Notes & Words
WRITERS & MUSICIANS
ON STAGE TOGETHER
FOR UCSF BENIOFF CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OAKLAND
Gracing the Notes & Words stage will be 16-time Grammy-winning musician and two-time Emmy-winning director Dave Grohl. Grohl's ascension to legendary status began in earnest as drummer for Nirvana, beginning with 1991's generation-defining Nevermind. Since 1995, Grohl has rocked the arena, stadium and festival stages of the world as Foo Fighters frontman, while the band's massive catalogue–including its most recent international #1 album Concrete and Gold–has sold more than 25 million copies and spawned some of the most indelible rock anthems of the last 20+ years. See for yourself why Grohl is universally hailed as rock legend, visionary director, philanthropist and both the hardest working and all around nicest rockstar on the planet, a once-in-a-lifetime intimate appearance at the Fox.
NEXT GENERATION MUSICIAN
We are proud to once again showcase an immensely talented Bay Area youth. Piedmont senior Emmett Reed is an accomplished guitarist and singer/songwriter. He sings in two choirs and continues to study guitar. Emmett enjoys recording fellow musicians in his garage music studio, the new evolution of the garage band. He hopes to study music and musical engineering in college next year as he pursues his goal of becoming an audio engineer and performer. You will be saying that you knew him when!
PERFORMERS LaToya London, Billy Collins, Lauren Graham, Mary Roach, OSA's Vocal Rush, Goodnight Texas and G. Love & The Special Sauce
OUR HOSPITAL & YOU
EXTRAORDINARY CARE FOR ALL KIDS
At UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, the world-renowned pediatric specialists at our Oakland and San Francisco campuses deliver hope and healing to children throughout the Bay Area and around the globe.
More than 100 years ago, our Oakland hospital was founded on the belief that all children deserve access to world-class medicine. In addition to outstanding clinical care, we address our patients’ developmental and emotional needs through programs like music therapy, art classes, therapy dog visits, massage, and much more. We also help ensure the health of our community, advocating for vulnerable children living in at-risk situations and providing early interventions for kids facing challenges like asthma, obesity, and diabetes.
Because insurance only covers a fraction of all that we do, we depend on philanthropic support to help transform children’s lives. Families come to us for compassion, innovation, and hope—and it takes generous partners like you to make that possible.
DID YOU KNOW?
- We are committed to providing the highest quality of care to all children, regardless of a family's ability to pay.
- UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals are ranked among the nation's best children's hospitals in nine pediatric specialties.
- More than 3,500 doctors, nurses, researchers and other dedicated staff care for over 75,000 patients each year at the Oakland campus.
- Our emergency room sees over 50,000 visits each year, with patients rushed in from throughout Northern California and as far as Nevada.
- We provide more than $64 million in charity care and community benefit activities each year.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS*
DOUBLE PLATINUM SPONSOR Lynne and Marc Benioff
GRAMMY SPONSORS Melinda and Rick Reed, Nancy Rothman and Lou Lavigne
PLATINUM SPONSOR Sara and Ev Williams
IDOL SPONSORS Samantha and Marc Furstein, Rebecca and Mike Ghielmetti/Signature Development Group
LEGEND SPONSORS Stice & Block, LLP, Shannon and Rob Bloemker, Karen and Stephen Ellis, Jen and Abe Friedman, Samir Kaul/Khosla Ventures, Karen and Tom Mulvaney, Anne and Robert Pedrero, Jen and Chad Rego/First Republic Bank, Kristina and Chris Smith/Cresco Equipment Rentals, Shahan and Camilla Soghikian, Teri Steele and Eric Sullivan, Deloitte, Melissa Williams
ROCKSTAR SPONSORS Kara and Eric Baysinger/Denton's, Valli Benesch and Bob Tandler, Mindy and Bill Bush, Laura and Thomas Clydesdale, Kelly Corrigan and Edward Lichty, Dana and Todd Green, Randall Kern, Carolyn Klebanoff, Ellie and Don Knauss, Erica and Jeff Lawson, Bansi Nagji, Barbara and Michael Novogradac, Mary O'Neal/Earthworks, Camille and Ed Penhoet, John Protopappas, Elisa and Marc Stad, Carrie Wheeler and Kit Codik, Tamara White, Mai Mai and Paul Wythes, Bill Jetton and Janet Delaney/Jetton Construction, Inc.
*UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Foundation recognizes the contributions made in the spirit of Notes & Words by donors in the amount of $10k or more to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and the Foundation, as well as donors at these levels to Alameda County Health Care Services Agency in support of pediatric safety net services. We thank and appreciate all contributors at every level who have supported pediatric health care services across the Bay Area.