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We offer our gratitude to the donors, foundations, sponsoring corporations, and contracting agencies who generously support our mission of fighting poverty by helping low-income Contra Costa residents gain the skills and confidence to get and keep jobs that support themselves and their families. Below is the listing for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. We are also deeply grateful for the expert pro bono support and in-kind services we receive.

Cornerstone Society ($10,000+)
Anonymous Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation
Antioch Area Community Fund
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
CDBG Program of the City of Antioch
CDBG Program of Contra Costa County
CDBG Program of the City of Pittsburg
Contra Costa Community Services Block Grant
Contra Costa Employment and Human Services
Contra Costa Workforce Development Board
Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation
East Bay Community Foundation
Firedoll Foundation
Michael Sullivan
NRG Energy
San Francisco Foundation
SparkPoint (United Way of the Bay Area and others)
Strive for Change Foundation
T.J. Long Foundation
Tipping Point Community
Wells Fargo Foundation
Y & H Soda Foundation

Visionary Council ($5,000-$9,999)
A.D. Seeno Construction
Contra Costa Times
Diablo Country Club Charitable Foundation
Diablo Magazine
George and Anne Birdsong
Harry Tassell
J. Stokes Agency
Junior League of the East Bay
Keller Canyon Mitigation Fund
Kirby Foundation Fund
Lowell Berry Foundation
Temen, Kaiser and Cameron, LLP
United Way of the Bay Area
Wise Construction

Leadership Circle ($2,500-$4,999)
Cheri Smith
Dow Chemical
Jane and Bill Collett

Benefactor ($1,000-$2,499)

Alissa Friedman and Victoria Herzog
Barbara and Mark Kehoe
Charlotte Evans
Cosmetic Dental Spa
Craig Communications
Denise and Ed Silicani
Eileen Birdsong
Future State
Garaventa Enterprises
Jean McCarter
Jerry and Belinda Lucey
Joseph and Lagene Goodreault
Joseph Garaventa
Kaiser Permanente
Lynn and Avner Friedman
Matthew Hart Law
Mechanics Bank
Meryl Natchez and Larry Rafferty
Morrison & Foerster Foundation
Phillips 66
Pittsburg Power Company
Richard and Theresa Kaiser
Sue and Steve George
Summit Financial Group, LLC
Tess McEnulty
USS-POSCO Industries

Partner ($250-$999)

Angela Lowrey
Ashoo and Yvette Vaid
Brianna Burkman and Kenny Robinson
David and Eunice Trumble
Denise Belt and Hal Moore
Dennis and Billie Burkman
Doug Chamberlin and Alison Finch
Dr. Hera Blazer
Ed and Linda Spivey
Ernie Leopold
Gerardo and Sylvia Peniche
Gloria Martin
Gordon and Molly Gravelle
Jan and Reg Monteyne
Janet and David Van Etten
Jean Harris
Jim and Liz Jones
Jim Thayer
Jodi and Bob Weis
Joe and Betty Tupin
John and Judy McNulty
Karon and Michael Kennedy
Kent Headrick
Kevin Coppa
Kevin Finck and Kathy Miller
Laurie and Steve Tennant
Lea Mason
Linda & Clark Colvis
Linda and Ed Best
Linda Vess
Lisette Gozo and Chris Sanford
Marc and Dana Grisham
Mary Erbez
Mary Jane Hargrove
Maurice Van Sickle
Nancy Reuther
Natalie Georgia
Nathan and Melissa Bennett
Norman Cheng
Siau-Hsuan Chen
Steven Lassair
Tom and Rebecca Riley
Tony and Dagmar Jimenez
Tracy Craig
Walter Stewart
Wanda Braddy

Advocate ($100-$249)

