Heart of San Francisco

Judith Lippe

Hearts in San Francisco Project

The Hearts in San Francisco project debuted in 2004 with 131 heart sculptures, created by local Bay Area artists and auctioned by the Foundation in support of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

The Foundation raised nearly 3 million dollars for ZSFG in that first year. Today, we carry on this tradition by commissioning and auctioning a new set of hearts each year. The funds raised support those delivering on the promise of accessible and equitable health care for all in our city.

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About the Foundation

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The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation is proud to help the people who heal people, supporting ZSFG caregivers in their aim to provide the very best care to all who walk through their doors.

Meet the Artist:


Judith Lippe is a Bay Area artist whose art includes  using iconic images of cities, bridges and urban skylines as well as serene triptychs of color field landscapes. All are colorfully designed to create a reflection of the urban existence at its visual best.


Her heart sculpture, titled “The Heart of San Francisco” illustrates the vitality, beauty & strength of the downtown cityscape adjacent to the natural landscape of Lands End and the Bay. It is the beauty of contrasts, the diverse & vibrant personality, which is “The Heart of San Francisco”