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Ridhaan Desai

Born in Palo Alto, CA in July 2013, Ridhaan Desai has always been a happy child artist, full of creativity, colors, and imagination without ceiling. In the center of all his creations, there is always love for people, humanity, earth, and empathy, even at a very early age. He currently studies in 4th grade at  Phillips Brooks School, Menlo Park, CA, enjoys art class, and never misses any opportunities to participate in art contests or festivals. Raising funds with his “Corona Circus” Mini Heart in 2022, he was at the time the youngest artist ever selected for the Hearts in San Francisco public art project. His painting “A 6-year-old Me in Corona Lockdown” was displayed in the International Museum of Children’s Art, Oslo, Norway, in May 2020. Ridhaan was recently honored by the Golden State Warriors as the youngest Impact Warrior awardee ever for his contribution to Community and Climate Action.

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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