News

OFFICIAL Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation and FOG Rally

Discussion in 'California & Nevada (Northern)' started by SFFerrari, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. SFFerrari

    SFFerrari Karting

    Jul 21, 2013
    172
    San Francisco
    Full Name:
    LanceD
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. Need4Spd

    Need4Spd F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Feb 24, 2007
    6,095
    Silicon Valley
  4. SFFerrari

    SFFerrari Karting

    Jul 21, 2013
    172
    San Francisco
    Full Name:
    LanceD
    Image Unavailable, Please Login On the 2019 FOG Rally to Yosemite ... gorgeous views ... gorgeous weather ... with a great group of people for a truly worthwhile cause ... Make-A-Wish!
     
    Apollo 11, milanojess and Tamahal like this.
  5. Tamahal

    Tamahal Formula Junior

    Mar 8, 2019
    460
    Full Name:
    TAMAHAL
    BrettC likes this.
  6. To remove this ad click here.

  7. BrettC

    BrettC Formula 3

    Aug 13, 2012
    1,325
    Calif
    Full Name:
    Brett
    Tamahal likes this.
  8. Itzkirb

    Itzkirb F1 Veteran

    Apr 30, 2005
    5,237
    SF Bay Area
    Full Name:
    Kirby
  9. Itzkirb

    Itzkirb F1 Veteran

    Apr 30, 2005
    5,237
    SF Bay Area
    Full Name:
    Kirby
    PinoyP, Tamahal and milanojess like this.
  10. SFFerrari

    SFFerrari Karting

    Jul 21, 2013
    172
    San Francisco
    Full Name:
    LanceD
    The 2019 FOG Rally is officially 'in the books". We are proud to announce that this year's Rally was the most successful in our history! Through the generous support of our sponsors and donors, Rally driver and participants, and the Greater Bay Area Ferrari Community we were able to donate $395,000 to Make-A-Wish chapters in California.
    · Having met our goal to fund 35 wishes in honor of their 35th anniversary, we presented Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area a check for $350,000.
    · In recognition of their support in hosting Meet and Greet events the last two years, we presented Make-a-Wish Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada a check for $25,000.
    · On the Rally, Joe Keon, FOCF Chairman and Founder was surprised with a special gift in recognition of his years of service and many contributions to the FOG Rally and the Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation. As a result, on his behalf, we presented Make-A-Wish with an additional check for $20,000.

    This brings the total of our donations to Make-A-Wish to $1,845,000 resulting in more than 185 children with critical illnesses receiving wishes.

    And, this brings the total of our donations to Greater Bay Area charities to over $2,000,000 since 2011!


    We want to thank our sponsors and donors, Rally drivers and participants, guests and supporters, members of the FOCF community, and members of the Greater Bay Area Ferrari community. Without you this would not have been possible!
     
    Need4Spd and milanojess like this.
  11. To remove this ad click here.

  12. SFFerrari

    SFFerrari Karting

    Jul 21, 2013
    172
    San Francisco
    Full Name:
    LanceD
    We are proud to present to you the 2019 FOG Rally film. For those of you who were on the Rally, we hope it will remind of you of the fun, excitement and charity we shared. And for those of you who have yet to be a part of the FOG Rally, we hope it will serve to entice you to join us in 2020!

    We would also like to take this opportunity to once again acknowledge our sponsors, Rally drivers and participants, and the FOCF community. Through your generosity, commitment, and collective efforts we've been able to give children renewed strength to fight their illnesses, bring families closer together and change lives. Thank you!

    We invite you now to experience the 2019 FOG Rally (2019 FOG Rally Film):

    And, stay tuned for information about the 2020 FOG Rally to Santa Barbara! We hope you will join us!!
     
    Need4Spd and milanojess like this.
  13. ScudMarks

    ScudMarks Formula Junior
    Rossa Subscribed Classified Subscribed

    Jan 22, 2018
    302
    Bay Area, CA
    Full Name:
    Matthew Mauer
    Very well done.
     
