16th Annual California Wine Classic Palace Hotel, Garden Court
Join us for a festive evening of wine tasting, dinner, dessert, plus live and silent auctions.
Friday, April 26, 2013 Palace Hotel 2 New Montgomery St. San Francisco CA 94105 Garden Court 6pm-10pm
2013 Champion of Hope Jen Rainin, President of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation
In 1997, Jen Rainin was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a disease that also afflicted her father, Kenneth Rainin. Over the years, she has provided ongoing support to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America and with her father helped establish the Center for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease at UC San Francisco. She is a former member of the Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease Institute’s Leadership Board. She has dedicated her life to raising awareness about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and improving the lives of those suffering by leading the Kenneth Rainin Foundation's generous support of transformative IBD research.
As President of the Rainin Foundation, Jen has created several grants programs designed to support “out-of-the-box” innovative research projects that are potentially transformative to our efforts to diagnose, treat and/or cure IBD. Under Jen’s guidance, the Rainin Foundation launched the annual KRF Innovations Symposium, designed to bring together leading authorities in a variety of fields to initiate and encourage scientific dialogues that will expand our horizons, promote the development of new ideas and insights, and foster collaborations to speed innovations in our knowledge and in patient care for IBD.
Through the Foundation, Jen also supports education in Oakland and the arts in the Bay Area. She is focused on ensuring that that all Oakland’s students are reading at or above grade-level by the end of third grade by providing high-quality preschool opportunities and supporting a city-wide collective impact initiative. Jen also champions local dance and theater organizations and works to help stabilize the presence of arts organizations in the mid-Market corridor. In partnership with the San Francisco Film Society, Jen also supports the Bay Area independent filmmaking community.
You can still support our efforts by making a donation to our Fund-A-Need.Funds raised will go towards CCFA's
mission to find a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to
improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.
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