Shirley Ann Foundation Benefit Concert and Auction

A Celebration of Strength with the Shirley Ann Foundation

Join the Shirley Ann Foundation to celebrate the inaugural Benefit Concert and Auction on June 15, 2019, at 7 pm at the Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville, California to raise money for women rebuilding their lives and create a successful future for themselves and their children.   This year, the Foundation is partnering with Shepherd’s Gate with the goal of $50,000 to the non-profit organization to help fund programming and living expenses for residents.

Shepards Gate - Local Backroads

Shepards Gate – ©localbackroads

A Chic Event

This will be one of the chicest events of the season, where guests will relish the comradery of giving back while savoring the flavors of a 3-course meal catered by Scott’s Seafood, and delighting in the live music of The Breakfast Klub.  The event will also include a silent auction and the excitement of a live auction.

Blackhawk Auto Museum - ©localbackroads

Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville CA – ©localbackroads

The Shirley Ann Foundation

The Shirley Ann Foundation is a non-profit fundraising organization, that was inspired by the desire to honor the founders’ mothers. The mission is to provide resources to women and children in the community who are fighting for a fresh start and a second chance.  The Foundation is recognized as a cornerstone for mothers in the Bay Area who are compelled to rebuild their lives after struggling with addiction, surviving abuse, or working to overcome homelessness. Funding provided through the non-profit organization is used to help women and their children create a successful future that might not otherwise be available to them.

Shirley Ann Foundation

Ann Zink – Mother of John Zink, Co-Founder of Shirley Ann Foundation


Shirley Carney – Carisa Zink’s Mother; Co-Founder of Shirley Ann Foundation

A Woman Owned Company

John and Carisa Zink founded IT Avalon, a women-owned IT staffing firm nearly 7 years ago.  In growing their business, the commitment to founding a non-profit organization also grew. They shared the same understanding that their success was due, in part, to their strong mothers, and the generations of strong women that had brought them together.  IT Avalon donates 5% of all net profits to the Shirley Ann Foundation annually, at each IT Avalon location. John and Carisa alongside IT Avalon believe giving back in honor of the brave and strong matriarchs of their family is the legacy they choose to leave to their family.


Reserve Your Tickets

Tickets to attend the Inaugural Shirley Ann Foundation Benefit Concert and Auction are available now.  Visit www.shirleyannfoundation.org to purchase tickets.  You are also welcome to contact Foundation directly by calling 925-786-5366. Ticket prices are $100 and doors open to the extravagant night of giving at 7 pm. The concert is scheduled to end at midnight.   

All proceeds will benefit The Shirley Ann Foundation, which is an IRS recognized 501(c) tax-exempt non-profit organization.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.

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