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Circle of Care 8th Annual Walk to Remember
Join us for this moving and meaningful day of remembrance.
For details, visit www.ebac.org/Walk
17th Annual EBAC Auxiliary Ball – La Belle Epoque, Un Soiree Parisienne
On Saturday November 12 th, 170 revelers and EBAC supporters gathered at the spectacular University Club atop the Cal Memorial Stadium for a most successful and enjoyable EBAC Auxiliary Ball! Guests were treated to South African Gumboot drumming by children in one of EBAC’s afterschool program (link to https://youtu.be/a3tNEDceMeE) and heard moving stories of EBAC’s work. The lively auction raised over $50,000, contributing to the $150,000 (net) raised to be invested in EBAC’s mission to improve the well-being of children, youth and families by reducing the impact of trauma and social inequities.
Guests donned period costumes from the era with ladies competing to win the Chapeau Contest. Enjoy the wonderful photos (link to https://flic.kr/s/aHskNTJvzn)
A huge thank you to everyone who supported this important and fun event, especially our sponsors: Larry and Linda Anderson, Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Michael L. Henry, Highland Partners, Monica and John Marcone, PG&E, Ross Stores Foundation, Union Bank, Keenan Winery, Aloha Pediatric Dentistry, Berkeley-Orinda Orthodontics, Lin and Adam Cheyer, Claire and Vincent Faughnan, Joanne and Scott Karchmer, MB Jesse, Inc., Scott Matula-Beltch and Rob Beltch, Jamie Miller, McCutcheon Construction, Inc., Marilyn Sandifur, Kendra Scott, Nancy and Kevin Sidow, Katherine Welch and Verdant Project Management.
7th Annual Walk to Remember, benefiting Circle of Care
The 2016 Walk to Remember was a wonderful celebration of life for the 150 children and adults in attendance. Together we raised awareness about the impact of grief on children and families and raised funds for Circle of Care’s grief services.
It’s not too late to donate to this walk which has already raised over $28,000! Give comfort to a grieving child here: www.EBAC.org/Walk
Wood Tavern 9th Anniversary Benefit for EBAC
On Sunday, April 24 th, Rockridge’s popular Wood Tavern restaurant closed its door for a private benefit for East Bay Agency for Children. Guests enjoyed Executive Chef Yang Peng’s creative and delicious culinary treats along with signature cocktails and a winning wine selection. Proprietor Rich Wood led a lively auction to raise money for children impacted by trauma who he called “the real heroes for showing up each day despite the challenges they face”. Guests bid feverously for the auction package that included a four-course dinner with wine pairing at the Wood’s new restaurant, The Wolf, scheduled to open in November on the site of the recently closed Bay Wolf restaurant on Piedmont Ave.
16th Annual EBAC Auxiliary Masquerade Ball
Revelers gathered at the University Club atop Cal Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 24, 2015 for the Under the Big Top Masquerade Ball. The EBAC Auxiliary outdid themselves for this 16th Annual event which netted $122,000 to support EBAC’s work with children and families to build resiliency, aid in recovery and when possible, prevent exposure to adverse childhood experiences. What a night to remember.
Guests, many of whom were dressed in classic vintage circus attire, were greeted by music created by Ian McArdle and his combo, as they prepared for cocktails on the eighth floor of the University Club and on the under-lit, glass floored veranda overlooking the San Francisco Bay horizon at sunset. Ballerinas, jugglers and magicians strolled and set the festive mood, as guests sipped fabulous Keenan Wine and circus-themed signature drinks and enjoyed tasty passed hors d’oeuvres.
Dinner followed at brightly dressed and beautifully appointed tables set within the University Club, with views on the east of the lighted recently renovated Cal Stadium and sweeping Bay views to the west. As dinner was underway, auctioneer Damon Casatico opened the live auction with a lively game of “heads or tails” before the last guest left standing went home with a weekend at Evergreen Lodge near Yosemite. Heated bidding ensued for one-week stays at a French country home and an Italian villa. There was spirited competition for get-aways to Napa, San Francisco and Washington D.C., as well as a sailing excursion and a San Francisco Giants/Gotham Club package. A chef’s sushi dinner for 10 at a spectacular Oakland home, a lobster feed at a showcase Mediterranean villa in Piedmont and a Golden State Warriors jersey autographed by Steph Curry rounded out the auction. In addition, 52 guests competed in a raffle for an instant wine cellar comprised of fine wines donated by Auxiliary members.
During the auction, Francesca Osuna, mental health therapist in EBAC’s Mental Health Services, shared a moving story about a teen she was able to help navigate the trauma inflicted by his father’s life choices. Francesca was one of three EBAC staff members chosen by her peers as an EBAC Hero. The other two EBAC Heroes this year are Claudia Arce, Child Assault Prevention Coordinator, and Allison Delgado, Program Director for Family Resource Centers. These three staff members all served as delegates on EBAC’s Strategic Planning Committee and were honored at a Benefactor Party in Piedmont on October 8.
Once the Top Shelf Party and Show Band started performing Motown hits, guests crowded the dance floor, sometimes dancing with band members, and kept dancing until it was time to cool off on the veranda or head home for the night. The evening will be remembered as one filled with dazzling delights.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 17th Annual Masquerade Ball : Saturday, November 12, 2016
6th Annual Walk to Remember, benefiting Circle of Care
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the 6 th Annual Walk to Remember, held Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Oakland’s Lake Merritt and benefitting East Bay Agency for Children's Circle of Care. Money raised through your Walk to Remember fundraising efforts support Circle of Care services ensuring that no child will have to walk their grief journey ALONE.
Circle of Care is a unique program that supports children and their families coping with a life threatening illness or the death of a loved one. This program helps children heal and learn to cope with this traumatic experience through specialized Support Groups, Individual and Family Counseling, Crisis Support, Community Trainings and Outreach.
It’s not too late to make a contribution to the 6 th Annual Walk to Remember. Donate here.
Wood Tavern’s 8th Anniversary Benefit for EBAC
Tremendous thanks to Rich and Rebekah Wood and the entire staff at Wood Tavern for another wonderful event, held May 3, 2015. Closing a popular restaurant to host a charity event for East Bay Agency for Children is a big contribution to the community and children in need.
The EBAC family appreciates the Wood Tavern family’s continued dedication to vulnerable children. Please stop by Wood Tavern or Southie on College Ave. in Rockridge and say “thanks” to the wonderful folks there
EBAC Sports Relay - Sports, Teamwork and Learning together
A fun time was had by all at the EBAC Sports Relay held on April 19th at Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley. Check EBAC.org for updates on next year’s event.
15th Annual EBAC Auxiliary Masquerade Ball
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62 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