National-Philanthropy-Day

Philanthropy is a large part of our "raison d'être."  We hold two fundraisers each year: a Silent Auction in December and a Fashion Show in May.

All proceeds benefit local charities. Twice yearly, we distribute funds in order to recognize organizations in each of four parts of the Bay area: North Bay, Peninsula, East Bay and the city of San Francisco, reflecting our members' home communities.

Members are invited to suggest organizations for consideration, and selections are determined by a secret ballot vote of the membership.

The following organizations have received donations from us:

2017

May
Freedom House
, Santa Clara County
Old School Caf
é, San Francisco
Just One Tree, San Francisco

2016

May
2B Successful Youth, Fairfield
7 Tepees Youth Program, San Francisco
Refugee Transitions, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose
Homeless Prenatal Program, San Francisco
Canine Companions for Independence, Santa Rosa, in memory of Lilani (Lani)
Canadian Red Cross, Fort McMurray fire relief effort

December
Jasper Ridge Farm
, Portola Valley
Children's Book Project
, San Francisco
ReCares
, Oakland, San Francisco, and Marin

2015

May
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
, Oakland
Lava Mae/Tides Center, San Francisco
Canine Companions for Independence, Santa Rosa
Homework Central, San Mateo
Friends of Alan Stafford Foundation, East Bay
Civicorps, Oakland

December
DrawBridge, California
Kids for the Bay, Berkeley
Nature in the City, San Francisco
Rebuilding Together, Oakland/East Bay
Samaritan House, San Mateo
Freedom House, Burlingame

2014

May
Life Elder Care, Fremont

The Mammal Marine Center, Sausalito
Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, SF

A Home Away from Homelessness, San Francisco 
Clinic By The Bay, San Francisco 
Toni’s Kitty Rescue, San Francisco

December
Mercy Housing
, San Francisco
Woman, Inc.
, Lafayette
Earth Island Institute
, San Francisco
Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center Center
, San Francisco

2013

May
Freedom House, Burlingame
Bay Area Women’s and Children’s Center, Tenderloin, San Francisco
Camp Arroyo, Livermore
A Home Within, San Francisco & Los Gatos
Minds Matter, San Francisco
Guide Dogs for the Blind, San Rafael

December
Cycles of Change, Oakland
Computer Technologies Program, Berkeley
GLIDE Memorial, food program, San Francisco
Drowning Prevention Foundation, San Francisco
YEAH (Youth Engagement Advocacy Housing), Berkeley
Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly, San Francisco

2012

May
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
, Palo Alto
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Bay Area, San Francisco
Raji House, Burlingame
Friends of San Francisco Animal Care & Control, in support of CWC member volunteer Carol
Avon Breast Cancer Walk, in support of CWC member participant Barbara
Marin Girl’s Chorus, hosts this summer to Toronto’s Bach Children’s Choir for transportation cost assistance

December
Clinic By The Bay, San Francisco
Family Giving Tree, Milpitas
A Miner Miracle, San Francisco
Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly, San Francisco
Swim and Gym, Berkeley
Upwardly Global, San Francisco

May 2010
Center For Elders' Independence - Oakland
Guide Dogs For The Blind - San Rafael
Senior Center Without Walls- SF Bay Area and Northern CA
San Francisco Food Bank - SF
Avon Breast Cancer Walk in support of participant CWC member Barbara
December 2010
The Children's Tree House
Janet Pomeroy Center -San Francisco
San Francisco Firefighters Toys For Tots
San Bruno Lion's Club, Fire Victims
May 2011
The Alterena Playhouse - Alameda
Boys And Girl's Club - SF
Casa De Madres -SF
Marin Community Food bank - Novato
Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA- San Mateo
Regional Parks Foundation - Oakland
The Vista Center - Palo Alto
The Avon Breast Cancer Walk in support of CWC member participant Barbara
December 2011
TLC Child & Family Services - Sebastopol
Laguna Honda Hospital Volunteer Program - San Francisco
Children's Hospital Child Life Program - Oakland
Community Youth Center - Concord
YEAH Youth Engagement, Advocacy and Housing - BerkeleyFirst Place for Youth, Oakland
2011
May 2010
 
