Gala Celebrates Foundation’s 15 Years Supporting Health in Contra Costa


MARTINEZ, CA — Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation’s 15 years of working behind the scenes to fund and support innovative local health programs will be celebrated at a gala evening on Thursday, April 26, at the Pleasant Hill Community Center.

The reception, which raises funds for innovative and vital health programs throughout the county, runs from 6 to 8 p.m., and tickets cost $50.

Featuring appetizers provided by A Lovable Feast and wines donated by Sky Terrace Vineyards, the two-hour anniversary gala marks a decade-and-a-half of funding critical clinical initiatives, such as the Global Health Fellowship, Health Leads and Integrative Health. The Foundation’s efforts have made a lasting impact on Contra Costa communities by supporting the Housing Security Fund,  Medical Reserve Corps and Family Medicine Residency Program. Additionally, the Foundation has funded creative initiatives like the Art of Health and Healing, which focuses on the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of patient healing as a complement to physical healing. Many of these programs will be highlighted during the evening, with a program led by Dr. William Walker, the past director of Contra Costa Health Services, and Bette Felton, chair of the Foundation board.

Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation was formed in 2003 as a nonprofit organization to support Contra Costa Health Services in its work to care for and improve the health of all the people in Contra Costa County with special attention to those who are the most vulnerable.

Tickets to the 15th Anniversary Celebration can be purchased online at: For additional information, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Rhonda Smith at (925) 370-5441.