The entrance to The Redwoods, at top, along with Vera Meislin and Penny Wright, co-chairs of fundraising event on Nov. 5.

The Redwoods, the Mill Valley nonprofit treasure that has provided nondenominational residence and multi-faceted support for seniors for nearly five decades, is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a gala on Saturday, November 5 at 5pm at The Seminary in Strawberry. Longtime residents and community supporters Vera Meislin and Penny Wright are set to co-chair the fundraising event that will include a cocktail reception with live Jazz, a sit-down dinner, brief presentation, music and dancing featuring DJ Seven. 

The evening “will be a joyous celebration honoring the founders, community leaders, supporters, residents, families, friends and team members who did so much over the last 50+ years to make The Redwoods the gem it is today,” says The Redwoods CEO and and Mill Valley Chamber President Hunter Moore, who recently was named the recipient of a 2022 Impact Award by Vistage, the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. “This year’s fundraising focus will be on completing the final portions of the revitalization of the campus, which will modernize the Redwoods to meet the needs of residents for many years to come.”  

Grace Hughes, owner of Marin Airporter, has committed at a Premier Benefactor level as a match gift to encourage others to contribute. “I am so honored to be a part of The Redwoods’ Golden Anniversary celebrations this year,” Hughes says. “Our community has been enriched by the presence of residents of The Redwoods which has provided a loving, supportive and stimulating environment for those who seek the very best in retirement housing. I am looking forward to supporting their activities and programs for years to come.”


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