Boys to men Bay area

launch party / fundraiser!

Thank you for attending our Boys to Men Virtual Launch Party Fundraiser on March 28th! As a volunteer-powered organization, we are able to mentor many boys because of supporters like you! If you missed it, keep reading.

The evening entailed short talks, performances and even meaningful breakout activities where attendees came together to learn more about the Boy Crisis, the toxic impacts of Patriarchy, and the value of Rites of Passage work in our communities.

The evening opened a spoken word piece by Bill Amatneek titled “Boy to Man” from his soon to be released anthology titled “Heart of a Man: Men’s Stories for Women”, slated for publication in the second quarter of this year.

Next, Warren Farrell shared about the nature of the Boy Crisis, many of the causes and “myths” around toxic masculinity, as well as his experience starting The Initiative for the White House Council for Boys and Men. He also offered some clear predictions if the current boy crisis is left unaddressed.

Our last speaker was Frederick Marx, founder of Warrior Films and director of the 1994 ground breaking film “Hoop Dreams” (as well as a number of other films) presented a clip from his upcoming documentary “Boy Becomes Man” followed by a talk about his 25+ yrs. experience in the movement.

donor wall!

A BIG THANK YOU to all of our donors

who made our event possible for effectively fundraising $9,400!

Andrew Lipnick

Christian Marting

Dave Walcott

Feargal Walsh

Hana Pruzansky

Jacob Lalezari

James Foster

Jeanne Falla

Katherine Best

Klaudeen Shemirani

Liza Walkup

Mark Sutton

Marshal McKitrick

Michael Bonahan

Parth Savla

Rinku Kapadia

Scott Hannesfahr

Taylor Lahey

Thary Duong

William Triggs

Matching Donor: Ernie McNabb

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Fundraiser Talks Below

This is a recording of our Welcome and meaningful Closing Remarks.

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In 2001, Bill Amatneek guest-edited an issue of Storytelling Magazine, one he called The Men’s Issue. It comprised eleven stories by men of the storytelling revival movement about...

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Dr. Warren Farrell has been chosen by the Financial Times as one of the world’s top 100 thought leaders. His books are published in over 50 countries, and in 19 languages.

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Frederick Marx is an internationally acclaimed, Oscar and Emmy nominated director/writer with 40 years in the film business. He was named a Chicago Tribune Artist of...

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See our full event recording which includes our opening remarks, all speakers' talks, as well as closing remarks from our donor!

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Coupled with inspiring talks from pioneers in the field, was also a fundraising effort to support our continued efforts this year in training mentors and supporting more school circles.

If you are thinking about giving,

now is the time!

Our fundraising goal for the evening was $2,500 with a generous matching donation of the same. With YOUR HELP, we collectively raised: $2,198.00.

Due to the energy, connection and inspiration during the event our donor has graciously chosen to increase his commitment. All donations received through May 1, 2020 will be matched (up to $5,000) through a generous gift from an anonymous donor!

Make a one-time or monthly donation online today:

Thank you again for supporting our work with Boys to Men Bay Area.