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EBAYC Annual Gala
Celebrating 38 Years of Service
Enjoy a 5-course feast and a dazzling performance by vocalist Ellona Santiago to support EBAYC's important work with underserved youth!
Guests will be treated at Yoshi's to a selection of complimentary wines and a five-course Japanese feast. The delectable menu uses only fresh, high-quality, season ingredients delicately combined with traditional spices. In addition to our featured musical performances, the event will also include a silent auction with over 100+ local goods, services, and experiential packages, as well as an exciting raffle drawing!
Ellona Santiago, Filipino-born American R&B singer from the Bay Area will be gracing the stage with a spectacular performance. Ellona is most known for being a final contestant from the hit show, The XFactor Season 3, in which she was mentored by Demi Lovato.
East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC) hopes to raise $80,000 to support afterschool, counseling, and community organizing programs for nearly 2000 underserved youth and families. Each year, EBAYC hosts an annual benefit to raise awareness and fundraise to support youth to be safe, smart, and socially responsible.

Tickets $150 each
Wednesday, October 29, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Yoshi's Oakland, 510 W. Embarcadero Street, Oakland
(510) 533-1092

Gourmet East Bay
Enjoy a feast for your senses at "Gourmet East Bay," a food-tasting, toe-tapping benefit for Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.
As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, it means it's time to eat, drink, and dance the night away at Gourmet East Bay on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 7-10 p.m. at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek.
Twenty of the top restaurants throughout the East Bay will be featuring premier tastings. Wineries and breweries from Napa and the East Bay will offer great pours amidst a fun atmosphere and fantastic live music!
A raffle and silent auction will be one of the highlights of the evening - with prizes ranging in value and grandeur - anything from a $250 shopping spree at Broadway Plaza, to 12 nights of dining at participating restaurants.

Tickets are $70 in advance.
Saturday, November 1, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
(925) 943-1199

Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo
Inaugural Gala
Help transform chemotherapy treatment rooms into beautiful healing environments at a black tie fundraiser!
The elegant evening will feature fine dining, musical performance by Marta Lledo, musical entertainment by DJ Platurn, and a couture fashion show by San Francisco Fashion Star, Vasily Vein, as well as silent and live auction packages. The Gala will also provide an opportunity for guests to learn about and support RTR4C's vision to transform every chemotherapy room, in every hospital, in every city around the world. To date, RTR4C has transformed 154 rooms in 15 facilities in the US and El Salvador into beautiful, tranquil, healing spaces, impacting over 808,000 patient visits per year.
Former ABC7 Reporter Don Sanchez will serve as the evening's Master of Ceremonies. The Gala's headliner - San Francisco's Fashion Star, Vasily Vein - will showcase a collection of exquisite and artistically-designed couture gowns. Vein creates women and men high-end fashion with a sustainable approach and has been featured in numerous publications.

Tickets $300
Saturday, November 1, 6:00 p.m. to midnight
Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco
(415) 518-1516

Taste of the Bay
San Francisco State University
Enjoy a festive evening of the Bay Area's best food and wine, November 12, at City View Metreon! It benefits San Francisco State University's Hospitality and Tourism Management Program.
Guests will sample exquisite culinary creations prepared by renowned Bay Area Chefs and a diverse selection of location California-grown wines. The evening includes live and silent auctions featuring creative and exciting travel, dining, and entertainment packages.
Taste of the Bay aims to raise funds for student scholarships, program needs, and professional development opportunities. The students engage in these professional development activities through participation in the hospitality related student organizations: Hospitality Management Society, National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, Club Managers Association of America, and Professional Convention Management Association.

Tickets are $100 in advance, $150 day-of
Wednesday, November 12, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
City View at the Metreon, 135 Fourth Street, San Francisco
(415) 405-3966

Embody Awards
You're invited to the About-Face Embody Awards, honoring actress Rashida Jones! It's an inspiring event for programs to help women and girls bolster their self-esteem and a healthy body image.
Delicious food and drinks! Live auction and prizes!
Cocktail attire suggested. Please wear one item that makes you feel amazing!
Early bird tickets on sale through November 8!
Main Event tickets: $172 for 2 tickets (regular $200)
VIP Tickets: $250 for 2 tickets (regular $300), includes meet-and-greet with honoree Rashida Jones
About-Face equips women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image. We do this by delivering media-literacy workshops, enabling girls and women to take action, and maintaining a resource-filled website at

Thursday, December 4, 7:00 p.m.
Impact Hub, 901 Mission Street, San Francisco
(415) 839-6779

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