yvonne Sangiacomo and Angelo Sangiacomo attend Rev. P. Carlo Rossi, S.J. Entrepreneurial Chair on March 14th 2010 at US in San Francisco, CA (Photo – Drew Altizer)

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