United Way Bay Area


During this time of heightened national and global political polarization, you might be asking yourself what you believe in.

Here at United Way, we believe in...well, unity. We believe that by not only putting aside our differences, but also celebrating them, will allow us all to work together to achieve true social impact within our local communities. The countless hours our program teams and volunteers spend working shoulder to shoulder with underserved communities all amounts towards something bigger than us all.

This year’s annual Believe cocktail party is our time to celebrate this great sense of unity.

On Monday, June 12, join our community and corporate leaders as we kick-off an effort to inspire Bay Area companies and residents to give back to their community through volunteerism and supporting innovative programs that fight for the education, basic needs, and financial stability of each person in the Bay Area. Throughout the summer, our participants will engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities throughout our ever changing and ever growing Bay Area. Tickets will sell out, so reserve your spot today. 


Monday, June 12, 2017  
LinkedIn SF Headquarters 
222 2nd Street 
San Francisco, CA 94105


About Our Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Monica Sharma is supporting leaders of all walks of life across the globe to create transformational change in their communities on issues ranging from environmental sustainability to poverty reduction. Based on her decades of on the ground experience, she leads forums that build the capacity of these leaders to create equitable and lasting results. Dr. Sharma is an internationally award-winning researcher, academic, and expert on sustainable and equitable change. After working for the United Nations for 22 years, she is currently a member of Rise Together, a partner of United Way.

About Our Host:

Rob Mayeda is an Emmy-award winning anchor for NBC Bay Area who provides forecasts, with an unmistakable enthusiasm for all things weather. He produced and reported on the award-winning "On Thin Ice", a report on the effect of climate change on Alaska's glaciers. Rob is also a guest lecturer at Cal State East Bay in Hayward for meteorology, geology and planetary science courses.



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