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Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, our 2020 PACE PARTY fundraising campaign is now happening online. There are five Fund-A-Need donation levels that will provide our seniors with the extra support they need while sheltering in place at home during this unprecedented time.

Check out each Fund-A-Need donation level below and click the Donate Now button to get started.

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Your donations will help sustain our seniors well past the COVID-19 public health crisis we are facing now.


Fund-A-Need Donation Levels

Activity Kits for Adults

  • Give a months’ worth of mind stimulating activities to two homebound seniors
  • Beading, adult therapy coloring books, word search, watercolor art, Sudoku books, and MP3 Players all designed to keep seniors alert, active and having fun!

Home Care Kits

  • Give five seniors essential in-home items
  • Packages filled with personal care items, cleaning supplies, safety gear and yummy treats to keep seniors well prepared and independent in their homes.

Meals at Home

  • Give lunch delivery to five seniors for a week
  • Our farm-fresh meals are personalized by our nutritionist to each senior’s specific health needs. We’re delivering 250 lunches a day.

Caregiver Support Classes

  • Give a caregiver the life changing support and respite they deserve
  • “Caring for the Caregiver” teaches techniques and skills in a support group setting and relief from the ongoing emotional and physical demands of caring for a loved one

Tablet, Computers & Training

  • Give 10 seniors tablets and training to communicate with doctors and family
  • Training teaches seniors how to use their tablet for telemedicine, accessing online entertainment, at-home workouts, and keeping in touch with family and friends.

Sponsorship Opportunities are still available!

2020 Sponsorship Packet

Download 2020 Sponsorship Packet

2020 Sponsors




Irem Mertol-Rami

Linda & Jeff Trowbridge


The Banta Family

Ideal Cleaners

Bing and Josh Isenberg

Erika Bauer

Michael Smart and Carolyn Novosel

Anne Bookin

Alexis Burck

Amy Kimmel


Real Estate Law Group

Ella Veytsman

Leading Age California

Vic Gellon


Deborah E. Stebbins Group, LLP

Catherine Johnson

Lenore McDonald

Justin Lola

Joseph Flores

Jane King

Koren Stevenson


Capiraso Group, Inc.


Jay and Irene Hsu

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley

Christian Church Homes

Lenore McDonald

AJE Partners

Blaisdell’s Business Products

Fiona Wilmot and Jeanette Howard

2020 Event Chairs & Honorees


Honorary Emcee

Sandy Stec is 1/2 of "Marcus and Sandy"- a highly rated morning radio show in San Francisco on Star 101.3. (Weekdays, 6am-10am.) For almost 20 years, she's worked her way up from a weekend shift in San Jose, to her current status- mornings in the 4th largest radio market in the country. Additionally, she can be heard on her sister-station in Los Angeles- KOST 103.5. She is also a hilarious and HIGHLY booked stand-up comedian. She's worked with greats like Kevin Hart, Chelsea Handler, Arsenio Hall, Dana Carvey, Craig Shoemaker, Richard Lewis, Brett Butler, and many, many more. She's worked for corporations like HP, Benefit Cosmetics, Caymus Vineyards; and her recent Britney Spears parody "Snack B**ch" made it on TV's "Right This Minute."

Though extremely driven, Sandy does have a weakness for buttercream frosting, and penny slot machines.


Honorary Emcee

Born and raised in Oakland, California, Clinton Jackson officially claimed his identity as a stand-up comic at the young age of 9. After graduating high school, Clinton began to hone his craft in San Francisco’s thriving comedy scene, quickly moving up the ranks to become one of the city’s youngest headliners. Guest appearances on family friendly networks The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon showcased Clinton’s trademark guy-next-door appeal. His recent appearances include ABC’s “THE GOLDBERGS”, “FRESH OFF THE BOAT”,  Disney’s “COOP & CAMI ASK THE WORLD”, Starz “BLUNT TALK”, CW’’s “JANE THE VIRGIN”,  ABC FREEFORM “YOUNG AND HUNGRY”.

When not performing, Clinton takes it outside to “hype” the teams of the Tough Mudder Competitions.

2019 Highlights

Congratulations! You helped raise $169,000 for our PACE Party 2019 that provided our older adults with comprehensive support services, home delivered meals, and the socialization they desperately need to safely and independently remain in their homes. THANK YOU.

Last year’s PACE Party was CEI’s most successful fundraiser to date with more than 80 sponsors and dozens of individual donors. Our 250 guests networked, enjoyed a signature cocktail – the “Hubba Hubba” and “PACE Maker,” and relished the spectacular sunset over the Berkeley Hills…all while raising funds for our older adults and people with disabilities.

Rasheedah Mwongozi was honored as our Outstanding Caregiver for her untiring devotion to providing her brother, Oliver, with exceptional care following his life altering stroke. Oliver, who has been enrolled at CEI for 14-years, relearned how to speak, walk, read, and write thanks to the rehabilitative services he received at CEI’s Downtown Oakland Center.

Every PACE Party donor truly makes a difference in the lives of our older adults. We look forward to celebrating with you in person again next year.