I have deep roots in grassroots community organizing and fundraising and continue to support organizations whose mission and values align with my own. I make a charitable contribution for each transaction I close. Below is a list of organizations I have worked with or contributed to:
- Waves to Wine – Annual fundraising bike ride to support MS research, treatments, and cures.
- Walk to Defeat ALS – Annual walk fundraiser to support ALS research, treatments, and cures.
- Girls Inc – Girls Inc. of Alameda County inspires girls to be strong through mental and physical health, smart through academic engagement, and bold through leadership.
- Southern Poverty Law Center – Founded in 1971, is a non-profit organization that combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation.
- Natural Resources Defense Council – NRDC works to safeguard the earth – its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
- Planned Parenthood – Affordable care from the experts in birth control and women’s and men’s health.
- American Civil Liberties Union – For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
- Sierra Club – Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
- Berkeley Public Schools Fund – Inspiring and empowering an extraordinary public education for every child!
- Berkeley Arts Magnet and Oxford Elementary School
- First Graduate – First Graduate is a non-profit in San Francisco that helps students finish high school and become the first in their families to graduate from college.
- 1951 Coffee Company – 1951 Coffee is a non-profit specialty coffee organization seeking to promote the well-being of the refugee community in the San Francisco Bay Area by providing job training and employment to refugees and asylees while educating the surrounding community about refugee life and issues.
- National Immigrant Law Center – Information on the law, and the employment and public benefits rights of immigrants.
- Goodwill – We help people earn a living, improve their lives, and strengthen their families and their communities.
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is the nation’s largest non-profit dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.
- League of Women Voters – The League is political. We lobby for and against proposed laws–after we study them and adopt policy positions on the issues. We do not support or oppose.
- Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association – Non-profit organization founded in 1974 to promote appreciation for Berkeley’s history, and to encourage the preservation of its historic buildings.
- West Berkeley Shellmound Group – a struggle to keep the sacred and native ancestral lands available to the First Nations people of the Bay Area.
- Idle No More – Refinery Corridor Healing Walks.
- UC Berkeley Empowering Women of Color Conference – EWOCC was one of the first conferences to present women of color with an opportunity to address the racial, class, and gender issues facing American Indian, African American, Asian American, and Chicana/Latina women.
- Bay Area Youth Delegation to Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing China, 1995 – Acknowledging the voices of all women everywhere and taking note of the diversity of women and their roles and circumstances, honoring the women who paved the way and inspired by the hope present in the world’s youth.