2020 Virtual Gala
KCE staged its first virtual Gala on December 9, 2020. Departing from the organization’s long history of annual, upbeat in person celebrations, the event still attracted a large group of friends and donors who enjoyed a lively evening with Kathleen McGuirk as the emcee and David Hytha as the auctioneer. Dr. Ron Dieckmann presented the Executive Director Report, and described the daunting challenges to maintaining support of low income colleagues functioning in countries totally devastated by the pandemic. The participants viewed a stellar video travelogue entitled “KCE in Africa and Asia, 2020” produced by Emmy-award winning producer Eli Adler. The video captured gripping images of the KCE teams, local physicians, and sites in Ghana, India and Nepal. The on-line auction offered spectacular bargains on vacation stays, artwork, plane rides and wine.
The final tally for donations during the event exceeded the $40,000 goal set by the Gala Committee, headed by Margaret McGuirk, Patricia Gates and Noemi Johansson-Miller. Funds generated by the event will go to projects in low income countries in three continents. The largest share of the money will be used immediately to support programs we have underway in multiple hospitals in Ghana and Nepal.
KidsCareEverywhere hosted its second autumnal soiree at board member, Dr. Eric Snoey and Dr. Sophie Barbant home in the Berkeley Hills. There was sensational food from the different countries we have donated software as well as our favorite California wines. We debuted our new KidsCareEverywhere mobile app as well as highlighted our incredibly successful missions this past year.
When: Saturday, September 28th from 4-8pm
Where: Dr. Eric Snoey and Dr. Sophie Barbant's home in Berkeley
KidsCareEverywhere celebrated it's annual fundraising gala at the Oakland Garden Center, on the edge of Lake Merritt. We had a stellar program this year, including an update on all of the wonderful work we did in the last year and our ambitious goals for next year.
When: Sunday, September 30th, 2018 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm (PST)
Where: Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue Oakland, California 94610
2017 Autumn Soiree
KidsCareEverywhere held an Autumn Soiree this year at Margaret and Denis McQuirk's home in their beautiful garden. We enjoyed our favorite wine, World CitiZIN, and indulged in delicious food. We had a wonderful program with updates on our past trips to India and Peru as well as a beautiful video created by board member, Drew Kemp. We finished the night with live jazz piano and dessert. Thank you everyone who joined us and made the night incredibly fun and wildly successful!
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm (PST)
Where: Margaret and Denis McGuirk's Home - 5493 Golden Gate Ave, Oakland, California 94618
10th Anniversary Celebration
KidsCareEverywhere's annual fundraising gala was held in the Hangar at the Rock Wall Winery in Alameda. This was our 10th anniversary celebration! We had a stellar program, including an update on all of the wonderful work we've done in the last year and an introduction at next year’s major mission to Punjab, India. Additionally, the “King of Zin”, Kent Rosenblum, introduced the new KCE wine blend for the year. As always, we indulged in delicious food and wine from our partners at Rock Wall. Thank you everyone who joined us and made the night spectacular fun and a great success!
WHEN: Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)
WHERE: Rock Wall Wine Company - 2301 Monarch St #300, Alameda, CA 94501
"IT'S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS" HONOREES
At the annual gala, KidsCareEverywhere presents the “It’s All About The Kids” award to honor incredible people who have committed their careers to improving the health of children around the world. Please join us in thanking our honorees for their amazing work.
THIS YEAR'S HONOREE
Monica McMillan, MD
Dr. Monica McMillan is board certified in Emergency Medicine and a Diplomate of the American College of Emergency Physicians. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Factors Engineering from The United States Military Academy at West Point and her Doctorate of Medicine from Dartmouth Medical School, then completed an emergency medicine residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Dr. McMillan is currently the Director of Emergency Medical Services (PreHospital Care) and Pediatric Care Coordinator for the Emergency Department at Mercy Medical Center in Merced, California. Passionate about improving the quality of health care for impoverished children, she loves bringing the latest medical technology to resource-limited countries. A highly active and articulate spokesperson and global ambassador for KidsCareEverywhere, Dr. McMillan has trained hundreds of physicians in Rwanda and Ethiopia in utilization of decision support software. She is a nature enthusiast, surfer, motorcyclist and world traveler.