Center For Elders' Independence - Oakland
 
Guide Dogs For The Blind - San Rafael
 
Senior Center Without Walls- SF Bay Area and Northern CA
 
San Francisco Food Bank - SF
 
Avon Breast Cancer Walk  in support of participant CWC member Barbara
 
December 2010
 
The Children's Tree House
 
Janet Pomeroy Center -San Francisco
 
San Francisco Firefighters Toys For Tots
 
San Bruno Lion's Club, Fire Victims
 
May 2011
 
The Alterena Playhouse - Alameda
 
Boys And Girl's Club - SF
 
Casa De Madres -SF
 
Marin Community Food bank - Novato
 
Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA- San Mateo
 
Regional Parks Foundation - Oakland
 
The Vista Center - Palo Alto
 
The Avon Breast Cancer Walk in support of CWC member participant Barbara
 
December 2011
 
TLC Child & Family Services - Sebastopol
 
Laguna Honda Hospital Volunteer Program - San Francisco
 
Children's Hospital Child Life Program - Oakland
 
Community Youth Center - Concord
 
YEAH Youth Engagement, Advocacy and Housing - Berkeley

May
Altarena Playhouse, Alameda
Boys And Girls' Clubs, San Francisco
Casa de las Madres, San Francisco
Marin Community Food Bank, Novato
Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA, San Mateo
Regional Parks Foundation, Oakland
Vista Center, Palo Alto
Avon Breast Cancer Walk in support of CWC member participant Barbara
December
TLC Child & Family Services, Sebastopol
Laguna Honda Hospital Volunteer Program, San Francisco
Children's Hospital Child Life Program, Oakland
Community Youth Center, Concord
YEAH Youth Engagement, Advocacy and Housing, Berkeley

2010

May
Center For Elders' Independence, Oakland
Guide Dogs For The Blind, San Rafael
Senior Center Without Walls, San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California
San Francisco Food Bank, San Francisco
Avon Breast Cancer Walk in support of participant CWC member Barbara
December
The Children's Tree House
Janet Pomeroy Center, San Francisco
San Francisco Firefighters Toys For Tots
San Bruno Lions Club, Fire Victims

2009                

June
Bay Area Youth Centers, Hayward
Elizabeth House, Oakland/Berkeley
Marin Community Food Bank, Novato            
The Positive Edge, Pittsburg
Samaritan House, San Mateo
Avon Breast Cancer Foundation, Cincinnati
December
Alameda Food Bank
Women's Recovery Association, Burlingame
Hamilton Family Center, San Francisco
Martin de Porres, San Francisco
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, San Francisco
The Salvation Army, Hayward 

2008
June
Whistlestop Wheels, San Rafael
AIDS/Life Cycle, San Francisco
December
Woman, Inc., San Francisco
2007
Martin de Porres House, San Francisco
ACT Scholarship Fund, San Francisco
December
Drawbridge, San Rafael
Rebuilding Together, Menlo Park & Redwood City
Toys for Tots, San Francisco 
Women’s Day Time Drop-in Center, Berkeley
 
2006
February
Samaritan House, San Mateo
June
Rafael House, San Francisco
Salvation Army, San Francisco
Creativity Explored, San Francisco
 
2005 April
Creativity Explored, San Francisco
The Parkinson's Institute, Sunnyvale
June
Beating the Odds Scholarship Fund, W. Takuta, KRON-TV, San Francisco
Home Away From Homelessness, San Francisco
Broadway by the Bay, San Mateo
Salvation Army, Hayward
Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano Counties, Concord
Avon Breast Cancer Foundation, Cincinatti
December
Second Harvest Food Bank, San Jose
San Francisco Fire Fighters Toys for Tots, San Francisco
Hamilton Family Center, San Francisco

2004
June
Samaritan House, San Mateo
December
Rafael House, San Francisco
2003
June
Beating the Odds Scholarship Fund, W. Takuda KRON TV, San Francisco
December
Creativity Explored, San Francisco
Samaritan House, San Mateo
2002
June
Samaritan House, San Mateo
December
San Rafael House, San Francisco
2001
June
San Rafael House, San Francisco
Samaritan House, San Mateo
Beating the Odds Scholarship Fund, W. Takuta KRON-TV, San Francisco
December
Salvation Army, Redwood City
 
2000                         
December
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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