The Lamplighter Awards were created in 2018 as a way to honor community members and/or organizations that devote their time, talent, and expertise to serve the public good and make significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to society’s well-being. 

In the Jewish tradition, the Lamplighter signifies a person who is lighting the path for others;  a person who is creating the spark which ignites the light for others. In igniting that light they are helping others find the ability to assist their community.   



COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION: Liz Gibboney, CEO, Partnership HealthPlan of California



HEALTH: Dignity Health, St. Joseph's Medical Center

SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY: Tessa Stecker, MD, Kaiser Permanente







Ari Ramos, MPH

College of Education and Health Sciences


Saad Sultan, Pharm.D

College of Pharmacy


James M. Wilson, DO, LT, MC (FS/FMF), USNR

College of Osteopathic Medicine





The Touro Bull Award honors those who display the noble, unbeatable spirit

of the Touro Bull. This unique honor recognizes a standout few whose heartfelt

championing of others ties our rich and diverse community together.



With keynote address by:


Eleni Kounalakis

Lieutenant Governor, State of California


5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception │ 6:00 p.m. Dinner and Program

Cocktail Attire


FARRAGUT INN: 1310 Club Drive, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA 94592


Sponsorships Available


For more information call 707.638.5272

All proceeds from this event support our diversity student scholarships 





Raise Your Glasses

Visit Napa’s breathtaking Vineyard 29 for a private library tour and tasting for six guests. Take in the hillside view where the land yields a powerfully concentrated cabernet sauvignon tempered by markedly floral, velvet elegance and explosive aromatics. Package comes with one magnum bottle of Cru 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon. Chuck and Anne McMinn


Cook Out at Gracie's

The world looks better with a plate of bar-b-que. Bring everyone together with a family feast for 20, and make the reunion come to you. From corn bread to coleslaw, Gracie’s Family Bar-B-Que has your back. Gracie’s Family Bar-B-Que


12 Months of Dessert

Give yourself a reason to celebrate by making 2020 your sweetest year yet. Enjoy a custom baked treat every month. Cake. Cake Pops. Tarts. Pies. Whatever your reason, plan for a tasty seasons. Serves 8-10. Each concoction comes with a bottle of Wooden Valley wine. You know, for the lactose intolerant. Brigit Perez and Amit Pal


Winemakers Dinner for 10

Watch the good times flow like wine at the Vino Godfather Mansion on Mare Island. Each taste comes selectively paired with the winery’s bold reds and crisp whites. Become part of the family tradition with laughter and warm hearts. Vino Godfather Winery 


I'll Be Back

This killer machine can be yours to guard not just your home, but your very future. “Come with me if you want to wow your guests.” Recycled metal comes to big screen life from Kalifano art studio. Shelley Berkley


Celebrate the Golden State

Hear the sneakers hit the court as you and three of your closest fans see the Golden State Warriors take on the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Center. Cheer on our champions! Saturday, December 28 at 5:30 PM. Section 117, Row 4, Seats 6-9. Includes two Parking Passes for 150 Warriors Way Garage. City National Bank


JaM Out!

Get your six backstage tasting passes to the rocking JaM Cellars Wine and Music Studio. Sit back with the easy-to-love wines of JaM Cellars while chilling out to a state-of-the-art sound system and classic vinyl collection. The party continues to a VIP tasting at the John Anthony Vineyards Church Vineyard! Comes with two bottles of JaM’s Toast Brut. JaM Cellars


The Culinary Delights of Foley Wines

Your adventure begins with an amuse-bouche of organically farmed produce freshly sourced from the Foley estate gardens. From there, take a journey through rich agricultural heritage with a four course farm-to-fork tasting of exquisite estate wines paired carefully with vibrant culinary offerings. Afterwards, carry the bounty home with a mixed case of Chalk Hill Estate wines. Foley Wines


Bring your Iron!  Golf and Dinner for Seven at Green Valley Country Club

Enjoy golf for seven at Green Valley Country Club in Fairfield with dinner to follow. From charcuterie and drinks to a gorgeous steak dinner with chili, the evening will be one for the books. Bring you’re a game; winners eat steak while the losers eat chili! Time and date to be mutually arranged. Michael Coan and Andrea Garcia



Stunning Necklaces Designed by Dee Berkley Jewelry


Heads or Tails

Embrace change with this twin set of gold coin necklaces (Dutch) joined together by hammered rings. A cheerful old world style made new.


Midnight Purple

Stand out while wearing a necklace of individually cut purple beads that shine darkly into the night. Let’s dance.


A Cloud of Dreams

Make your wishes come true while wearing a fine-cut trio of beaded bracelets with variegated rose, moss, and cornflower. Crystal and wishbone embellishment, just for you.




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Lamplighter Gala & Awards 2019
Diversity Scholarship Fundraiser
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM
Attendees: 1 $ 180.00 ea.

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