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Sponsors/Auction Donations



Deadline November 1, 2020


​Sara Furrer


For more details and opportunities

Shining Light on Mental Health has been our mission since our founders first realized that loved ones with mental illness were not getting the help they needed. Since then, through the support of generous donors, SolMateo has raised over $2.6 million for critical programs benefiting those members of our community dealing with homelessness, mental illness, and thoughts of suicide.

This year our fundraising efforts will be more important than ever. Our partner agencies have seen a dramatic increase in client requests for mental health services, housing, and calls from youth experiencing depression. In August, the Centers for Disease Control reported over 25% of respondents 18-24 years had seriously considered suicide in the prior 30 days. Additionally, our partner agencies have been forced to reallocate funds typically spent on housing assistance, wellness programs and answering crisis calls to cover COVID 19 compliance mandates. This has put extraordinary financial stress on the agencies. Please join us in making our community’s mental health a priority this holiday season.


Here is how you can help...      Sponsor, Donate, Create, Participate!


  • Become an Event Sponsor at any level

  • Make a Donation – auction item or monetary

  • Enter our Gingerbread House Contest

  • Bid on Online Silent and Premier Auction items from November 27–December 4

  • Tune in to the Virtual Live Event on Friday, December 4 at 5pm

All Proceeds Benefit

Mental Health Association of San Mateo County (MHA)

StarVista's Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center (CISPC)

Together, we can continue to build on the foundation that began in 1976, by ensuring community members with mental illnesses have the resources they need to navigate through these uncertain times. On behalf of SolMateo and the agencies we support, thank you for your consideration and support. Visit for more details or email

Special thanks to our 2020 Event Supporters

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Ruth Shannon Studios

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Donna & Eric Colson

Hirth Family

Catherine & Thomas Maloney -

    In Honor of Eric Benson

Robert & Marion Oster

Dierdre & Eric Zimits

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