March 9, 2023

28th San Francisco Power of Choice Event

Virtual & In-Person

Special Instructions:

This will be a hybrid event, with options to experience the event virtually or in-person. The virtual broadcast will be from 12:30-1:30 PM PT. The in-person experience will be from 11:00 AM-1:30 PM PT. Please conduct a COVID antigen test on Thursday, March 9 prior to the event. Masking recommended.

If sending donations via mail:
Please send to 1725 Eye St NW, Ste. 900, Washington, DC 20006.
We have been notified by the USPS to please expect several weeks delay in the acknowledgment of your gift.
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Featured Speakers

Eleni Kounalakis (she/her/hers)
California Lt. Governor

Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis (she/her) is the 50th, and first woman, Lieutenant Governor of California. From 2010 to 2013, Kounalakis served as US Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary. Her memoir of that time, Madam Ambassador, was published in 2015. Prior to her service, Kounalakis spent 18 years as an executive at the housing development firm, AKT Development. Throughout her career, she has served on numerous boards and commissions including California’s First 5 Commission, the San Francisco War Memorial, San Francisco Port Commission, and the Association of American Ambassadors. Eleni Kounalakis is a graduate of Dartmouth College and U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the American College of Greece.

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (she/her/hers)
California State Assemblymember (AD-16)

Asm. Bauer-Kahan is an accomplished attorney, environmental advocate, community volunteer, law professor, and mother. A Bay Area native, she is the granddaughter of refugees who came to the United States to escape the Holocaust. Their experiences inspired her to use her career and personal time to help others in her community, solve complex problems, protect civil rights, and fight to ensure everyone has the opportunity to succeed. She was elected to office in 2018 and was re-elected for a 2nd and 3rd term.

This past session, her bills AB 1666 and AB 1242 were signed into law and will protect patients, providers, and their digital information from civil actions, retaliation, and extradition actions for providing abortion care that is legal in the State of California. She is the founder and Chair of the Select Committee on Women's Reproductive Health. She lives in Orinda with her husband and three school aged children.

Mia Bonta (she/her/hers)
California State Assemblymember (AD-18)

Asm. Bonta was elected to serve California’s 18th Assembly District of the East Bay, including Alameda, Emeryville, and Oakland.

Before being elected to the State Assembly, Mia served as the CEO of Oakland Promise and the School Board President in the City of Alameda.

Mia has seen firsthand the cracks in the systems that keep the community disadvantaged and lacking in resources. In the State Assembly, her focus is to uplift the most vulnerable in the community, she is committed to fighting homelessness, building more affordable housing, passing transformative criminal justice reform legislation, combating the threat of climate change, and is passionate about reproductive justice for all. Assemblymember Bonta’s priority is to make California a more affordable, inclusive, and equitable place for all.

Isaac Bryan (he/him/his)
California State Assemblymember (AD-55)

Asm. Bryan represents California’s 55th Assembly District. He is Chair of the Assembly’s Elections Committee and the Select Committee on Poverty and Economic Inclusion and Vice Chair and a founding member of the Renters Caucus. He authored key legislation to end prison gerrymandering, support foster youth, expand economic opportunity and protect communities from oil drilling. He secured funding to establish the Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy at UCLA School of Law and California’s first Community College Climate Change Education Center. Prior to election to the Assembly, he held Director positions at the Black Policy Project at UCLA and the Ralph J. Bunche Center.

Shannon Olivieri Hovis (she/her/hers)
Director, NARAL Pro-Choice California

Shannon is a policy expert, political strategist, and passionate LGBTQ leader with more than 15 years of experience as a change maker in California state and local government, electoral campaigns, the classroom, and mission-driven advocacy. Under her leadership, NARAL helped establish the CA Future of Abortion Council, has championed and enacted dozens of pivotal reproductive freedom bills, and grown our statewide membership by more than 60%. Shannon previously worked in the Civil Rights section of the CA Department of Justice, and in the executive offices of then-Attorney General Kamala Harris, State Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra, and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.

