Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland’s (BGCO) largest annual fundraiser, “Salute to Youth Gala & Benefit Auction”, provides an evening of entertainment while honoring high-achieving Oakland students who are members of BGCO. This will be the 25th year of the annual fundraiser. Over 250 passionate members of the business and philanthropic communities have the opportunity to spend a wonderful evening with Oakland’s finest youth and local luminaries. Guests will network with local business and civic leaders, enjoy live music, vie for esteemed silent and live auction items, dine on local cuisine, and celebrate the youth of BGCO. The highly sought after auction items include once-in-a-lifetime opportunities: time with professional athletes, luxury Napa Valley vineyard tours, vacations, and other unique experiences, in addition to many premium items.
The goal for this fun, yet purposeful event is to raise the necessary funding to sustain the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland throughout 2014. BGCO provides year-round youth development programs and activities for over 2,500 deserving youth each year.
Our amazing student-members are personified by BGCO’s outstanding new 2014 Youth of the Year Erin McGhee, who will be celebrated at the event. Erin attends Oakland Unity High School, and will graduate in June 2015. Erin plans to attend California State University – San Diego, and ultimately pursue owning her own business or becoming an executive with a nonprofit organization.
Sponsorship and Donations are being accepted!
All proceeds will benefit the young people served by Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland.
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For more information, please contact Carla Barbier at (510) 517-5805
For Sponsorship opportunities or if you have an items to donate to our live or silent auction, please contact Heidi Marchesotti at (510)387-7865 or at Heidi@homesbyheidi.com