  14. Tamahal

    Tamahal Formula Junior

    Mar 8, 2019
    460
    Full Name:
    TAMAHAL
  15. SFFerrari

    SFFerrari Karting

    Jul 21, 2013
    172
    San Francisco
    Full Name:
    LanceD
  16. Way2fast

    Way2fast Formula 3

    May 24, 2006
    2,065
    Santa Barbara County
    Full Name:
    Sam
    The FCA has the Vandenberg AFB Exotic car show on Sat Sept 26th

    Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
     
  17. SFFerrari

    SFFerrari Karting

    Jul 21, 2013
    172
    San Francisco
    Full Name:
    LanceD
    PM SENT. TX
     
  18. SFFerrari

    SFFerrari Karting

    Jul 21, 2013
    172
    San Francisco
    Full Name:
    LanceD
  19. SFFerrari

    SFFerrari Karting

    Jul 21, 2013
    172
    San Francisco
    Full Name:
    LanceD
    Hi Everyone,

    During this time of unprecedented uncertainty we hope this communication finds you and your family safe and healthy.

    Although the 2020 FOG Rally is still some months away, we want you to know we are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and the related governmental requirements and recommendations. As a result, while we are judiciously moving forward with planning and preparation for the Rally, we’ve decided to postpone early registration. We will review this decision in mid-April and then determine the appropriate next steps.

    It is our sincere hope this pandemic will soon be brought under control, our lives can return to a new normal, and we can come together to celebrate a decade of making a difference for kids.

    Executive Committee
    on behalf of the Board of Directors
     
    SVCalifornia likes this.
  20. SFFerrari

    SFFerrari Karting

    Jul 21, 2013
    172
    San Francisco
    Full Name:
    LanceD
    April 9, 2020

    Hi Everyone,

    We hope you and your family continue to be safe and healthy as we follow the statewide, mandatory shelter-in-place order and do what we can to flatten the curve of this terrible COVID-19 virus.

    Since we expect further local and state announcements in May, we've decided to continue to postpone early registration for the 2020 FOG Rally. In the meantime, we are continuing to work on preparations for the Rally while also exploring other options if we are not able to proceed as planned.

    We look forward to the time when this pandemic is under control, we are able to enjoy our lives in the 'new normal', and we can come together to celebrate a decade of making a difference for kids.

    Executive Committee
    on behalf of the Board of Directors
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
    SVCalifornia likes this.
  21. SFFerrari

    SFFerrari Karting

    Jul 21, 2013
    172
    San Francisco
    Full Name:
    LanceD
    May 20, 2020

    Dear FOCF Community,

    We’ve been looking forward to celebrating the 10th Anniversary 2020 FOG Rally with you this September and wish we were writing to let you know registration was now open. However, we are disappointed we cannot gather with you to celebrate this milestone in 2020. Given the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic and our concern for the health and safety of everyone involved, the Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 FOG Rally and postpone our 10th anniversary celebration until 2021.

    The10th Anniversary 2021 FOG Rally, celebrating a decade of making a difference in the lives of kids, will now take place September 23rd to 26th, 2021. The Launch Party at Menlo Circus Club in Atherton and our destination to Ritz Carlton - Bacara in Santa Barbara remain unchanged. In the months ahead we will be working to understand what will be possible so that we can make your 10th Anniversary 2021 FOG Rally experience truly memorable.

    SAVE THE DATE!

    We hope you and your family, your friends and colleagues continue to be safe and well.

    Executive Committee
    on behalf of the Board of Directors
     
  22. SFFerrari

    SFFerrari Karting

    Jul 21, 2013
    172
    San Francisco
    Full Name:
    LanceD
    May 21, 2020

    Dear FOCF Community,

    Just as the pandemic is impacting the annual FOG Rally, it is also impacting the Rally’s beneficiaries - kids and their families in the Greater Bay Area. Unlike us, they can’t wait. They need help now. We believe the strong camaraderie and proven generosity of the FOCF Community place us in a unique position to respond. As a result, today we are launching the FOCF COVID-19 Relief for Children and Families campaign. The goal of this campaign is to raise $30,000 in 30 days and then quickly distribute it to local organizations where our donation will make a direct and immediate impact.

    These are three ways you can help:

    1. Donate Now (https://focf.tofinoauctions.com/covid19relief/give/index). To increase the impact of your gift, the Board of Directors will match the first $10,000 raised, effectively doubling the value of your donation of any amount until this milestone is reached.

    2. Nominate local organizations in immediate need of help by emailing us at: info@fogrally.com. Share your knowledge of your community to identify where we can have the maximum direct impact and make a real difference.

    3. Tell others. Share the link to the campaign. Post on social media. The more people who become involved, the greater our chance of success.

