Red Oak Opportunity Foundation (ROOF) celebrates 30 years of giving in the East Bay with a big party

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ROOF will mark its 30th anniversary by giving $60,000 to 34 not-for-profits grantees. This also includes a $10,000 cash award to an individual in the East Bay who has made it their life’s work to better their community.

ROOF has donated $1,000,000 to small East Bay non-profits whose work makes our community better.

The Red Oak Opportunity Foundation (ROOF) will mark its 30th anniversary by giving $60,000 to 34 not-for-profits grantees. This also includes a $10,000 cash award to an individual in the East Bay who has made it their life’s work to better their community.

Over the past 30 years, ROOF has donated $1,000,000 to small East Bay non-profits whose work makes our community better. This history of support will be celebrated on Saturday, February 21, 2015 with the "Founders Cocktail Party," a fundraiser to celebrate the Red Oak Realty original owners who started ROOF 30 years ago, as well as a presentation to recognize current grantees.

The event will take place at the Mira Vista Country Club, 7901 Cutting Blvd in El Cerrito, CA and will start at 6pm. Tickets are $75 and 100% of funds support ROOF philanthropy. The grantee award ceremony starts at 7pm and will feature dancing and live music from Little Marvin and the Gardeners. Tickets may be purchased at http://roof30.eventbrite.com.

ABOUT ROOF
ROOF is the philanthropic foundation created by the agents and owners of Red Oak Realty. The primary source of these funds comes from Red Oak Realty agents (100% donate), matched in part by the owners. The remainder comes from an anonymous angel, Red Oak Realty service providers, and its clients -- the buyers and sellers of real estate -- who share their sense of duty to community. Every penny donated goes directly to the recipients, as all administrative expenses are also paid by the owners of Red Oak Realty.

Grants are determined by a rotating committee of owners and agents of Red Oak Realty. The recipients are grassroots groups from our East Bay communities who work tirelessly in the areas of housing, food distribution, health, social services, and education. For more information about ROOF visit our new website at http://www.redoak-roof.org.

ROOF 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Mira Vista Golf and Country Club
7901 Cutting Boulevard, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Lot parking available

6:00-7:00 PM (Tickets $75 – ROOF fundraiser)
Founders Cocktail Party, The Vista Room
Honoring the 4 ROOF Creators/Sustainers: Bob Blumberg, Peter Campbell, Laurie Capitelli & Pat Leaper
Presentation of the first $10,000 ROOF Community Excellence Award
Classical guitarist, food and drinks

7:00 – 9:30PM (Free)
Grantee Award Ceremony, The Bay Ballroom
Grantee Awards presentation hosted by Berkeley City Councilman, Laurie Capitelli
Dancing to live music by Little Marvin and the Gardeners
Reception, Food & Wine, Cash Bar, Anniversary Cake
To purchase your ticket to the Founders Cocktail Party go to http://roof30.eventbrite.com

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