CoBiz hosting festive fundraiser for local girls and women

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Downtown day of fun raises funds for girls and women of color
CoBiz Richmond is a state-of-the-art coworking space and business incubator located at 1503 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond.

By Kathy Chouteau

Girl empowerment is the goal when Project MARC 25 (Making a Real Commitment) hosts its “Annual Community Fundraiser” Saturday, May 18 from 1-5 p.m. at CoBiz Richmond, Inc.

The day of giving back supports Project MARC 25’s work providing comprehensive life skills, mentoring services and support services to 100 girls and women throughout Richmond and West Contra Costa County. The event will also see the nonprofit launch its 2024-2025 program year.

The fundraiser offers the community the chance to come out to CoBiz for fun activities, live music and delicious food. Tickets can also be purchased online ($20/10 tickets) for a Grand Prize raffle with a $500 take home.

“We are dreaming big, gathering in celebration and hope you come in support of our initiatives,” said organizers.

Ultimately, the organization said it envisions a world where girls and women of color live self-sufficient lives and are empowered via the skills development, mentorship and unwavering support it provides.

General admission to the fundraiser is free, but RSVPs and donations can be made here.

CoBiz Richmond, Inc. is a nonprofit that offers a modern work space, business insights, networking opportunities and more, at 1503 Macdonad Ave., Suite A (on the ground level of the BART parking garage).

CoBiz is a project of eQuip Richmond, a multi-year $10 million investment from Chevron Richmond that funds strategies to encourage small business development, prepare residents for the workforce and create pathways to sustainable, living wages and careers in growth industries.