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  • Rock Wall Wine Company 2301 Monarch Street Alameda, CA, 94501 United States (map)



We’re thrilled to announce our 4th annual ROOT event—celebrating Lincoln’s 135th Anniversary—and invite you to join the fun on Friday, April 27, 2018!

This year we celebrate our past, present, and future. We honor those who founded Lincoln in 1883. We recognize our passionate and talented staff, relentlessly committed to the delivery of innovative services impacting the lives of kids and families everyday. We invite you to be part of our future. Come celebrate with us and join other community members investing in Lincoln’s work to interrupt cycles of poverty, trauma, and inequity.

Fun begins with wine and signature bites prepared by some of the Bay Area’s finest chefs. Next, a feast and an exciting live auction! Plus, we’ve got a special surprise entertainment on tap. Once the sun goes down, the after party begins. Get ready to let loose on the dance floor!


THE ROOT18 LIVE AUCTION BEGINS…From rooting for the Oakland Raiders in a lavish suite and packing for a week-long stay in Waikiki to winning some of the top-rated wines in the word, we’re sure you’ll find something special that you just can’t live without!


Donated by: Dave DeSilva, Melanie Shelby, and The Warriors Foundation


It’s Warriors Playoff Time and you’ll enjoy cheering them on in your new autographed jersey personally hand-signed by Klay Thompson. The autograph is certified by James Spence Authentication (JSA) and comes with the numbered hologram and matching Certificate of Authenticity. Moving on to baseball season, you and 23 of your closest friends will root for the home team in a lavish suite on Wednesday, August 1st at 12:35 pm as the As battle the Toronto Blue Jays. Use your four parking passes and go straight up to your suite, fully stocked with food and beverages. Football season is coming soon and you and 15 of your closest sports fans will cheer on the Oakland Raider’s at a 2018–19 pre-season game live in the comfort of a private, luxury suite. If that excitement of the game is just not enough, this package also includes early access into the stadium, private amenities with reserved suite parking, club access, separate suite entrances, and a private restroom. It includes 2 VIP parking passes and 16 seats. Are you ready to compete for this one-of-a kind package?


Donated by: Lisa & Dante Robinson


Enjoy seven days at the Cabo Villas Resort and Spa, Cachet Beach Hotel in an executive two bedroom with balcony jacuzzi, and a $650 gift card to use for airfare or other resort activities. Cabo Villas is one of the few resorts that have direct access to the only swimmable beach in the Cabo San Lucas Sea of Cortez. The resort is conveniently located at the beach, and a short walk to the Paraiso Shopping Mall, the Los Cabos Marina host to many great eateries with a local and family favorite restaurant right down the street, Gardenia’s, that has the best fish tacos and frozen margaritas. You can enjoy the onsite Ritual Spa and plenty of nearby activities* (golf, zip lines, ATV, wave runners/jet skis, boating, fishing, and much more) that you may arrange at the Resort. *Activity discounts for resort guests are available via cash payments, otherwise credit cards purchases are available. US dollars and Mexican Pesos gladly accepted throughout Cabo.


Donated by: Mayor Libby Schaaf


Ever wonder what goes on behind the doors of City Hall? Now’s your chance to find out! You and six (6) of your most civic-minded friends will join Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for intimate conversation over breakfast. This VIP experience includes a behind-the-scenes tour of City Hall.



Donated by: Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney


See why Rolling Stone says P!nk demonstrates “an epic workout of vocals, stagecraft and stunt-work without missing a note,” at Oakland Oracle Arena on 5/18/18! The Grammy-winning singer announced her Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018 and you’ll be able to experience the magic in the comfort of your own box seats. Start the night out with dinner with your $200 gift certificate at Mua. This hip, award-winning eatery instantly springs to mind for any art-loving foodie in “The Town” and is the brainchild of artist and seasoned restauranteur CP-37.


