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Holiday Luncheon Fundraiser - A Conversation with Libby Schaaf

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The League of Women Voters Piedmont (LWVP) is excited to announce a special engagement that you won’t want to miss! Join the LWVP on Friday, December 1, 2023, at the Piedmont Center for the Arts, 801 Magnolia, Piedmont, for an inspiring and informative gathering featuring former Oakland Mayor, Libby Schaaf. Ms. Schaaf’s talk will begin at 11:00, followed by a delicious bagged lunch from Market Hall. 

When: Friday,  December 1, at 11 am 
Where: Piedmont Center for the Arts, 801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont CA 94611

Lunch will be served:  $45 members and $50 guests.

Online registration for this event is now closed. You may register at the door on the day of the event, however, we cannot guarantee a box lunch for you. There will be snacks, coffee, and drinks available.

As an influential Mayor, Ms. Schaaf led initiatives to make the city more resilient and equitable, and broke records in housing production, violence prevention, and road repair. Ms. Schaaf founded Oakland Promise in 2016, which by 2023 had become a 501c3 with a $15M annual budget and $50M endowment raised by Ms. Schaaf. These funds are a commitment to Oakland’s next generation of children toward higher educational funding for 2 or 4 year college degrees or vocational trade certificates. Additionally, Ms. Schaaf holds a fellowship with Mayors for a Guaranteed Income and teaches at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity with Ms. Schaaf as she shares perspective about her public service and her current passions, followed by a brief Q&A. 

This event is an important annual fundraiser for the League of Women Voters of Piedmont. Please come and support the League’s work! 

More about our speaker:
Libby Schaaf served as Mayor of her hometown Oakland, California from 2015 to 2023. Prior to being mayor, she ran Oakland’s school volunteer program, worked as an attorney, a mayoral and legislative aide, public affairs director at the Port of Oakland, and Council member. As Mayor, Schaaf led bold initiatives to make the city more equitable and resilient and broke records in violence prevention, housing production, and road repair. In 2016, she founded Oakland Promise, recognized by experts as “the most comprehensive cradle to career initiative of its kind.” By the end of her mayoral term, Oakland Promise had become its own 501c3 with a $15M annual budget and a $50M endowment raised by Schaaf, allowing it to make a commitment to the next generation of Oakland’s children: that every baby born to low-income parents will receive a $500 college savings account at birth and every low-income public-school graduate will receive $1000 a year while pursuing a 2- or 4-year college degree or trade certificate. She also led The Children's Initiative ballot measure approved by Oakland voters in 2018, which will provide 30 years of funding for universal pre-school access and college access and affordability for Oakland's children. She now serves as Interim Executive Director of Emerge California that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office. She also teaches at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and she also holds a fellowship with Mayors for a Guaranteed Income. Schaaf holds a B.A. from Rollins College and J.D. from Loyola Law School.

Friday, December 1, 2023, 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Piedmont Center for the Arts
801 Magnolia Ave.
Piedmont, CA  94611
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Lisa D Gardner
LWVP Event
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The League of Women Voters of Piedmont is a tax-exempt organization under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law. Our federal tax ID is 94-6094831