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OGC says thanks for helping raise funds for charities

Whether you ordered pies or rolls, brought in your own homemade goodies, purchased lottery tickets or placed silent auction bids at the annual pre-Thanksgiving Bake Sale, you helped UCOP’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) raise nearly $4,000 that will make the season a little brighter for two local charities.

The sale, an annual tradition at UCOP the day before Thanksgiving, celebrated its 27th year this November. On top of the sale of professionally baked and homemade items and a raffle, a silent auction was added to generate even more activity and income.

Total proceeds of $3,870 have been divided between two charities:

  • Alameda County Community Food Bank, which has been active in local hunger-relief efforts for 27 years and serves one in every six residents of Alameda County, nearly two-thirds of whom are children and seniors
  • First Place for Youth, a Northern California organization founded in 1998 to provide affordable housing and other support to youth who have aged out of the foster care system

The bake sale was organized this year by a committee of OGC staff, who offer a big “thank you” to the UCOP community for making the event such a success.

Committee members included Holly Ackley, Beverly Barker, Mia Belk, Barbara Bray, Kelly Drumm, Shari Guzman, Annette Hayes, Sandra Hollenbaugh, Sandra Hoy, Diana Hume, Stephanie Leider, Charles Malarkey, Rowena Manlapaz, Cheryl Marshall, Scott McIntyre, Jean Merrigan, Damyanti Naicker, Chris Orr, Kathleen Quenneville, Josefina Reyes, Andrea Simpson and Rosita Soriano.

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