Dedicated philanthropist, wife, mother and sister Nancy Bechtle passed away at 83-years-old.
As a fourth-generation San Franciscan, Nancy Bechtle was always devoted to the city. Her love for the City by the Bay started as a child growing up across the street from the Presidio and only blossomed as she attended Stanford University, where she was on the ski team, coming full circle to her appointment to the Presidio Trust board of directors by President George W. Bush in 2008.
Apart from being the head of the Presidio Trust board, she served on the War Memorial and Performing Arts Center board, the Sugar Bowl board, co-founded Hearts in San Francisco and held numerous other positions of civic leadership in the Bay Area. After being diagnosed with scleroderma, Bechtle became chair of the Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center Advisory Board. And for 14 years, she served as president and chief executive officer of the San Francisco Symphony. Her commitment and caring nature was unmatched.
Nancy touched the lives of many and continuously gave her time, focus and money to the betterment of the people of San Francisco. Those who knew her will miss her selfless heart and loving nature, but her legacy will live on.