By the Bay Health Gala Transports Guests to Seville in the Springtime

By the Bay Health’s CEO Skelly Wingard with Kaiser’s Naveen Kumar and Armika Berkley

Guests were transported to the Andalusian capital of Seville—a charming Spanish enclave where life is vibrant and abundant—at By the Bay Health‘s annual fundraising gala, Springtime in Seville. Held this year on February 3 at the Clubhouse at Peacock Gap, it delivered a full evening of delicious appetizers, Spanish-inspired cocktails and dinner fare highlighting the extraordinary flavors of the region.

Barbara Meislin and Ken Meislin

Guests were treated to a lively Flamenco performance prior to dinner, and enjoyed the groovy sounds of Entourage Band following the evening’s presentation led by By the Bay Health’s CEO, Skelly Wingard.

Toni Workman-Braden and Shelby Decosta

The $750,000 raised during the evening supports the nonprofit’s Community Care Fund, which helps patients and families in need with equal access to quality, compassionate care and support programs. Supportive services enhance the quality of life by helping patients living alone to stay in their homes, brings families together, sustains social connections and fulfills final wishes and arrangements.

Linda Hearne, Robert Beadle and Skelly Wingard

By the Bay Health has been providing compassionate home-based health care since 1975, when it was originally founded as Hospice of Marin. The nonprofit are pioneers in their field — it was the first established hospice in California, and the second in the United States.

George Pasha IV (far left) with family and friends

In addition to its Community Care Fund, By the Bay Health’s donor-supported programs include bereavement services, pediatric hospice care and By the Bay Camp, its annual youth grief support retreat. More about By the Bay Health can be found here.

Photos: Steven Gregory Photography

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