Our clients are changing how birthmothers are perceived. That’s why we’re calling this year’s Gala “New Perceptions”. And, with that in mind, we wanted to share a slice of what’s in store for you at this year’s Gala.

We’ve just confirmed our client and educational grant recipient, Pilar Calderon, who will be in conversation with our Board Vice President and Gala Co-Chair, Rachel Herndon, discussing the impact of OYFF’s educational grants.

Ms. Calderon has received an OYFF grant every year since she was accepted to University of San Francisco School of Law in 2015. How has OYFF shaped her success? We hope you can join us on October 14 to find out: https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?documentId=338190781



Robin Endres

Executive Director

On Your Feet Foundation Northern California

  Pilar Calderon is a birthmother and one of several 2018 Education Grant recipients.  Mrs. Calderon is currently earning her law degree at University of San Francisco. On Your Feet Foundation has continually supported Pilar, both as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, and today as a third year law student. Most recently, On Your Feet Foundation supported Pilar while she traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, and lobbied at the Spring 2018 Human Rights Council.
  Rachel Herndon, LCSW, is a psychiatric case manager for patients with complex mental health and medical conditions. Until recently, she was the Director of Birth Parent Services at Adoption Connection and provided supportive, accurate and empowering services to women across the range of pregnancy options and helped coordinate matches between adoptive and birth parents. She is also a birthmother to an adult daughter.