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ROOT19 - A Community Fête!

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



We’re thrilled to announce our 5th annual ROOT event! You’re invited to join the fun on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 5:30 - 10:30pm at Rock Wall Winery in Alameda! Get ready for our fun live auction with amazing packages:

  • 19 for 19: Experience the top 19 wines in the world in 2019 with our 5th Annual Board Cellar with a twist this year. The collection includes Wine Spectator’s 2018 top 19 wines. Every. One. Invite friends over for a glass before heading over to Atelier Crenn in San Francisco with your $500 gift card. You’ll find out why Dominique Crenn, one of the country’s best chefs, earned one of two Bay Area Michelin 3-star spots in 2019!

  • Fiesta for 50: Gather 49 of your friends and get ready for a fiesta and feast in your own back yard! Oakland’s Agave, drawing from the artisanal tradition and rich cultural history of Oaxaca, Executive Chef Octavio Diaz’s hometown, will cater the event, featuring a Taco Bar and secret-ingredient mole. Two hours of Mariachi music will provide a festive, authentic soundtrack for your fiesta, while you and your friends enjoy the exotic and rich creations of Agave. Also, included is a 5-gallon keg of beer from Gilman Brewing Company—Berkeley’s award-winning craft brewery.

  • Outstanding in the Field: On Saturday afternoon, November 2, you and 3 of your friends will gather together at 1 long table at Pomponio Ranch and enjoy food prepared by renowned chefs and artisans, local to the area. Host farmer, Chris Gianni, will welcome you to the ranch’s 2,800 acres set in the beautiful coastal hills of Pescadero. OITF-heads know that for scenic beauty, this site is in the top three of any event hosted each year. Relax before and after the dinner at your accommodations for the weekend: the fabulous Costanoa. Two Coastal Studio Cabins have been reserved for you and your guests on Friday and Saturday nights.  Must be available on 11/1 – 11/2/19.

  • OITF: Pie Ranch: On Sunday afternoon, November 17, you and 3 of your friends will gather together at Outstanding in the Field’s annual foraging feast featuring a mushroom hunt through the woodlands and a table set in the warmly lit barn at Pie Ranch in Pescadero. Top Chef alum Melissa Perfit brings her inventive seafood-centric menu down the coast from San Francisco’s Ayala, which made a big splash when it opened last year. Relax before the event at your accommodations for the weekend: One Coastal Studio Cabin at the fabulous Costanoa has been reserved on Saturday night (sleeps five). Must be available on 11/16 – 11/17/19 (the event date).

  • Waikiki Dreams: With this one week stay package at the renowned Hilton Hawaiian Village, you’ll enjoy ideal access to the best stretch of Waikiki’s famous white sand beach. The property features a 5,000 square foot family activity pool with the longest slide in Waikiki set against a backdrop of stunning natural wonders. Just beyond the Village, a variety of adventures awaits your discovery, including scuba diving, snorkeling, golf, hiking, and cultural riches. Make getting there a little easier with your $500 VISA gift card. Comfortably sleeps up to 4. Stay subject to availability.

  • Game of Thrones Journey: The final episode of the most popular show in the world is set for May 19th, just two days after ROOT! Much of the show is filmed in Northern Ireland, and you can make the magic of The Kingsroad, Winterfell, and The Wall last a little longer with this once in a lifetime experience. Your 6-night Game of Thrones Journey in Ireland for 2 includes stays at Dublin’s Cassidys Hotel, Ballygally Castle on the Antrim Coast, Belfast’s Europa Hotel, and Dublin’s Clontarf Castle. VIP experiences and 6-day car rental are also included. Get there easier using your $500 gift card.

  • US Tennis Open Bucket List: Been dreaming about crossing off the US Open Tennis Championships from your bucket list? Now’s your chance to score Promenade tickets for you and a special someone to the Women’s and Men’s 2019 finals in NYC, including a 3-night hotel stay and airfare for 2! Must be available 9/6/19 – 9/9/19 for matches.

  • Vegas Showstopper: Get ready for a 5-night stay in the entertainment capital of the world. Your experience begins with a $500 gift card for airfare. Then you’ll check into the amazing Hilton Grand Vacations flagship resort, superbly situated on the 15-acre Flamingo property. You’ll be just steps away from the non-stop action of the Strip. The resort’s sprawling pools and serene setting will provide a relaxing haven when it’s time to relax. Comfortably sleeps 6 with a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, and a full fold-out couch in the living room. Stay subject to availability and must be used by 5/17/20.

  • Do It Like Steph: Have you ever imagined what it would be like to trade places with Steph? Well, now you can. First pick up your rented Tesla from Enterprise Exotic Car Collection. Throw on your new 9FIVE KLS @ shades, a Steph-fave, and then head for dinner in SF. Use your $500 gift card and treat your friends to dinner and the flavors of Ayesha Curry’s International Smoke restaurant. When you get home, don’t forget to check your closet to admire your new jersey signed by Steph.  

  • Under the Desert Sky: You’ll enjoy a 4-night stay at this luxury villa in the Legacy Resort, located in a dramatic cove of the Santa Rosa Mountains and the nearby historic La Quinta Resort & Golf Course. The designer decorated lower level villa overlooks the main Paseo, lined with palms, lush landscaping and graceful custom fountains. Comfortably sleeps 8, with 2 master suites, a third bedroom with a queen bed and full bath, and a full fold-out bed in the living room. Stay subject to availability; not available in Mar/Apr.

This year we celebrate our passionate community partners relentlessly committed to seeing a bright future for all children and families in the Bay Area. Be part of our work. Come join our community 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! Once the sun goes down, the after party begins. Get ready for s’mores by the fire pits and letting loose on the dance floor!

For questions, please email kirstenmelton@lincolnfamilies.org.


We couldn't do what we do without the generous support of this year's sponsors and supporters. A BIG THANK YOU to last year’s ROOT18 sponsors:

DISTRICT | $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

Later Event: July 9
Lincoln Summer Tour 2019