Alameda Health System Foundation makes Fund-A-Need history at its 29th annual gala

Oakland, CA – Alameda Health System Foundation’s gala raised a total of $448,930 to address the health needs of millions of residents throughout Alameda County and made history in the process.

The evening’s featured Fund-A-Need was Highland Hospital’s Sexual Assault Response and Recovery Team (SARRT). With approximately $50,000 committed from gala attendees, the program designed to assist victims of sexual abuse received the highest amount generated of any Fund-A-Need program participant in the gala’s 29-year history.

“This was a good year,” said Alameda Health System Foundation President Debra Barnes. “Not only did SARRT get great support, but the live auction also generated more funds than in the past years, showing that all attendees place a value on supporting our health system that turns nobody away regardless of ability to pay,”

The May 4 event at Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton featured donated items for auction with all proceeds going to the Foundation’s goal of improving overall community health. It also recognized two Alameda Health System doctors and a registered nurse as “Healthcare Heroes.”

This “Night of Hope” gala, just as past and future events, honors the Foundation’s commitment to investing in health care for all – regardless of background or income.

This is just one of a number of signature events the Foundation hosts to raise money for the Alameda Health System. The next one will be the golf-related “Play Fore Caring”, taking place Sept. 23, 2019, at TPC Stonebrae Country Club in Hayward.



About Alameda Health System Foundation

Alameda Health System Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit whose mission is to cultivate funds and community support for Alameda Health System (AHS). As the fundraising arm for AHS, the Foundation strives to support AHS’s work to reduce health disparities and barriers to access, and ensure quality, patient- and family-centered health care for all in Alameda County.


About Alameda Health System

Alameda Health System, a major public health care provider headquartered in Oakland, California, is recognized as a world-class patient and family centered system of care. AHS employs nearly 4,000 people, including 500 physicians at six facilities. These include Highland Hospital, a major regional trauma center and teaching hospital; John George Psychiatric Hospital, an acute and emergency care facility in San Leandro; Fairmont Hospital, an acute rehabilitation hospital and skilled nursing facility, also in San Leandro; and four ambulatory wellness centers: in Oakland (2), Newark, and Hayward.



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