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About Us

Established in 1952, Rowan Branch is part of the non-profit corporation, Children’s Hospital Branches, Inc. We are a diverse group of hard-working and fun-loving women striving to serve the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.

Rowan Branch is comprised of members who reside primarily in the Alamo and Danville areas of Contra Costa County. We also welcome members who are hospital supporters from all over Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.

All our members are volunteers and we have no paid staff or professional services whatsoever so we can maximize the benefit of our fundraising efforts.

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What we do

Children's Oakland has always held that no child will be turned away regardless of their family's ability to pay. This promise comes at a high financial cost and the budget can only stretch so far even with the generous support of the Benioff family. There are many departments with programs and lifesaving equipment needs that cannot be met out of hospital funds. Philanthropy is crucial. The fundraising efforts of Rowan Branch and the other branches of Children's Hospital Branches, Inc. help fill the gaps, raising monies for unmet needs.

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How we do it

We produce  fundraising events annually to support our cause.


An afternoon event called a Shopping Spree where 200-250 women shop our 20+ vendors who donate 20% of their sales to the hospital and have a silent auction and lunch too.


We also host the Annual Sips in the City Event, a fun-filled evening extravaganza held at the top of SalesForce tower in San Francisco.

Our Impact

Who we are, what we do and how we do it are all interesting facts but the most important thing to know about Rowan Branch is why we do what we do, and the impact our fundraising efforts have on enhancing the life saving healthcare the Hospital provides for children. ​


For nearly 100 years, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland has been delivering exceptional medical care to children from all regions of California. Parents choose Children's Oakland because they have the best trained, most experienced specialists with the status as a leading pediatric medical center and Level 1 Trauma Center for specialized pediatric health care, and a genuine passion to treat every child.

Phillip's story is just one of the many reasons we work to help UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

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