Speaker Date Topic
Zara Babitzke Aug 22, 2018
Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity Project (AHO)
Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity Project (AHO)

Since its inception, AHO is Marin’s only nonprofit focused on homeless young people and is leading the way in addressing the growing trend of youth homelessness in Marin County, Greater Bay Area and Sacramento, CA.

A final testament to AHO’s unique program is the fact that youth alumni continue to reconnect with present day youth to share their successes, work on new projects and advocate for their peers within the community.

Stephan Stubbins Sep 05, 2018
Transcendence Theatre Company
Transcendence Theatre Company

Transcendence Theatre Company is a growing leader in the production of extraordinary theatrical experiences. Located in Sonoma, California, Transcendence produces a unique seasonal programming of live outdoor Broadway-style concerts, the award-winning Broadway Under the Stars. Performances are presented within the majestic open-air ruins of the Kohler & Frohling Winery at Jack London State Historic Park. Additional performances take place in remarkable locations, both indoor and out, throughout the North Bay in Sonoma, Napa, and Marin Counties.

Karen Ferguson, PhD Sep 19, 2018
International Rescue Committee
International Rescue Committee

More than 80 years after Albert Einstein helped create the IRC, the number and intensity of humanitarian crises across the globe warrant a dose of Einstein-inspired innovation. Our strategic plan — IRC 2020 — answers that call.

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

In 2017, the IRC and our international program partners: 

  • Helped nearly 23 million people access primary health care
  • Provided cash and asset transfers to 179,491 households of refugees and vulnerable people
  • Reached an estimated 2 million people affected by the hunger crises in East Africa, Nigeria and Yemen
  • Provided 1.14 million children with schooling and other education opportunities
  • Helped to create or support 16,179 businesses—73% of which are female-owned.
  • Provided support through safe spaces to 135,598 children and 116,580women and girls.