Mini Timmaraju (she/her/hers)
President, NARAL Pro-Choice America

Mini is a seasoned campaigner, skilled coalition-builder, high-impact organizer, and talented organizational leader with over 20 years of experience leading federal, state, and local campaigns, as well as advocacy efforts around reproductive rights, gender justice, and racial justice. Mini has a wealth of governmental and political experience at the state and federal level, including advising the Biden-Harris administration on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and serving as Women’s Vote Director on the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Mini has also worked on reproductive rights in Texas and at the national level and worked for several Members of Congress.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors: $100,000+
Dagmar Dolby

Visionary Sponsors: $50,000+
Julie Chaiken
Prisca & Keith Geeslin
Marcia Grand
Michelle Mercer, Bruce Golden,
& Zoe Mercer-Golden

Leader Sponsors: $25,000+
Linda Ach
Birenbaum Family Fund
Jennifer Brorsen
Joan Corrigan
Shirley Ross Davis
Randi & Bob Fisher
Nonie Greene & Todd Werby
Beth & Brian Grossman
Leslie & George Hume
Kate & Christian Jensen
Amy Ramsey
Lilah Wolf

Advocate Sponsors: $15,000+
Katie Albright & Jake Schatz
Lois De Domenico
Janie Friend
Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund
The Jackson Family Foundation
Susan Oberndorf
Ramsay Family Foundation

Champion Sponsors: $10,000+
Erran Berger & Johanna Carney
Bigglesworth Family Foundation
Dawn Dobras
Dana M. Emery
Mathea Falco
Sakurako Fisher
Robert & Michelle Friend
The Fred Gellert Family Foundation
Sara Imershein MD MPH
Jessica Lewin
Alison Mauzé
Nion McEvoy & Leslie Berriman
Nancy Milliken
Louise & Arthur Patterson
JaMel & Tom Perkins
Carrie & Grant Pomerantz
Lydia Shorenstein
Jane & Douglas Wolf
Stefani Wolff

Choice Sponsors: $5,000+
Alisa Jeanne Baker
Betsy & David Brint
Daphne Jackson Dickson
Patricia Dinner
Amy Fikes
Gail K. Glasser
Marcia and John Goldman
Jill Reber Hamer
Kate & Brian Healy
Bethany Hornthal & Family
Bradley James
Paulette Kessler
Elizabeth Krasnoff
Lisa P. Lindelef
Fran & David Meckler
Eleanor Phipps Price
Lisa S. Pritzker
Merrill Randol
Janet Reilly
Lilli Rey
Meagan Ryan
Lita Sam-Vargas & Alan Gevins
Karen Silverman
Camilla Smith
Sharman Spector-Angel & Gary Angel
Christine Suppes
Roselyne Chroman Swig
UCSF Department of Ob/Gyn
Lucinda Watson
Lucie & Jerry Weissman
Diane B Wilsey
Wolf Family Fund
Anita L. Wornick
Maxine & Jack Zarrow Family Foundation
Charley Zeches

Supporter Sponsors: $3,000+
Ioan Allen in memory of Melani Allen
Kathy Barry & Rosie Heil
Claire & Ralph Brindis
Andy Chen & David McCrory
Joanne Fox
Dr. Daniel Grossman
Marsha & Ralph Guggenheim
Merrilee Harris
Team Hatvany
Miranda Heller
Sam Hicks
Helen Hilton Raiser
Nancy Hult Ganis
Lisa R. Koblentz

Dawn Koenigsknecht
Uta Landy & Philip Darney
Marie & Barry Lipman
Shartsis Friese LLP
Melanie P. Peña
Robina Riccitiello
Mike Schlect
Dana Shapiro
Audrey Sockolov
Maxine & Jack Zarrow Family Foundation

Leadership Ticket: $1,500+
Amii Barnard-Bahn
Amber Baur
Nancy & Joachim Bechtle Foundation
Stacey B. Case
The Leo J. & Celia Carlin Fund
Anita J. Chawla
Kate Coffino
Connie Cox Price
Sue Devinny
Helene & Larry Edelman
Melinda Ellis Evers
Philip & Lisa Feldman
Victoria & David Fleishhacker
Christine Gardner
Johnnie Giles
Linda Wyatt Gruber
Mimi & Peter Haas Fund
Monika Hunt
Anne Jamieson
The Klebanoff-Cohen Fund
Kathie Lowry
Carter & Maggie Mack Fund
Diana Nelson
Jan Newman
Emily Nicklin
Lynn Olson
Diane Parish
Varda Rabin
Tulchin Research
Mary Leonard Robinson
Christine & Larry Silver
Susan Swig
Phyllis Thelen
Jack & Susy Wadsworth
Judy Wessing
Brenda Yost
Mary Zlot

We apologize for any accidental misspellings or omissions. List is as of March 3, 2023.