2017 ROOF Community Excellence Award

Vanessa Bergmark, Red Oak Realty & Patrica Reedy, Luna Dance Institue

Vanessa Bergmark, Red Oak Realty & Patrica Reedy, Luna Dance Institue

The ROOF Community Excellence Award recognizes individuals who have shown their long-term commitment to their community through their life's work. The passionate service and devotion exemplified in their work is an example to us all. 

In February 2017, Red Oak Opportunity Foundation (ROOF) presented the $10,000 Community Excellence Award to Patricia Reedy, the founder and director of Teaching & Learning at Luna Dance Institute. Patricia founded Luna Dance Institute 25 years ago in Oakland. Now located in Berkeley, the nationally acclaimed dance education organization is dedicated to bringing creativity, equity and community to every child’s life through the art of dance. View the complete list of 2017 grantees here.

ROOF helps local charities who help residents of the East Bay.

For over 30 years, ROOF gave grants to smaller local charitable organizations which do not receive significant funding from other sources through annual grant-making. Our goal was to make a significant and observable contribution to the aims and objectives of those organizations.

Established in 1985 by Red Oak Realty, the organization has distributed grants totaling more than $1,170,000. Located in the East Bay of the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, ROOF partners with our local non-profits to make a difference. 

As of January, 2017 ROOF is a major donor to the Oakland/Berkeley Association of Realtors Community Fund. In this way, ROOF joins with our local community of Realtors in recognizing and supporting local non-profits.

If you are interested in receiving grant support from OBAR, please go to http://oaklandberkeleyaor.com/community/community-funds/

ROOF continues to give Community Excellence Awards to local non-profit leaders.  We limit our attention to only those who have been nominated by someone from our pool of invited nominators.  

Your contribution is welcome!  Contributions to ROOF come from Red Oak Realty agents, Red Oak Realty staff, clients, business associates, friends and people like you who want to help your local neighbors. ROOF is a 501c(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, so all donations to ROOF are tax deductible. 

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