Doors 7 pm | Show 8 pm


Ryan Tedder

Ryan Tedder

OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder is a singer, prolific songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. In addition to being the lead vocalist of the pop rock band OneRepublic, he has an independent career as a songwriter and producer for various artists, including Adele, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, One Direction, Paul McCartney, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, and U2.

Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt has enjoyed a distinguished career not only as an award-winning actress, but as an accomplished writer, director and producer. As an actress, her extensive and diverse body of work includes roles in film, theater, and television.

In 2012 Hunt’s performance in the The Sessions earned her an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female and notations in the same category by the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, SAG Awards, Broadcast Film Critics’ Awards and the BAFTA Awards.

Additional credits include Mad About You and the critically acclaimed HBO Miniseries Empire Falls. For her role as Jamie Buchman in Mad About You, Hunt garnered four Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards (three as lead actress and one as Producer for Best Comedy), and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She was also named “Best Actress” for her role in the film As Good As It Gets for which Hunt won a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Oscar.

Kelly Corrigan

Kelly Corrigan

You know her as the creative force behind Notes & Words and you love her for her clever, insightful best-selling memoirs The Middle PlaceLift, and Glitter and Glue. Her most recent release, an instant New York Times bestseller, Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say, is a story-driven collection of essays on the twelve powerful phrases we use to sustain our relationships. Her books deeply resonate with readers with their delicate weave of humor and heartache. When Kelly isn't traversing the country on book tours, interviewing thought leaders and writers for The Nantucket Project, or puzzling over the wonders of teenage daughters, you can find her in the neonatal intensive care unit holding preemie infants.

Andrew Sean Greer

Andrew Sean Greer

Andrew Sean Greer is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of six works of fiction, including the bestsellers The Confessions of Max Tivoli and Less.  Greer grew up, an identical twin, in the suburbs of Washington, DC, the son of scientists. He studied writing at Brown University, where he was the commencement speaker at his own graduation.

After years in New York working as a chauffeur, television extra and unsuccessful writer, he moved to Missoula, Montana, where he received a master of fine arts degree from the University of Montana. He soon moved to Seattle, where he wrote for Nintendo and taught community college, then finally landed in San Francisco where he currently resides.

Greer has taught at a number of universities and is a winner of the California Book Award and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award.  He is the recipient of a NEA grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. 


Oakland School for the Arts

Oakland School for the Arts

By popular demand, we welcome back to the Notes & Words stage our favorite resident performers, the Oakland School for the Arts, for an uplifting evening of music. Since 2002, OSA, a nonprofit public charter school, has empowered youth from across the Bay Area to excel in the arts. The school’s award-winning choir has wowed audiences time and again, on our Notes & Words stage and around the country. We’re honored to engage these young local talents in supporting their community by joining us to give back to the hospital. Prepare to be amazed!






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.


  • 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.


By investing in Children's Hospital Oakland, companies can have a significant impact in advancing the quality of children's health in the Bay Area and around the world.

MULTI PLATINUM SPONSORS: Lynne and Marc Benioff, Melinda and Rick Reed

DOUBLE PLATINUM SPONSOR: Nancy Rothman and Lou Lavigne


IDOL SPONSORS: Rebecca and Mike Ghielmetti/Signature Development Group

LEGEND SPONSORS: Samantha and Marc Furstein, Stice & Block, LLP, Randall Kern, Karen and Tom Mulvaney, Anne and Robert Pedrero, Kristina and Chris Smith/Cresco Equipment Rentals, Shahan and Camilla Soghikian, Melissa Williams

ROCKSTAR SPONSORS: Laura and Thomas Clydesdale, Kelly Corrigan and Edward Lichty, Bill Jetton and Janet Delaney/Jetton Construction, Inc., Bansi Nagji, Elisa and Marc Stad, Tamara White, Mai Mai and Paul Wythes

*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.