Here’s a video archive of Warren Hellman’s memorial service, held at Congregation Emanu-El in Presidio Heights on Dec 21.

Warren Hellman Memorial (1934 – 2011) Dec 21, 2011 from chime interactive on Vimeo.

A public memorial event will also be held in Golden Gate Park in January.

Hellman, who died Sunday evening at the age of 77, was a billionaire renowned for both his philanthropy and his sponsorship of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the annual free music festival in Golden Gate Park.

You can listen to Joshua Johnson’s interview with Susan Hirsch, who advised Hellman on his substantial giving, here.

  • Robert Sproul

    Sound isn’t working at this office…hopefully will be rebroadast again.

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