Trish Dickson and Kathy Kavanagh

As a community-based hospice, we rely on the generosity of our donors to provide the services that set us apart from other hospice organizations. We are blessed to have many community organizations and companies support us through events and sponsorships.

Wine Women & Shoes 2014

Over 300 women attended Wine Women & Shoes at the new Pleasant Hill Community Center on a glorious May afternoon. The event support two local causes—Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District and Hospice of the East Bay.

Guests enjoyed fine wine, shopping, delicious food, and a professional fashion show. They tried on designer shoes, and of course, met the “Shoe Guys”—local professionals who donate their time to raise money for causes they believe in.

The event generated $49,284, and Hospice of the East Bay received $9,856. We are thankful for the wonderful collaboration with the Pleasant Hill Park and Recreation District.

Thanks to Chico’s of Danville

For two days in July, the Chico’s store in Danville donated 10% of customers’ sales if they mentioned Hospice of the East Bay. The event raised over $400! We are grateful to Chico’s of Danville and the customers who shopped during those two days.

Art & Wine at Rossmoor

Hundreds of residents descended on the Rossmoor Event Center on October 6th to participate in Rossmoor’s first ever art and wine event. James Freeman played guitar in the lobby as VIP and general ticket holders were handed their personal wine tasting glasses and signature wine totes.

Vintners’ ambassadors poured wine and shared information about their offerings. Servers from the Creekside Grill strolled through the rooms providing tantalizing food items to the art-viewing crowd. Whole Foods of Walnut Creek provided a buffet of cheese, crackers and fruit.

Several artists generously donated the proceeds from their sales to Hospice of the East Bay: Nancy Power-Meaden, Dawn Ming and photographer John Mentil. Carol Green and Trish Dickson donated autographed pieces by Barry Gibb and Sir Elton John for the very successful silent auction.

Our thanks to sponsors of the event: Charles Schwab of Walnut Creek, Rossmoor Realty, Creekside Grill, The Kensington, Home Care Assistance, Tiffany Court, Lexus of Concord, Pam Lovetang Lee, Richard Lee Perry, Beverly Louie and to the many volunteers who helped.

Special thanks go to Trish Dickson for organizing this event, as well as hosting it with the Friends of Hospice Rossmoor Committee and Ann & Stan Gedeon of the Creekside Grill. Art & Wine is now scheduled to be an annual premier event at Rossmoor.

A Passion for Giving

Once again, the members of GFWC Danville Women’s Club put on an amazing spring fashion show and luncheon. This year’s Passion for Fashion event was held at Blackhawk Country Club on May 8th and featured fashions by Ann Taylor (Loft). Cindy Hatton, President and CEO of Hospice of the East Bay, thanked club members for their years of loyal support and friendship, and provided an update on current programs and services.

On behalf of our patients and their families, our staff would especially like to thank the Danville Women’s Club for selecting Hospice of the East Bay as the beneficiary of this fun event that raised $3,800 as well as everything they do to support local charities in the community.