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Janelle Monáe Headlines Easterseals Bay Area’s Spring Gala Celebrating 90 Years of Service


  • Singer, Songwriter, Model and Actress Janelle Monáe Performing at April 22 Gala in San Francisco 
  • Organization Raising Money for New $20 Million Endowment Fund to Assist in Care for People with Autism and Developmental Disabilities  

PLEASANT HILL, CALIF./SAN FRANCISCO – April 5, 2017 – Easterseals Bay Area is celebrating 90 years of trailblazing services for people with disabilities and special needs and their families during National Autism Awareness Month in April. In honor of this milestone, the organization celebrates with its 90th Anniversary Annual Spring Gala “Tonight for Tomorrow” at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. For information about how to purchase individual tickets and sponsorships please click here.

“This is an exciting year for Easterseals Bay Area, which has grown tremendously over the past several years,” said Susan Armiger, president and CEO of Easterseals Bay Area. “We have developed new capabilities and expanded our services. I am very proud of all that we have achieved together and excited by our future ahead.” 

Headlining this year’s annual gala is Janelle Monáe, music icon and actress in the 2017 Academy Award winning film for best picture “Moonlight” and the popular film “Hidden Figures.” Serving as master of ceremonies during the event is CBS San Francisco's “Foodie Chap” Liam Mayclem.

Easterseals Bay Area’s guest attendees are contributing to its mission of raising funds for a $20 million endowment that will soon help families defray the cost for services for their children living with autism. With such a fund in place, families within the Easterseals Bay Area footprint will have access to a holistic model of services that bring life-changing solutions.

Easterseals Bay Area continues to expand its services throughout the Bay Area communities and to grow the organization’s geographic reach. From 125 clients in 2012, Easterseals Bay Area today serves more than 3,500 clients in 24 counties across Northern California. It has also increased its network of behavioral health providers to more than 3,600 professionals.

To learn more about how Easterseals Bay Area is making profound and positive changes in people’s daily lives, this new video features the organization’s service and people.

Janelle Monáe Headlines Easterseals Bay Area’s Spring Gala Celebrating 90 Years of Service