No one said giving to charity has to be boring, and these events more than prove that you can have a nice night out while supporting a good cause. The 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is Center for Domestic Peace: In Celebration of Mothers (pictured above). For the rest of the Marin Magazine‘s Best of Marin County Fundraising Event picks see below.
Our 2023 Philanthropy category sponsor is Chambers + Chambers.
We’ve broken it down by region: Central and Western Marin.
Founded in 1895 in Marin County as an orphanage, Side By Side operates across the Bay Area as a support network for youth that have been impacted by trauma and adversity. All their services are tailored for what each young person needs, from mental health assistance to transitional housing. Their Marin Valentine’s Day Ball is a celebration of love that helps in-need youth.
300 Sunny Hills Drive, Bldg. #5 San Anselmo, 415.457.3200
It’s a sad truth that domestic violence continues to affect so many people, and the Center for Domestic Peace is here to provide support. They provide a range of services regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation, and have a number of educational materials so that people who are being abused can find out how to acquire the help they need.
734 A St, San Rafael, 415.924.6616
SchoolsRule fundraising gala returns in 2023 after their three year hiatus! Their cause is to ensure every public school student has access to the same high quality programs, no matter which zip code they happen to live in. They fund public schools across the county to help even out the playing field.
1111 Las Gallinas Ave, San Rafael, 415.491.6680
St. Vincent de Paul has a mission to provide compassionate, individualized assistance to help their most vulnerable neighbors obtain nutritious food, affordable housing, meaningful employment, and a voice in the community. Their crisis assistance programs have grown to support over 8,000 people annually, including housing Marin’s chronically homeless and supporting those who are precariously housed.
820 B Street, San Rafael, 415.454.3303
This rustic horse ranch is so much more than just a place to ride. From bridle to saddle, the benefits of horse therapy are not to be underestimated, be that from the muscle gained through riding to the self-esteem gained from safely handling and befriending a large animal. This fun event filled with food and wine is preceded by a week of an online charity auction to support the work Halleck Creek Ranch does.
1740 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio, 415.662.2488