Jazz It Up! 2022: Honoring Mothers

Jazz It Up! 2022: Honoring Mothers

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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!

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.

La Mezcla Dance Company

Founded and led by Vanessa Sanchez, La Mezcla Dance Company uses dance and song to tell stories of Chicana history, culture and resistance. Blending tap dance and Son Jarocho zapateado (traditional footwork from Veracruz, Mexico,) Sanchez describes this unique dance style as “zapatap.”

A sponsorship comes with opportunities for recognition at our virtual celebration, in print and media marketing, celebrating your support of Building Futures with more than one hundred community and business leaders in Alameda County who will attend our virtual gala.
This year’s celebration is in honor of all mothers, on Mother’s Day weekend. Please join us to celebrate virtually and raise a glass to honor mothers all over. Register today to get a free ticket to this virtual event.
Contact Ana at [email protected] or at 510-357-0205 x204.
Our Impact
100% of the net proceeds from this fundraising event supported our homeless, domestic violence and housing services in Alameda County.

To see how we do our work, check out our Annual Report. Pledge your support today! Simply contact Ana Maria Mahiri, Director of Development, at [email protected] or 510-357-0205 x204 to be included.

Last year's event

Building Futures’ first virtual Jazz it Up! event was a success!

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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