Alan Soule
Amanda Avery
Amy and Richard Alanes
Anita and Stanley Soule
Ann and Stuart Lutzker
Becky and Mike Egan
Ben and Carol Lepage
Betty and Jim Stokes
Carol and Bill Dunkle
Catherine and Sandy Warren
Catherine Edwards
Christine and Rick Wise
Claire Marchiano
David and Susan Matson
David Wahl
Deborah Pugh
Diane Nowak
Ellen Osmundson
Gary Beitch
Gerald Dunbar
Grace McKeone
Greg Gable and Alyssa Postlewait
Gregory and Patricia Cellucci
Hal Hershey
Jeff and Glo Johnson
Jeremiah Yu
Joe Bittner and Lori Celoni
John Pacelli
Kathy and Bob Burke
Kathy and Tom Leahy
Katie and Matt Doherty
Kellie Shanahorn
Kevin and Gloria King
Kevin and Laura McCauley
Kevin and Susie Romak
Kris Chase
Krista Juli
Luanna Snider
LuAnne and James Bruner
Lynette and Paul Phillips
Mark and Cha-Cha Hughes
Mark and Kathleen Jones
Mark De La O
Nathan and Ilona Clark
Olorunfunmi Oliyide
Pam and John Elliott
Patty Wintroath
Paul Eilers
Peter and Brenda Hanschen
Peter Raisbeck
Phil and Kitty Lemos
Robert Calkins
Shahram Zaminkhat
Sharon Ahern
Steve Wilcox
Sue and Hale Conklin
Tamara Friedman
Thomas Stucker
Vickie Barclay

Supporter ($1-$99)

Alalie Cano-Calceta
Ann and Gregory Fish
Barbara Madick
Bea & Matt Irvin
Beth and Frank Trafton
Bob and Barbara Gray
Bob and Sally Mehaffey
Bobby Gruela and Sherry Martija
Carlos and Melinda Peniche
Carol and Dan Altwarg
Chans Sengsavath
Christopher Verdugo
Dan and Sharon Flower
Darin Grandfield
David Pontecorvo
Debra Brusatori
Dennis and Kay McCormac
Derek and Athena Lofquist
Diane Donnelly and Chris Eckenroad
Diego Ramirez II
Douglas Chen
Elaine Campbell
Gail and David Offen-Brown
Glenn and Elizabeth Goelz
Grace Chen
Greg Robinson
Habibullah Nawid
Halley Crast
James and Catherine Spicer
Jeff and Jan Schults
Jim and Dianne Chandler
Karol-Lynn Reed
Kate Seminsky
Kimberly Talton
Lauren Kendell
Lauren Van Ham
Lee and Carolin Pezzola
Linda and Kris Sorensen
Margarethe Harper
Maribel Rosas
Marites Bongolan
Martha Nulk
Orin Allen
Rachel Schrader
Rich Berger
Robert and Irmgard Kaiser
Robert Kennedy
Ron and Sharon Brown
Ron Fugazzi
Sally Gray
Sonya Bynum
Terri Muscat
Terri Robinson
Theodora Wallace
Thuy Le
Timothy Carlisle
Tricia and Bob Boos
Victor Palomino
Wendi Asuncion

Andrea Spicer
GWF Power Systems
Juan Chen-Olsen and Dave Olsen
Lianne Gill
Lynn and Avner Friedman
Mary Thomas
Office of Supervisor Federal Glover
Shirley Sanders
Terrance Williams

Pro Bono and In-Kind Support
Microsoft (via TechSoup)
Morgan, Lewis
Vertical Response


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We have rewarding volunteer opportunities at all levels of involvement and expertise. We are grateful to envelope-stuffers, volunteer trainers, and pro bono professionals alike.

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Opportunity Junction’s programs help struggling job-seekers transform themselves into breadwinners and role models.

> Job Training and Placement
> SparkPoint Career Development
> Technology Center
> Do-It-Yourself Tax Assistance

For Alumni

Job Training and Placement Program alumni are eligible for:

> Alumni Council
> Employment Incentives
> Active Job Seekers Program