San Francisco, CA – October 16, 2020 – While many worthwhile charitable causes have been hard hit by the pandemic and most traditional fundraising events have been cancelled or postponed indefinitely, North Bay Children’s Center has pressed on with its Fall Benefit. On Saturday, October 10, at 6:30 pm, NBCC aired a live-stream broadcast, A Virtual Night in Tuscany.

For over 30 years, NBCC has been changing lives throughout Marin and Sonoma Counties, helping pre-school children achieve their greatest potential. “All children grow up having big hopes and dreams for their future, but not every child starts with the same opportunity for success,” remarked Malik Wade. “ I know because 23 years ago, NBCC invested in me.”

“We all value an environment where children are nurtured, healthy, safe and encouraged to develop to their highest potential,” commented Susan Gilmore, NBCC President and CEO. “Last year 250 children graduated from our 16 pre-school locations, prepared and ready to succeed.”

Hosted by Senator Mike McGuire, California’s Second Senate District, North Coast/North Bay, the event also honored Thomas Peters, Ph.D., as the Champion for Children award recipient. For 46 years Dr. Peters has advocated for a more just, sustainable and vibrant society through public health. He joined the Marin Community Foundation in 1998 as President and CEO. He is a voice for community philanthropy, serving in various state and national leadership positions. He has served with the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Marin County Health & Human Services Department. He is noted as a “champion for children, advocating for their welfare through the support of safety net organizations.”

With sponsorships, matching gift opportunities and private donations, NBCC raised over $215,000 to continue to deliver childcare services and early childhood education. Donations may be made at any time at As one child states in that video, “I’m wurf it.”

“I’m thrilled Corcoran Global Living is supporting such an amazing and local organization,” said Julie Mendonca,  Senior Sales Associate.  “My involvement with the North Bay Children’s Center, as a former board member and volunteer, dates back many years, and I know that our support will make a difference for so many families and their children.”

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