We may say it every year, but we really do think this year’s show was the best we’ve ever had! Nearly two thousand of you turned out to support UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and it was truly a night to remember. The music, the readings, the animated vignettes of our amazing patients…and the groundswell of love and support that filled the Paramount. We can’t thank you enough. Photos and highlights coming soon.
& TOM RHODES
A musician on the rise joins a seasoned pro for what will surely be a magical set. Kelly McFarling will floor you with her guitar and banjo licks then knock you out with her perfect pipes. We have heard time and again from those in the know that she is "a musician's musician" and "one to watch." We've seen her in action and couldn’t agree more! McFarling will share the stage with the wildly talented and life-long troubadour Tom Rhodes and their back up band, The Home Team. Think Sheryl Crow meets Mumford & Sons.
& PAUL LEO
New York City recording artist, writer, and music supervisor Mike Errico has been delighting audiences with his sharp lyrics and soaring vocals for more than a decade, sharing the stage with industry greats. He boasts both critically acclaimed releases and extensive composition credits in film and TV. Performing with Errico is West Coast indie recording artist, Paul Leo, a songwriter and producer with a voice of spun gold. Funny, creative and full of goodwill, Errico and Leo leave crowds on their feet.
While studying the Three R’s, this young trio is also getting high marks in another R-...Rockin’! They may still be in middle school but they have played some impressive gigs including one at the United Nations. Working with VH1 Save the Music Foundation, these guys are also budding philanthropists, donating their proceeds to children’s charities for years now. (And, like all artists on stage at Notes & Words, they are donating their time and talent to us.)
PERFORMERS LaToya London, Billy Collins, Lauren Graham, Mary Roach, OSA's Vocal Rush, Goodnight Texas and G. Love & The Special Sauce
Back in 1912, Alameda County nurse Bertha Wright, social worker Mabel Weed, and a group of similarly civicminded women founded the "Baby Hospital" that we know today as UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. They believed that every child regardless of race, gender, or financial circumstance deserved quality healthcare.
The practice of medicine has changed dramatically from when we first opened our doors, with remarkable advances in technology and improved delivery of healthcare services. Yet the moral and philosophical grounding of the founders' mission has remained the same for every member of the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland team ever since.
As a newlyaffiliated partner with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco, Children's can now provide our patients with more specialties, more doctors, more research, and more locations. We are still the same amazing place, and now so much more!
We look forward to continued success, but we know we can't do it alone. To help us provide a better future for children in the community and all over the world, we need people just like you.
MULTI-PLATINUM SPONSOR Nancy Rothman and Lou Lavigne
IDOL SPONSORS The Performance Group, Signature Properties
LEGEND SPONSORS Ellie and Don Knauss, Sonya and Darren Schroeder, Kristina and Chris Smith / Creso Equipment Rental, Carrie Wheeler and Kit Codik, Melissa Williams
ROCKSTAR SPONSORS BioMarin, Susan and Jim Cavalieri, Laura and Thomas Clydesdale, Kelly Corrigan and Edward Lichty, Tracy and Mark Ferron, Jen and Abe Friedman, Samantha and Marc Furstein, Lorna Lee and Jim Keefe, Jon and Gale Love, Jetton Construction, Inc., Karen and Thomas Mulvaney, Laura and Gregg Perloff, Rogers Family Foundation, The Settlemier Family, Teri Steele and Eric Sullivan / Karen and Steve Ellis, Camilla and Shahan Soghikian, Stice & Block, UCSF Medical Center, Jennifer and Mark Wayland
LAUREATE Sellers Dorsey, John and Laura Fisher, Thomas Schrag and Susan Marinoff, Natalie Noble, Elizabeth and Kurt Rieke, Eve and Ryan Simon, Eric Sippel and Debra Farb, Brynne and David Staley, Tamara White