The St Andrew’s Society of San Francisco is proud to welcome its first female President Francesca McCrossan

Francesca Mccrossan

The Saint Andrew’s Society of San Francisco proudly welcomes our incoming President, Francesca McCrossan.  Francesca is the first female President in the Society’s storied 177 history, as well as an active and energetic member since 2012. Having lived in both Glasgow and the Bay Area, Francesca is well qualified for her leadership role of our Society which bridges our local members with our cultural and philanthropic efforts in Scotland.  Francesca earned a BA in English Language, Literature and Letters from Berkeley as well as a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Folklore and Folk Life, both of which inform her participation in, and stewardship of, our Society’s social influences.

In her own words, Francesca says “I am delighted and honored to accept the position as President of the SASSF.  This means so much to me, and to women all around the world.  We hope to expand our 2019 membership and welcome all who have Scottish roots and connections”.

The St Andrew’s Society of San Francisco

Founded in 1863, our society joins men and women of Scottish birth and those of the same heritage in a bond of culture and benevolent purpose, the latter best expressed in our motto:

“OUR AIN ILLS HAE STRENGTH TO BEAR ANITHER’S AYE HAE HEART TO FEEL”

Aid to people of Scots origin or descent in distress remains an important function for us. We cooperate frequently with the British Benevolent Society of San Francisco, and join with such organizations as the Caledonian Club, the PBFSCO and the St. Andrew’s Society of Oakland and St. Andrew’s Society of Los Angeles in special projects.

His Grace, Alexander Douglas-Hamilton,
16th Duke of Hamilton,
Patron of the Saint Andrew’s Society of San Francisco

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