Chabot Gala

The Friends of Chabot College and Chabot Athletics Present

Chabot's Field of Dreams -
Seventh Annual Fundraiser

Gala 2021

The Friends of Chabot College (FCC) held its 7th Annual Gala on Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at the newly named Steve Friend Stadium on the Chabot campus. It was a sold-out event with over 100 district, college, business and community leaders in attendance. We had perfect weather to show off our new Steve Friend Stadium. Many thanks to the District leaders who also made it out to show support. Preliminary estimates show that we raised a little under $40,000!

In addition, we honored leaders who have made sustaining contributions to Chabot College:

  • Mr. Jeff Dixon -Sprinkler Fitters 
  • Ms. Berty Nebenzahl – Beloved Benefactor
  • Mr. Dale Wagoner - Vice President of Administrative Services

Of special note, through Ms. Nebenzahl's bequest, the FCC was able to meet its 5-year HSI endowment match commitment. We have now met our goal of establishing the foundation's first HSI endowment for $220,000 that will fund student scholarships for years to come - all this in the midst of the pandemic!! Sincere thanks to the FCC Board of Directors for dedicating their efforts these past 5 years to meeting this goal! 

Deepest thanks go to:     

  • Obray Van Buren, Friends of Chabot College Fundraising Chair  
  • Planning Committee: Chabot College Athletics Division Dean Kevin Kramer; Coach Will Tavis; Athletic Director, Jeff Drouin; Nicole Albrecht; Christine Herrera; Angela Castellanos; and Josephine Calderon 
  • Centerpieces by Christine Herrera, Office of the President 
  • Donated photography services by Michael Craig 
  • Chabot Baseball Team student athlete volunteers 
  • Graphic Design and Printing by Chabot College Reprographics team Craig Shira and Sarah Flores 
  • Pacific Dining Catering Services
  • CLPCCD Maintenance & Operations

And, thank you to all those who attended, donated auction items, made contributions, or lent words of support. Every little bit helps! We are already looking forward to next year!

Gala 2021


The Friends of Chabot College Board of Directors and Chabot Atheltics extend our deepest appreciation to our generous 2021 sponsors.

Major League

Sprinkler Fitters Local 483
Port of Oakland

AAA League

Fremont Bank
Plummers Pipefitters Regrigeration

AA League

Tiburcio Vasquesz Health Center
Integral Communities
Dr. Bill Quirk

A League

Sheet Metal Workers Local Union
Chabot Federal Credit Union
New Haven Schools Founation

Marita & Francis Cheng
Hon. Pat Gacoscos

Drs. Hal & Rose Gin
Dale & Judy Wagoner

For more information, contact the Friends of Chabot College:

Event Honorees

Mr. Jeffrey “Jeff” Dixon

Mr. Jeffrey “Jeff” Dixon

Mr. Jeff Dixon has served in various roles as a union sprinkler fitter for 31 years. Jeff completed a 5-year apprenticeship program, and as a Journeyman, Foreman, and General Foreman he has worked on and provided leadership for many types of building projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jeff continues to provide leadership as treasurer for his local union, UA certified instructor, Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee member, and trustee for his local funds.

Ms. Bertha “Berty” Nebenzahl

Ms. Bertha “Berty” Nebenzahl (1926 – 2020)

Ms. Berty Nebenzahl was a lifelong learner who enjoyed traveling and held a deep appreciation for culturally diverse communities. After teaching on a military base in Germany, Berty worked in San Leandro Unified School District as a Physical Education Teacher and Counselor. Upon retirement, Berty enrolled in classes at Chabot College and volunteered at the Palm Springs Art Museum while supporting several causes, including the Art Museum, Hayward Area Historical Society, Alameda Food Bank, Loma Linda University Children's Health and LLUCH Indio Family Clinic, Well in the Desert, and Chabot College. Her generosity, wry sense of humor, and love of Chabot College are sorely missed.

Mr. Dale Wagoner

Mr. Dale Wagoner

Mr. Dale Wagoner has served in various faculty and administrative leadership positions - including Faculty Senate and Faculty Association President, Dean of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, and Vice President of Administrative Services - in his 33 years at Chabot College. Mr. Wagoner is known for his expertise and leadership in enrollment management, facilities planning and development and regional athletic programming. VP Wagoner’s breadth of experience and historical knowledge makes him one of the Chabot’s unofficial “historians” and an asset to the institution.

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