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Oakland Nonprofit, Lincoln, Celebrates 135 Years by Honoring Marshawn Lynch, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Dr. Sandra Hernández

“Champions Luncheon” September 28 at Claremont Club & Spa in Berkeley to Celebrate Hallmark Year

OAKLAND, CA, UNITED STATES, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Lincoln, a nonprofit headquartered in Oakland, will host an anniversary luncheon celebrating 135 years of transformational work in the Bay Area and honoring the remarkable work of community champions in educational equity, family strengthening, and well-being. Founded in 1883 as the first racially integrated orphanage in Northern California, today Lincoln impacts more than 25,000 underserved children and their families in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

The Lincoln Champions Luncheon will recognize Olympic Gold Medalist, Kristi Yamaguchi, for her commitment to early childhood literacy and the Always Dream Foundation’s innovative reading programs for underserved children, empowering them to reach their dreams. Lincoln will also honor Oakland Raiders Running Back, Marshawn Lynch, for his dedication to supporting strong families and community building in the Bay Area through his Fam 1st Family Foundation. In addition, Dr. Sandra R. Hernández, CEO of the California Health Care Foundation, will be honored for advancing improvements in the health care delivery system and eliminating disparities in access for those with low incomes.

KTVU Reporter, Paul Chambers, will emcee the Lincoln Champions Luncheon, on September 28, 2018 from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Claremont Club & Spa, which will raise critical funds for Lincoln programs focused on improving educational outcomes, strengthening families, building wellness, and more. For event and ticket information, please visit www.LincolnChampions2018.eventbrite.com.

About Lincoln
Founded in 1883 as the first racially integrated orphanage in Northern California, our mission remains timeless: Lincoln disrupts the cycle of poverty and trauma, empowering children and families to build strong futures. Today, Lincoln impacts more than 25,000 children and their families in underserved communities of the greater San Francisco Bay Area through educational engagement, family strengthening, and well-being programs. An innovative approach, providing comprehensive school, community, and family-focused services, combined with a unique team-based delivery and sound fiscal management, has established Lincoln as a leading regional provider of children and family services. With Lincoln, kids attend school, learn to read, and stay with their families where they do best. For more information and stories, visit LincolnFamilies.org.

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Katherine Enad
Lincoln
510-421-6869
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