Presidio of San Francisco (May 3, 2005) — The National Trust for Historic Preservation, the nation’s pre-eminent agency that promotes historic preservation, announced today it will give Presidio Trust Board Chairman Toby Rosenblatt the prestigious President’s Award for his work benefiting preservation of historic buildings at the Presidio.
The award will be presented this evening at a reception at CNET Network, 235 Second Street, in San Francisco.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting the nation’s irreplaceable treasures. Recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the National Trust was founded in 1949 and provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America’s diverse historic places and revitalize communities. Its Washington DC headquarters staff, six regional offices, and 26 historic sites work with the National Trust’s 270,000 members and thousands of local community groups in all 50 states.
As chairman of the Presidio Trust board of directors for the past eight years, Mr. Rosenblatt has overseen work on scores of historic buildings in the Presidio and its neighborhoods, including several key World War II era buildings that have been preserved for use by a school, an environmental foundation, and the San Francisco Film Centre.
“Toby Rosenblatt has inspired countless people over the last three decades through his involvement in issues ranging from education and culture, to healthcare and the arts,” said Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “But it is for his enduring enthusiasm and leadership on countless preservation projects that I am honored to present him with a National Trust President’s Award.”
Other notable people who have recently received a National Trust President’s Award are Randy Jones, the Deputy Director of the National Park Service, Jack Shannahan, former State Historic Preservation officer for Connecticut, and Nancy Campbell, noted preservationist and the first woman to serve as chair of the National Trust.
Mr. Rosenblatt has served two, four-year terms on the Presidio Trust board. His term expires in May of 2005.”