Fall Luncheon
A Conversation on Courage:
Helping kids build resilience during a school year like no other

Virtual Event
Tuesday, October 13

11:45 – 12:00pm PDT Virtual Tables
12:00pm PDT Event


Please join the Child Mind Institute for a virtual luncheon, A Conversation on Courage, on October 13, 2020 at 12:00pm PDT to hear about our efforts to help kids in the Bay Area build resilience and thrive this school year.  

The pandemic has changed our lives in so many ways. There’s no denying that this is a uniquely difficult time, but you don’t have to go through it alone. The Child Mind Institute is here to help.

Your support of this luncheon will help us ensure that we can continue to be there for all children and families amid today’s uncertainty. Thanks to the generosity of Child Mind Institute Board Member Linnea Roberts, every dollar raised through October 13 will be matched, doubling the impact of your support!


We will be joined by Gina Sudaria, Superintendent at Ravenswood City School District, W. Thomas Boyce, MD, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at UCSF, 2020 Child Mind Institute Sarah Gund Distinguished Scientist and author of The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive, and Carolyn Moriarty, Clinical Social Worker, Student Success Program at the Child Mind Institute, San Francisco Bay Area, to hear about the challenges schools are facing and explore ways to help children and families navigate every child’s needs this year.

Please reserve your virtual seat by making a generous donation to support children in need. A member of our team will follow up with details on how to tune in to the event.


Examples of how your gift can make a difference:

$300 – Virtual Friend Ticket

Sponsors 12 students to attend a digital social emotional skill-building workshop.

$500 – Virtual Supporter Ticket

Allows 10 teachers to participate in an educator stress management workshop.

$1,000 – Virtual Leader Ticket

Supports the development of free, bilingual evidence-based resources on children’s mental health for educators and families.

$5,000 – Virtual Friend Table

Provides a comprehensive mental health and learning evaluation for one child through our Healthy Brain Network study, including information required to request an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) at school.

$10,000 – Virtual Supporter Table

Allows the Student Success Program to develop and translate grief and COVID-19 recovery guides into 10 languages and to distribute the guides to 400 schools.

$15,000 – Virtual Leader Table

Provides financial aid for three children who would otherwise be unable to access care to receive a full course of treatment at the Child Mind Institute.

Other Amount

A donation amount of your choosing supports the life-changing work of the Child Mind Institute.


Pledge Your Gift Today

A member of our team will follow up with you to confirm your payment and registration details.

Please contact us with any questions, including whether your employer will match your contribution.

West Coast Advisory Council

Megan and Harris Barton
Cori Bates
Ashlie Beringer
Devon Briger
Lisa Brooke
Suzanne Crandall
Stacy Denman
Abby Durban
Liz Laffont
Karen and Ronnie Lott
Andrea McTamaney
Linnea Roberts
Jennifer Sills
Christine Tanona
Angelique Wilson

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor


Contact Cristina Pantell at Cristina.Pantell@childmind.org or 646.625.4417