Donated by: Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney


Catch Paul Simon, modern music’s true founding father, on his final tour in your box seats at Oracle on 5/25/18! Don’t miss Simon and his band as they bring to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs that have influenced popular culture for generations. Having created a distinctive and beloved body of work that includes 13 studio albums, plus 5 studio albums as half of Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon is the recipient of 16 Grammy Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Start the night out with dinner with your $200 gift certificate at Mua. This hip, award-winning eatery instantly springs to mind for any art-loving foodie in “The Town” and is the brainchild of artist and seasoned restauranteur CP-37.


Donated by: Diane & Neil Goodhue


Set against a backdrop of stunning natural wonders, Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki
Beach Resort in Honolulu provides visitors with spectacular amenities and an unrivaled position in the heart of paradise. With this one week stay package at Lagoon Tower by
Hilton Grand Vacations Club, you’ll enjoy ideal access to the best stretch of Waikiki’s famous white sand beach and the extensive entertainment, shopping and dining options within the renowned Hilton Hawaiian Village. A 5,000-squarefoot family activity pool features the longest slide in Waikiki and overlooks the landmark Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon. Just beyond the Village, a variety of adventures awaits your discovery, including scuba diving, snorkeling, golf, hiking trails and abundant cultural riches. Make getting there just a little easier with a $500 Visa gift card. Comfortably sleeps up to four.




You and 9 of your friends will be treated to a four-course dining experience created by Oakland born and raised Chef Lamont Perriman in the comfort of your own home. Watch this top chef at work in your kitchen as he prepares a feast sourced and produced locally and sustainably with farm to table flair. Chef Lamont and his expert staff will direct you and your guests through the evening that will include chef-paired wines from the finest wineries.


Donated by: Lincoln Board of Directors


13.5 very special wines worth more than $1,150 celebrating Lincoln’s 135th Anniversary can be yours. Experience our 4th Annual Board Cellar with a twist this year. The collection includes 13 bottles of Wine Spectator’s 2017 Top 28 wines in the world. Invite friends over for a glass before heading over to Gary Danko with your $500 gift card. You’ll find out why this award-winning chef has come to epitomize sophisticated contemporary cuisine. See page 11 for complete wine list.


Donated by: Karen & Steven Roland


Celebrate desert living at its best with friends during your four-night stay at this luxury villa in the Legacy Resort at La Quinta. Located in a dramatic cove of the Santa Rosa Mountains, you’ll love the villa’s adjacent proximity to the historic La Quinta Resort and Golf Course, as well as a greenbelt. The designer decorated lower level villa overlooks the community Main Paseo walkway; lined with palms, lush landscaping and graceful custom fountains. Excellent for entertaining, the living room, dining area and kitchen open to form a Great Room with french doors leading to the patio. Comfortably sleeps eight, with two master suites, a third bedroom with a queen bed and full bath, and a full foldoutbed in the living room.


We couldn't do what we do without the generous support of this year's sponsors and supporters. A BIG THANK YOU to:

CITY | $13,500+
Gallagher & Burk & DeSilva Gates Construction
Kaiser Permanente 

TOWN | $5,000
BTR Capital Management & Greg Welch
David de Figueiredo
Ernst & Young
Pacific Gas & Electric

BB&T Insurance Services of California, Inc.
Carla & Ken Betts
Burke, Williams & Sorenson
Ivan & Janine Fujihara
Diane & Neil Goodhue
Head-Royce School
Terry Jones & Wendall Mitchell
Jeremy Kidson
Port of Oakland
Cynthia Prince
Flo Raskin & Sheetal Patel
Dante and Lisa Robinson
Steve & Karen Roland
Christine Stoner-Mertz & Mike Mertz

Estas Manos Coffee Roasters
Ison Design
Joshua Charles Catering
DawnMarie Kotsonis, The Gavel Girl
Naomi Ture Videography
Rock Wall Wine Company
Silver Dahlia Bakery
Steven's Printing & Multi-Touch Marketing

Earlier Event: April 5
Equity in Education
Later Event: May 9
Daffodil Fashion Show