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BBBSBA Annual Gala: The Power of Mentorship

“The Power of Mentorship” gala raised over $380,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area! About 450 members of our community joined us to show their support for the life-changing work that we do with at-risk children.

We are especially grateful to the individuals, community organizations, and businesses that made donations and sponsored the event, making it one of our most successful ever.

Apart from raising much-needed funds to support our work with at-risk children, the Gala is meant to honor our most inspirational matches and show our community the positive impact BBBSBA has made in the lives of youth. Not surprisingly the most touching part of the evening was the Match Awards which highlighted three examples of Bigs making a profound and lasting impact on the lives of their Littles.

Annual Gala: The Power of Mentorship
Friday, March 21, 2014
The Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market Street, San Francisco

Keynote Speaker
David L. Kirp, Acclaimed Author of Kids First, James D. Marver Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Special Honorees
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Kaiser Permanente

Match Awardees
Adam Handlos & Little Brother Kiere
David Herington & Little Brother Erick
Evelyn Alarcon Yang & Little Sister Stephanie

Check back for information about next year's event!

2014 Gala Highlights
Meet our 2014 Inspirational Matches, honored at The Power of Mentorship Gala

Adam & Kiere

Evelyn & Stephanie

David & Erick

Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors

Benefactor Sponsors

Partner Sponsors


Event Sponsors

Individual Sponsors

Byron Bardy and Melissa Evans Preston and Lily Becker Katherine Bella and Jay Harris
Anike & Johnathan Coates Rachelle Chong Tom and Marty DeJonghe Justin and Evelyn Gibson
Mike and Kelly Halper Tom Keiser Terry and Linda Lee
Ralph and Kathleen Loura Barb and Jeff Newton Pat O'Malley
Lynda and Gary Simpson Ricardo and Patricia Sunderland

Media Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors

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