Hill Branch dance party raises over $56,000 for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

(l to r) Sandy Vogl, Carol Leslie, Kris Miller-Fisher, Gretchen Gibson, and Laura Giles

Hill Branch of Children’s Hospital Branches held a Valentine’s Dance Party to raise funds for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland on Saturday, February 11. The event was chaired by Sandy Vogl, Carol Leslie, Kris Miller-Fisher, Gretchen Gibson and Laura Giles.

The event was an incredible success, raising an outstanding $56,000+. Happy party-goers of all ages filled the University Club level of UC Memorial Stadium to snack on hearty hors d’oeuvres and sip on cocktails.

Lucy Talbot, Hill Branch Chair, welcomed the party guests before introducing Dr. Howard Rosenfeld. Dr. Rosenfeld spoke about the cardiology unit at the hospital and how the funds raised would be used for a vascular access machine.

There was also a fabulous array of silent auction items to bid on from an impressive roster of donors including Chez Panisse, CAL Athletics, Johnny “Love” Metheny, and numerous wineries including Duckhorn Vineyards and Markham Napa Valley Vineyards, to name a few. The live band played hits from every era and had the whole party dancing until the venue shut the party down.

We continue to raise money for needs at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland through the Winter Ball and future fundraising events to ensure that the hospital can continue to provide exceptional care to all children, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Please visit https://www.hillbranch.org/fund-a-need. Your donation is greatly appreciated!

(This article was updated on March 10 to more properly describe Hill Branch and UCSF.)

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