2017 Fundraiser Luncheon

Strive Survive Succeed will be holding our 2nd annual fundraising luncheon where we will be able to bring awareness to the organization and raise funds for our programs. Hope to see you there!

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Silent Auction: To help raise additional funds for the organization we will be holding a silent auction online and at the luncheon. 

Auction items include Disneyland tickets, wine tasting experiences, gift certificates and so much more. Keep checking back to see new featured items that are added. 

About the Speakers:

Mr. Solomon Wilkins, Solomon Wilkins is the best-selling author of Elevate Your Student Leadership and has been a featured speaker at colleges and corporations all over the world.

Solomon currently works for Amazon as a Regional Program Manager where his team is responsible for building Amazon’s Inclusion and Diversity strategy across the United States. As a successful executive for Target, Solomon was hand-picked by his groups Senior Vice President to travel to Hawaii and other places to teach leadership development to every new manager hired to lead operational excellence.

As a 12 year old youth at the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland, California, Solomon was nominated and won national youth of the year among hundreds of youth across the US.  But life wasn’t always this good for Solomon!

He grew up on welfare in a single-parent household in Oakland, CA… And even though nobody in his family had ever graduated college before him, college became his only way out because he knew college could give him the ability to change his life. But shortly after he started college, he realized that it was harder than he thought. During his first year of college, he found his self on academic probation and he struggled to get back on track. Eventually he figured it out and not only did he graduate college, he went back to school and obtained his Master’s degree in Leadership.

After college he played 3 years of professional basketball and eventually moved on to Corporate America. After years of working as a leader in Corporate America…He eventually started Solomon Wilkins International, a production and education company and as a professional speaker, he’s spoken to over 200,000 students in 39 states and 2 countries.

Mrs. Annie Campbell Washington, is the Vice Mayor for the City of Oakland and Councilmember for District 4. As Vice Mayor, Annie chairs the Life Enrichment Committee and serves as a member of the Finance & Management Committee and the Community & Economic Development Committee. Before being elected to City Council, Annie was the District 4 School Board Member for the Oakland Unified School District. 

Annie is a long-time public servant in the City of Oakland.  During her 12 year career in Oakland, she held a variety of leadership roles, including Chief of Staff to Mayor Jerry Brown, Chief of Staff to Mayor Jean Quan, Assistant to three City Administrators, Chief of Staff to the Fire Chief, and Budget and Policy Analyst. She served as the Director of Operations & Special Projects at the Stuart Foundation in San Francisco and as Executive Director of the I Have A Dream Foundation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Annie holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management/Graphic Communications Management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

She lives in Oakland with her husband Glynn Washington, the creator and host of NPR’s Snap Judgment, and their two children, Bahia and Quincy. Anniecurrently serves on the Board of Directors of Safe Passages and the Alameda County Transportation Commission.  She previously served on the Board of Directors of the East Bay Agency for Children, Children’s Fairyland and Girls, Inc.  Annie is an active parent in the PTAs at Montclair Elementary and Oakland School for the Arts, where her two children attend school.

A special thank you to all of our Sponsors and Donors!

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors for their continued support with Strive Survive Succeed.