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Caminar's 2nd Annual Fundraiser:

In Concert with Caminar: Challenging the Stigma


Our second annual fundraising event, In Concert with Caminar: Challenging the Stigma, held at the beautiful Carolands Chateau, was a tremendous success, thanks to the wonderful support from our friends and supporters.


The evening began with cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by Weir Catering; a silent auction in the grand dining room; and both scotch and signature cocktail tastings in the library. Guests had the opportunity to move from room to room to appreciate the extraordinary beauty and exquisite detail in each room at the historic mansion. They then moved to the main ballroom, where John Clinton, Caminar’s Board Chair, greeted the guests to begin the main program. On behalf of the Board, he thanked all the key people who made the event possible, particularly the Johnson family; sponsors; auction donors; in-kind donors; program participants; Carolands staff, and Caminar staff.


Livingston Taylor and Shelly Berg followed with the first of two musical sets in which they captivated the audience with their lively performance and musical artistry.

The live auction, led by auctioneer Frank Bizzarro, featured active bidding for coveted items that included a catered dinner for 18 at the Carolands Chateau; a 49ers VIP package; a private photo shoot with renowned photographer Michael Collopy; a personal tour and lunch with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo; and a one-week stay at a lovely vacation home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.The goal for the Fund-a-Need for YAIL was to raise funds to support Caminar’s Young Adult Independent Living program, that supports young adults, ages 18-25, who have severe mental health disabilities and co-occurring substance abuse issues. Elizabeth, a 24 year-old who was diagnosed as bipolar and was in and out of hospitals and suicidal as a late teen, told her story about the impact YAIL has had on her life. After receiving help from YAIL and its Seeking Safety program, she recently graduated from Notre Dame de Namur as a first-generation college graduate in her family and is now living independently with a full time job. After listening to her account of her journey, the audience responded with a lengthy standing ovation. All in all, it was truly a magical evening.




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Thank you to all who attended the event or lent their support to Caminar in so many other equally meaningful ways. Now that this event is behind us, we are beginning to plan for next year, with the hope that you will be able to join us once again in our fight against the stigma of mental illness.

Thank you to our individual sponsors:

Gold Sponsors
               Doris Buffett                         Ron and Gayle Conway               Karen and George McCown

       Anonymous                                          Bill Campbell                                      Roberta Campbell
    Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie                     Merv and Roz Morris

John and Marcia Goldman                           Chip and Pam Huggins
Peggy Bort Jones                                          Yoko Sameshima

Thank you to our corporate sponsors:


Johndrow, Leveroni & Vreeburg Insurance Services


Armstrong Callan & Shiu Bedrosian Associates    Berger Lewis

Burr Pilger Mayer         Cambridge      Carr McClellan

 Guittard         HP       IMHRO     Peninsula Healthcare District                            

 Sequoia Healthcare District       Staglin Family Vineyard     Stanford Hospital and Clinics      WL Butler Construction

Thank you to our auction and in-kind donors:

Matt Abrahams
Alex Atkins Designs, Inc.
Gordon Biersch Brewing Company
Castello di Amorosa
Nina and John Clinton
Michael Collopy
Congresswoman Anna Eshoo
Guittard Chocolate Company
Half Moon Bay Golf Links
William Grant & Sons, Inc.
Chuck Huggins
Ann and Charles Johnson Foundation
Peggy Bort Jones
Rick Kushman
Menlo Swim and Sport
Osteria Coppa
Papapietro Perry Winery
Michael Paolercio
Jackie Paulin
Lori Paulin and Tim McDonnell
Gil Petrewski
Provide Commerce
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
Mary and Ted Robinson
Mindy and Jesse Rogers
Sam's Chowder House
Sanctuary Beach Resort
San DIego Padres
Spinnaker's Restaurant
Staglin Family Vineyard
Tarantino's Restaurant
Viviennne and Mo Virani
Kevin Weir & Associates