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SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at the exclusive Universary Club at CAL Stadium. More information coming soon!
EBAC's Spring Online Auction
Many thanks to our incredible in-kind donors and the great items that they donated to our 1st Spring Online Auction on May 15th, 2013. Hot Items included a Tahoe Cabin stay, Disney tickets, Dining certificates and Harbin Hot Springs.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the auction and give a special thank you to our top bidders MaryBeth C., Jay R., Patricia S., and Rita H..
Circle of Care's Walk to Remember
Participants came to show their support at this year's 4th Annual Walk to Remember at Lake Merritt on Saturday, May, 11th, 2013 in support of East Bay Agency for Children's Circle of Care Grief and Illness Support Services. Thank you to all who helped to make this event a success!
Wood Tavern raises funds to benifit EBAC Programs
EBAC Sparkles in Celebration
East Bay Agency for Children celebrated its Diamond Jubilee Masquerade Ball on Saturday, October 27. The sold out Masquerade Ball, chaired by Marilyn Weber, and held at the historic Albert Farr estate in the center of Piedmont known as Grey Gables was a huge success. The diamond theme aptly showcased the 60 years EBAC has been serving children and families in the East Bay, and exemplifies the idea that beautiful gems are created in the most difficult environments, furthering EBAC'S goal to create brilliance and light where there is despair in children's lives.
Guests were greeted with Valet parking at the dazzling ornamental gate, taking steps up to the front veranda and entry foyer overlooking a glorious sunset. Delicately created passed hors d'oeurves, hosted bar and wine donated from the Keenan winery were served in the home and garden area. In the library, Giants fans were able to check in on the 3rd game of the World Series, as everyone mingled with friends and made new ones. The generous hosts, Diane and Neil Goodhue were on hand to share the history of the home and celebrate EBAC's diamond jubilee. Opportunities to sign up for themed parties such as 'Midnight in Memphis' with local rock and roll talent, 'Kentucky Derby', 'Beer Bourbon and Barbecue' and 'Midnight in Paris', were offered as a fun way to keep supporting EBAC's programs throughout the year.
By the gardens, fountain and pergola, a tented structure was constructed on the tennis court glimmering with light and elegant place settings for a delicious seated dinner catered by Barbara Llewellyn. After dinner, Brian Copeland had the guests laughing and clapping as he dealt out hilarious observations of life, society and politics. The Live Auction, sponsored by Clars Auction Gallery and conducted by Clars President Redge Martin, had items such as dinner with the Oakland Fire Department, Villas in France and Mexico, a stay in an apartment on West 57th Street in New York and Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco were a hit and sold quickly. Topping off the evening was a very crowded dance floor with music from Sound Explosion that kept dancers on their feet until midnight.
The event could not have happened without the generous support of this year’s donors, Wells Fargo at the Gold Level, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the Grubb Co., Keenan Winery at the Silver level and Berkeley Orthodontics, M.B. Jessee Painting, Pacific Union at the Bronze level.
60th Anniversary Party a Smashing Success!
Saturday, May 19th, 2012, East Bay Agency for Children (EBAC) celebrated their 60th year of service to the community by holding a "Road to the Future" fundraiser at Uptown Body & Fender in Oakland's emerging Art District. The evening kicked off with an exclusive V.I.P. reception held across the street at Warehouse 416 Art Gallery where EBAC honored The Hughes Family, Former Board Members Marlis Branaka and David La Piana and long time community supporter Kaiser Permanente. Guests then joined the 60th Anniversary party at Uptown Body & Fender and were taken away by the 1950's decor, poodle skirts, retro food and drinks, and festive atmosphere. Thanks to all of our longtime supporters, new and old friends, family, volunteers and staff, East Bay Agency for Children can continue to empower children and families in need.
Thank you to our
Proud Sponsors of the
2012 Masquerade Ball!
The Anderson Family Foundation
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
The Grubb Co.
MB Jessee Painting
Pacific Union International
13 dedicated programs
61 years of service
21,000 children and families served every year
"EBAC provides a safety net for the students who are most at risk of failure, catching kids who typically fall through the cracks. EBAC is very good at addressing whatever is distressing them and looking at how those stressors affect their ability to succeed in school." Barbara McClung
Program Manager, Integrated Student Support Services