Please join the Berkeley Community Fund (BCF) for our 2013 Annual Awards Dinner where we will present the Benjamin Ide Wheeler medal to Hugh Romney, better known worldwide as Wavy Gravy—activist, visionary, philanthropist and compassionate clown extraordinaire.
The prestigious award, established in 1929, honors outstanding Berkeley citizens. Wavy Gravy has devoted his life to positive social change, from the founding of Camp Winnarainbow, a summer camp that has benefitted countless disadvantaged California youth, to co-founding the SEVA Foundation, a Berkeley-based non-profit that has funded major healthcare projects in developing countries throughout the past 35 years.
The BCF is a charitable non-profit organization founded in 1991 by a group whose love for Berkeley and for a community of hope and equity inspired them to set up a fund that would reflect their goals. BCF now provides four-year college scholarships and mentoring support for academically talented and resilient Berkeley High School students. Through generous donations from businesses and individuals, we have awarded 92 High Hopes Scholarships and over $1.4 million since 2008. Many of our scholars are the first in their families to attend college. In view of the ever-increasing cost of attending college, BCF’s scholarship funds bridge the gap between financial support provided by government and educational institutions and the cost of attending four-year colleges.
We look forward to a fun-filled evening that honors Wavy Gravy’s humanitarian contributions, highlights our High Hopes Scholars, and celebrates the uniqueness of Berkeley. The dinner will be curated by renowned chef and BCF Chairman Emeritus Narsai David. Proceeds from the dinner support our High Hopes Scholarship Program.
Interested in sponsoring a table, see a list of our sponsorship levels.
2013 Berkeley Community Fund Annual Dinner
Thursday, October 10, 2013
H’s Lordships Restaurant
No Host Cocktails 5:30 p.m.
Dinner 6:30 p.m.
For more info, visit our website at www.berkfund.org
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Berkeley Community Fund
The Berkeley Community Fund (BCF) is a charitable nonprofit organization founded in 1991 by a group of people whose love for Berkeley and for a community of hope and equity inspired them to set up a fund that would reflect their goals. Since 2008, it has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships and helped 92 “High Hopes Scholars” attend public and private universities throughout the country. The scholarship funds bridge the gap between financial support provided by government and educational institutions and the cost of attending four-year colleges. The related mentoring program provides personal support to the scholars, helping them navigate the college experience and connecting them to future opportunities.
Providing 4-Year scholarships and mentoring support for academically talented, resilient Berkeley High School students.
The BCF uses contributions from the larger Berkeley community to ensure a future when talented students graduating from our high schools will be able to fulfill their educational aspirations, develop their full potential, and share their positive, enriching lives with others.
For more information, visit our web site at www.berkfund.org
or follow us on facebook at www.facebook.com/berkfund