Giving Back to Those Who Give

BOSS has some wonderful, loyal, and generous donors that make our work possible! We recently took a few hours to recognize and celebrate them!

Bob and Amigo from Urbano Cellars Giving Wine to Atendees
Bob and Amigo from Urbano Cellars

Warm, welcoming light spilled from the open doors, and the sounds of jazz filled the air. On Thursday, November 19th, BOSS threw a small party for many of our long-time, and most engaged donors at Berkeley’s Urbano Cellars Winery. Owners Bob Dawson and Fred Dick opened their doors to us and helped us make the night a great success. Their adorable dogs Amigo and Isla greeted each person who came to the event with a demand for attention and affection. The Adrian Gormley Jazz trio played joyful tunes while guests were welcomed with a small token of appreciation — thank you notes, an art card with artwork created by children at the BOSS Children’s Learning Center and a small piece of chocolate.

BOSS Catering gives just the right spirit
Crostini with Cream Cheese and Coppa

The chocolate was the perfect accompaniment to the delicious wines that Bob and Fred were serving. BOSS Food Services Manager Craig Edelblut manned the food table where he served up crostini appetizers topped with cream cheese and roasted red peppers, or cheese and coppa (salt-cured pork shoulder), as well as vegan rice pudding made with almond milk, coconut milk and a touch of cardamom.

Our Executive Director Donald Frazier, Board Members Dan Scarola and Loren Jones, and other BOSS staff were in attendance and mingled with our friends. Trish Owens from Hotel Shattuck Plaza, who donates bedding and heads up the Shattuck for Shelter program, Jessica Lopez and Ally Fattore from Comerica Bank, David Sloaves from Nonstop HR, and long-time BOSS supporter Cynthia Moore Miller and her husband were just a few of the people who showed up to the shin-dig.

Two hours of delicious foods, delicious wines, delicious music, and wonderful people. Thank you to all of our donors, including those who were unable to attend – you make our work possible, and we appreciate you deeply!