Children and Youth

United Way Gala Oct. 20

United Way Gala sets the stage for 12 Days of Giving
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United Way of San Benito County’s annual Gala event will be held at The Barn in Tres Pinos, Oct. 20.  The evening will be filled with dining, local wines and music and is a major annual event for the nonprofit. The elegant occasion sets the stage for  the 2018 United Way support for local nonprofits.

The United Way has three main areas of focus, youth success, family financial planning and good health. United Way recently provided “Community Investments Grants” going to 25 local nonprofits, including $1,000 for Benitolink’s millennial skill building program for teens or young adults.

The Gala event donations will provide matching funds for the 12 Days of Giving, a fundraiser for four essential services nonprofits running from Dec 1 through Dec. 12.

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Leslie David

Leslie David is a Bay Area independent reporter/producer and is a BenitoLink founding board member. She has produced for radio, television, newspaper and magazines in both California and Wyoming. She was with KRON-TV News in San Francisco as camera-woman, editor and field producer, where she won the Commonwealth Club's Thomas Storke Award with Linda Yee for their series on the Aids Epidemic. She started as a small market news reporter shooting her own 16mm film at KEYT-TV Santa Barbara. Leslie lives on a ranch with her family in San Benito County.