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The 37th Annual Top Hat Gala

The 37th Annual Top Hat Gala, which took place on Saturday, October 14, was a huge success! Donations totaled more than $1,150,000 making this year's gala the most successful to date! The Foundation extends a sincere thank you to the sponsors and all those who attended Top Hat with proceeds benefiting the UCSF - Washington Cancer Center.

A very special thank you to the chairs of the event: Paul Bonderson, Dr. Bogdan Eftimie, Dr. Carlton Scharman, and Dr. Matthew Tenold for their support, dedication and passion for the planned expansion of the UCSF – Washington Cancer Center.

Thank you to our Sponsors

The 36th Annual Golf Tournament

On Thursday, May 4, Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation welcomed golfers and, for the first time, bocce players, to the 36th Annual Golf Tournament at The Club at Castlewood in Pleasanton. The tournament brought together friends and community members to raise money for surgical services at Washington Hospital. Funds raised will help meet the rising patient demand for critical and lifesaving surgical procedures by funding state-of-the-art surgical equipment and technology for Washington Hospital’s Operating Rooms.

For thirty-five years, the golf tournament has raised money for Washington Hospital. The Foundation is thrilled to announce it was yet, another successful year, with proceeds totaling over $120K!

The day featured an 18-hole golf tournament, bocce ball competition, putting contest, barbeque lunch, opportunities to win prizes on the golf course, silent auction, a cocktail reception with an award ceremony and much more! This year, the tournament was held on the Hill Course with 124 golfers enjoying a spectacular day among friends and colleagues, while 16 bocce ball players, battled it out on the bocce courts.

The tournament is held in memory of Gene Angelo Pessagno, a founding member of the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation and longtime Fremont business owner. We like to recognize the recent passing of his widow, Laura Pessagno. Laura was a founding member of our Service League, a longtime Foundation trustee, and a vibrant contributor to our Hospital. We are grateful to the entire Pessagno family for their support over the years.

The Foundation would like to recognize the following sponsors and donors. We are grateful for their support!

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Corebridge Financial
Cris Raimundo
Rudolph & Sletten, Inc.
Trifecta Group, Inc.
UCSF Health
Washington Outpatient Surgery Center

Silver Sponsor

Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP
Masonic Homes of California & Acacia Creek Community
Payden & Rygel
Republic Services
Vintaco Inc - Beretta Property MGT

Hole Sponsor

Rob & Cathy Avon
Mark Hicks Agency/Insurance and Financial Services

Cash & In-Kind Donors

*Rob & Cathy Avon *Harry Avila *Oakland A's *Bay View Golf Club *Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course *Chick-fil-A *Concannon Vineyard *Elite Performance Gym *Fremont Botanicals *Haller's Pharmacy * La Pinata * Michelle Hudson *Natalja Hyman-Correa *Kayla Gupta *Kiwanis Club of Fremont * Dr. James McGuire * Niles Canyon Railway * Dick & Sandi Pantages * Piecemakers Quilting Guild *Jeanette Ip *Sue Querner *Fran Stone * Strizzi's Restaurant * Stretchlab *Sammy's Beach Bar Cocktail Co. *The Club at Castlewood *The Fresh Meat Factory, Fremont *Jeannie & Russell Yee *Washington Hospital Wellness Center *Washington Hospital Service League *Washington Hospital Employees' Association *Washington Hospital Food & Nutritional Department *Judith Wagstrom *West-Com & TV, Inc *Roy Wong.