    For more information click here: COVID-19 Relief for Children and Families Campaign (https://focf.tofinoauctions.com/covid19relief/homepages/show)

    We want to thank you again for your past support of the FOG Rally which has made it possible for FOCF to donate over $2M to help kids and make a difference in our community. Now, we are asking you to make it possible for us to help even more children and families through this direct appeal campaign. We are deeply grateful for all you have done and anything more you can do.

    We hope you and your family, your friends and colleagues continue to be safe and well.

    Executive Committee
    on behalf of the Board of Directors
     
  23. SFFerrari

    SFFerrari Karting

    Jul 21, 2013
    172
    San Francisco
    Full Name:
    LanceD
    May 27, 2020 ..

    One Week . Two Grants . Three Needs Met ....

    Thank you for your initial response to the COVID-19 Relief for Children and Families campaign to raise $30,000 in 30 days. Today we are announcing our first gifts of $3,000 each to Larkin Street Youth Services and Napa Valley New Deal! These gifts will truly have a direct and immediate impact on children and families in the Greater Bay Area.

    Larkin Street Youth Services was nominated by Joe Keon and had been initially selected as a designated charity for the 2020 FOG Rally. Our gift of $3,000 represents $1,500 from your donations and a $1,500 dollar-for-dollar match from the FOCF Board. This gift will provide food and groceries for 30 youth for up to two weeks; 100% of our contribution will go directly to young people who need it most. The pandemic puts into sharp relief how vulnerable those experiencing homelessness are in this country. It is hard to shelter-in-place, stock up on food, or even wash your hands with no permanent roof over your head. The impact on young people has been particularly severe: nearly 50% of employed youth Larkin Street serves have been either laid off, furloughed, or had their hours sharply reduced. To ensure these youth can meet their basic needs, including food and groceries, Larkin Street is distributing Safeway gift cards to youth they serve.

    Napa Valley New Deal was nominated by Tony Abdulmassih. Our gift of $3,000 represents $1,500 from your donations and a $1,500 dollar-for-dollar match from the FOCF Board. This gift will provide 300 meals to children and families in Napa Valley; 100% of our contribution will go directly for low-income families suffering extreme financial hardship. Prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, 42% of St. Helena Unified School District’s students qualified for free and reduced lunch. Since the Covid-19 mandatory stay-at-home orders, this community has experienced a very troubling 500% increase in need. Currently, Napa County school districts are providing Grab-and-Go breakfasts and lunches five days a week. Napa Valley New Deal, a volunteer-led group, is augmenting this with dinners during St. Helena Unified School District’s daily distributions. Children receive healthy, delicious meals prepared by the staff of participating restaurants, who in some cases are able to remain employed due to their participation in this program. The portions are generous – often enough to feed children and their parents for more than one night. These well-balanced, tasty meals are made by professional cooks working in commercial kitchens, using the highest safety standards.
    We promised you this campaign will be different due to our focus on speed, engagement, impact - and communication. You will receive a weekly report so you know who is receiving our gifts and how they will make a difference.

    Although we are off to a great start, your help is still needed:

    1. Donate. Any amount. The Board will match the first $10,000 in donations, effectively doubling the value of your gift.
    2. Nominate. Tell us about an organization - no matter how small - where you believe our donation can make a direct and immediate impact. The Board's Giving Committee (Tony Abdulmassih, Chris Dolan and Evan Shone) will take it from there.
    3. Share. Tell as many people as possible.

    To DONATE AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: COVID-19 Relief for Children and Families Campaign

    We hope you and your family, your friends and colleagues continue to be safe and well as we navigate these unprecedented times together.

    Executive Committee
    (Tony Abdulmassih, Chris Dolan, Lance Dublin, Ed Peggs, Jeff Peterson, and Brenda van Camp)
    on behalf of the Board of Directors
     
    EP328 likes this.
  24. SFFerrari

    SFFerrari Karting

    Jul 21, 2013
    172
    San Francisco
    Full Name:
    LanceD
    June 3, 2020

    Two weeks. Four grants. Many needs met. More to do!

    Dear FOCF Community,

    Our newly launched COVID-19 Relief for Children and Families Campaign is meeting with immediate success! We appreciate each and every donation we’ve received; thank you. As a result of your generosity and kindness, today we are able to announce two additional gifts of $3,000 each to help more children and families in the Greater Bay Area.

