Picnic on the Pacific Plate


Picnic on the Pacific Plate!

A letter from Donna Faure, our Executive Director
Thursday, October 14, 2021


Dear Friends,

Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Picnic on the Pacific Plate! What a difference a year can make. This time last year the Woodward Fire was still burning in the park and no one was vaccinated. The last 18 months have hardly been a walk in the park and I’m grateful to each of you who have supported our important conservation, education, and community building work. This year’s event touched on all of these goals.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, picnic reception partners, hike leaders, volunteers, and National Park Service and PRNSA staff, we hosted a wonderful gathering of hikes through the park followed by a picnic cocktail party at Bear Valley. With 350 guests in attendance, we raised $330,000. Included in that total is $52,000—over half our $100,000 end of year goal—to support the expansion of our new Youth in Parks program. This is a downpayment on making the outdoors more equitable.

We were so grateful for the picture perfect weather, skilled hike guides, uplifting music from Thunderjazz and LoWatters, and wonderful selection of food and drinks from our picnic cocktail party partners. As the new moon and Venus lit up Bear Valley at the end of the event I felt that wave of happiness that comes from saying goodnight to old friends and new ones too.

Most of all, I am grateful to our community of supporters who encouraged us as we shifted the format of our annual fundraiser.
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Warmly,
Donna F. Signature
Donna Faure
Executive Director


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Thank You 2021 Event Sponsors!



Thank You Douglas Fir & Bishop Pine Ticket Holders!


Myn Adess & Jim O’Hara
Mark Anderson & Kimberlee Stryker
Laura Arndt & Kurt Andersen
Lynn Apostle & Robert Scofield
Katie Bethell & Adam Jacob
Henrietta Bensussen
Dick & Deane Bunce
Julia & Bruce Burkena
Mary Burke & Michael Valan
Steven H. Brock & Leah Sirkin
Pamela & Jeff Clapp
Maureen Cornelia
Steve Costa
Helen Cregger & Ziv Porat
Lori & Gary Durbin
Bill Gonda & Sally Sehring
Ginny & Will Felch
Lucy Fine
Claudia & James Harrison
Rosemary & Kevin Hart
Pamela & Howard Hatayama
Daphne Hatch & Bill Shook
Leah & Ivan Light
Mark Lipman & Helen Cohen
John Lowe
Tracy & Bill Manheim
Emily Manheim & Mike Jones

Kathy Maxwell
Andrea Meghrouni-Brown & Jeffrey Brown
Clare Miller Watsky & Paul Watsky
Barbara & David Moser
Lawrie Mott
Heather Neely & Brian Beaver
Doris Ober
Caroline Orrick
Cheri Pies
Maria Razi
Natalie Roe & Michael Levi
Stephanie Roth & Kim Klein
Carla Ruff
Phyllis Silverberg
Britt & Susan Stitt
Richard & Jocelynn Stone
Kandice Strako
Alyssa Tanner
Sophie Theis & Alexis Iliinsky
Danielle & Ann Tiedt
Vivian Tsen & Wayne Lew
Francesca Vietor
Taun Wright
Margaret Wu
Lena Zentall
Sophie & Jonathan Ziegler


Thank You Fund-A-Need Donors!


Tina & Ernie Baldry
Bank of Marin
Sharon Barnett & Kevin Stockmann
Cesar Barragan
Barbara A. Beno & Peter Crabtree
Linda Beno
Katie Bethell & Adam Jacob
Frank Binney
Millicent Bogert & Scott MacDonald
Allan & Sydne Bortel
Eliza Brown & Hal Candee
Julia & Bruce Burke
Mary Burke & Michael Valan
Pamela & John Casaudoumecq
Heather & Jeff Clapp
Steve Costa & Kate Levinson
Stephanie Coupe
Drusie & Jim Davis
Kent Deverell & Danielle Farmer
Mike Deverell & Susy Muscatell
Christopher Ellison
Donna & Steve Faure
Lucy Fine
Leonard Goldschmidt & Jeanne E. Reisman
Bill Gonda & Sally Sehring
John Granatir & Pamalah MacNeily
Ellen Greenblatt
Howard & Pamela Hatayama
Michael & Nancy Jo Heaton
Thomas Heinser & Madeleine Corson
Madeline Hope
Congressman Jared Huffman
David Huskey
Sally Jones & James Pellegrin
John Karachewski
Craig Kenkel
Mark & Shawn Klender

Joan M. Lamphier
Jennifer & Roch LeBlanc
Peter & Jamie Macy
Tracy & Bill Manheim
Kirk Marckwald & Christina Dresser
Andrea & Jeffrey Meghrouni-Brown
Melissa Meith
Peggy & Dick Mitchell
Kate & Wes Moore
David & Barbara Moser
Harriet Moss
Donna Motluk & Stuart Bewley
Lawrie Mott
Johanna Muth & Harris Nussbaum
Heather Neely
Melissa Nelken & Ronald Lee
Darryl & Lynne Ott
Jennifer Ott & Darin Smith
Catherine Porter & Elliot Marseille
Yvonne & Griffith Roberts
Natalie Roe & Michael Levi
Seth & Molly Rosen
Rotary Club of Tiburon Sunset
Michelle & Edward Sarti
Rishi Schweig & Amy Whelan
Timothy & Sherry Stanton
Britt & Susan Stitt
Jocelynn & Richard Stone
Robin & Geoff Strawbridge
Kimberlee Stryker & Mark Anderson
Kenneth Taymor & Beth Parker
Tina Valentine
Dorothy Walter & Roman Hasenbeck
Ron West
Taun Wright
Alison M. Wright
Margaret Wu & Ciara Cox
Lena & Gabe Zentall


Thank You Reception Partners!


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Thank You 2021 Event Volunteers!


Bryan Beaver
Rebecca Braun
Belinda Kremer
Maureen Lahiff
Kitsy Lee
Amanda Leveroni
Kate Levinson
Heather Neely
Ginger Oldmixon

Lu Powell
Jody Rassell
Gabriele Saure
Lina Shalabi
Madelyn Stone
Joe Stricker
Anita Walden
Naima Yoshimoto