Notes & Words
WRITERS & MUSICIANS
ON STAGE TOGETHER
FOR UCSF BENIOFF CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OAKLAND
The actor, rapper, hip hop vocalist and songwriter is a proud Oakland boy who has hit it big in Broadway's Hamilton, winning a Tony for playing the dual roles of the Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. He won the 2016 Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his electrifying performance. Diggs is a prolific musician; performing in multiple rap and hip hop groups. He was recently featured in a recurring role on ABC's Blackish and is currently producing a comedy for that network. You will want to be "in the room where it happened" when this amazing talent wows us at the Fox!
The Head and the Heart
This Seattle band's singles "Lost in My Mind" and "All We Ever Know" hit number one on the Billboard Chart and four more have been in the top ten. They come to N&W in the midst of a massive tour where they will play festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo. Rolling Stone says they "have always been admirably honest about their rustic notions of musicality, celebrating uncluttered craft, homey detail and vérité revelation." We say they have ramshackle charm and gorgeous harmonies you are going to love.
A national sensation and four-time national champion a cappella ensemble, Vocal Rush will blow you away with their power house vocals and beat-box rhythms. This crew of insanely talented high-schoolers has received numerous accolades in addition to their national championship titles, including a first place win at the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival, and perhaps most notably, a third place win on NBC's hit a cappella competition show, The Sing-Off.
Oakland School for the Arts Chamber Choir
By popular demand, we welcome back to the Notes & Words stage our favorite resident performers, The Oakland School for the Arts Chamber Choir. You may remember this talented crew from their incredible performance last year with Chris Martin. Following their collaboration on the Notes & Words stage, the Chamber Choir was invited to perform live with Cold Play at Levi's Stadium!
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.
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 3,500 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*
DOUBLE PLATINUM SPONSOR Lynne and Marc Benioff, Nancy Rothman and Lou Lavigne
PLATINUM SPONSOR Melinda and Rick Reed
IDOL SPONSORS Samantha and Marc Furstein, Signature Development Group/Rebecca and Mike Ghielmetti, Bertram Lubin MD and Vivian Scharlach, Camilla and Shahan Soghikian, Sara and Ev Williams
LEGEND SPONSORS Karen and Stephen Ellis, Jen & Abe Friedman, Vicki and George Gallegos/Jitterbit, Khosla Ventures/Samir Kaul, Mark McLaughlin/Pacific Union Real Estate, Barbara and Michael Novogradac, Jen and Chad Rego/First Republic Bank, Kristina and Chris Smith/Cresco Equipment Rental, Stice & Block, LLP, Robin Washington, Melissa Williams
ROCKSTAR SPONSORS David Beier and Elizabeth Wright, BioMarin, The Bush Family, Bill Jetton and Janet Delaney/Jetton Construction, Inc., Laura and John Fisher, Dana and Todd Green, Kim and Bob Lally, Erica and Jeff Lawson, Kelly Corrigan and Edward Lichty, ARIA Technologies/Paula and Joe McGuinness, Scott and Valerie Mollahan/Insight Resource Group, Karen and Tom Mulvaney, Bansi Nagji, Mary O'Neal/Earthworks, Camille and Edward Penhoet, Laura and Gregg Perloff, Sandra and Jack Ripsteen, Jen and Chad Rego, Elisa & Marc Stad, Mindy and Dr. Peter Sun, Carrie Wheeler and Kit Codik, Tamara White
*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.