    It's not too late to help. Your donation - of any amount - will truly make a difference in enabling us to raise $30,000 in 30 days!

    DONATE NOW to COVID-19 Relief for Children and Families

    This week's grants:
    Palo Alto Community Fund (PACF) was nominated by Len Ely. Our gift of $3,000 represents $1,500 from your donations and a $1,500 dollar-for-dollar match from the FOCF Board. This gift will make it possible for 15 families to avoid having to choose between buying groceries or covering other living expenses such as rent or a mortgage; 100% of our contribution will go directly to families who need it most.

    Through PACF, a group of self-organized Palo Alto Unified School District parents - also known as “The Squad” - have come together to provide direct financial relief to families struggling due to COVID-19 and the shelter in place order. With the gift cards they provide families can purchase basic life needs such as food, gas and/or medicine. To date, they've delivered gift cards to over 500 families who live in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and other neighboring cities.

    Edgewood Center for Children and Families was nominated by Chris Dolan and Tony Abdulmassih. Our gift of $3,000 represents $1,500 from your donations and a $1,500 dollar-for-dollar match from the FOCF Board. This gift will provide gift-cards, food, and care packages to meet the basic needs of Bay Area children, youth and families; 100% of our contribution will go directly where it can have the most impact now.

    For 169 years, San Francisco's Edgewood Center for Children and Families has helped low-income children, youth and their families through earthquakes, fires, depressions, recessions, and world wars. Today’s pandemic and social unrest is no different and, as a result, Edgewood is meeting the most basic needs of vulnerable populations hardest hit by these traumatic events. Specifically, they are providing: gift cards to pay for necessities needed to address isolation and food insecurity during the Shelter in Place order; emergency care packages containing food, clothing and personal hygiene items to support Transition Age Youth (mainly former foster children) experiencing homelessness and marginal housing such as living in cars or on couches; and, a dedicated Food Bank to ensure access to food through https://focf.tofinoauctions.com/covid19relief/homepages/showpick-up locations and household delivery in the event they are unable to make it to the grocery store or need to avoid the risk of infection caused by standing in long crowded food lines.

    In addition to making a donation, you can help by: 1) nominating an organization where you feel our donation will have a direct and immediate impact by emailing us at info@fogrally.com; and, 2) reaching out to your family, friends and colleagues to let them know about the campaign and how they can help. For more information, click below:
    COVID-19 Relief for Children and Families Campaign

    We hope you and your family, your friends and colleagues continue to be safe and well as we navigate these unprecedented times together.

    Executive Committee
    (Tony Abdulmassih, Chris Dolan, Lance Dublin, Ed Peggs, Jeff Peterson, and Brenda van Camp)
    on behalf of the Board of Directors
    June 3, 2020
     
  25. SFFerrari

    SFFerrari Karting

    Jul 21, 2013
    172
    San Francisco
    Full Name:
    LanceD
    June 11, 2020

    Image Unavailable, Please Login
    Today we are announcing a very special opportunity for you to have fun with friends, taste fine wines, hear stories from Hollywood ... all while also helping children and families. Golden Globe Award winning actor Kyle MacLachlan - you might know him from Twin Peaks, Portlandia, Dune, Blue Velvet, and Sex in the City - is inviting a limited number of guests to join him for an exclusive, virtual wine tasting featuring three wines from his winery, Pursued by Bear on Tuesday, June 30th at 7:00pm.


    Image Unavailable, Please Login
    Your $500 registration includes three 750ml bottles of wine - Cabernet, Syrah and Rose - shipped directly to your home. And separately you will receive a personal link to attend from the comfort of your own home on one streaming device.

    You may open the bottle of your choice or all three. Kyle will walk you through the tasting notes on each of the wines and then spend time engaging with you in an informal Q&A moderated by wine aficionado and long-time FOCF community member, Bob Salk.

    Image Unavailable, Please Login


    Date: June 30th
    Time: 7:00pm
    Registration: $500
    Attendance is limited.
    Registration closes on June 22nd.

    https://focf.tofinoauctions.com/tasting2020/homepages/show

    PLEASE PASS THIS INVITATION ALONG TO FRIENDS/COLLEAGUES YOU FEEL WILL BE INTERESTED!
     
    EP328 likes this.

Share This Page