Jazz It Up! 2023

Jazz It Up! 2023

Building Futures’ Sold-Out 35th Anniversary Benefit Was a Success!

Thank you! The SOLD-OUT evening at Nido’s Backyard featured delectable food and drinks and live music. The event raised $135,000 and 250 community members gathered to celebrate Building Futures service to the community, and support life-changing programs and services.

Our community supporters met a $10,000 challenge match, enjoyed a celebratory evening of great jazz and food, and gathered in person for the first time in three years!

Treva Reid, Oakland City Councilmember District 7, spoke on the importance of housing.

Thank you to all who supported 2023 Jazz It Up!

Last year's event

Jazz It Up! 2022

Each year, Building Futures looks forward to raising a glass and enjoying great jazz with valued partners like you while raising funds to support life-changing services. San Francisco’s all-women La Mezcla Dance Company will be showing a “never seen before” performance for Building Futures at our virtual gala.

Missed it? Watch it here, click on box below:

An anonymous donor has pledged to match all gifts made on May 7, 2022 — up to $10,000! That means your gift will be worth twice as much!


2021 Jazz It Up!

Need some uplift and inspiration? Want to share our stories?

Watch the 2021 Jazz it Up! video any time, including our three-part “docu-series” that gives beautiful insight into our programs, clients, staff, and the overall heart of Building Futures, even during a pandemic.

2020 Jazz It Up!


Special thanks to our 2020 Jazz It Up! lead sponsors, Michael & Nancy Pretto, Creekside Plaza Partners, Community Realty and Investments, the City of San Leandro and the City of Alameda at the Band Leader level and above!

We are grateful to our other sponsors at the Jazz Beau and Artiste levels include ACI-Alameda County Industries, Bonnewit Development, East Bay Community Foundation, Face Reality Acne Clinic, Flores Optometry Inc., Nat and Kera Binns, Evelyn and Juan Gonzalez, Gaye Eisenlord, Rob & Emily Rich, Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc., Bay Alarm, Bruce and Judy Jund, Carla Dartis & Steven Carter, Gayle Thomas & Mike Williams, Main Advantage Technology Services, Supervisor Wilma Chan, Teamsters Local Union #853, and Tom Lauderbach!We postponed the May 2020 Gala, and focused our attention to keeping our community safe as we sheltered-in-place and did emergency response to the new COVID-19 pandemic.

2019 Jazz It Up!

Special thanks to our 2019 Jazz It Up! Sponsors

Williams Family

Kaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo, Nancy & Michael Pretto, Sanjay Madan, and UPS Northern California District

Band Leaders
BRIDGE Housing, City of Alameda, City of San Leandro, Community Realty & Investments, VDay East Bay, and McDermott Costa Insurance Brokers

Jazz Beaus
Alameda County Firefighters L55, Alameda Health System, Nat & Kera Binns, Cahill Contractors, Paul Carney & Giovanna Giuliani, Supervisor Wilma Chan, Creekside Plaza Partners, Dark Heart Nursery, East Bay Community Foundation, Gaye Eisenlord, FH Dailey Chevrolet, Flores Optometry, Juan & Evelyn González, Maximus Real Estate Partners, MidPen Housing, Rob & Emily Rich, and Anonymous

Deni Adaniya & Kevin Connolly, Alameda Alliance for Health, Hon. Pete Ballew, Best Price Furniture, Bonnewit Development, Carla Dartis & Steve Carter, East Bay Housing Organizations, Eden Health District, Glen Price Group, Habanas Cuban Bistro Alameda, Katherine Greenberg & Hon. Ed Hernandez, Bruce & Judy Jund, Tom Lauderbach, Main Advantage Technology Services, Poppy Bank, Resources for Community Development, Satellite Affordable Housing Associates, System Innovation, Teamsters Local Union 853, Gayle Thomas & Mike Williams, and William Pettus Architect

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