Thank You To All Of Our Wonderful Supporters

Who Made Our 15 Year Celebration A Success!

On October 13th, KIDS for the BAY celebrated their 15 Years of inspiring the next generation of environmentalists at the Montclair Women’s Cultural Arts Club!

It was wonderful evening, celebrating with donors, funders, friends, family, past and current teachers and students!

Our Executive Director and Founder, Mandi Billinge, gave an inspiring speech looking back on the success of the past 15 years and gave the
audience a glimpse of our bright future with unveiling our new program, Urban Wilderness Classroom (link to click on for full speech).

KIDS for the BAY was proud to honor two classes for their outstanding action projects with our Environmental Excellence Award:
– Betty Buginas’ 4th/5th Grade Class at Castro Elementary
* Student Representative: Mike Jerez
– Stephanie Kroll’s 4th Grade Class at Rodeo Hills Elementary
* Student Representatives: Cora Concannon and Mika Ella Pomaran

KIDS for the BAY also proudly presented Leilani Alo with the Environmental Leadership Award for her years of incredible leadership in supporting KIDS for the BAY.

Afterward, everyone was delighted to be entertained by our very own Education Director Shefali Shah’s performance with Cacique y Kongo, an Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Music and Dance Ensemble!

We then wrapped up the night by dancing to music by DJ Kendread!

Thank you again to all of our lovely supporters who helped make these
last 15 years possible!

Lastly, we sincerely appreciate our generous supporters who made this event possible:

Our Bronze Level Sponsor
Wells Fargo

and our gracious supporters
Lost Coast Brewery
Lagunitas Brewery
Moylan’s Brewery
Frey Vineyards
Emilia’s Flowers
Red Robin Catering
Barbara Price
DJ Kendread
Cacique Y Kongo
Kelly Marquis
Sequoia Graphics
Ricardo Torres
Betty Buginas
Stephanie Kroll
Sara Bernard Photography

Thank you to everyone who made this event possible and to all of our
incredible supporters who have helped us reach 40,000 students and 1,700 teachers!

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