WRITERS & MUSICIANS
ON STAGE TOGE
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FOR UCSF BENIOFF CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OAKLAND

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OH, WHAT A NIGHT!

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.

THANK YOU!

2015 PERFORMERS

MUSICIANS

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KELLY MCFARLING
& 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.

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MIKE ERRICO
& 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.

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WJM

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.)

AUTHORS

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DAVID BROOKS

For many, David Brooks is America's Voice of Reason. As a conservative political and cultural commentator, he appears weekly on PBS and has written for some of the nation's most prestigious publications including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He is also the author of a number of super interesting non–fiction books and has taught at Duke and Yale. Most importantly, he is a graduate of Radnor High School in suburban Philadelphia as is Notes & Words co–founder Kelly Corrigan. [However, she would like to mention that Brooks graduated many years before her.]

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ANNA QUINDLEN

Since her early days as a journalist, prolific and beloved writer Anna Quindlen has been charming her readers. After winning a Pulitzer at The New York Times, she moved to fiction and has written too many novels to count, several of which have been turned into movies. ["One True Thing", the semi–biographical story of losing her mother to cancer garnered Meryl Streep one of her ga–zillion Academy Award nominations.] For many years, Anna shared the back page of Newsweek with George Will. Mostly, we love her because she has a great Philly accent and believes in the power of philanthropy to change the world.

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DANIEL HANDLER

To adults, San Francisco native Daniel Handler is known for his novels or perhaps his stints as a musician, lyricist and screen writer. To children the world over, he is known by his alter ego, Lemony Snicket, the author and narrator of the wildly popular "A Series of Unfortunate Events" series and its prequels "All the Wrong Questions". The books were made into popular films starring Jim Carrey, Jude Law and Meryl Streep. [So that means two of this year's Notes & Words authors are chummy with the best actress of all time. Coincidence? We think not.]

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KELLY CORRIGAN

Kelly's three memoirs about family life have all topped out on The New York Times bestseller list at #2 but we tell her she's Children's #1 volunteer and that seems to make her feel better. Her daughter Claire was treated at Children's many years ago for meningitis and Kelly is still trying to say thank you.

GALLERY

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2014

PERFORMERS LaToya London, Billy Collins, Lauren Graham, Mary Roach, OSA's Vocal Rush, Goodnight Texas and G. Love & The Special Sauce



OUR HOSPITAL, RESEARCH CENTER & YOU

100 YEARS STRONG AND COUNTING

Back in 1912, Alameda County nurse Bertha Wright, social worker Mabel Weed, and a group of similarly civic–minded 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 newly–affiliated 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.



















DID YOU KNOW?

  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Oakland is one of only five American College of Surgeons Pediatric Level 1 trauma centers.
  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals are ranked among the nation's best children's hospitals in nine pediatric specialties.
  • More than 3500 doctors, nurses, researchers and other dedicated staff care for over 75,000 patients each year at the Oakland campus.
  • Our patients reflect the diversity of California: last year, we provided translation services to families in more than 55 languages.
  • We are committed to providing the highest quality of care to all children, regardless of a family's ability to pay.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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

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