Healthcare Foundation Hosts Annual Fundraiser, July 9, 2022

On July 9, the Healthcare Foundation will host NOCHE DE AMOR, a benefit for community health.


Healdsburg, CA — The Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County will host its annual celebration and fundraiser, this year titled NOCHE DE AMOR, in support of its granting and programming designed to eliminate health inequities in northern Sonoma County.

NOCHE DE AMOR, a benefit for community health, will take place outdoors on Saturday, July 9, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm in the beautiful piazza of Healdsburg’s Bacchus Landing and will feature live music by Jesús Díaz y Su QBA, led by the acclaimed Cuban-born percussionist and vocalist, as well as an assortment of tempting Latin-inspired dishes and drinks from local purveyors. The festive night will also feature a fund-a-need opportunity in support of the Healthcare Foundation’s innovative Mental Health Talent Pipeline and other programs.

“We are excited and truly grateful to be able to come together in-person again this year with our extraordinary community partners, supporters and neighbors to celebrate the power we have together to improve the health and well-being of all residents of our region,” said Executive Director Kim Bender. “We recycled a title for the celebration from years past because we simply find it so fitting to the occasion and the great-hearted nature of this place we call home.”

The Healthcare Foundation is still welcoming sponsorships for its flagship event. NOCHE DE AMOR sponsorships start at $1,000 and accommodate four guests. The generous commitments of the celebration’s sponsors support much more than a festive event: It is a powerful investment in health and wellness for everyone who lives in the northern Sonoma County region. More information on sponsorships can be found at:

About Jesús Díaz

Cuban-born percussionist and vocalist Jesús Díaz arrived in the United States from Habana in 1980 and quickly identified the Bay Area music scene as the grounds to establish his new home. A multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and vocalist, Díaz has established himself as one of the most in-demand performers and studio musicians worldwide. As an educator, he has participated in several prominent clinics and workshops including Berklee College of Music, SFJAZZ, Stanford Jazz Workshop, Drummers Collective NY, and Jazz Camp West to name a few. In collaboration with his group Talking Drums, which includes fellow percussionists Michael Spiro and David Garibaldi, he has contributed to various Warner Brothers instructional books and videos. Díaz has performed, toured or recorded with such artists as Stevie Wonder, The Dave Mathews Band (DMB), Carlos Santana, Andy Narrell, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobbie Womack, Steve Coleman, Caribbean Jazz Project, Planet Drum, Talking Drums, Pete Escovedo / Sheila E, José Luis Quintana “Changuito”, Giovanni Hidalgo, Rebecca Mauleón & Round Trip, Omar Sosa, Columna “B”, John Calloway, and Conjunto Céspedes, among many others. More at

About the Healthcare Foundation

The Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County connects people and resources to promote wellness in underserved communities. We do this by supporting nonprofits in the areas of access to healthcare and mental health, with a vision of eliminating health inequities in our region. The organization’s values center on community, compassion, and equity. All our strategies support equitable access to culturally sensitive healthcare and mental health services and promote overall community wellness. Founded in 2001, the Healthcare Foundation has invested more than $23 million to build a healthier region for all who live, work and play in northern Sonoma County. For more information, visit

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