That's the N&W motto. Talent for 2015 show is off the hook. So come celebrate Children's with us on the best night of the year in the East Bay. And raise a glass to yourself for contributing so that hundreds of thousands of families can receive world class care. Mark your calendars now: April 25 at The Paramount Theatre, Oakland.
& 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 Sonya and Darren Schroeder, Kristina and Chris Smith / Creso Equipment Rental, Camilla and Shahan Soghikian, Carrie Wheeler and Kit Codik, Melissa Williams
ROCKSTAR SPONSORS Laura and Thomas Clydesdale, Kelly Corrigan and Edward Lichty, Tracy and Mark Ferron, Jon and Gale Love, Jetton Construction, Inc., Ellie and Don Knauss, Karen and Thomas Mulvaney, Stice & Block, Jennifer and Mark Wayland