This year’s event will be in-person and outdoors at The Overlook in Oakland, CA with a beautiful view of Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland. Attendees will enjoy delicious drink and food catered by local Chef Robert Dorsey, and celebrate two outstanding leaders who have made a significant contribution to better the lives of older adults.

Debbie Toth, President & CEO of Choice in Aging, will be honored with our Paul Nathanson Distinguished Advocate Award and Dr. Mark Ghaly, California Secretary of Health & Human Services, will be honored with our Impact Award.

Micheal Pope, Executive Director and CEO of Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay will serve as our emcee for the evening and Porsche Veu aka The Poetic Activist will perform spoken word.

5 PM Networking Social Hour w/ Tiki Bar and Hors d’oeuvres
6 PM Program and Award Ceremony
7 PM More Socializing w/ Tiki Bar and Hors d’oeuvres

We will closely monitor the situation with COVID as we get closer to the date of the event in order to ensure the safety of all our attendees.

For more information on purchasing sponsorships or tickets please contact Shelby Minister.

 If you are unable to attend or sponsor you can make a donation to support our work


Debbie Toth
President and CEO,
Choice in Aging
Paul Nathanson Distinguished Advocate Award

Dr. Mark Ghaly
California Secretary of Health & Human Services
Impact Award

An image of Dr. Mark Ghaly

Spoken Word Artist

Porsche Veu (pronounced Por-shuh Vay-ooo) aka The Poetic Activist is an author, speaker, and artist from Oakland, Ca.

Porsche Veu (pronounced Por-shuh Vay-ooo) aka The Poetic Activist is an author, speaker, and artist from Oakland, Ca. She has spoken, performed, and taught in a variety of spaces including Ted Talk, Apple, Google, Center for Independent Living, and Public Advocates. With a heart for God, social justice, Black & women empowerment, and mental health, she aims to bridge the gap between faith and social justice, create atmospheres for uncomfortable yet important conversations, and inspire others to tell their own stories through motivational speaking, workshops, poetry and music.

Equity Sponsor

Anthem logo
Arnold & Porter logo

Justice Sponsor

Munger Tolles Olson LLP Logo

Robert and Marilyn Johnson

Advocate Sponsor

AARP CA logo
Aurrera Health Group logo

Ann Marie Marciarille and Brad DeLong

San Francisco Health Plan logo
The SCAN Foundation Logo
UDW Logo

Partner Sponsor

Alameda Health Logo
Bet Tzedek logo
Center for Caregiver Advancement Logo
Chapman Consulting Logo
CDWA logo

Ed Hanley & Bill Amaral

L.A. Care logo

Supporter Sponsor

Association of Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP)


Choice in Aging

Erin Levi

Family Caregiver Alliance

LeadingAge California

Partners in Care Foundation

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation

Friend Sponsor

Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Los Angeles

American Association of Service Coordinators, Southern California Chapter

California Association of Public Authorities for IHSS

CA Long Term Care Ombudsman Association (CLTCOA)

California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

California Women’s Law Center

Center for Medicare Advocacy

Disability Rights California

Easterseals Southern California

Family Bridges

Families USA

Inland Empire Health Plan

Institute on Aging

Maya Altman

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)



Sunny Cal ADHC

The Gerontological Society of America

VIC-Valley InterCommunity Council

WISE & Healthy Aging

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